Friday, January 22, 2016

Good News Friday!

January 29 is just a week away, which means The Imagine! Celebration is rapidly approaching! To get you excited about this spectacular event, I thought I’d share a sneak peek at the amazing items that will be up for bid during the event’s Live Auction. Watch the short video below to get started, then scroll down to learn more about the items.

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1. Wine-A-Month Special Selection 
Value: $100 

You will benefit as Liquor Mart's Fine Wine Manager personally selects one bottle of wine each month for one year for top-notch value and quality. 12 bottle total. 

Expires 1/31/2017. 

Donated by: Liquor Mart 

2. California Wine Tour 
Value: $1,650 

Envision rolling hills, towering oaks and lush vineyards. Nestled at the gateway to wine country is La Bellasera luxury boutique hotel in Paso Robles, CA, offering guests an indescribable Central Coast travel experience with 80 world class wineries within ten miles. Includes one King Deluxe room for two people for three nights, a three-day car rental, and $400 in airfare credit. Restrictions apply, and space is subject to availability. 

Expires 11/15/2016. 

Donated by: Cain Travel Group 

3. Gorgeous Greek Island Villa
Value: $8,000 

Enjoy a magical week at a deluxe villa on Lefkas island off the west coast of Greece. Villa sleeps six in three bedrooms with tennis courts, a pool, and breathtaking ocean views. Cross the swing bridge to the mainland where you can explore ancient archeological sites or settle in at your villa and enjoy the island's many offerings including sailing, diving, and windsurfing, or simply soaking up the sun. 

Redeemable in 2017, and timing is flexible but needs to be confirmed with owner as available. Airfare not included. 

Donated by: The Palmos Family 

4 VIP Longmont Brewery Tour 
Value: $2,500 

Your party of eight will start your night off right in the Left Hand Brewing Limo that will take you to four award-winning Longmont breweries for tours, brews, and tasty treats. Breweries include Left Hand Brewing, 300 Suns Brewery & Tasting Room, Grossen Bart Brewery, and Wibby Brewing, who will also provide pizza from Rosalee’s Pizzaria for the party. 

Holidays are excluded and dates are flexible but subject to availability. Expires 1/29/2017

Donated by: Left Hand Brewery, 300 Suns Brewery, Grossen Bart Brewery, Wibby Brewing, Rosalee's Pizzeria 

5. Beach Daycation
Value: $2,000 

Escape to the beach for a day! Whether you prefer to lounge on the beach and build sandcastles, or go boating, water skiing, tubing, or fishing, you will find all this and more at your private Beach Daycation in Longmont at Pelican Shores. You will also be treated to a cookout and beverages and it is sure to be a summer day to remember! 

For up to 10 guests, redeemable in 2016 with flexible dates arranged with donor. 

Donated by: Dale Charles, Katie Hawkins 

6. Buff VIP Experience
Value: Priceless 

You and three of your favorite Buffs fans will receive four premium seats to a Pac 12 Conference game with a parking pass for the 2017 basketball season. You will also be invited to an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the basketball facility and be able to watch the basketball team practice for their next big win! But wait! There's more. Enjoy lunch with Coach Tad Boyle. 

Game date and lunch to be arranged with donor. 

Donated by: University of Colorado Athletic Department 

7. Playa Viva Eco Trip
Value: $2,000 

Get away for a four night stay for up to two adults and two children in a luxury EcoCasita at beautiful Playa Viva - a sustainable boutique hotel located 30 minutes from Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (ZIH) in Mexico. Enjoy 200 acres of private reserve with close to a mile of pristine beach, a turtle sanctuary, archeological sites and much more. Your stay includes airport transfers, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages. Playa Viva is committed to preserving the cultures, traditions, communities, species and habitats that make this planet worth exploring. You will find out more about yourself, and the world, at Playa Viva. 

Holiday weeks excluded and valid through 1/29/2017. Airfare not included. 

Donated by: Playa Viva 

8. Cape Cod Getaway
Value: $3,500 

Make memories in this spacious 5-bedroom Cape Cod cottage with inviting deck and beautiful gardens located in Orleans, MA. Every activity – beaches, the bay, restaurants and shopping – is within 5 minutes, including one of the best beaches in the country – Nauset Beach. This picturesque home can comfortably accommodate 10 people and is fully equipped with beach chairs, boogie boards, toys, umbrellas, and all you need to enjoy lobster dinners and entertain inside and out. 

Available for one week in September or October 2016. Airfare not included. 

Donated by: George & Kristin Karakehian 

9. African Safari
Value: $3,500 

Your unforgettable adventure starts with five days and nights for two people at the beautiful four star Manyatta Rock Camp in the Kwa Madwala private game reserve. You will be nestled amongst boulders and trees that form a kopje overlooking the private Kwa Madwala Reserve, with magnificent views from the dining deck, bar and private lookout deck of each chalet. All rooms are air conditioned and your stay will include three delicious meals prepared daily by South African chefs and High Tea with cake in the afternoons. Included is one professional ranger guided safari each day and a two hour walking safari with the opportunity to add Microlight air tours, elephant back and horseback safaris and so much more. You are sure to have an unforgettable experience viewing animals, birds, plants and culture unique to this diverse ecological region. Relax in the outdoor swimming pool or schedule a spa treatment – you can tailor your stay to your whims and are sure to make memories to last a lifetime! 

Valid through 1/23/2018. Airfare not included. 

Donated by: African Eyes Travel 

10. Aruba Beach Resort Stay
Value: $3,500 

Spend a luxurious week relaxing at the beautiful four-star Caribbean beachfront resort, Divi Aruba Phoenix Resort. The spacious one-bedroom Master Suite with Jacuzzi sleeps four with a full kitchen, washer & dryer, picture windows, queen sleeper/couch and a private balcony overlooking the azure water. There is something for everyone with beautiful beaches at your doorstep, snorkeling in the pristine waters, two fresh water pools with a swim-up bar, spa and local golf courses. The area is beautiful, the people are friendly and welcoming, and the food is amazing. You can walk to just about everything or easily take a cab and you will find Concierge service available 24/7. This is an ideal spot for a family vacation or a romantic get-away! 

Available February 18-25, 2017. Airfare not included. 

Donated by: Jeff & Judy Gass 

11. Spectacular Snowmass
Value: $15,000 

Stay for seven days in this spectacular Snowmass Village Mountain home with a King Master Suite, two queen masters, and a bunk room with four beds - easily accommodating up to 10 people. Located across from Two Creeks lift with a private ski-run groomed right to your back door. Two 2nd level decks and an outdoor hot tub and patio afford stunning views of the mountains. A fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, and media room ensures the perfect spot for everyone in your group to unwind.

Redeemable for one week in March 2016, including spring break! 

Book Saturday to Sunday from one of the following weeks available: 

Donated by: Mike & Mikhy Ritter 

12. Celebrity Chefs Dinner for 12
Value: Priceless 

Tempt your palate on Sunday, May 15, in Boulder Brands’ Innovation Kitchen. You and your guests will enjoy a lavish meal with wine pairings prepared by not one, but two, celebrity chefs. Chef Hosea Rosenberg, season 5 Top Chef winner and owner of Boulder’s Blackbelly Market, learned from some of the finest including Wolfgang Puck, Kevin Taylor, and Dave Query. Kelly Whitaker, owner of Boulder’s Basta and Denver’s Cart-Driver, sharpened his culinary skills in Switzerland, Italy, and in some of L.A.’s Michelin Star restaurants. They will prepare a scrumptious feast before your eyes in Boulder Brands’ Innovation Kitchen located on Pearl and 16th in Boulder. 

Date is set for Sunday, May 15, 2016, and cannot be changed. 

Donated by: Boulder Brands, Chef Hosea Rosenberg, Chef Kelly Whitaker

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