2017 Ronald McDonald House Charities Live Auction
Custom Wine-Blending Experience
Dancing Dragonfly Winery in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin offers an unforgettable wine-making experience!
Includes a behind the scenes look at the wine-making process, as well as participation in “bench tests” and the choice of 3 red wines or 3 white wines blended to your specifications. Also includes your own oak barrel and 25 bottles of wine with your labels.
Donated by: Bill Bluhm and Christine Sand, Dancing Dragonfly Winery
In-Home Gourmet Dinner for 10 with Chef Green
Daniel Green, internationally known Chef and TV personality and tonight’s charming Emcee, will treat you and your guests to a multi-course gourmet meal in the comfort of your home! Winner will choose among several cuisines, including Asian, Mediterranean and Southwestern. The evening will include lively commentary and lots of tips and tricks. Wine also included. Date to be mutually selected by Chef Green and the winner.
Donated by: Chef Daniel Green and Dancing Dragonfly Winery
Ireland Golf Trip for Four
It’s every golfer’s dream to play Ireland’s legendary courses. This trip-of-a-lifetime includes a fantastic 6-night itinerary with overnight stays for 4 in Dublin, Killarney and Ennis, a 6-day car rental, 1 round of golf per person at each of the following courses - Dooks GC, Lahinch GC/Castle Course and Carton House GC, daily breakfast, 4 VIP tickets to the Guinness Storehouse and a 3-course meal on the final night. Package also includes a generous international air allowance for 4 travelers.
Donated by: US Bank Flex Perks and Friends of RMHC-UM
BBQ and Country Music Party for 30
If you love BBQ and live music, this party is for you! Imagine treating 30 friends to a mouthwatering five-course meal that includes jalapeno poppers, ribs, brisket, pulled pork and slaw sandwiches, and grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream prepared by Minnesota BBQ Champion Ross Bowen of Two Little Pigs Catering. Then, invite your friends to sit back and relax while Todd Hurst, a country musician who splits his time between Nashville and Minnesota, performs live just for your party. Date to be mutually agreed upon by winner, Ross Bowen and Todd Hurst.
Donated by: Ross Bowen and Todd Hurst
San Francisco and Sonoma Trip for Two
Experience the best of northern California with this 6-night city/wine country package! Includes 3 nights at The Fairmont, San Francisco, centrally located on Nob Hill, plus 3 nights at the Fairmont, Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa, an elegant retreat with an award-winning restaurant and a top-rated golf course. Package includes daily breakfast, all room-related taxes, a bottle of wine upon arrival and daily wine tastings in Sonoma, plus one private 5-hour winery tour in a chauffeured luxury sedan. A generous domestic air allowance for 2 travelers also included.
Terms and Conditions: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. A minimum 30-day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid 12 months from date of issue. Some restrictions may apply during special events. Land package blackout dates: May 22-24, June 6-8 and 24-25, July 15-17, September 18-22, October 2-7, December 31.
Donated by: US Bank Flexperks and Friends of RMHC-UM
A Hockey Fan’s Dream
This package will make an incredible gift for your favorite hockey fan this holiday season. It includes 2 lower level tickets to a regular season Minnesota Wild game of your choice, plus an unbelievable opportunity for 10 people to watch the Wild practice on another day, followed by a locker room tour and a meet and greet with Ryan Suter and multiple Wild players. An amazing experience for Wild fans of all ages! Game date and practice visit to be determined by the winner and the Suters.
Donated by: The Becky & Ryan Suter Foundation
School Visit by “Bel, the Weather Girl”
Belinda Jensen, Chief Meteorologist for KARE 11, has written a series of books designed to help children lessen their fear of weather events through a playful 8-year-old girl, Bel and her dog Stormy. In this very special package, Belinda will visit your child’s school and help the students understand weather’s wildest wonders with fun demonstrations and activities. In addition, she will donate 100 signed copies of Bel the Weather girl books plus a set of 6 hard cover books for your school’s library! Belinda is a true friend of the House that Love Built!
Donated by: Belinda Jensen
Kat Perkins Holiday Concert
Kat Perkins has made quite an impression on the House that Love Built. Her powerful voice and compassionate heart have lifted our spirits. Celebrate the season with two tickets to her “Home for the Holidays” show, a private backstage tour after the show plus a basket of CDs and other merchandise. Winner may choose from one of the following dates and locations: Chanhassen, December 14 & 15; Anoka, December 20; St. Michael, December 21 and St. Cloud, December 28.
Donated by: Kat Perkins
Rock Star for a Night with BAND 51
Have you ever dreamed of being a rock star, singing or playing guitar on stage for a crowd of adoring fans? Here’s your chance! Successful local cover band Band 51 invites you to join them on stage at a local gig at Gluek’s in Minneapolis, Mainstreet Bar in Hopkins or another local joint. This truly unique experience includes your choice of 3 songs, ranging from classic rock to country and modern rock, and 2 practice sessions with the band. Imagine inviting your family and friends to see you perform, live on stage, with Band 51! What a blast!
Donated by: Band 51
Pearson’s Candy Factory Tour with Extras
This exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of Pearson’s Candy Company in St. Paul is rarely made available to the public. The winning bidder will receive a Golden Ticket redeemable for 6 admissions to a private tour of Pearson’s historic factory on West 7th Street, where they’ll learn how such classics as Nut Goodies, Salted Nut Rolls and Bit-O-Honeys are made. Plenty of samples, a wine and candy reception and gift packages will top of this very sweet experience.
Donated by: Pearson's Candy Company
Ronald McDonald House Gala
The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
October 14, 2017
4:30 pm VIP Reception
5:30 pm Registration | Silent Auction | Cocktails
7:30 pm Dinner | Program | Awards | Live Auction | Performance by Kat Perkins
9:30 pm Music by Casablanca Orchestra
Silent Auction Details
2017 Sponsorship Details