Wednesday, September 26, 2012

BWT 2012: Get ready for our Silent and Live Auction!

This Friday we have great auctions in store for the Beer and Wine Tasting 2012.  Our silent auction will have TWO closings this year - one at 7:30 and one at 8:00.  Read on for our updated, full list of items.

Silent Auction begins at 6 PM and ends at 8 PM.  Please visit our Silent Auction Tables for more details about each of our items.

First Closing (1-29)

Yoga + Pilates Fitness Package
Golf at Interbay Golf Center
Kayaking with Northwest Outdoor Center
Tandem Skydiving Package
Deluxe Stay at Silver Reef Hotel, Casino & Spa & Dinner at Red River Café
Haircut & Facial Package at Eco Beauty Salon
Calidora Skin Clinic Facial Package
Wildlife cruise from San Juan Excursions
Children’s Package (Children’s Museum, Wild Waves Theme Park, Toys from Top Ten Toys)
Family Fun Day (Admission for 4 to Seattle Aquarium & Pacific Science Center + Woodland Park Zoo)
Argosy Harbor Cruise
South Park Bridge Tour with Tim Lane
Artisan Chocolates from NaKed Chocolate + Chocolate Cake from Bakery Nouveau
Assortment of books from Elliot Bay Book Company + $50 to Market Spice +  Zeitgeist Coffee
Casual Date Night (Dinner at Cheesecake Factory + Movie passes)
Dinner + Billiards/Bowling at the Garage
Intro to Circus Class + t-shirt from SANCA
Autographed Tina Thompson photograph + Adidas Basketball t-shirt
2 Tickets to a WA Stealth Lacrosse Game + Stealth Gear
Private Lacrosse Lesson with Lewis Ratcliff (WA Stealth Star)
Columbia Club Room Wine Tasting Experience + Bottle of Rose Petit Verdot
Private Wine Tasting for 10 at Hoodsport
Hedges Wine Collection in Engraved Wood Box
Cooking Demonstration + Bottle of Chateau Franc Grace-Dieu
Cherry Wood Wine Rack
Handyman Package (City Hardware certificate + Discount Tire certificates + Red Hook Brewery certificate)
Copy of Windows 8 / Office 2013 plus IT Consultation
Pumpkin Patch Painting
Handmade Quilt

Second Closing (30-52)

Water skiing or wake boarding on Lake Washington
Mt. Rainier Snow Shoeing Package
REI Luggage Set
Ascent Hardshell Jacket by Arc’teryx 
Deluxe Stay at Tulalip Resort, Casino & Spa
Tickets to the Village Theater + Dinner at Fins Bistro
Tickets to Seattle Shakespeare Company + Dinner at Tutta Bella + Stay at Pan Pacific Hotel
4 Dugout seats at 2013 Mariners Game + Dinner at Elysian
End Zone Seahawks Tickets (Nov. 11 vs. Jets) + Seahawks winter apparel
Autographed Marshawn Lynch photo
Keg Party for 80 at Kangaroo & Kiwi (Ballard)
Private Wine Tasting for 10 at Stottle Winery
6 Bottles of Corliss Tranche Chardonnay
Magnum of Amarone
Case of Wine from Ken Wright Cellars 2007
Seasonal RTS Board + Staff Beer Delivery
Merryvale 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Premium Magnum from OS Winery
Lunch or brunch at one of the “Heavy” Restaurants, tickets to SAM, Stay at W Seattle Hotel
Sailing around Lake Union with Tim Lane
Case of 2008 Red Blend Wine from OS Winery
Nota Bene Wine Sampler Case
Aero-Hydro –plane Enthusiasts Package
2 Tickets for Husky Men's Basketball 2012-2013 Season


Starting at 6:00 PM, we’ll be selling 100 tickets ($25.00 each) for our Best of the Live auction raffle (8:00 PM).  One lucky winner will get to pick ANY of our live auction items before we auction off the rest of our items.  Look for our volunteers in orange shirts to buy a ticket before they sell out. Multiple ticket purchases welcome.  First come, first serve! 


#1: RTS Board: Everyday Wines Cellar

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

#2: Seattle Sounders Fan Package

Are you a diehard Sounders Fan? Don’t pass up the opportunity to take a guided pre-game sideline tour of Century Link Field with a friend on October 21st before watching the Sounders take on FC Dallas! This package also includes parking for the game and most importantly, an autographed soccer ball by World Cup Qualifier and Sounders Defender, Adam Johansson.

#3: Guided Tour of Fire Station 5 and Fire Boat

This item includes a guided tour of Fire Station 5 and Fire Boat for up to 15 people!  What better way to celebrate your children’s birthday (ages 9 and up) than letting them see where their local heroes work? Or better yet, leave the kids at home, and celebrate YOUR birthday at the Fire Department with your closest friends and some incredible Seattle firefighters.

#4: The Ultimate Date Night

Celebrate the best Seattle has to offer with this exceptional date night package for two! You’ll begin your evening with the Northwest’s premier dining experience at John Howie Steak which features prime custom-aged steaks and an award winning wine list. Next take a tour around the city in style with 2 hours of chauffeured limo service, making a final stop at the famous 5th Avenue Theater to see the much anticipated show, ELF-The Musical!  There, you and your date will enjoy exclusive access to the Pre-show Reception in the Producer’s Club Lounge and have the opportunity to join the cast at the Opening Night Cast Party following the performance. Finally, the night will conclude with a stay at the nearby Seattle Sheraton Hotel with sweeping views of Elliot Bay and the city.

#5: Multi-day stay in Wapato Point at Lake Chelan + evening out

Need a vacation? Take advantage of a relaxing multi-day stay at Wapato Point in Lake Chelan (August 22-29, 2013); an exclusive resort destination located on the shores of the 3rd most pristine lake in North America. Bring up to 5 friends to stay at your complimentary condominium with a fully equipped kitchen, living room and dining area, and private deck or patio. The condo is an end unit that sits on an open play field right next to the beach, water rentals, and put-put golf. Access to the pool and all Wapato Point amenities, including 1 parking spot, is provided.  This package also includes $50 worth of drinks and appetizers at Campbell’s restaurant located in the heart of Chelan.

#6: Disneyland Adventure

Become a kid again by making the journey to Neverland and exploring both Disneyland Park and California Adventure Park. The adventure begins with 2 round trip tickets by Tangerine Travel to the LA or Orange County airports. Enjoy a complimentary two night stay at the Fairfield Inn Marriott, conveniently located directly across the street from Disneyland and only minutes away from the sunny, Southern California beaches. Your 4 park hopper passes will allow you and your family to brave Splash Mountain, experience the wonder of the Peter Pan ride, and shake up your stomachs in the twirling Teacups. This package is perfect for 2-4 people and is sure to be magical no matter if you are 8 years old or 80!

#7: Seattle Big Hill Tour of Seattle with Gayle Roberts

Hold on to your hat while you zip up and down some of Seattle's steepest streets in Queen Anne and Capitol Hill in one tiny little car. Gayle Roberts, an RTS Board Member, will take up to three people on a thrilling tour of dizzying heights and stomach clenching descents interspersed with fun Seattle history that may or may not be 100% accurate. Nerve-calming drinks to be provided in Capitol Hill, and happy hour in Queen Anne to end the adventure.

#8: Groundskeeper for a Day

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 2013!  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.  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!


#9: Seahawks tickets + pre-game sideline tour with Tony Ventrella!

This package includes a parking pass and two Club Seats to the Seahawks vs. Jets game on November 11th with a 1 PM kickoff! Before the game, use your complimentary passes to enter the Players Loft as early as 10 AM and enjoy a NW inspired brunch cuisine with beverages.  Following brunch, get a firsthand look during a 30 minute, pre-game tour with our Emcee and legendary Seattle Sports Broadcaster, Tony Ventrella! You are bound to get caught up in the excitement of the game, but don’t forget to go back to the Players Loft at half-time for a tailgate themed menu and all-inclusive beer and wine. 

#10: Wine Tasting for 10 with the Executive Director and President

Join RTS Board President, Russ Schultz, and RTS Executive Director, Margie Thirlby, for a private wine tasting party for 10!   Russ and Margie will bring their favorite wines (along with an excellent assortment of cheese and appetizers) to share with you and your friends and provide lot of laughs.  The auction winner may choose the venue: Margie’s Phinney Ridge condo with a 360 roof top view of Seattle, Russ’ beautiful home in Woodinville with a lovely outdoor patio, or Russ and Margie will bring the party to your home!   The date of the wine party should be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date between the auction donors and winner.

#11: RTS Board: Premium Wines Cellar

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

v  Randy: Leonetti Cellar Merlot, Walla Walla Valley 2009
v  Arnie: Pirouette Red Wine, Colombia Valley, 2009
v  Russ: J. Bookwalter Antagonist Syrah, Columbia Valley 2010
v  Gayle: Van Duzer Homestead Block Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2005
v  Dan: Pepper Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2007
v  Michelle:  Ken Wright Cellars, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012
v  Gary: Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2009
v  Tim: Rombauer Vineyards Merlot, Napa Valley 2003
v  Renee: Gifford Hirlinger Petit Verdot, Walla Walla Valley 2008
v  Charlie: Januik Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay, Columbia Valley 2010
v  Brooke: Sinclair Estate Vineyards, Vixen Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley 2008
v  Margie: Clos du Val Merlot, Napa Valley 2009

#12: Husky Stadium Tour for 6 with Dan Gemme/Turner Construction

Are you the type of Dawg fan who can’t stand to be away from the Husky Stadium this year? Do you think CenturyLink is just “okay” and pales in comparison to the stadium overlooking Lake Washington? Well, get your checkbooks ready. This package will offer you close-up, behind-the-scenes action of the remodel at Husky Stadium! Enjoy a private, guided tour by RTS Board Member and Turner Construction VP and GM, Dan Gemme. Word on the street is that new sections of the roof are being installed now!

#13: Mariners: 4 Diamond Club tickets + Edgar Martinez Baseball

The lucky recipient of this package will receive four Diamond Club tickets to a Seattle Mariners game in the 2013 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 seats and the exclusive Diamond Club Lounge.  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!

#14: Staff and Board Rebuilding Day

This special live auction item is your way to provide the Rebuilding Together Seattle Staff and Board with the opportunity to help a deserving homeowner in need!  With your generous contribution, our organization will be able to help a homeowner on Rebuilding Together Seattle’s waiting list.   The auction “winner” will be featured as the Sponsor of the annual RTS Staff and Board Rebuilding Day (2013), where our team will volunteer for the day to restore a home in our community.   The winner will receive a 100% tax-deductible contribution, a chance to volunteer alongside with the Staff and Board (if desired), a special photo album of the day, and will leave a lasting impact on a family in need.

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