We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, November 11th at the Knoxville Marriott, and we are thrilled to share an exclusive sneak peek of this year’s exciting Live Auction packages with you. We hope that you will lead by example and invite clients, industry leaders, and peers who can help make an impact at this very special anniversary event. Get ready to raise those bid cards!
NEW this year – Purchase a Golden Ticket for $100 and receive a special token from JDRF. One lucky Golden Ticket holder will be randomly selected to have their pick of one of our amazing Live Auction packages*! You must be in the ballroom to win, and there are only 100 Golden Tickets available so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to choose your package before anyone can bid on it!
*The MasterCraft Boats and Boards Live Auction package is excluded from the Golden Ticket opportunity.
Take a Hike!
Skip the wait list and get lost in the splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at the ultra-exclusive LeConte Lodge, the only place where a visitor can sleep overnight in the Smokies in a snug permanent structure. Located near the top of the 6,593 ft. Mt. LeConte, this truly remarkable lodge is surrounded by the pure and rugged beauty of the Smokies and is accessible only by hiking. The package is complete with a hiking gear starter kit including a dry towel, dry bags, a head lamp, a lantern, water bottles, and sporks.
Restrictions: One night stay on Saturday, April 28, 2018 includes lodging, dinner, and breakfast for up to four guests. Date is not subject to change.
Generously donated by: Stokely Hospitality Enterprises, Anonymous Friend of JDRF
Emerald Coast Escape
If you are looking for a custom built, private home for your family’s Florida vacation look no further! “Crosswinds Beach House” is a beautiful home set in the community of Lakeside at Blue Mountain Beach. This spectacular 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is a short 5 minute walk or quick bike ride (bicycles included in your rental) to the pristine white sand beaches and vibrant Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s Emerald Coast. Home sleeps up to 10 guests. Package includes a one week stay at “Crosswinds” and a $270 Visa gift card to cover the rental’s cleaning fee.
Restrictions: 1 week rental at “Crosswinds Beach House” Blue Mountain Beach, Florida. Saturday- Saturday Rental. Availability: Any open dates November 18, 2017- March 3, 2018 and October 21, 2018- December 8, 2018 only. Auction item is non-transferable. No smoking. No pets. $270 Visa gift card included is intended to cover the rental’s cleaning fee.
Generously donated by: Mr. & Mrs. Neil and Elizabeth Crosby, Anonymous Friend of JDRF
Leather Sofa from Roost Home
ROOST is a verb meaning,” to become comfortably established in ones residence or lifestyle”… and the design team at Roost Home in Maryville, TN has carefully curated beautiful home goods like this brown leather sofa to help you do just that! Sofa features squared arms and nail head trim that tastefully coordinate with any decor, and is 85 inches long.
Restrictions: JDRF can provide home delivery to the winner on Monday, November 13th only.
Generously donated by: Roost Home
Have a Nice Flight!
History takes flight with a one-hour private flight in a WWII AT-6 Texan Aircraft! The restored 1940s aircraft served as the advanced trainer for the Army, Air Force, and Navy fighter pilots during WWII as well as in numerous other roles, including combat operations as a forward air control aircraft in the Korean War. From a straight-and-level sightseeing tour to a full acrobatic demonstration, the possibilities are endless! The plane’s top speed is 225 mph and is locally owned, well-maintained, and flown regularly by a former Air Force fighter pilot.
Restrictions: Flight must be scheduled at a date and time mutually agreeable to the purchaser and the pilot. Valid for one passenger.
Generously donated by: Mr. Wes Stowers
Don’t Get Tide Down
Having fun in the sun on Pawleys Island, South Carolina is a “shore” thing! Pack up your family and friends for a week-long vacation you won’t soon forget. Enjoy the family touches and many extras at Sea Jack Sun II, an exceptional 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath oceanfront home with an open front porch on the first floor and a screened porch upstairs facing the beach. If you are ready to enjoy lazy days lounging on the beach and evenings spent watching sublime sunsets, your next vacation awaits! Choose between the following weeks only: September 1-8, 2018 or September 8-15, 2018. The package also includes a $380 Visa gift card to cover cleaning and linens fees.
Restrictions: Choose between the following weeks only: September 1-8, 2018 or September 8-15, 2018. No smoking. No pets. $380 Visa gift card provided is intended for post-checkout cleaning fee and linens fee. Order linens in advance.
Generously donated by: Mr. & Mrs. Jack and Carolyn Brakebill, Anonymous Friend of JDRF
Pop the bubbly and hit the road! Treat yourself and 24 of your closest friends to a fun filled day/night in Premier Transportation’s beautifully appointed luxury motor coach. Perfect for birthday, wedding, or anniversary celebrations, this spectacular vehicle has everything you need to travel in comfort and style. Amenities include flat screen satellite TVs, Wi-Fi access, zoned heat and a/c, a restroom, and a galley equipped with a microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, and ice chest. We’ll even throw in a case of Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut champagne to get your party started!
Restrictions: Luxury Executive Day Coach use is subject to availability. Must book at least two weeks in advance. All standard terms and conditions apply. Expires 11/11/2018. Purchaser of champagne must be 21 years old or older.
Generously donated by: Premier Transportation, Anonymous Friend of JDRF
WBIR Inside Scoop
This just in… With this exclusive behind the scenes tour & live viewing of “Live at Five at Four”, you and up to seven guests will get to meet WBIR anchors, attend the news meeting, and view the show live in the studio! Straight from the heart, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you won’t want to miss!
Restrictions: WBIR tour is good for up to 8 people. Winner must register appointment beforehand with Cyndy Cass. Expires November 11, 2018.
Generously donated by: WBIR Channel 10
Master the Waves
Spend a day on Tellico Lake with a pro from Team MasterCraft who will teach you to ride the waves and will even bring the boat! Up to 10 guests can enjoy this exclusive experience that also includes lunch at a local marina and a VIP All-Access tour of the MasterCraft factory.
Restrictions: MasterCraft experience is good for up to 10 guests, will last from 9am- 4pm, and can be scheduled Monday- Friday July 9th, 2018- September 28th, 2018. Equipment will be provided. Auction winner will need to provide multiple dates of availability and will coordinate with MasterCraft staff member based on boat availability.
Generously donated by: MasterCraft Boats
One Walk Team T-Shirt Quilt
Each spring, families across East Tennessee come together for our local JDRF One Walk events that are hosted in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Kingsport. The teams that participate in the Walks inspire us daily and many of them create team t-shirts to commemorate this uplifting event! This one-of-a-kind 72 x 86 full-size quilt has been lovingly handmade using squares from various JDRF East Tennessee One Walk team t-shirts.
Generously donated by: JDRF East Tennessee One Walk teams, Quilting T-Shirt Memories
MasterCraft Boats & Boards at Blackberry Farm for Two
MasterCraft Boats is generously donating a romantic, once-in-a-lifetime getaway for two at its premier summer event, MasterCraft Presents Boats and Boards at Blackberry Farm on July 29- August 1, 2018. The winning bid will receive the following for two guests:
•World-class accommodations at Blackberry Farm in the Holly Glade Cottage Suite
•Private concert and VIP experience with Donavon Frankenreiter, an internationally renowned singer / songwriter and MasterCraft ambassador
•Private on-water time and instruction with professional MasterCraft athletes and a full fleet of luxury MasterCraft towboats
•Blackberry’s Farm renowned Foothills Cuisine®
Restrictions: This 3-night getaway is for the 2018 MasterCraft Boats and Boards at Blackberry Farm on July 29- August 1, 2018 ONLY. There are no rain checks or other available dates associated with this auction item. Package includes all service charges, taxes, and service fees. NOT included in this auction package: alcohol served out of the event, in-room dining, retail purchases, or activities that are not part of the event.
NOTE: Boats and Boards package is excluded from the Golden Ticket opportunity.
Generously donated by: MasterCraft Boats
Six Great Dates
Whether you are rekindling an old flame or igniting a new one, this package has everything you need to plan the perfect date night! In fact, it has everything you need to plan SIX perfect date nights! Indulge in superior dining experiences with a $900 gift card to Connors Steak and Seafood or The Chop House, and choose from the following activities to complete your romantic rendezvous:
•A certificate to Blue Slip Winery to experience a Wine Tasting for Two and a bottle of wine at Knoxville’s first winery!
•Two tickets to the Knoxville Opera’s Production of Puccini’s “Turandot” at the Civic Auditorium on either Friday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm or Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:30 pm
•A $70 gift certificate to Painting with a Twist Farragut – that will get you two (2) two-hour painting classes so you can create your latest masterpiece!
•Two tickets to any 2017-2018 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Moxley Carmichael Masterworks or Chamber Classics Concert
•Admission for two guests at Escape Games Knoxville
•Two (2) one-hour massages at Massage Envy
Restrictions: $900 Gift Card to Connor Concepts Restaurants cannot be used for alcohol or gratuity. Blue Slip Winery Wine Tasting guests must be 21 years of age or older. Two Tickets to the Knoxville Opera’s Production of Puccini’s “Turandot” must be redeemed by February 16, 2018; seating will be assigned at the discretion of the Box Office Manager according to availability. $70 Gift Certificate to Painting with a Twist Farragut has no cash value; redeemable for Painting With A Twist events only the Painting With A Twist Farragut location. Two Tickets to the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra expire 5/18/2018; excludes Classical Christmas; all seating subject to availability and other restrictions may apply. Escape Games Knoxville Admission for Two is not redeemable for cash; reservation required. Two (2) one-hour massages at Massage Envy; redeemable when presented at any Massage Envy location. Gift cards may be used to purchase any service or retail item provided by a Massage Envy location, in addition to gratuities for services rendered.
Generously donated by: Connor Concepts, Inc., Blue Slip Winery, Knoxville Opera, Painting with a Twist Farragut, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Escape Game Knoxville, Ms. Cathy Gillenwater, and Massage Envy
Dream It & Build It Vacation
Have you been dreaming of your next vacation or getaway? This package allows you to not only dream it – but build it! Whether you choose to jet set to a big city, bask on a sun-soaked beach, explore the mountains, or hit the slopes, this is the package for you! It includes 150,000 Marriott Rewards points so you can choose your own adventure and “travel brilliantly”! Once you’ve got the perfect locale in mind, let Southwest Airlines get you to your chosen destination with roundtrip travel for two guests. And, of course, no trip would be complete without a little spending money so we’ve included a $500 Visa gift card for food, fun, and souvenirs!
Restrictions: Marriott points offer expires 11/11/2018. Marriott points available 12/4/2017 or later. The Southwest flight e-passes℠ are valid for travel on Southwest operated, published scheduled service only in the United States, its territories and its possessions, including Puerto Rico, unless specified above. While there are no blackout dates associated with the Southwest flight e-pass℠, travel must be completed by 11/01/2018. Each Southwest flight e-pass℠ is valued at $200. Southwest flight e-pass℠ cannot be exchanged, extended, or reissued. The actual date of travel may not occur after the expiration date.
Generously donated by: Southwest Airlines, JDRF East Tennessee, and Anonymous Friend of JDRF