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Platinum Wine Cellar

Perfect for the wine enthusiast looking to build or increase their existing collection.  This Promise Ball tradition is sure to please.  Comprised of over 100 bottles, this eclectic mix from around the world features a diverse selection of wines hand-picked by Jerry Lasco, the owner of the Tasting Room. Fill your cellar with premium reds and whites and indulge in these vintages for years to come.

 Restrictions: Must be 21 or older to purchase; No returns or exchanges.

 Generously donated by William G. Hagans, Friends of JDRF and The Tasting Room


Tony’s Private Fine Dining for 10

Tony’s is the premier destination for innovative fine dining, led by Tony Vallone, one of the architects of the Italian food and wine renaissance in the United States for the last 50 years.  You and nine guests will enjoy a multi-course dinner with wine for 10 at the iconic Tony’s restaurant. Bon Appétit! 

 Restrictions: Donations are honored Monday through Thursday. Tax and gratuity are not included. Not redeemable for cash or gift cards. Donation will expire October 31, 2019. Original certificate must be present at time of use.

 Generously donated by Donna and Tony Vallone


Autumn in Aspen

Sitting at the base of the legendary Aspen Mountain are The Residences of Little Nell, the luxury Colorado mountain destination for all seasons. You can enjoy a fabulous 4 bedroom condo for a 7-night stay from September 21 to September 28, 2019. This is the most spectacular time of year in Aspen, when you can delight in the gorgeous fall foliage and cool, crisp air. Autumn is the best season for a myriad of outdoor activities. You’ll have convenient access to mountains, tennis, golf, art, and fly-fishing. Steal away to beautiful Aspen in the fall for a trip that will create lifetime memories.

 Restrictions: Transportation not included; Valid only September 21 thru September 28, 2019.

 Generously donated by Dr. Alana Spiwak and Sam Stolbun


South African Hunting Safari

Experience every hunter’s dream — a fabulous hunting Safari in South Africa.  Two hunters will enjoy Quagga Safaris’ hunting facility in Limpopo Province, about 4 hours from Johannesburg and near the Botswana border.  With the help of a professional hunter and tracker, you may roam thousands of acres filled with trophy animals.  Included is a $2,000 credit for each hunter towards trophy fees (total of $4,000).  

 Enjoy a five (5) night stay at Quagga’s main lodge with private suites, internet, swimming pool, billiard room and nightly star gazing, and be charmed by South African hospitality and majestic sunsets, with wines, cocktails and cuisine prepared by the lodge’s chef and served around a candlelit dinner table.  All food, drink and accommodations are part of the package.

 Restrictions: This package must be taken by two hunters between April and October 2018, and is not for those desiring a safari that is for sightseeing and photography only.  Non-hunting companions are welcome and may be added to this package for $200 per night per observer.  Guests will enjoy the game drives and seeing and photographing the various animals.  Excursions can be arranged to local schools or for shopping, golf, lion walks, or spa treatments. Transportation and airfare is not included.  Quagga Safaris staff can assist you in making transportation arrangements or book additional excursions at guests expense. A specific time for your hunting safari can be scheduled by contacting Quagga Safaris.

 Generously donated by Quagga Safaris and Erik Visser, Owner/Outfitter


Week in Los Cabos

Spend a week in paradise on this 8 day, 7 night vacation in Los Cabos Mexico at the Diamante residences. This 4-bedroom condo or villa includes a full living room, dining room, kitchen, terrace, outdoor living areas, amazing views, and much more. Some but not all available villa, bungalow, and penthouse units include an outdoor pool area, jacuzzi, barbeque lounge, fire pit, and media room.

 This package also includes roundtrip private transportation to and from the airport, 16 rounds of golf, member-guest rate for additional golf rounds, 2 in-residence dinners for up to 8 people, and a $1,000 spa credit.

 Restrictions: Winner pays for daily food, beverage and gratuity except for the two in-residence dinners. Winner must supply food for in-residence meals. Flights not included. Expires one year from the date of purchase and cannot be transferred. May be booked at any time before the expiration date. Once booked, trips are non-refundable and non-changeable. No blackout dates, but subject to availability.

 Generously donated by Friends of JDRF


 Table Rock Lake

Nestled in the Ozark Mountains on the Missouri/Arkansas border lies Table Rock Lake. Get ready to relax and make memories on this 5 day/4 night one-of-a-kind experience tailored to you and your guests. The entire vacation will be hosted by homeowners Linda and John Allen and Chapter Advisory Board member Bob Morgan and spouse, Judy who are on-site to help and entertain. Your party will be welcomed with a champagne reception. This beautiful home right on the lake is housed with 5 bedrooms, each with a king bed and private bath/shower. With a game room, wine cellar, pool, and exercise room you might not want to leave!

 But if you choose to venture out you can pick from activities such as a sunset cruise on a 28ft pontoon boat with wine, cheese and beverages of your choice, golfing at Bass Pro Shop’s Big Cedar Lodge or Payne Valley for four (4), guided fishing tours on Table Rock Lake or Lake Taney Como for four (4), six (6) tickets to a live show in Branson, Missouri.

 The Allen’s and Morgan’s will prepare gourmet meals for you and your guests each evening and one evening you will enjoy entertainment from a local musician. This trip is designed specifically for the winner. With so much to do at home and away you won’t want to come back.

Other activities (not included) in the area are: Silver Dollar City amusement park, White Water water park, the Titanic Museum, comedy shows, dinner shows, and hundreds of variety shows morning, noon, and night.

 Restrictions: Three (3) bedrooms available for guests to use. Must be taken in 2020. Subject to availability.

 Generously donated by Linda and John Allen, Judy and Bob Morgan


Hamilton Experience

Donna Dotan Photography Inc.

See NYC and Broadway like never before! Enjoy a 4 day/3night stay in a beautiful 2-bedroom penthouse on the 46th floor in Chelsea. Start the night by getting glammed up by celebrity makeup artist Misha Shahzada, then enjoy a delicious three-course dinner at a popular Theater District restaurant accompanied by two featured cast members. Next, experience Hamilton with two (2) premium tickets followed by a backstage tour of the set.

 Restrictions:  A stay can be reserved, based on availability, anytime during the year with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. The nights must be used during 1 trip. At least one person staying at the residence must be over the age of 25.Expires 18 months from date of purchase. Recommended booking travel at least 3 weeks from arrival date.

 Generously donated by Friends of JDRF



At just 9 weeks old, this adorable Golden Doodle puppy will be the perfect addition to your family. She is part of an F1 liter, with a male Poodle and female Golden Retriever for her parents. Both golden retrievers and poodles are highly intelligent in nature and are easily trainable. Because of this, Golden Doodles train easily, and are very affectionate dogs, both with people and other family pets. They tend to develop a strong bond with their owners, and are calm and easy going dogs. They are especially good with children and make wonderful family pets.

 Generously donated by Crystal and Eric Huegele, Lonestar Doodles


American Music Awards

Walk the red carpet at the American Music Awards during this once in a lifetime experience. This package includes two (2) loge level tickets to the 2019 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 24 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, and a 3-night stay at a hotel in the Los Angeles area. The annual American Music Awards features a star-studded lineup of music’s top performers and honors artists in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin and Contemporary Inspirational.

 Restrictions: Dates subject to change. Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included.

Generously donated by Friends of JDRF


Kentucky Derby

Be part of the annual tradition that is the Kentucky Derby! This package includes two (2) third floor Grandstand tickets to the Kentucky Derby on May 2, 2020 and two (2) third floor Grandstand tickets to Kentucky Oaks on May 1, 2020. Winner will also receive VIP Fast Access Passes, and Rooftop Terrace Hospitality in Sunny’s Halo Lounge in the Grand Pavilion with complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks, and lunch buffet on both days. Enjoy a 3-night stay for the weekend, along with round-trip transfers between your hotel and both events. You won’t want to miss this incredible experience!

 Restrictions: Dates subject to change. Must be booked a minimum of 90 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included unless where specified.

Generously donated by Friends of JDRF