Royal Bash 2021 is all about Celebrating HOME – your sanctuary in this crazy pandemic – and raising funds for your scholars’ “home away from home” – their Hopkins Public Schools. This year’s auction is entirely on-line and full of wonderful treats for you, your family and your home. Bidding opens February 13th and closes February 20th at 10:00 PM, a few hours after the Virtual Royal Bash. REGISTER HERE for access to the auction, and get ready to bid! Featured here are 7 Premium Packages, followed by a sample of several more great auction items. Make sure you scroll ALL the way down – there’s no way to put ‘the best’ at the top.
Winners will pick up any physical items at HEF’s office the week of February 22nd. Contact HEF to arrange: 952-988-4097.
Gift Certificates will be mailed.
Just Added: Stillwater Package
Donors: Scott Anderson, Friends of the Foundation, PACT Institute
Getaway to beautiful Stillwater – voted one of the prettiest towns in America- and always a fun destination on the St. Croix! Make your reservation at the beautiful historic Water Street Inn with this $700 Gift Certificate, where you can also enjoy a delicious meal at Charlie’s Restaurant & Irish Pub. Take in the sights of the stunning new bridge, and meander across the old Lift Bridge, opened last year to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Get to know the St. Croix River, the bluffs, or the historic architecture through tours on foot, by bike, boat, Segway, or Beircycle. There’s skiing, golf, spas, kayaking, art galleries, sightseeing, and 100+ independently owned businesses to discover. The calendar is filled with festivals and events, so there’s never a bad time to visit. You’ll be hungry after all of that activity; take full advantage of the $100 Gift Card for Lolo American Kitchen & Craft Bar, the $100 Gift Card for Lift Bridge Brewery, and a $200 Visa Gift Card to spend wherever you choose! On top of that, Discover Stillwater is treating you with a bag of Stillwater swag and a handy visitor’s guide. See photos on the bidding site, once you register HERE.
Water Street Inn hotel reservation subject to availability; Water Street Inn Gift Certificate may also be redeemed in Charlie’s Restaurant & Irish Pub, and expires 1/29/2120 (date is not a typo).
Celebrate Home Entertainment Package
Donors: Mara Gollin-Garrett, Hopkins High School Spirit Shop, Tammy and Mark Magney, Cindy and Mike Muzetras, Jennifer and Paul St. Clair
We are all SO Minnesota – we love our homes! Celebrate your sanctuary with this awesome home-entertainment upgrade. Outdoors, set up these two beautiful navy blue wooden Adirondack Chairs around your super-warm smoke-free Solo Stove Outdoor Wood-burning Bonfire. Two Hopkins Royals Stadium Blankets will keep you extra toasty. Then when its time to come back inside, turn on your brand new 65″ Samsung Smart TV, 4K Crystal HDR UHD Television, TU 7000 Series, PLUS the included Roku Streaming Stick. See photos on the bidding site, once you register HERE.
Paradise on Lake Superior for 2 Nights/3 Days, Sleeps 8-10
Donors: Friends of the Foundation, Jodi Rankin Fun2Raise
Head north to Paradise on Park Point, Duluth for a weekend getaway. This lovely house just across the bridge from downtown sleeps 8-10 and offers you peace and quiet, yet it’s only a stone’s throw from all the action. Walk out to the beach for a ride on the paddleboards, then enjoy a fire in the built-in firepit while you use the BBQ to make dinner. Or, you’re just two miles from Canal Park, so pack your weekend with fun when you take advantage of all of the other treats in this package: $80 Voucher for the North Shore Scenic Railroad, Two $50 Gift Cards (Clyde Iron Works Restaurant & Bar, and Grandma’s Saloon & Grill), plus Admission to Great Lakes Aquarium for 2 Adults and 2 Children. We’ve even added a bottle of vino so you can toast to your exciting weekend. See photos on the bidding site, once you register HERE.
Subject to availability but no specific black-out dates; Cleaning fee included; Winner responsible for refundable damage deposit; Expires February 20, 2022.
Cluster Diamond Dangle Earrings in Platinum and White Gold Plus Private Event for up to 12 Ladies
Donor: Catherine and Brent Thies, Filigree Jewelers
These modern earrings feature 1.83 carats of diamonds and are finished in platinum with 14 karat white gold wires. At the center of the cluster is a .75 carat round brilliant cut diamond surrounded by eight (8) smaller diamonds with prominent bead settings that increase the bright sparkly look. Above the cluster is another diamond, which is bead set and attached to a link and the wire that continues back to become the closure. These earrings have lovely, gentle movement and would make a perfect gift!
PLUS, grab your best girlfriends for an afternoon or evening of Bubbles and Baubles at Filigree! The winner of the diamond earrings will also receive a private event at Filigree Jewelers in the historic North Loop of Minneapolis. Twelve guests are invited to sip champagne and try on Filigree’s one-of-a-kind collection of fine Vintage, Modern, and custom jewelry. Each guest will receive a VIP bag of goodies and the personalized experience Filigree is known for.
Winner will pick up diamond earrings from Filigree Jewelers. Bubbles and Baubles event must be scheduled during Fall 2021, and for a maximum of twelve attendees. Contact Filigree staff to schedule.
Ski Chalet for 4 Nights/5 Days, Sleeps Up to 8
Donors: Leslie and Chad Grondahl, Maggie and Bill Sedoff, Nancy and Lawrence Wigley
Don’t ski? Available for gorgeous year-round adventures, too, including biking, hiking or even shopping. This beautiful newly renovated 1900’s farmhouse near Rib Mountain (Granite Peak Ski Area) in Wausau, Wisconsin, is just a three-hour drive. Perfect for family memory-making! This spacious comfortable home boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a big lovely kitchen, great gathering spaces including a covered porch, hot tub and gas grill on the huge deck, and a firepit in the big backyard. You deserve this – 5 days of family bonding in the fresh air will leave you rejuvenated and relaxed. Two-car garage is great if you choose to visit in the winter; and it’s pet friendly. See photos on the bidding site, once you register HERE.
- Bedroom 1: King
- Bedroom 2: Queen
- Bedroom 3: Queen
- Bedroom 4: Twin Bunks
- Washer and Dryer on site
Schedule at least 4 weeks in advance; No holiday weeks available; Cleaning fee included; Winner responsible for refundable damage deposit; Pets allowed for an additional $75 fee; Expires 2/20/2022.
Executive Suite Home Office Package
Donor: iSPACE Environments, Jennifer and Joel Peterson
Head on over to iSpace Environments to pick out your brand new home office package. iSpace will deliver and assemble all items to get you up and running in no time! Package includes:
• Height-Adjustable Table with a black or white base in two size options: 24″ x 48″ or 30′” x 54″. Choose from several table surface finishes.
• Contract-Grade WIT Task Chair in either black or white frame, with height-adjustable arms, and several seat colors to choose from. Pick either mid-back or high-back version.
• Mobile Pedestal 2-Drawer File Unit in white with black casters
• Single or Dual Monitor Arm in black (monitors not included) to allow you to maximize your workspace
• EON Clamp-on Dual Outlet – keeps outlets handy on your desk top
• Additional Power Strip with Bracket Mount
• Wire-Management Basket keeps all of your power cords in place
Contact iSpace Environments to select specific items and to arrange installation.
Beer Fridge Plus 270 Distinctive Beers
Donors: Hopkins Education Foundation Board of Directors; Lunds & Byerly’s Ridgedale; Merwin Liquors, Cindy and Stuart Tapper
Never face the trauma of a warm beer again! Your brand new Igloo fridge holds a fair amount of brew, and this package includes a whole lot of back-up… 45 six-packs in total, to be exact. Let HEF’s Board of Directors introduce you to some of their favorites. They’ll take your taste buds on a journey around the world of beer, as well as the Twin Cities’ robust microbrew scene. Never again be caught short when friends stop by! See photos on the bidding site, once you register HERE.
Igloo 180 Fridge chills to 32; removable wire shelves; double pane glass door; 180 can capacity; exterior measure 33″H x 21″W x 21″D.
More than 100 Other Unique Auction Items! Here are a just a handful. When you REGISTER HERE for Royal Bash 2021, you’ll get access to the actual auction site.
New Items Added:
Air Fryer Pro, Virtual Cooking Class, Beautifully Carved Wooden ‘Minnesota’ Sign; Sumptuous Bottles of Wine; Photography Packages, $1,500 from Oil and Water Deck Refinishing; Turd Nerds Spring Cleaning; Focal Point Coaching Session; 3 Different Stock-Your-Bar Baskets; Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch; Gift Cards from A-Z: Applebees, Boom Island Brewery, Chipotle, General Store, iTunes, Pub 819, Starbucks, Wild Boar, Yoyo Donuts, Youngstedts Car Care, and so much more!
$500 from Outdoor Design Group towards your Landscaping Project
‘Urban Traveler’ Canoe & 2 Paddles built by Alice Smith students with Urban Boatbuilders – $1,000 value
Blue Ox Log Rolling School – private one-hour log rolling class in Victoria for up to 16 people
3 Liter Bottle of Bogle Phantom red wine, plus 4 Riedel wine glasses
Happy Spouse Cleaners deep housecleaning – $250 value; up to 4 hours
2-3 Hour Live Band Performance at your next event by Dark & Stormy
24-Hour Yard Sign Rental from Tonka Sign Dreamers – $100 value
Auto Detailing by Emill Dennis – $125 value
Park Tavern Bowling Party for 20 – $350 value
2 Hours of Live Piano Playing by Sandy Atlas
3 Propane Tank Refills from Bauer’s Custom Hitches
Golf for 4 at Oak Ridge Country Club
Seats at CHS Field for Saints Baseball in May or June
Jewelry Collection from Kohl’s
Plus Gift Certificates and Passes to your Favorite Spots and Services, including: BLVD Kitchen & Bar; Breadsmith; Caribou Coffee; City of St. Louis Park Aquatic Park; Hopkins Health & Wellness Center (Chiropractic); Hopkins Spirit Shop; Schuler Shoes; Wild Boar Bar and Grill