Live Auction 2020

Royal Bash 2020 ‘Great Ideas Blossom Here’. This year’s LIVE AUCTION is chock full of 10 great packages. Make sure you scroll ALL the way down – there’s no way to put ‘the best’ at the top. Check out all the details, and get ready to bid!

The Hotel Ivy Plus Guthrie Theater Indulgent Weekend Package for Two

Donors: The Hotel Ivy Minneapolis, ANDA Spa & Fitness Center, The Guthrie Theater, Jester Concepts

The Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, offers you this 4-star tranquil escape to serenity. Your weekend-night stay for two in a Superior King or Superior Queen room is only the beginning. For a delectable dining experience, you’ll love the sophisticated airy Monello Minneapolis. Your delicious meal, Monello’s Cucina Tasting for Two, entails six courses of refined Italian-inspired fare (cuisine only). And remember Constantine, ‘the subterranean speakeasy’ is just downstairs if you’re in the mood for some late-night atmosphere or an imaginative craft cocktail. For even more luxury, visit the ANDA Spa & Fitness Center, a modern wellness retreat, with your day pass to the spa for two. You’ll have access to the hydrotherapy room (includes spa bath, shower experience, steam and sauna), aura lounge and relaxation lounge; plus a delightful gift bag of spa products to take home from The Royal Bash. There’s more! Visit Minneapolis’ world-renowned gem The Guthrie Theater for one of their unique shows – you have two tickets valued at $168. This weekend retreat will most definitely leave you pampered, nourished, and relaxed.

Must have hotel certificate at check-in; expires 2/22/2021; blackout dates: 7/20 – 7/26/20, 12/31/20, 2/14/21. Guthrie ticket voucher is valid for the first 12 performances of any Mainstage production of the 2020 season (last available date is ‘SWEAT’ on August 6, 2020).

Maroon 5 With Special Guest Meghan Trainor Concert Plus Hotel Package for Two

Donors: Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar, Friends of the Foundation, PACT Institute

The Xcel Energy Center will be packed for this August 9th Maroon 5 Concert; Meghan Trainor offers an extra level of excitement. You’ll be super-happy with your Club Concert Package, including a parking pass and your two tickets in the RBC Wealth Management Club. You’ll get apps, desserts, soda, beer and wine – in addition to the great seats. But wait, there’s more! After the concert, simply walk across Rice Park to your room at the historic and stylish St. Paul Hotel, one of the nation’s premier locations to lay your head. If you’re not ready to call it a night, the bar at the St. Paul Grill is a classic spot to hang out, and the bartenders are well known for meeting any request. This package also includes a $75 dining gift card for Crave, redeemable at any of the three locations: Minneapolis with its outdoor patio, Edina Galleria, or Eden Prairie.

Concert Ticket Package to Maroon 5 2020 Tour with special guest Meghan Trainor, Sunday, August 9, 7:30 PM in the RBC Wealth Management Club will be transferred to winner’s name. St. Paul Hotel has been reserved for August 9th, but date is negotiable.

Golden Gophers 2020/21 Super Sports Package

Donors: Amy and Alex Bisbee, Friends of the Foundation, Nancy and Larry Wigley

Here’s your chance to Ski U Mah all year long with Goldy and the University of Minnesota’s hottest teams. Your package includes a big pile of Gopher Swag, too; (L) Sweatshirt, (M) Sweatshirt, a knit hat and headband. Hungry before or after the games? We’ve got you covered with $300 Dining Gift Cards: $100 each to Annie’s Parlour, Sally’s Saloon, and Buffalo Wild Wings.

2 Gopher Football Tickets at TCF Bank Stadium: Section 239, Row 3, Seats 5 & 6, Choose from Sept 26 vs. BYU or Nov 7 vs. Purdue; fresh from their win at the Outback Bowl!

2 Gopher Men’s Basketball Tickets at Williams Arena – Game TBD w/donor; always a great game of hoops!

2 Gopher Men’s Hockey Tickets at 3M Arena Mariucci – Game TBD w/donor; closed out the 2019 season with the Mariucci Classic title. 

4 Gopher Women’s Volleyball Tickets at Maturi Pavilion – Game TBD w/donor; you are very lucky – these tickets are sold out!

Contact donor by August 1st to secure Football Tickets. For Basketball, Hockey, and Volleyball Tickets, contact donor in Fall, as team schedules are announced. All specific details will be provided.

Canoe, Set of Paddles, Yeti Cooler, Life Jackets & Blanket

Donor: Alice Smith Elementary School, Hopkins Education Foundation, Altacent, Target, West Marine Minnetonka

Take to the water in this remarkable testament to our Hopkins students’ ability and staff creativity. Built by Alice Smith Elementary School 5th and 6th graders under the direction of Urban Boatbuilders, this HEF-funded PBL (Project Based Learning) is an example of the unconventional STEM projects we’re asking you to fund district-wide through our Special Appeal. Perfect for your summer adventures, this beautiful ‘Urban Traveler’ skin-on frame canoe was launched at Shady Oak Lake and passed its field test with flying colors. Two paddles, two adult recreational life jackets, a Yeti Hopkins Blue canvas soft cooler, and a cozy red buffalo plaid blanket are included, setting you up for a perfect day on the lake. Beautiful, durable and lightweight, this 16’ craft will serve you well for many years to come.  The ultralight skin-on frame is designed to be versatile, whether for a leisurely day trip or a backcountry expedition. High weight carrying capacity makes the canoe seaworthy on larger bodies of water, too. As a solo, it’s a stable efficient touring hull; paddled tandem, it’s an efficient performance design that makes getting there (or nowhere) together a pleasure.

Tuscany, ITALY Culinary Experience – Five Nights/Six Days for Two, Airfare NOT Included

Donor: Hopkins Education Foundation

NOW is the time to use all of your airline points. Indulge yourselves in this five-night luxury stay at the Cortona Resort & Spa in Cortona, in the Tuscan province of Arezzo. Located between Florence and Rome, this 26-room 18th Century Italian villa is nestled in a 7+ acre park just outside a village of unique Italian charm. The formal gardens and evocative spaces include intertwining trails, and an ancient redwood overlooks the outdoor swimming pool and solarium. The open-air multisensory saltwater pool is maintained at a consistently lovely 95 degrees and fitted with hydromassage points, geysers, underwater music and chromo(color)therapy.

Your relaxing European vacation includes so many amazing extras… a daily breakfast buffet, a cooking class and dinner with Chef Ryan Hanley, an additional 3-course dinner at La Corte Restaurant (located at the Resort), massage treatment for 2, and unlimited access to the Wellness Center which offers Finnish Sauna, Turkish Baths, Salt Room with Chromo(color)therapy, Emotional Showers (hot and cold water showers, colored mood lighting and soothing aromas), and much more.

Airfare NOT included. Travel must be booked within one year of February 22, 2020, and traveled within two years. Travel must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance and reservations are subject to availability. Not available during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s.

GRAND SLAM 2020 Pro Sports Package – Vikings & Twins & The Wild & MN United

Donors: Erin and Eric Burggraff, Pam and Jon Passman, Larry Paulsen, Starkey Hearing Technologies

All Sports, all the time. Fill your 2020 pro sports calendar with the best LIVE action that Minnesota has to offer – four amazing experiences with loads of perks:

Your 4 Vikings Tickets: See the Vikings from the Factory Motor Parts Club, Section C7, Row 2. Located directly above the Medtronic Club on the south side of US Bank Stadium, FMP Club seats offer a fantastic view to watch all the Vikings home games. Game to be mutually agreed upon with the donor. Your experience includes:

  • 11,643 square feet of lounge space
  • Private entry, restrooms and VIP parking access
  • State of the art media
  • An Audio/Visual experience never before seen in a sports venue in Minneapolis
  • Upscale a la carte food and beverage options with ‘action station’ style concessions

 Your 2 Wild Tickets: See the Chicago Blackhawks on March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day – at 7PM ; your seats at the Xcel Energy Center  are awesome! Includes valet parking at The St. Paul Hotel, and $100 Gift Card for Herbie’s on the Park.

Your 2 Twins Tickets for a game during the 2020 season at Target Field are in the Champions Club, four rows behind home plate. Valet parking is included, and the Champions Club features wine, beer, soda, and an upscale buffet with Charcuterie station, salads, main dishes and desserts, plus snacks of peanuts, popcorn and Cracker Jacks. Choice of game to be mutually agreed upon with the donor.

Your 2 MN United Loons Tickets for a game during the 2020 season at Allianz Field are in the Field Club Level, Section F9. Your Premium Experience begins at the Premium (West) Entry, and continues with all-inclusive food and beverages in this private club. You’ll also have unparalleled views of the players’ bench and tunnel plus post-match press conference. Choice of game to be mutually agreed upon with the donor.

Green Day & Fall Out Boy & Weezer Concert Plus Hotel Package for Two

Donors: Scott Anderson, MSSI

You’re going to the Hella Mega Tour at Target Field on August 11th at 5:30 PM! You get two tickets in Section 313, Row 14 for this extravaganza. Enjoy a scrumptious dinner at The News Room Restaurant, Lounge and Wine Bar on Nicollet Mall with your $75 Gift Card. Then stay the night at the lovely Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown, all within walking distance of Target Field. Whether you define them as rock, alt rock, pop-punk or just great bands, this will be a fabulous summer night out in this beautiful city with co-headliners Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer, and opening act The Interrupters.

BLVD Kitchen & Bar Gourmet Dinner in Private Room for 20

Donor: BLVD Kitchen & Bar

You’ve got yourself a party! This 5-Course Chef’s Dinner curated for the season and paired with wine, seats up to twenty guests in BLVD’s private room. Consult with the chef to create an experience you and your guests will never forget. The lovely party room has an attached private patio for your use during more temperate months. This upscale bistro provides the perfect atmosphere of exposed brick and reclaimed wood for your gathering. Celebrate a major event or create your own special occasion with your favorite people. Life is short – Cheers!

Schedule event minimum of 45 days in advance, on a mutually agreed upon date. Subject to availability.

HHS floor emblemHopkins High 2020 DELUXE Graduation Package – 4 Reserved Seats and a Preferred Parking Pass – Priceless!

Donor: Hopkins High School

If you’ve ever attended Commencement at HHS, you know this coveted item is worth its weight in gold! And if you’re the first-time parent of a senior, consider yourself lucky to snatch this one. Skip the massive crowd and the parking lot chaos, whisk directly to your front-row parking spot, and land softly in reserved, perfect-view seats. No stress, no waiting, no jostling… and an unobstructed photo op. This bittersweet Kodak moment has been years in the making, so savor your child’s achievement in style! What a great memory to treasure!

Valid for Hopkins High School 2020 Graduation: Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Bass Lake Cabin – Four Nights/Five Days for up to 10

Donors: Heather and Scot Rider

This Minnesota Cabin Getaway will be the highlight of your summer. Pick 5 glorious days to vacation in this beautiful cabin on Bass Lake, part of the Ossawinnamakee Chain of Lakes, near the City of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. Your stay can be filled with activity… or with nothing but lounging. You’re just steps from Bass Lake, which has no public access; translation: peace and quiet. Narrow channels allow you to explore the several other lakes in the chain. Take full advantage of lake-living with the small fishing boat (with trawler), the canoe, 2 kayaks, the dock, and a swim platform. The tree-shaded cabin has a huge screened porch and a deck with a grill, and there’s a firepit for enjoying s’mores and just hangin’ out with family and friends.

If you feel like a night out, you’re within walking distance of great burgers at the Old Milwaukee Club Saloon & Eatery – it’s kid friendly with pool tables and video games – or try the Norway Ridge Supper Club. You can stroll to the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9 am – 1 pm, find anything else you need at the Co-Op grocery Wednesdays through Sundays. Take a drive around this gorgeous scenic area . . . you’re 12 minutes from the cities of Pequot Lakes and Crosslake, and just 20 minutes from downtown Nisswa.

The four bedrooms sleep up to ten people (2 Kings, 1 Queen, 2 sets of bunk beds), and two bathrooms mean there’s a short line for the shower. Other amenities include a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, a portable AC unit, WiFi and a TV room with games and Roku.

Dates to be mutually agreed between winner and donor, no later than April 1, 2020. Secure your vacation at least 60 days in advance; not available for the weekends of Memorial Day, July 4th, or Labor Day.

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Our tax id is 41-1808042.