Thursday, September 22, 2011



Beer & Wine Tasting 2011 Registrants: On Friday night, we are offering a unique opportunity for you to obtain one of our fabulous Live Auction items without ever raising a bid card! In order to qualify, you need only to purchase a "Best of the Live Auction" drawing ticket from one of our ticket sellers. Look for the ticket sellers in blue shirts! The cost for each ticket is $25 (we'll be selling 100 tickets on a first come, first serve basis starting at 5:00 pm). At the beginning of the Live Auction, Tony Ventrella will select one winning ticket and the winner will immediately choose his or her item – so be ready!

Remember to view our list of Live Auction items below, or in our printed program that evening before we kick off our Live Program.


1. Board Beer Barrel

Enjoy a 6 pack of each RTS Board member’s favorite beer. From Belgian Whites to dark Stouts, there is something for everyone in this fun package!

*2. The Ultimate Seattle Experience!

Celebrate the best Seattle has to offer with this exceptional package for two. You’ll begin your authentic Seattle day with two tickets to the internationally renowned Seattle Art Museum. After indulging in an afternoon at the SAM, you’ll continue your affair with Seattle art by enjoying a meal at one of Tom Douglas’ famous Seattle restaurants, The Palace Kitchen, followed by a performance at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley—the Northwest’s premiere jazz club (next door to The Palace Kitchen). Finally, The Inn at the Market’s spectacular city view room—the only hotel located in Pike Place Market.

*PLEASE NOTE: This Live Item changed on 9-29-11. Our Sheraton + 5th Avenue Package will now be auctioned off in our Silent Auction.

3. Seahawks Tickets + Pre-game sideline tour with Tony Ventrella

This package includes two tickets to the Seahawks vs. Eagles game on Dec. 1st. Theses Seats are located in the second row on the charter level at about the 35 yard line, giving you one of the best views in the house! Get a first hand look during a 30 minute, pre-game tour with legendary Seattle sports broadcaster, Tony Ventrella!

4. RTS Board: Everyday Wines Cellar

Enjoy a bottle of each board member’s favorite “Tuesday” wine – quality picks that won’t break the bank!

5. Groundskeeper for a day at the Mariners + 2 tickets

Listen up, Seattle Mariners fans ages 16 and up: You have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be an official Seattle Mariners Groundskeeper for the Day in May 2010! The recipient will sit with the grounds crew during the game directly beside the visiting team’s dugout for an unmatched view of the action. But you certainly won’t be sitting the whole time! As a guest groundskeeper, you will join the rest of the grounds crew in setting up batting practice, helping with pre-game preparation, dragging the infield between the 3rd and 6th innings, and taking the bases in after the game. Plus, this package includes box seat tickets for two of your guests!

6. Alaska Airlines (2 tickets fly anywhere) + 7 days of parking at Doug Fox Parking

Escape to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies with two, roundtrip coach tickets generously donated with no restrictions or blackout dates; International and Domestic destinations available, including Mexico and Hawaii. This package includes 7 days of parking with Doug Fox Parking.

7. Mariners: 4 Diamond Club tickets + Autographed Edgar Martinez baseball

The lucky recipient of this package will receive four Diamond Club tickets to a Seattle Mariners game in the 2012 season! The Diamond Club, located behind home plate, offers the best seats in the ballpark and a truly unique baseball experience. A private, field level entry way allows you to easily travel between your 4th row seats and the exclusive Diamond Club Lounge. The lounge is a spacious, upscale bistro with a circular bar, big screen TV’s and luxurious tables, chairs, and sofas. Here, you will find a delicious buffet menu crafted by Executive Chef Jim Makinson. You can enjoy your meal in the lounge or at your seat with the help of the attentive Safeco Field staff. All food and beverages are included with your Diamond Club seats, along with 2 complimentary parking passes. Together with this spectacular game day experience, you will receive an autographed baseball from Seattle Mariners legend and hero, Edgar Martinez!

8. RTS Board: Premiere Wine Cellar

Celebrate a special occasion or just the end of a long week with these premiere wine selections from the RTS Board of Directors.

9. 20 hours of professional painting + $150 worth of Paint

Give your home an all over face lift with 20 hours of painting services and Benjamin Moore Paints from Shearer Painting! Serving Seattle and the Eastside for 20 years, John Shearer and his team are recognized as one of the highest quality home painting contractors in the area, with vast experience in interior, exterior, and home restoration. Let John and his team revive your dull colors with this great package!

10. RTS Board & Staff: Helping a Homeowner in Need

Stay tuned for a very special auction item brought to you by the RTS Board of Directors and Staff. You’ll find out all the details live on Friday evening!