2020 Auction Catalog

AUCTION ITEMS
 

Boston 1  Boston 3

Three days & two nights at the Fairmont Copley Plaza for two and a Two Day Go Boston Card

You'll have access to all the best attractions on your tour of Boston, Massachusetts! The Fairmont Copley Plaza has been a symbol of Boston's rich history and elegance since its gala opening in 1912, and for more than nine decades the hotel has stood as a landmark and symbol of Boston’s culture and tradition of hospitality. Steps away from historic Beacon Hill, Copley Place, the boutiques of Newbury Street and the Hynes Convention Center, The Fairmont provides an authentic Boston experience. Your Go Boston card brings Boston to life, offering admission to 40 of the city's top attractions, from a Cape Cod Canal cruise to a Fenway Park Tour, the Harvard Museum of Natural History to the Institute of Contemporary Art!

Located in historic Back Bay, The Fairmont Copley Plaza is Boston's most celebrated address. Delight in some of the finest steaks, chops and Atlantic seafood in Boston at The Fairmont Copley Plaza's award-winning restaurant. Rich with heritage, The Fairmont Copley Plaza epitomizes the culture and traditions of Boston in every aspect of its Renaissance splendor. This historic hotel delivers the highest level of service to the most discerning travelers.

Take a walk through Boston's antiquity on the Freedom Trail, learn about democracy at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, go back in time to the 1600s at the Salem Witch Museum, find inspiration at the JFK Library and Museum, explore the Cape Cod Canal, or cruise through the Public Garden's lagoon aboard a Swan Boat! There is so much to do in Boston, and you'll have access to all the best attractions!

NOTE: Complete list of all Go Boston Card activity options available upon request.

Your getaway for two includes:
• 3 days/2 nights accommodations at the Fairmont Copley Plaza
• Daily complimentary breakfast
• All room-related taxes
• 2-Day Go Boston Card (Land Only)
• Free concierge reservation service

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Participating activities for the Go Boston Card are subject to change. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 24 months from date of issue. Blackout dates: Boston Marathon, Sep 25-27.

Parking Spot

Never worry again about where you are going to park. Don't fret if it is raining or freezing cold. You get a premium parking spot - right on the inner circle - to use whenever you are on campus. Valid April 2020 - March 2021.

Picnic Table  Fruit Salad  Dave Swanson

Winter is almost behind us, and soon we will be enjoying the warmth of Summer days once again. Celebrate with a night of friends, food, and live music in your own backyard! Dine on a light, gourmet picnic of chilled garden gazpacho, chicken and grape salad with Jarlsberg cheese and toasted almonds in sherried dijonaise, Mediterranean orzo salad with kalamati olives, chopped vegetables and fresh basil, tri-colored new potatoes with olive oil, sea salt and cracked pepper, assorted greens with Bermuda onion, goat cheese, dried cranberries and toasted walnuts in citrus honey vinaigrette, crusty French bread and butter, and chocolate ganache brownies for 12 provided by Pastels Catering while seated at your new custom built picnic table and swaying along to live instrumental and cover music by Dave Swanson. Picnic table by Sabia Painting and Building, delivered locally, and in your choice of 4’, 6’, or 8’ length.

This item has been removed from our 2020 Online Auction.

Yankees   Yankees Map   

Delamar 1   Delamar 2

Take me out to the ballgame! Experience the excitement of two New York Yankees games from fantastic seats! Take in two games of the Yankees vs. Blue Jays series. *(Thursday, August 20 @ 7:05 p.m. and Saturday, August 22 @ 1:05 p.m.) No need to head all the way home between games. Lodging has been arranged at the DELAMAR on the beautiful marina in Greenwich Harbor. Enjoy a two night stay at this luxury hotel where unparalleled luxury meets uncomplicated elegance. You’ll be pampered with a complimentary glass of champagne upon check in, complimentary valet parking, complimentary “Grab and Go” continental breakfast, and complimentary wine and cheese each evening in the Lobby.

*Yankees future games remain as scheduled. With the current COVID-19 outbreak, this could change. Per the official Yankees website, when updated official information becomes available, with respect to the postponed regular season games, the Yankees will communicate it to their fans promptly and through a variety of channels, including Twitter (@yankees) and on the www.yankees.com website. We ask that everyone keep their tickets for all home games as Major League Baseball and the Yankees continue to evaluate events leading up to the start of the season.

Overnight stay at the Delamar is booked for August 20 and 21. You may enjoy a getaway on those dates regardless of game status. If the game dates are changed, you are able to adjust the dates of your stay at the Delamar, subject to availability.

 

Dates for a Year 1    Dates for a Year 2   Fine Dining

An amazing package of dates for an entire year! Win this item and treat yourself and your significant other to exciting and seasonal dates.

Dates include:
  • Date Night at Home: Dinner for Two from Avon Prime Meats including 1.5 lbs. Marinated Steak Tips, Two Savory Sides from the Deli, and Two Small Desserts (Two aprons included)
  • Mystery Night: Mystery Room Adventure for Two at The Storytellers Cottage
  • Mini Golf for Two: A round for two of Swiss Adventure Mini Golf at Matterhorn Mini Golf includes Two Swiss Swirl Ice Cream Cones, and one admission to League Night held weekly throughout the Summer (where top places win CASH), AND one admission to the International Pro-Am Tournament held in September (for a chance at over $1200 in winnings and prizes)
  • Casual Night Out: $50 Gift Card for Dinner at Antonio's Restaurant and $15 Gift Card for Ice Cream at Grassroots Ice Cream
  • Your Choice: $75 Gift Card for Lunch or Dinner at one of the DORO Restaurant Groups delicious restaurants - choose between Avert Brasserie in West Hartford, Artisanal Burger Company in Manchester, Treva Restaurant & Bar in West Hartford, and Zohara Mediterranean Kitchen in West Hartford
  • Weekday Double Date: 18 Holes of Golf for Four at Simsbury Farms and Dinner for Four at Metro Bis
  • Fine Dining: Tasting Menu for Two from Millwright's Restaurant & Tavern

NASCAR 1   NASCAR 2

Imagine yourself behind the wheel of a NASCAR racecar, suited up and speeding along at speeds of up to 150 mph. What a thrill being behind the wheel of REAL NASCAR racecars that have all been raced in competition.
You start the day being suited up. Then a 45 minute classroom session. Finally the experience of a lifetime, 10 laps of putting the pedal to the metal and seeing if you have what it takes to be a NASCAR driver!
There is no lead car to follow and no instructor riding with you. Using an in-car radio, the instructor guides you out onto the track. They'll work with you and the other students on accelerating, braking, passing, and finding your fastest line. With your loved ones on the sidelines watching, experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of a heart-pumping, white-knuckle race car drive. You focus on the track ahead while the roar of the engine drowns out every other thought. When the checkered flag waves, it's back into the pits and out of your safety gear. The best thing you'll take with you is the memory of your once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Your NASCAR Driving Experience includes:
• One NASCAR driving experience for one person for 10 laps around a Super Speedway
• Instructions from a professional driver and professional suiting including a Helmet (with one way radio communication) and a HANS Device
• A keepsake photo plaque that includes picture of you sitting on the race car and a stand alone photo of the race car you drove in, as well as track name
• If NASCAR driving experience is not availalble or is not offered in your city, and travel is required, please inquire about air and hotel at 866-607-2616

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/Gift Cards are not replaceable if lost, stolen, destroyed or expired. All drivers must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license. Since the race cars don't have doors, all drivers must have the ability to climb through a 15" high by 28" wide window that sits 35" from the ground. Drivers must be at least 5 feet tall. Maximum height is 6 feet 4 inches. Waist and chest can be no bigger than 52". No racing experience is required. All of the vehicles are standard transmission, if you need help operating a standard vehicle the pit crews will help you leave the pit area and get you up to speed quickly. Driving dates vary by location. Dates are subject to change and new dates may be added. In the event of inclement weather or situations out of the racing experience's control, a gift card will be issued or you may be rescheduled. A 45 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 24 months from date of issue.

2020 NASCAR Driving Experience Schedule

Atlanta, GA
May 2 - 3
Oct 3 – 4

Brooklyn, MI
Jun 20 – 21
Jun 27 – 28
Aug 29 – 30
Sep 19 – 20

Charlotte, NC
May 9
Nov 1
Nov 7 - 8

Chicago, IL
May 30 – 31
Sep 12 – 13

Fontana, CA
Nov 21 - 22

Fort Worth, TX
Oct 31 - Nov 1

Madison, IL
Aug 15 - 16

Miami, FL/Homestead
Oct 24 - 25

Nashville, TN
Apr 25 - 26
Nov 14 - 15

Sparta, KY
Jun 13 - 14
Oct 10 - 11

2021 NASCAR Driving Experience Schedule

Atlanta, GA
Feb 22
May 2 - 3
Oct 3 – 4

Brooklyn, MI
Jun 20 – 21
Jun 27 – 28
Aug 29 – 30
Sep 19 – 20

Charlotte, NC
Mar 22
Mar 29
May 9
Nov 1
Nov 7 - 8

Chicago, IL
May 30 – 31
Sep 12 – 13

Darlington, SC
Mar 14

Fontana, CA
Feb 15 - 16
Nov 21 - 22

Fort Worth, TX
Mar 20
Oct 31 - Nov 1

Madison, IL
Aug 15 - 16

Miami, FL/Homestead
Feb 17
Oct 24 - 25

Nashville, TN
Apr 25 - 26
Nov 14 - 15

Sparta, KY
Jun 13 - 14
Oct 10 - 11

* DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, AND NEW DATES MAY BE ADDED.

History 1   History 2   History 3

Four Days & Three Nights for Two Adults and Two Children, Including a Guided Tour (Land Only)

The Historical Retreat Family Fun Flex Experience provides you the flexibility to tour the sights, sounds and culture of your choice of eleven unique cities across the U.S.. Choose between Philadelphia's love, Boston's landmarks from the American Revolution, the patriotism of Washington DC, the jazz of New Orleans, the Southern hospitality of Savannah, the charming ways of Charleston, the energy of New York City, the Riverwalk of San Antonio, the history and heritage of Charlottesville, the urban city of Seattle or the Golden Gates of San Francisco! Pick the dates and the city, and then get ready to make amazing memories for your own family history!

Visit one of the United States' most historic cities with your family for an interesting, inspiring, and even incredible vacation! Philadelphia is a city of firsts: the first art school, the first African-American church, the nation's first zoo, the first botanical garden and the first stock exchange. This city, deemed the safest and friendliest city in America, is filled with historical significance that will leave you wanting to explore even more. Boston is a patriotic town older than America itself, so a tour through the city's fabled streets is like a walk through time. Learn about the people and events that have shaped America's history as you tour Washington DC, from historic attractions such as the U.S. Capitol Building, the National Gallery, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian Museum, the Holocaust Museum and the White House – just to name a few! Along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville, Virginia invites you to explore the legacy of the area's most famous son, Thomas Jefferson at two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the grounds of his home, Monticello, and the University of Virginia.

Down South, the riverboats, jazz, Creole cuisine and Mardi Gras native to New Orleans have given "The Big Easy" its flamboyant reputation, and that rich heritage continues today. Or go to Savannah, one of the South's most cherished destinations, and you are invited to experience its splendor. Sitting at the top of Georgia's 100-mile coast, Savannah offers scenic routes, inspiring artists, colonial culture, old haunts, period architecture, and so much more. Charleston is one of the most popular southern destinations in the country. Whether it is the historic houses, churches, or attractions of the Downtown and Historic Districts, the fine cuisine found in the Mount Pleasant District, or any of the alluring landmarks found in this city, expect to be entranced by the romanticism of this southern gem. Remember the Alamo in San Antonio, and walk along the cypress-lined paths of the River Walk.

From incredible art galleries and museums to some of the world's best restaurants, New York City is the epicenter of the arts, fashion, food - a trendsetter for pretty much everything! Visit the Met or MoMA, check out the hottest new cocktail bars by world-renowned mixologists, cross continents in seconds as you walk a few blocks in this city of 200-plus nationalities - in the city that never sleeps, there is always something going on! On the West Coast, San Francisco may be shrouded in clouds, but you can be sure the city is as vibrant as ever. From the eccentricity of Golden Gate Park to the modern masterpieces in SFMoMA, the foodie frenzy at the Ferry Building to the hippies of Haight Street, San Francisco beguiles every visitor! Up north, Seattle boasts iconic views (especially from the Seattle Space Needle), incredible local flavor (be sure to visit Pike Place Market), and a bohemian vibe and quirky character.

Your Historical Retreat Experience (for four) includes:
• 4 days/3 nights in a deluxe four star hotel at your choice of Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; Washington, DC; New Orleans, LA; Savannah, GA; or Charleston, SC; New York, NY; San Antonio, TX; Charlottesville, VA; Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA
• Daily complimentary breakfast
• A guided tour at your chosen destination
• All hotel taxes

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Reservations must be made at least 45 days in advance of travel. Tours run on specific days of the week and at specific times. Travel is valid for 24 months from date of issue.

Art and Appetizers

Grab some friends and join local artist Kate Tortland in her private Simsbury studio for a night of painting, fellowship, and food. Enjoy a glass of wine and traditional Italian appetizers made by Kate's husband, London-trained chef Daniele Antoniella, while Kate starts off the night with a painting demo. After, each guest will being guided in creating their own individual painting. This event is limited to 6 guests to ensure a truly personal experience, and will run for approximately 3 hours. Kate is a former middle school art teacher at Master’s and well known in our local community. www.KateTortlandArt.com; www.DanieleAntoniella.com

Lion Painting
Bring home an original piece of art from local artist and children's illustrator Christy Tortland. This digital illustration print was inspired by a juxtaposition of dark and light, warmth and cold, especially during these chaotic times. The artist conveys the power of light against the dark, of strength and power even in isolation -- strength in knowing that through our faith, we are never alone, that God is our strength and light in the darkness, our force of stability and power no matter the circumstances. https://www.christytortland.com

The print is 18x24, unframed, with a one inch white border. The value of the print is $500. An additional $100 is included toward framing.