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AND THE GRAMMY GOES TO… YOU!
Talk about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Attend the 2019 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California where you will witness music history. Tickets are only given to members of the Grammy-sponsoring National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences… and YOU. Keep the party going post-Grammys with two passes to the Concord Music After Party. Your experience is complete with a hotel stay at the luxurious Sheraton Grand Los Angeles, just a short walk from the Staples Center. Enjoy VIP treatment from start to finish with luxury roundtrip transport to and from DIA and roundtrip airfare from Southwest Airlines.
Donors: Friend of JDRF, Southwest Airlines, Sheraton Grand Los Angeles, Jay’s Valet
Restrictions: Jay’s Valet expires 2/28/19. Southwest expires on 5/9/19. Sheraton Grand valid 5/21/18-5/21/19. Reservation required and subject to availability. Certificate cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions or discounts.
VACATION DOWN UNDER
Experience the hidden luxury and beauty of Australia. Enjoy 6 nights for a family of four in this gorgeous 2-bedroom, 2-bath home located in Maroochydore, Australia on the Sunshine Coast. Only an hour from the Brisbane airport, this private home is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, the beach and river. Enjoy a day at the world renowned Australia Zoo with a $200 gift voucher. Feel the thrill of a unique Australian adventure with a Dolphin View Kayak Tour. It all starts with a stunning beach 4×4 trip into the Great Sandy National Park to Double Island Point. Take in the views and experience the natural beauty of Australia’s coast with a guided ocean kayak paddle while looking for dolphins, whales, and sea turtles.
Donors: Bob & Mandy Dowell, Chris Gair & Vilia Dedinas
Restrictions: Winner must book stay within 45 days of Gala, to be used in 16 months, blackout dates December 15-January 15, subject to availability. Guests must be over the age of 7 to participate in the Dolphin Kayak Adventure.
Spend a week on the beautiful Amalfi Coast of Italy, at Casa L’Orto, the private estate of renowned conceptual artist Sol LeWitt and his wife Carol. The 17th century villa is located in the town of Praiano, a picturesque cliff side town of 20,000 residents about an hour south of Naples, situated between Positano and Amalfi. The dramatic house features major wall drawings in multiple rooms by the late artist and has been featured in “World of Interiors” and “Art in America.” Nestled amidst a dramatically terraced farm, it comfortably sleeps 6 guests and includes a plunge pool overlooking the Tyrrhanian Sea. Casa L’Orto is located within close proximity to the ruins of Pompei, the island of Capri, the astonishing Conca dei Marini, and all the charms of the Amalfi Coast. Your trip comes with custom trip planning services from Ciao Bambino whose expert advisors will help you find incredible experiences through vetted partners and suppliers.
Donor: Carol LeWitt & Ciao Bambino
Restrictions: The reservation date is to be mutually agreed upon within 90 days of auction. Villa is very old and not ADA accessible, not recommended for those with mobility issues. Ciao Bambino certificate is applicable to a single vacation of up to 14 days for one family. Any additional families/friends traveling on the given trip will be quoted on request. Expires 1 year from date of issue. Certificate to be used on vacation planning experiences only.
DIAMONDS & DIVAS
Who knew jewelry could be this fun! This is the gift that keeps on giving to you and your friends. Signet Jewelry- Cherry Creek North’s newest jewelry and lifestyle boutique- has provided a stunning solid 14k gold bee pendant with pave diamonds on an Italian gold chain. This is an opportunity for you and your guests to make a fashion and environmental statement with your new bling, the local artist donates a portion of all proceeds to The Honeybee Conservancy to help build new bee habitats. Your diva experience has just begun! You’ll also receive a private event at Signet Jewelry in their boutique and entertainment area for 10 people that includes a $100 gift certificate for each guest, tasting of 90+ point wines with a Level 1 Sommelier, and delicious bites from all five restaurants from the Edible Beats Group.
Donor: Signet Imaginative Jewelry
Restrictions: Expires 5/19/19, please give 21 days notice for party
CHEF DINNER AT BAROLO GRILL
Enjoy a hosted private dinner party for 8 people at the Barolo Grill in Cherry Creek. You’ll enjoy a 5-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Known for the hand-crafted modern Piemontese cuisine of Northern Italy, a spectacular wine cellar, and knowledgeable, attentive staff, this is sure to be a dinner party you’ll never forget!
Donor: Barolo Grill
Restrictions: Tuesday-Thursday evenings only, not valid in November or December
PLAYA DEL CARMEN PENTHOUSE PARADISE
Escape to paradise for a 7 night stay in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. Nestled in central Playa del Carmen, relax on your rooftop terrace and enjoy the ocean view, or lounge in your private pool as cool breezes calm your soul. Take a 5 minute stroll to the soft white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Caribbean, or head two blocks to trendy 5th Avenue for shopping, restaurants and nightspots ranging from laid-back bars to dance clubs. Your 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo comes fully-furnished with linens as well as cookware for the gourmet kitchen. With 2 king beds and 2 twin beds this penthouse is poised to be your personal paradise!
Donor: Tonya Golden
Restrictions: Security deposit of $500 will be required. Blackout dates apply and subject to availability. Blackout dates include the weeks of Christmas/New Year’s & Easter weeks.
BONNIE BRAE ICE CREAM EXPERIENCE
I scream, you scream, we all scream for… an unforgettable party at Bonnie Brae Ice Cream! Head over to Denver’s favorite old-fashioned style ice cream shop with 7 friends for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour. Enjoy a homemade ice cream treat and collaborate with the owners to design your personalized sundae that will be featured on the menu for an entire year! Name it for yourself or any member of your family like, “Susie’s Super Sundae.” Best of all, all profits from your cold creation will benefit JDRF!
Donor: Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon date
TYPE 1 DIABETES YOUTH AMBASSADOR ART PROJECT
“We all have cracks – that’s how our light shines out.” -Emma, age 11, dx age 6
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a disease that can make you feel like you’re cracked and broken but when we come together and work hard beautiful things happen and grow. The 2018 JDRF Youth Ambassadors, children ages 6-17 living with T1D, created this beautiful mosaic flower pot using recycled diabetes supplies and pottery pieces. Take home this unique addition to your home or garden tonight and support the JDRF Youth Ambassadors.
Donor: JDRF Youth Ambassadors Children ages 5-16 living with T1D in our local community
PARTY WITH PATRÓN
Host a no-stress dinner party in your home with five friends. Enjoy 4 hours of party assistance/bartending from Party Kroo and a 5-course dinner provided by SupperBell. Patrón will ensure you have the best bar in town, stocking your bar with 6 bottles of Roca Patrón Silver, 4 bottles of Roca Patrón Añejo, 4 bottles of Roca Patrón Reposado, 4 bottles of Pyrat XO rum, 2 bottles of Patrón XO Café, 2 bottles of Patrón Citrónge Lime, 2 bottles of Patrón Citrónge Mango, and Patrón Citrónge Orange. Your guests will enjoy their cocktails in new Bitossi cocktail glasses and you’ll even be able to pick out some of your very own barware with $100 gift certificate to Homebody.
Keep the party going and prepare for your next get together with a 1 hour cocktail class with Miles Mazey, bar manager at the celebrated Denver restaurant, Annette.
Donor: Patrón Spirits Company, Party Kroo, HomeBody, SupperBell
Restrictions: Party Kroo expires May 19, 2019
Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Drew Estate’s Nicaraguan Cigar Factory and begin exploring the eco-tourism of Nicaragua. The trip will include a factory tour of the Estelí-based factory, La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, and allow you to blend your own cigars using some of our most sought-after tobaccos. You will also tour the oldest cigar factory in Nicaragua – Joya de Nicaragua – as well as Subculture Studios, Drew Estate’s art studio. You will have the chance to see the sights of the country and bring home handmade souvenirs from a local Esteliano shop, including leather goods and pottery.
Enjoy local fare with all meals prepared by the Estate’s Executive Chef, unlimited soft-drinks, beer, National Rum and cigars. Amenities include a private room, private bathroom, and a beautiful pool overlooking a breathtaking tobacco valley. Your trip is complete with airfare and all ground transportation.
Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon date, subject to travel restriction resolution.
Guy’s Ranch Weekend with Peter J. Coors
Here in Colorado, we hold the art of crafting and brewing beer near and dear to our hearts. This next auction package gives you the opportunity to be hosted by the best family in the business. Join Peter J. Coors for a guy’s hunting weekend! Enjoy a two night stay at the private Coors Family Dry Lakes Ranch located just outside Orchard, CO in the pristine “Golden Triangle” of reservoirs on the Platte River. The ranch cabin sleeps 8-10 guests and is perfect for a guy’s weekend getaway- your trip will be complete with afternoon and morning hunts of waterfowl, a trap range on property, and all food and beverage provided by the Coors Family.
Donor: Peter J. & Meredith Coors
Restrictions: All hunters should have their Hunter’s Safety Card. Mutually agreed upon date in the 2018-2019 hunting season, excluding Season Openers and Holiday Weeks. Hunters should bring their own firearms and ammunition.