Black Tie 2018 Live Auction Packages
1. 23 Year Old Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Bourbon
Here is your opportunity to taste the world's finest bourbon. This holy grail of American whiskey, Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve is a world revered name even outside of bourbon-aficionado circles. Its reputation is rooted in its history. It is a legendary bourbon, which has become nearly impossible to secure. Almost mythical! Rich, soft, sweet oak with custard. Tastes like silk and can be likened to a classic Cognac.
Disclaimers: We only have one bottle!
Donated by: Steve Golueke of Cranbrook Liquors
2. Broadway and Baseball in Chicago for Two (2)
See the smash hit, Tony award winning musical, Hamilton, at the CIBC Theatre in downtown Chicago on Thursday, May 24th at 7:30pm. Your incredible seats are in the Dress Circle Box and your two-night stay in the Hampton Inn Majestic Hotel is adjacent to the theatre. See the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs take on the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on Friday, May 25th at 1:20pm in your premier infield terrace box seats. Enjoy your evening in Chicago and then explore the city just steps away from your hotel, like scenic Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, or the impressive Willis Tower Skydeck and of course world famous shopping and dining along the Magnificent Mile.
Disclaimers: Valet parking available but not included in package. Trip dates are non-negotiable. May 24th - May 26th.
Donated by: John Reilly
3. Dinner for Eight (8) at Wildcat Falls
This experience is impossible to describe, yet once there, you will not forget this beautiful setting along the Susquehanna River near Wrightsville, PA, which offers the most amazing waterfall scene. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the waterfalls while sharing a unique afternoon and evening for 8 people. Indulge in cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the deck overhanging the stream and viewing the falls while your hosts share the amazing history of Wildcat Falls. A gourmet dinner provided by the owners will follow inside this new home decorated in a charming western motif from the owner’s ranch in Colorado.
Disclaimers: Ample parking. Dinner must take place between April 2018 – March 2019 and mutually agreed upon with the owners. Warmer months are preferable to maximize views of the waterfalls and vegetation.
Donated by: Deb and Ken Snyder
4. Annapolis Getaway and Boating on the Bay for Six (6)
Appreciate the quiet elegance of this gorgeous 3 story historic Annapolis home built in 1835 complete with a warm and inviting living room and fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, and WiFi, it is also pet friendly. This beautiful home is just steps away from Main Street and the United States Naval Academy, where tourists come from all over the world to experience the historic port city and capital. During your 3-night stay, you will be whisked away for a spectacular day on the Bay aboard the Magical Affinity with your seasoned captains, Ceal and RT. You and your guests will be treated to a 5 Star VIP experience compete with gourmet lunch and beverages aboard this magnificent 43' x 22' catamaran.
Disclaimers: Must make reservations through VRBO for best availability. Must be used between May and September of 2018 for ideal boating conditions.
Donated by: Drs. Frank & Deborah Frassica and Captains Ceal Hayes & RT Klamm
5. California Dreaming - A trip for Four (4) to Napa & Sonoma Valleys
Experience four days in California's renowned wine country, including roundtrip airfare where you will visit world class wineries on this personalized wine-lover's getaway. Meet vintners and vineyard owners and enjoy private tastings customized for you and your guests. Visit incredible vineyards and wineries such as Joseph Phelps, Silver Oak, Jordan, as well as Rodney Strong, Artesa, and others, plus a special tour and lunch at Gloria Ferrer. Unwind in your centrally located, spectacular lodging at five star rated Rancho Caymus Inn.
Disclaimers: Roundtrip airfare on Southwest Airlines. Two rooms for 3 nights at Rancho Caymus Inn. Good for Sundays through Thursdays only. Trip must be redeemed by March 1, 2019. Transportation to and from wineries not included.
Donated by: Southwest Airlines, Steve & Jill Golueke, Chris Niedenthal and Freixenet
6. Disney World Adventure for Four (4)
Experience the magic and wonder of all the great parks in Disney World with this 7-day Disney getaway. Your magical adventure includes airfare for four, and a spacious two-bedroom condo minutes from the parks. You will receive four full days of park passes to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios, and one of those days will include park hopper passes. Take time to enjoy all the great attractions of Orlando in the days you are not visiting the parks. There are several world class golf courses and restaurants, plus Sea World, Universal Studios, and be sure to enjoy the fun filled water parks or take a day to relax poolside in your lovely accommodations.
Disclaimers: Trip must be redeemed by February 20, 2019. Airfare provided by Southwest Airlines. Condo sleeps four privately but can accommodate six. Complete with full kitchen, living room, laundry and resort amenities.
Donated by: Disney World Resorts, Southwest Airlines, Dr. Todd Phillips & Denise Hargrove, and Greg & Terri Miller.
7. Southern Getaway to Myrtle Beach, SC for Sixteen (16)
Enjoy a comfortable one-week beach vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Relax in the newly renovated and beautiful “Crystal Sands.” Complete with 5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths that accommodate 16 people, this professionally decorated home is pet friendly and has an excellent location just one block off the beach and within view of the ocean. Amenities include a swimming pool and built-in charcoal grill. It is a great place to get away from the winter cold and invite family and friends.
Disclaimers: The vacation must be used during the following time-period: October 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019. The date must be mutually agreed upon between winner and owners.
Donated by: Michael Howe
8. Jack Daniels Experience and American Pharoah for Six (6)
Take a trip of a lifetime on a private jet to Lynchburg, Tennessee to visit the first registered distillery in the United States, Jack Daniels. Your personal tour guide will escort you from the airport to the Visitors Center where your custom tour begins. Experience the rich history of this famous label and meet some of the whiskey makers along your tour route. You will have the opportunity to brand your own barrel head and take it home with you, and you will also taste some of the finest whiskey in the world. Lunch to follow at the famous Mary Bobo’s Boarding House, a favorite of Jack Daniels himself. After lunch, stroll through the charming town of Lynchburg to do some shopping before checking into your beautifully appointed accommodations.
Enjoy a catered dinner and libations where each couple will receive their very own Penn-Mar/Jack Daniels Experience engraved bottle of high end whiskey. The next morning, enjoy breakfast in the town square before boarding your jet for the next leg of your trip. It is a short plane ride to Versailles, Kentucky (near Lexington) to visit Ashford Stud Farm, home to three Kentucky Derby winners, where you will be treated to a private tour of one of the finest stud farms in the world. Trainer Adrian Wallace will be your tour guide and introduce you to Triple Crown Winner, American Pharoah, as well as other top thoroughbred race horses in the Northeast.
Disclaimers: Two-day trip with one overnight in Lynchburg, TN. Choose from the following options: April 21 - April 30, 2018 or May 6 - May 12, 2018.
Donated by: David Stang, Anne & Bob Kinsley, Garrett Murray and Ashford Stud Farm
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