Live Auction Items
1. Uptown Girls
Four fans can rock to the tunes of six-time Grammy winner Billy Joel at
his concert in Uptown Charlotte. Enjoy four (4) floor seats in the 18th
row for the Saturday, December 5th show at Time Warner Cable Arena.
We'll throw in dinner for four (4) and a bottle of fine wine at one of
Charlotte’s most acclaimed restaurants, The Fig Tree. Finally, to make
this an extra special Saturday evening affair, enjoy six (6) hours in a
luxury SUV to take you door-to-door in style.
Restrictions: For this concert only on December 5, 2015.
Donor: Dixon Hughes Goodman, The Fig Tree, Superior Car Service
2. A Wine Lover’s Dream
Attention Pinot and Rosé Lovers! Enjoy a fabulous trip to Anderson
Valley Wine Country and Mendocino, California. Located north of San
Francisco and west of Napa Valley, Anderson Valley produces the finest
Pinot Noirs in the United States. This once in a lifetime trip will take
you from one end of the valley to the other - tasting all along the
way. The highlight of the trip will be an exclusive tour and tasting
led by Award Winning Vintner Tim Mullins of Balo Winery. Mr. Mullins
will take you on a tour of his property, winemaking facility and then
share his in-depth knowledge of the wine making industry while he guides
you through a private tasting of the Balo wines. As an added bonus,
Mr. Mullins will send you off with a mixed case of Balo’s finest
offerings. This package also features tastings at Goldeneye Winery,
Navarro Vineyards, Champagne superstar Roderer which is the sister
vineyard to Crystal Champagne and small producers such as Toulouse
Vineyards, Angel Camp and Drew. Included is a two (2) night stay at the
rustic chic Boonville Hotel at the southern end of Anderson Valley,
where you will enjoy a dinner at the acclaimed restaurant Table 128.
Relax for your final evening at the Brewery Gulch Inn in the picturesque
coastal community of Mendocino at the northern end of the valley. In
between tours enjoy beautiful vistas of picture perfect vines and
amazing redwood forests. Package includes 100,000 AAdvantage miles.
Donor: Julie and Anderson Caperton
3. Take Me Out to the Ballgame
And the crowd goes wild! Catch the Boston Red Sox take on the Houston
Astros on Saturday, May 14, 2016 with four (4) coveted Green Monster
seats. This outfield experience is a view any baseball lover must
experience! Enjoy two (2) rooms for both Friday and Saturday nights at
The Westin Boston Waterfront, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel
just a short cab ride from Fenway Park. Take it all in and try to catch
a fly ball! If you can't manage to catch your own ball that night,
this exclusive package includes an autographed baseball from Boston Red
Sox Three Time World Series Champion, David Ortiz!
Restrictions: For May 14, 2016 game only.
Donor: Bank of America, Westin Boston Riverfront
4. A Night at the CMA’s
Click your cowboy boots together and make a wish! The country fan who
wins this package will enjoy two (2) tickets to the coveted 2016 Country
Music Awards in Nashville, TN with two (2) After Party Passes. Get
ready to rub elbows with the biggest stars in country music! As a
life-long memento of this night to remember, take home a guitar signed
by CMA winner, North Carolina native, and true friend of JDRF, Eric
Restrictions: November 2016 date to be determined.
Donor: Eric Church
5. Kick Back at Kiawah
Spend 7 days/6 nights in a stunning 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath home in the
private island community of Kiawah, just south of Charleston. This
gorgeous home includes two master suites with king beds and two
additional bedrooms with queen beds. The third floor has two bedrooms,
one queen room and one bunk room with four twins. Offering tranquil
wooded views, the home’s prime location is centrally located near
premier island amenities. A veranda that runs the length of the home,
screened porch, and deck provide multiple options for outdoor
entertaining. Inside, no detail has been overlooked. Hardwood flooring,
custom moldings, and access to outdoor living areas enhance nearly every
room in the home. This home is the perfect way to enjoy the history,
tradition, and classic Southern hospitality of South Carolina’s
Restrictions: Blackout dates the week before, during and after major
holidays: Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Stay is
subject to availability. Expires October 2016.
Donor: South Street Partners
6. Guess Who’s Coming to (Research) Dinner?
Bring your appetite and join JDRF at the new Le Meridien hotel in Uptown
to learn first-hand about the investments, progress, and future of type
1 diabetes research. This exclusive dinner, prepared by Executive Chef
Oscar La Fuente is only available to 20 couples who will dine with
JDRF's CEO, Derek Rapp, and one of JDRF’s top researchers, Dr. Mark
Atkinson. Dr. Atkinson has devoted more than 30 years of investigation
into the field of type 1 diabetes. He is the recipient of multiple
scientific and humanitarian based awards for these efforts, including
three from the JDRF. You don’t want to miss this occasion to learn about
the future in T1D!
Restrictions: For February 25, 2016
Cost: $1,000 per couple
7. Painting with a Purpose
Charlotte-based artist, Anne Neilson has built a phenomenal national
following for her signature ethereal style and message of hope portrayed
through images of angels. While Anne’s work is included in many
prominent private collections, including Oprah's private collection, she
does not paint for the acclaim. Anne brings her brush to the canvas
and is inspired by many, including those living with type 1 diabetes.
Anne has generously donated one of her creative masterpieces for the
Live Auction that will be on display at the JDRF Hope Gala.
Restrictions: This painting only
Donor: Anne Neilson
8. Summer in Snowmass
There is nothing like the fresh air of the Colorado Rockies, especially
in the Aspen/Snowmass area, home to seven Olympic athletes in the 2010
Games and outdoor adventure for the whole family! Enjoy hiking, biking,
horseback riding, white-water rafting, and many more activities while
on vacation! Or jam to free outdoor concerts on the mountain, music
festivals in town or a rodeo! Relish in seven (7) nights at a luxurious
Timbers Club residence in Snowmass, Colorado that sleeps six (6) in
three (3) bedrooms (two master suites). Amenities include a full
exercise room, game room and lounge. The best part of staying at the
Timbers Club is the specialized service, like complimentary cappuccinos
and pastries in the morning, transportation from the airport and into
town, and 24-hour concierge service to help you book your daily
activities and dinners. After all, Aspen is known for its top-notch
restaurants, shopping, and scenery!
Restrictions: To be used in the month of June, August or late September of 2016. Date to be confirmed with owners. No pets.
Donor: Shauna & Pat McFeeley
9. Carolina Panthers VIP Training Camp Experience
Get up close and personal with our undefeated (at the time of printing)
Carolina Panthers! Plan to invite three guests and together you will
experience the NFL first class with VIP access for one day at the
Carolina Panthers training camp in Spartanburg, SC. Access includes
field sidelines and player interaction. The winner of this invaluable
package will have a meet and greet with Carolina Panthers running back,
Jonathan Stewart and other surprise players which will include photo and
autograph opportunities. The winner will also receive a pair of
signed, game used cleats from Jonathan Stewart during their visit. Also
included the night of the JDRF Gala is a signed, framed Luke Kuechly
jersey and a signed Greg Olsen football.
Restrictions: Winner must accompany donor on a day agreed on by both parties. 8/1/2016 - 8/31/2016
Donor: Derek Copeland
10. Ultimate Dining Experience
Dazzle your friends and dine like the stars at Best Impressions Caterers
located on the edge of South End near many of Charlotte’s most eclectic
breweries. You and your guests (max. 20 people) will marvel at the
newly constructed 24,000 sq. ft. state of the art catering facility,
production kitchen and tasting room that is adorned with reclaimed barn
wood ceilings, a marble topped Kings Table that seats 20, and Crystal
Halo Chandeliers. Be prepared to be amazed as their award winning team
of chefs creates a nine-course tasting menu of seasonal and local tastes
that are sure to impress and delight you. Wine pairings for each course
are included and chosen by Sommelier, Mark Orsini.
Restrictions: Please reserve at least four weeks in advance, subject to
availability and black-out dates. Certificate valid until August 31,
2016 and is not redeemable for cash or any other prize.
Donor: Best Impressions Catering
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JDRF exists for the millions of children, adults, and families affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) every single day. Their determination to overcome this disease strengthens ours to end it by funding life-changing T1D research.
T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin — a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.
Your participation in JDRF events ensures that JDRF can continue funding critical T1D research. With your support, this research will continue to bring us closer to a world without T1D.
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