Live Auction Items – Community LINC 10/17/09 The Rat Pack Urban, classy, chic and oh-so-Kansas City… Spend the day with a companion sampling wines from all around the world at the crossroad district’s own Cellar Rat Wine Merchants. Cellar Rat stocks over 800 wines and 200 handcrafted brews and a private tasting of a hand-chosen selection could be yours for the day! Retire for the evening at the famous and recently renovated Aladdin Hotel in downtown Kansas City. With breathtaking views of the city and luxurious rooms with spacious whirlpool tubs, the Aladdin is the perfect place to relax your mind and body for a good night’s rest. Wake up refreshed and rejuvenated and head to a delightful brunch for two at the Bristol Seafood Grill before heading home. The whole package makes any weekend a close- to-home getaway! Prize package is valued at $449.00, courtesy of Cellar Rat Wine Merchants, The Aladdin Hotel, and Bristol Seafood Grill. Out To The Races In need of high-speed and thrilling entertainment with a side of luxury? Look no further! Cash in on two tickets to the Kansas Speedway’s Indy Racing event on May 1, 2010. With seats right on the finish line and under the roof of the racetrack, these truly are the best seats in the house. You’ll be sure not to miss a millisecond of the excitement! Get to the race that day in style with three hours of chartered limousine service for up to eight passengers. This is surely a way to spend a Saturday with friends or family. Prize package is valued at $670, courtesy of Kuhn & Wittenborn Advertising and Leader Limo. Vegas, Baby! What happens in Vegas…. Stays in Vegas! Hit the jackpot and make a memorable three-day- weekend only you will know about with this stay at the exclusive Hilton or Flamingo hotels right on the famous strip! Up to 1,700 club points will be donated for you to enjoy vacation combination days of your choice in a one bedroom suite suitable for no more than four people (340 points/night weekday (Monday-Thursday), 680 points/night weekend (Friday-Sunday). You can also enjoy a studio accommodation (160 points/weekdays, 320 points/weekends) that is available for more nights if desired and suitable for up to two people. This fabulous weekend getaway is available between January 1 and February 28, 2010. Prize package is valued at over $750, courtesy of Eric and Margie Dyck. Dressed For Success Do you like to look like the sharp dressed man you really are? A beautiful custom-made, fully canvassed men’s suit (retailed at over $1,000) is being donated by Tom Paolini, the President of the Style League, and by Astor & Black Custom Clothier. They will provide a full concierge service and will come to your office or home and take 20 measurements to achieve the perfect fit. You can choose from a multitude of options and customize your own suit from fabrics, lapels, vents, buttons, button holes, pockets, lining, and pant cuffs to name a few. You will feel like you just stepped off the set of Mad Men with a slim-fit, double-breasted pinstripe or a traditional two- button suit. Standard features include hand-picked stitching on the jacket, surgeon’s cuffs (working button holes on jacket sleeves,) hidden cash pocket, rubberized waistband and a built-in pocket silk. Prize package is valued at over $1,000, courtesy of Tom Paolini and Astor & Black Custom Clothier. Beer, BBQ and Football Nothing says Kansas City more than barbecue, and no one else in the country has more team spirit than Kansas City Chiefs fans! Enjoy a tailgate party for 25 people with tasty barbecued meat selections, two side dish choices, bread, brownies, and four cases of variety selection locally- brewed Boulevard beer before the game. Eight lucky winners will enjoy tickets to watch the Chiefs take on the Cleveland Browns on December 20, 2009. Two parking passes are provided, so all you have to do is show up and wear your red! Prize package is valued at $1,142, courtesy of Waddell and Reed, Boulevard Brewing Company, and Distinguished Catering. Take Me Out to the Ballgame Peanuts, hot dogs, and baseball, oh my! Receive the Royal treatment for a 2010 Kansas City Royals game with this prize pack: newly renovated suite seats for one 2010 home game complete with 18 tickets, four parking passes, and a food and drink package for a date mutually agreed upon next spring (once the schedule is out and dates are made available.) There’s not a more perfect way to spend a summer afternoon or evening than with America’s favorite pastime. This is a true home run of a deal! Prize package is valued at $2,300, courtesy of Assurant, Inc. Cabo San Lucas Celebration Make the great escape this winter to beautiful and sunny Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Enjoy a two- story, 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom penthouse that sleeps six to twelve people at the fabulous five star Gold Crown Resort at Pueblo Bonito on Sunset Beach Cabo San Lucas. The gorgeous penthouse includes 2,400 square feet of living space with a very large kitchen. Enjoy the sunsets and ocean views from anywhere on the 1,200 feet of outdoor terraces, including a private outdoor Jacuzzi tub. Bedroom amenities include two queen beds and a private bath, as well as a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. You’ll find it the perfect place to come watch the whales or play golf on the resort. It’s the perfect size for three families with full privacy, but it also makes the perfect hideout for a girls’ trip or a guys’ golf getaway. This offer can be redeemed anytime between now and December of 2010 depending on availability. This package is already reserved for November 27-December 4, 2009. Prize package is valued at $4,800 courtesy of Karen Bridges. Magical Mazatlan Nicknamed the Pearl of the Pacific, Mazatlan is the closest Mexican resort to the United States. Located on Mexico’s Gold Coast, it’s been a favorite destination for those looking to soak up the relaxed pace of life along the Pacific for decades. You will relax in a two-bedroom condo in the Mayan Sea Garden resort that sleeps four adults and two children for a 7-day, 6-night stay in luxury! This offer can be redeemed anytime between January and December of 2010. Prize package is valued at $2,500, courtesy of Larry and Kathy Baldwin. Kiss Me in Kissimmee Grab the kids and head to sunny Kissimmee, FL for some time together and lots of family fun during an 8-day, 7-night vacation. Enjoy a two or three-bedroom condominium that is located just minutes from all of the Orlando attractions like Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens. There really is something for everyone, and it’s never too late to be a kid at heart! Terms and conditions apply; winning bidder should read exclusions outlined in the prize package. Prize package is valued at $1,200, courtesy of Rebeca Surber of Global Connections, Inc. Lights, Camera, Action Take home a little slice of Hollywood with this AMC prize package. You and a friend can sit back, relax, and take in the silver screen as you enjoy two unlimited movie ticket passes together for an entire year at any AMC theatre location. Get the popcorn ready – it’s show time! Prize package is valued at $1,040, courtesy of AMC Theatres. Wine and Dine Want to recreate that fine dining experience in your own home, without having to do all of the work? Take a night off and spend the night in with your friends and Zest Chef Linda Duerr formerly with JJ’s, Frondizi’s and Lydia’s. Duerr will prepare food for you and five guests, all in the comfort of your own home. You can also enjoy specialized wine pairings for ten of your closest friends, hand-selected by expert sommelier Joni Brennan. The tasting can be customized to your individual taste or needs and will be a surefire way to teach you more about the basics of wine expertise. Enjoy succulent smells, fabulous wines, delicious cuisine, and good company all evening long! Prize package is valued at $600, courtesy of Joe DiGiovanni, Joni Brennan, Vino 101 and Susan Thomas. Humidor Are you a cigar aficionado who loves a good smoke? Wish you had the perfect place to store them? Then bid on a beautiful humidor by Puro Humidors. Every one of their models is handcrafted from solid cedar and finished with solid brass hardware. A single Puro humidor is so skillfully crafted that it requires more than 150 hours to complete! This model will store more than 300 cigars inside. If you love cigars, this is the premier storage choice for you. Prize package is valued at $945, courtesy of Puro Humidors. O! You You’d better shape up and take good notes… she’s the queen of daytime television and entrepreneur to her own magazine. You all know and love Oprah, but this time, it’s all about you. One lucky winner will receive registration for themselves and three of their friends to the O! You all-day conference event in Kansas City on Saturday, October 24, including four seminars designed to better your lifestyle and activities geared towards promoting your personal growth. Attendees can learn from talk-show guests like Dr. Oz on how to be your best self, Suze Orman on how to take control and be financially confident, Nate Berkus on how to create a home that is a true reflection of you, and Martha Best on how to improve the overall quality of your life. Attendees will also receive a customized agenda, journal and event gift bag from O and its partners. Prize package is valued at $400, courtesy of Susan Thomas.