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					The Croquet
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& Charity
Auction
2011 Preview
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 Auction Pur chAses
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Rules   of the live   Auction                                                 live Auction Gifts
To bid, raise your paddle toward the auctioneer or one of the bid spotters.   thAnk you to ouR hiGh     biddeRs !
Volunteers will deliver receipts for live auction items to winning bidders    A sweet treat from Ghirardelli Chocolate will be delivered to your table
to be taken to the cashier area at the close of the event. The auctioneer                                  for every winning bid. Additionally, for
reserves the right to announce conditions of sale at any time and has                                           each $3,000 spent, you’ll earn one
the sole and final discretion to determine the successful bidder. All bids                                      Silver Chip, allowing you access into
are binding, and no exchanges or refunds are possible. All live auction                                         today’s premium wine tasting area
lots expire one year from today’s date unless otherwise stated. Auction                                         featuring rare and fine wines.
items are available as described in the program and by the auctioneer.
Additional performance tickets, travel upgrades, etc., are not available      Wine countRy shiPPinG
unless otherwise stated.                                                      let us shiP youR Auction Wine!
                                                                              Congratulations on being the top bidder on that coveted case of wine!
PuRchAse, PAyment & Pick-uP                                                                              Now all you need is a convenient way to ship
Thank you for your generous donation! We encourage you to take care                                            it home. Let Wine Country Shipping
of auction payment today. Our friendly volunteers can assist you with                                               help you by shipping your wine
check-out using cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or                                                  home (additional fee applies).
Discover. Checks can be made payable to Make-A-Wish. Volunteers                                                     Wine Country Shipping can be
are also available to assist you with delivering items to your vehicle. If                                          found at a table on the terrace at
you are unable to pick up your auction purchases today, arrangements          the cashier check out. Wine Country Shipping is a premium packing and
may be made for pick-up at our San Francisco office, or for shipping          shipping company located here in Windsor. For additional information,
(shipping fees apply).                                                        please visit: www.winecountryshipping.com

The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation® is a non-profit organization and operates as a 501(c)(3). All funds raised by the Foundation are
used to fulfill our mission in the Bay Area.


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1.      sonomA-cutr mAgnums
                   er                                              2.        r
                                                                           Ar owood overnight For 6
       Three Commemorative Bottles                                         Sip, Swim & Savor

These items are a special tradition at the Croquet Invitational—
Commemorative Bottles of 2007 Sonoma-Cutrer Les Pierres
Chardonnay highlighting three very special wishes. This
collection of bottles, etched with wish art, contain exceptional
wine created by our host; truly collector’s items, and wonderful
additions to your cellar.

This year, we feature:



Chloe, Age 7
“I wish to go to Disneyland”
                                                                   Tucked into the eastern hillside of the Sonoma Valley is
                                                                   Arrowood Vineyards and Winery, a perfect place for a relaxing
                                                                   respite for your group of six. As if the view of the sweeping valley
                                                                   below and Sonoma Mountain above wasn’t enough, it only gets
                                                                   better when world-class wines are added to the equation. You’re
                                       Sofia, Age 17               invited to come get away from it all in this picturesque setting
                                       “I wish to go to Italy”     for a private experience featuring recreation (a bocce court
                                                                   and swimming pool), relaxation (wine tasting), a wonderful
                                                                   four-course meal on the winery grounds and an overnight in
                                                                   the property’s idyllic three-bedroom guest cottage, the former
                                                                   residence of iconic winemaster Richard Arrowood.

                                                                   includes:
                                                                   •   A day at Arrowood Vineyards and Winery in Glen Ellen
                                                                       for six, including:
                                                                       • Wine tasting
                                                                       • Use of the property’s pool and bocce court
                                                                       • A four-course meal with Arrowood reserve and
                                                                            magnum wine pairings
                                                                       • An overnight in the property’s three-bedroom cottage
                                                                            (sleeps six)

                                                                   Mutually agreeable date through 5/14/12.
Sierra, Age 13
“I wish to witness a horse foaling”




Donors:      Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards                               Donors:     Arrowood Vineyards & Winery, Regal Wine Company



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3.     weAthercAster For A dAy
       KRON 4 Featuring Your Child




“We had an amazing time at KRON 4. It truly was a memorable
experience for our son, Joey. I think the best part for us was
watching the broadcast on the DVR when we got home. We
must have played it 50 times since then!” ~Ave Seltsam, Croquet
2010 High Bidder


A once-in-a-childhood opportunity! This summer, your child will
enjoy the spotlight as a “Weathercaster for a Day” at KRON 4’s
Morning News with news anchor Mark Danon. Rain? Snow?
Who cares, as long as the DVR is programmed! For your child’s
television debut, you’ll be transported in true star style—in
a deluxe limousine! Bring along seven of your child’s friends
to share in the fun as you tour the station, meet the KRON 4
Morning News anchors, and see how a TV station operates.
Afterwards, enjoy lunch for the whole gang at California Pizza
Kitchen. An outing to be remembered!

includes:
•   Your child (16 and under) becomes a “Weathercaster for a
    Day” with Mark Danon at the KRON 4 Morning News
•   Meet the news anchors and tour the KRON 4 news station
    with seven of your child’s friends
•   A taped copy of the weather segment
•   Take a San Francisco mini-tour in the limo before lunch
•   Lunch at California Pizza Kitchen for nine
•   Five hours of limousine service (tax and gratuity not
    included)

Available weekdays May-August 2011, based on a mutually agreeable
date.




Donors:   Mark Danon, KRON 4, Make-A-Wish Board of Directors,
Pure Luxury Transportation


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4.           custom LABeL r wine
                           ed                                         5.     BArdessono For Four
            5 Cases – Your Creativity!                                        Yountville’s Gem




A unique opportunity from an outstanding winemaker and a              Green, luxurious, and peaceful—Bardessono is a Napa Valley
group of dedicated Make-A-Wish supporters…Raise your paddle           experience unlike any other. Embodying contemporary luxury
and bid on five cases of 2007 North Coast Red Wine, a bold, sassy,    and the simplified elegance of wine country living, the four-star
tannin-friendly primarily cabernet/merlot blend. This wine was        property establishes a new paradigm in what it means to truly
created by a group of Make-A-Wish supporters who purchased a          experience Napa Valley.
blending party at last year’s Croquet event, and created a wine
so fantastic that winemaker Dennis De La Montanya decided             Come experience Bardessono for yourself, with a two-night
to make five extra cases—giving you the opportunity to bid on,        getaway for four in two Spa-Suites, 550 square foot rooms offer
label and love it!                                                    open living space and generous amounts of natural light with
                                                                      a luxurious bathroom, gas fireplace and private furnished
What could make five cases of superb red wine even better? How        courtyard. Also included are four in-suite spa treatments in
about adding a custom label to each bottle! You’ll work with          each suite’s custom bathroom, designed to double as a private
professional premium wine label company Cellotype Digital to          spa, featuring a concealed massage table, a soaking tub, separate
create a custom wine label special to you—a perfect holiday,          shower, and double vanity. Relaxed and ready to dine? Do so
wedding, retirement party or anytime gift.                            at The Restaurant, where you’ll enjoy a menu based on local,
                                                                      farm-fresh ingredients.
includes:
•     Five cases of custom-labeled 2007 North Coast Red Wine,         includes:
      blended out of the best lots from De La Montanya Winery’s       •   Two Spa Suites for two nights
      cellar by friends of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This           •   Dinner for four at The Restaurant
      primarily cabernet/merlot blend pairs well with all meats       •   Four in-suite spa treatments
      and anything else from the forest to the savannah.
•     Collaborate with Cellotype Digital on a custom label of         Valid through December 30, 2011 based on a mutually agreeable date.
                                                                      Not valid Fridays or Saturdays June – November.
      your choosing. Use any combination of colors and choose
      from four different label sizes.

Two months turnaround time needed from first contact with Cellotype
Digital to wine delivery at your doorstep. Labeling process must be
completed by December 31, 2011.




        You have the opportunity to sample this 2007
       North Coast Red Wine this morning in the live
       auction display room or during lunch. Visit the
       tasting station in the display room, or request a
       taste from your table’s wine servers.




Donors:      De La Montanya Winery                                    Donors:     Bardessono



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6.      swiFt in sAn Jose For two                                   7.               Ley
                                                                            heLen tur coLLection
        Today is a Fairy Tale!                                              A Dame Fine Wine Collection!




It’s hard not to be a Taylor Swift fan. The charming 21 year-       “A goddess—America’s most significant wine consultant-
old’s sweet, honest country-pop love songs have dominated radio     winemaker” ~Robert M. Parker, Jr.
waves since 2008, and have likely found their way into your head,
                                                                    2006 James Beard Award nominee
and heart. You (and your teen, tween, friend, significant other
or anyone else, really—this girl has mass appeal!) are in luck      Winemaker of the Year ~Food & Wine Magazine 1999
– the multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning Swift is headed
                                                                    One of the Robb Report’s Top 100 Vintners, 2007
to San Jose’s HP Pavilion Friday, September 2nd on her Speak
Now world tour, and you’ve got some of the best tickets in the
                                                                    This collection, courtesy of our donors who have opened their
house: floor seats in Section 2, Row 18!
                                                                    private cellars, consists of 14 bottles of California’s best wines,
                                                                    all made by the acclaimed winemaker Helen Turley. Some of
Make a special night of it with dinner for two at Santana Row’s
                                                                    the greatest creations of this world-class winemaker were made
Maggiano’s Little Italy (where we suggest you enjoy, among other
                                                                    not only under her own label, Marcassin, but also while working
things, Taylor’s favorite food: cheesecake!), and an overnight at
                                                                    at Martinelli, Pahlmeyer, and Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills
the four-star Crowne Plaza San Jose Downtown. Three cheers
                                                                    Vineyard.
for Taylor!

                                                                    includes:
includes:
                                                                    750ml Selections, scored by Robert Parker:
•   Two tickets (floor seats in Section 2, Row 18) to Taylor
    Swift’s Speak Now world tour on Friday, September 2nd           • Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
    at 7pm at the HP Pavilion                                           2005 (95 pts.)
•   Dinner for two at Maggiano’s Little Italy at Santana Row        • Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Vineyard Merlot 2004 (94 pts.)
•   One night accommodation with breakfast at the four-star         • Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2004 (97 pts.)
    Crowne Plaza San Jose Downtown                                  • Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2006 (96 pts.)
                                                                    • Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Chardonnay 2005 (96 pts.)
                                                                    • Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Chardonnay 2006 (96 pts.)
                                                                    • Marcassin Zio Tony Ranch Chardonnay 2004 (93 pts.)
                                                                    • Marcassin Blue Slide Ridge Pinot Noir 2004 (95 pts.)
                                                                    • Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2002 (98 pts.)
                                                                    • Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2004 (98 pts.)
                                                                    • Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005 (94 pts.)
                                                                    • Martinelli Vineyards Hop Barn Hill Syrah 1999 (97 pts.)
                                                                    • Martinelli Vineyards Jackass Vineyards Zinfandel 2000 (93 pts.)
                                                                    • Pahlmeyer Red Wine 1996 (95 pts.)




Donors:  Maggiano’s Little Italy, Crowne Plaza San Jose, Make-A-    Donors:     Jay & Don Emmons
Wish Board of Directors


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                               8.                   e             y
                                       Fishing & mor in wine countr
                                       Fishing for Two; Overnight for Eight




                               It’s good to get away, be it an intimate time for two, or a shared
                               experience with friends. Have your vacation both ways with
                               this special lot, the perfect combination of recreation and
                               relaxation.

                               It begins with a day out on beautiful Lake Sonoma with licensed
                               and bonded former tournament fisherman Tony Giorgi of Bass
                               ‘n Boars Guide Service. Tony is bringing the fishing poles and
                               tackle – you bring your sense of adventure! The lake, widely
                               considered the hottest bass lake in Northern California, is
                               your oyster, as you fish for large and smallmouth bass with
                               the effective techniques Tony shares with you. You’ll enjoy
                               spectacular scenery and wildlife (Tony says it’s not uncommon
                               to spot bald and golden eagles, otters, deer, wild pigs and more!)
                               on this private outing.

                               Ready to head back to more luxurious surroundings? Your
                               friends are on their way! Meet your group for a two-night
                               stay at Main Street, a nearby, charming Cloverdale vacation
                               rental property (sleeps eight) loaded with vintage charm and
                               sophistication. Your vacation, both ways!

                               includes:
                               •   Private day on Lake Sonoma for two (you two and Tony)
                                   on his fully tournament-rigged Champion 191, a 19-foot
                                   bass boat. Typical fishing timeframe is 7am-3pm.
                                   • Tony provides the fishing poles and tackle, and
                                         encourages the “catch and release” method to ensure
                                         future generations
                               •   Two night stay for eight at Main Street, a private 2100 sq.
                                   ft. three-bedroom, two-bath renovated historic vacation
                                   home in Cloverdale, featuring a furnished kitchen,
                                   spacious living and dining area, covered porch and more

                               Mutually agreeable date through 5/14/12 (best fishing months are
                               March-June). High bidder is responsible for acquiring fishing license
                               for the day (Tony has details).




                               Donors:     Bass ‘n Boars, Clay & Chris Andersen



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9.               And Prix PAr For 20
         monAco gr           ty
         Cars, Cheese & Cocktails




Car enthusiasts, start your engines…

Your group of 20 is in for a wild ride. It’s a cocktail party for 20
on Thursday, June 2nd at Sausalito’s Mallya Collection Private
Car Museum, where billionaire and renowned businessman
Vijay Mallya houses his rare and exotic automobiles. The
museum (not open to the public) is yours for the evening, where
you’ll have the opportunity to cozy up to some of the world’s
most exclusive, perfectly-restored vehicles (we suggest you take
lots of photos, immediately post them to Facebook, and let the
drooling commence). Collection Manager Malcolm Page, a car
expert of the highest order, is your host for the evening, and is
also bringing along a DVD of the Monaco Grand Prix (which
happened just days before from May 26-29th!) for a private
screening with his expert commentary. All the excitement
have your heart racing? Relax with cocktails from a pair of
celebrated San Francisco bartenders: Ken Furusawa of the La
Folie Lounge and Patrick Brennan of Range, or sample Russian
River Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Martinelli Winery
and a selection of artisanal cheese and other nibbles from Marin
French Cheese.

Life in the fast lane is good…

includes:
•   Monaco Grand Prix cocktail party for 20 at Sausalito’s
    Mallya Collection Private Car Museum on Thursday,
    June 2nd from 5:30-8pm




Donors :  The Mallya Collection Private Car Museum, Malcolm Page,
Marin French Cheese, Martinelli Winery, Ken Furusawa, Patrick Brennan


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10.           your dA with the st s
                     te          Ar                                        11.      tur
                                                                                  nA e & nourishment
             Critics’ Choice Awards & Afterparty for Two                          Marin County Experience for Eight




Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Jeff Bridges, Justin Bieber and              It’s good to get back to nature. It’s even better to follow that up
many more all were at the Critics’ Choice Awards in January                with a relaxing dinner back in civilization. Your group of eight
2011, and next year you can be there, too! Be a part of the                is headed out on a three-hour guided kayaking adventure on
awards ceremony that calls itself the barometer of the Academy             Tomales Bay, part of the Point Reyes National Seashore. All that
Awards, and watch as the best of Hollywood are honored for the             paddling got you ready to relax? Next, head to The Tavern at
finest in cinematic achievement. This lot includes admission to            Lark Creek® in quaint Larkspur for a cozy, comfortable dining
the fabulous Awards Afterparty, your opportunity to mix and                experience housed in the restaurant’s circa 1888 historical
mingle with Tinsel Town’s shining stars! Unlike some who fly               Victorian Murphy House. Chef Aaron Wright (formerly the
in and out for the event, you’ll be staying two nights at the four-        Executive Chef at Calistoga Ranch) is expecting your group,
star Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, surrounded by contemporary               and is looking forward to treating your to a farmer’s market
glamour and style. Perfectly situated on the fashionable West              inspired five-course dinner for from the restaurant’s seasonally-
Side, this elegant, recently-renovated Los Angeles luxury hotel            driven menu.
offers easy access to all the sights of this vibrant city.
                                                                           includes:
includes:                                                                  •   Three-hour guided kayak adventure for eight on Tomales
•     Two tickets to the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on                 Bay from Blue Waters Kayaking
      Thursday, January 12th, 2012 (venue TBD)                             •   Five-course farmer’s market-inspired dinner for eight from
•     Includes cocktail reception, dinner, show and FABULOUS                   Chef Aaron Wright at The Tavern at Lark Creek
      afterparty!                                                          •   Dinner includes wine pairings
•     Two nights at the four-star Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
                                                                           Mutually agreeable date through 5/14/12.
Details about your exciting experience (location, show time, etc.) will
come to you as Make-A-Wish receives them. Please note, fast-paced
entertainment schedules sometimes mean we won’t have final details to
you until just before your experience – making it all the more exciting!
Additional tickets are not available.


2009 Critics Choice high bidder Dan Laskoski at the awards with
Morgan Freeman. Be prepared to rub elbows with Hollywood’s finest!




Donors:  Broadcast Film Critics Association, Joey Berlin, Make-A-          Donors:  The Lark Creek Group, The Tavern at Lark Creek, Blue
Wish Board of Directors                                                    Waters Kayaking, Make-A-Wish Board of Directors


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12.         AFricAn sAFAri For Four
            Be a Lion King!




Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino – these are the Big
Five that have nothing to do with accounting! Make it your
business to get a gander at each, along with the zebra, warthog,
hippo, giraffe and 23 species of antelope at the Mabula Game
Lodge – hey, it really is a jungle out there! Only two short
hours north of Johannesburg lies the African wonder that is
Mabula Game Reserve. This 12,000ha of malaria-free reserve
is home to an abundance of wildlife and birds, including the
world famous Big Five.

Mabula Game Lodge offers a traditional outdoor experience for
visitors wanting to experience the African wild, and together
with Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp, guests have the chance
to get up close and personal with nature and encounter a new
dimension in bush life. Mabula is renowned for its beauty
and natural splendor and prides itself on offering discerning
travelers a highly personalized experience.

includes:
•   Seven nights for four at the Mabula Game Lodge or
    Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
•   Attendants to cater to guests’ every whim 24 hours a day
•   Accommodations include two swimming pools and tennis
    courts
•   A permanent ranger on hand to lead nature walks, game
    viewing drives, bird watching, Land Rover outings, and
    horseback riding
•   All meals provided (including an enchanted evening
    barbeque featuring tribal dancers)

Mutually agreeable date through 5/14/12.




Donors:     Rekha & Vijay Mallya



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13.         you & the wine guy                                        14.                      A
                                                                                  AmAzing AzAmAr
            Wine Education & Fine Dining for Six                                  Venice To Greek Isles Voyage




Tom Simoneau, the KSRO Wine Guy for the past thirteen years,          You’re sailing away—and it’s never been so luxurious. Azamara
knows the wine business. A grape grower, winemaker, wine              Club Cruises, one of Travel + Leisure’s top five cruise lines,
marketer, wine educator, wine judge and wine critic – Tom is          is the cruise line for the up-market traveler. Head off on a
the walking definition of “Wine Guy.”                                 10 Night Venice to Greek Isles Voyage aboard the Azamara
                                                                      Quest, an intimate 694-guest ship boasting bow-to-stern
Your group of six is in for a treat, as Tom and Brenda Simoneau       luxuries, unparalleled service, and the unique ability to sail to
welcome your group of six into their Alexander Valley ranch           a host of destinations larger ships can’t reach. Set the dates
home. The gathering begins with a walk in the picturesque             in your smartphone: November 17th-27th, and leave the rest
vineyard, followed by a tasting of Simoneau cabernet and              to Azamara.
chardonnay, paired with Brenda’s famous hors d’oeuvres. Next,
Tom will host a wine class and tasting on a topic of your choice:     11/17/11: Venice, Italy (docked)
Oaked vs. Unoaked Chardonnay, Zinfandel: Old Vines vs. Young          11/18/11: Venice, Italy, departing at 5pm
Vines, Alternative Varietals, East Coast vs. West Coast Wines         11/19/11: Ravenna, Italy, arriving at 6am (docked)
and Cab is still King.                                                11/20/11: Ravenna, Italy, departing 6pm
                                                                      11/21/11: Split, Croatia, arriving at 12pm, departing at 9pm
With your head swirling with wine and wisdom, you’ll hit the          11/22/11: Dubrovnik, Croatia, arriving at 9am, departing at 11:59pm
road in style with your group (plus Brenda and Tom – your wine        11/23/11: Kotor, Montenegro, arriving at 8:30am, departing at 9pm
experts for the evening!) in a chauffeured limousine, headed to       11/24/11: Brindisi, Italy, arriving at 8:30am, departing at 5pm
the dining location of your choice.                                   11/25/11: Corfu, Greece, arriving at 8am, departing at 4pm
                                                                      11/26/11: Katakolon, Greece, arriving at 8am, departing at 1pm
includes:                                                             11/27/11: Athens, Greece, arriving at 5am
•     Visit to Simoneau Ranch in Healdsburg for six, for a vineyard
      tour and wine class from Wine Guy Tom Simoneau. Choose          includes:
      from five topics, and enjoy a flight of six wines during the    •   Shipboard accommodation in an Ocean View Stateroom
      class.                                                          •   Ocean transportation
•     $400 American Express Especially for Dining Gift Card, to be    •   Most Meals and entertainment aboard the vessel, wine and
      used for dinner at a Healdsburg restaurant of your choice           nonalcoholic beverages
•     Six hours of limousine service                                  •   Gratuities

Limousine service does not include tax, fuel or gratuity. Mutually    Upgrade from Ocean View Stateroom is available at approx. $500
agreeable date through 5/14/12.                                       for Veranda room and $1,500 for Suite. Does not include air, optional
                                                                      shore/land excursions, food and beverage during land portion of the
                                                                      tour and taxes (estimated $175).




Donors: Tom Simoneau - Radio Wine Guy, Pure Luxury Transportation,    Donors:     Azamara Club Cruises
Make-A-Wish Board of Directors


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15.       wine, women & wonder BreAd
            1950’s Party for 20 at De La Montanya Vineyards




Get your glad rags on and meet your party of 20 at De La
Montanya Winery in Healdsburg for a 1950’s-themed evening
to remember!

It’s a blast from the past for your group hosted by Denis De La
Montanya, a Make-A-Wish Advisory Council member, at his
family winery, which produces more than 30 different wines
including customer favorite PinUp Wines, a series of special label
wines featuring tastefully photographed pin-up style images that
embody the high-spirited lust for life found in wine country.

You’ll rock around the clock at this exclusive party held in the
winery’s picturesque backyard, enjoying a barrel tasting, a
custom-designed 1950’s themed menu from Wine Valley Catering
and more. To top it all off, you have the opportunity to select
one of your group members to be featured as the winery’s next
pin-up label model (photographs taken at a later date). Ladies,
start your posing!

includes:
•   1950’s dinner party for 20 at De La Montanya Winery in
    Healdsburg, featuring:
    • A custom-designed 1950’s menu from Wine Valley
        Catering
    • A barrel tasting and wine pairing with dinner
    • A bottle of wine for each party guest
    • The opportunity for one group member to pose as
        the winery’s next pin-up girl, featured on 25 cases of
        wine (this is a coveted spot among the club’s members,
        typically chosen by lottery!)

Mutually agreeable Sunday-Thursday date through September 1st
2011.




Donors:     De La Montanya Winery, Wine Valley Catering



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                               16.         Austin r      Ar
                                                   ock st weekend
                                           Lone Star State for Two




                               Get away to one of the most unique cities in the country – the
                               self-proclaimed “live music capital of the world” that prides
                               itself on being far from ordinary: Austin, Texas! A hot spot
                               for creativity, Austin embraces its community of musicians,
                               artists, entrepreneurs and progressive thinkers. You’re in for
                               an authentic Austin experience September 16-18th, including
                               two three-day passes to the Austin City Limits Music Festival
                               (an eight-stage event!), a sightseeing tour of the city and Texas
                               Hill Country, two passes to the Bob Bullock Texas State History
                               Museum, a festive gospel brunch at the legendary Stubb’s BBQ,
                               a two-night stay at the four-star InterContinental Stephen F.
                               Austin and more.

                               includes:
                               •   Two three-day passes to the Austin City Limits Music
                                   Festival September 16-18th, featuring over 130 bands
                               •   90 minute sightseeing tour for two of Austin and the Texas
                                   Hill Country
                               •   Admission for two to the Bob Bullock Texas State History
                                   Museum
                               •   Stubb’s Sunday Gospel Brunch for two
                               •   Roundtrip airfare for two on JetBlue
                               •   Car service to/from the airport and three-day bicycle
                                   rental (the best way to see Austin!)
                               •   Two nights at the four-star InterContinental Stephen F.
                                   Austin Hotel, the choice for luxury Austin hotels




                               Donors:     Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, JetBlue Airways



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17.         A giAnt exPerience
            Comcast Sportsnet Exclusive Access for Four




You know the lineup, you have the gear, Timmy’s likeness is
your screensaver. Ok, even if it’s not, you’ve caught Giants fever
- and it feels so good!

Prepare yourself for a Giant experience for four starting off with
a private tour of the Comcast SportsNet TV truck (exclusive,
rarely-granted access!), followed by four Field Club tickets
to a game and – wait for it, a live on-air Comcast SportsNet
appearance on the broadcast!

The World Series champions (did we mention that they’ve won
more games than any other team in the history of American
baseball?) are waiting for you - come see them in action!

includes:
•   Private tour for four of the Comcast SportsNet TV truck
    – see how they make what you see at home possible!
•   Four Field Club tickets to a game this season
•   Comcast SportsNet will show you and your guests live on-
    air during the Giants game broadcast
•   Four Comcast SportsNet Giants gear bags

Mutually agreeable game during the 2011 regular season.




Donors:     Comcast SportsNet



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                               18.         under the tuscAn sun
                                         Weeklong Culinary Experience in Tuscany




                               Immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of Tuscany.
                               Experience the passion of food and wine in the kitchen, at the
                               table, and in the Italian marketplace on an unforgettable six-
                               day culinary adventure for two with Pamela Sheldon Johns,
                               an Italian culinary master celebrated by the Wall Street
                               Journal as one of the top 10 culinary guides in Europe.

                               With thirteen years of workshops under her belt, Pamela
                               will welcome your twosome for a full-immersion experience,
                               visiting artisan producers of local foods and applying those
                               products in traditional preparations including hands-on
                               cooking classes, demonstrations at local restaurants and
                               guided visits to artisan food producers.

                               Accommodations are in the countryside at Pamela’s gracious
                               farm, Poggio Etrusco (near Montepulciano, halfway between
                               Florence and Rome). On 15 acres, this estate is an active
                               oliveto (with over 1,000 olive trees!) and also houses an
                               expansive garden from which to pick fresh, seasonal produce,
                               breathtaking views of the nearby hilltown of Cortona and a
                               large swimming pool.

                               includes:
                               •   Six-day Culinary Adventure for Two in Tuscany
                               •   Five-night accommodation for two at Poggio Etrusco in a
                                   private apartment featuring two bedrooms, two baths, a
                                   fully equipped kitchen and living area with fireplace
                               •   All meals and beverages, cooking classes and tours,
                                   ground transportation

                               Workshop season runs June-November with various mutually agreeable
                               Monday-Saturday trip dates available.




                               Donors:   Pamela Shelton Johns, Italian Food Artisans, Make-A-Wish
                               Board of Directors


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19.       AdoPt-A-wish®                                           Nolan, age 15
          You Can Make Wishes Come True                           I wish to meet
                                                                  Jack Johnson…




             Kyleigh, age 12, wished to go to Australia

This is your chance to make a difference…

Each year the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation®
provides magical wishes to over 300 children who endure
prolonged and painful treatments as they battle a variety
                                                                                          Judson, age 8
of life-threatening illnesses. It is these children and their
families who put so much of their lives on hold during an
                                                                                          I wish to go to
illness - and then find something to look forward to when                                   Walt Disney
a wish is promised. Not only do wishes change the lives of                                World® Resort
those who experience them, they forever touch the many
people who donate time and money to make wishes come true.

                      Today you have the opportunity to be
                      part of this magic. We invite you to
                      stand and raise your paddle to help
                      continue Bay Area wish-granting. By
                      participating in this simple gesture, you
                      will help make one child’s wish come
                      true. It is one simple act that will have
                      a profound, lifelong effect for another.

                      includes:
                 •    All donors of $1,000+ will receive
                      a special bottle of 2008 Joy Road           Liam, age 10
                      Vineyards Chardonnay created by             I wish to have a seal
                      Terry Adams, former Sonoma-Cutrer
                                                                  experience…
                      Vineyards’ award-winning winemaker.
                      Our gift to you!




Donors:   Make-A-Wish Board of Directors



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                               20.          t              A owne
                                           A home with kost Br
                                           Wine, Dine & More for Six




                               Acclaimed winemaker Dan Kosta and his wonderful wife Alli (a
                               member of the Make-A-Wish Board of Directors) live the good
                               life in Santa Rosa – and your group of six is cordially invited
                               to their home for a day of decadence. First up, recreation and
                               relaxation at the nearby members-only Mayacama Golf Club,
                               including a foursome of golf for the gents (your threesome plus
                               Dan) and three 90-minute spa treatments for the ladies. Feeling
                               rejuvenated, you’ll head back to the Kosta home for a lazy
                               afternoon poolside followed by cocktail hour featuring samples
                               of some of Kosta Browne’s finest wines. Think it can’t get any
                               better? Think again! You have a very special dinner guest: Chef
                               John Ash of the acclaimed John Ash & Co., who, in conjunction
                               with the Kostas, has put together a five-course magnum dinner
                               featuring the restaurant’s signature wine country cuisine,
                               paired with wines from the Kosta Browne library.

                               Unlike Kosta Browne Winery’s waiting list, this is one KB
                               experience you don’t have to get in line for—all it takes is a
                               raise of the paddle…

                               includes:
                               •   Day with Dan and Alli Kosta for six featuring:
                                   • Mayacama experience:
                                      • Foursome of golf (your threesome plus Dan) at
                                           Mayacama, lauded as one of Jack Nicklaus’
                                           finest courses
                                      • Three 90-minute spa treatments for the ladies
                                      • Limousine service to and from Mayacama for the
                                           group
                                   • Swimming, cocktail hour and magnum dinner at the
                                      Kosta’s private Santa Rosa home:
                                      • Cocktail hour to feature barrel samples, library
                                           releases and more from Kosta Browne’s exclusive
                                           cellar
                                      • Five-course magnum dinner from Chef John Ash
                                           of John Ash & Co., paired with magnum wines
                                           from Kosta Browne

                               Mutually agreeable date through 5/14/12 excluding November 1st-
                               February 28th.
                               Donors: John Ash, Dan & Allison Kosta, Kosta Browne Winery, May-
                               acama Golf Club, Pure Luxury Transportation, Vintner’s Inn


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21.         gr
             And enough For JA gA
                              y tsBy                                22.          i’m thAnkFuL For mAcy’s
            Sonoma-Cutrer Themed Party for 24                                    Four Viewing Passes for Parade Magic




Tablemates, unite! This lot is perfect for splitting - an amazing   This year, skip the hosting obligations and opt to be in the Big
party for 24; a great fit for your circle of friends.               Apple for turkey day, to witness in-person the magic that kicks off
                                                                    the holiday season: it’s the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Unlike Jay Gatsby, who frequently left his guests to their own
devices at his extravagant flings, Sonoma-Cutrer will cater to      From the exclusive Macy’s Grandstand, right at the beginning
your every need in grand style. The Gatsby era returns to the       of the Parade at 77th Street & Central Park West where all
grounds of Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards for this splendid event,         the action starts, you’ll have a great view of all of the parade’s
which begins with an old-fashioned game of croquet and wine on      festivities - its signature big balloons (Snoopy! Dora the
the world-class croquet courts. The 24 of you will enjoy an early   Explorer! Spider-Man!), marching band, Broadway musical
evening gourmet picnic from Syrah Restaurant Chef and Owner         and Rockettes performances and so much more. Once Santa
Josh Silvers, with Sonoma-Cutrer library wines hand-selected        Claus has made his way down the parade route, head back to
by Sonoma-Cutrer’s winemaker. It is as divine and decadent          your comfortable accommodation at the iconic four-star Plaza
as your mind’s eye can imagine. Enjoy this experience of The        Hotel, the ultimate luxury lifestyle destination, fresh from its
Great Gatsby come to life. Raise that paddle high!                  recent $450 million transformation.

includes:                                                           P.S. Did we mention you’ll wake up in the world’s best shopping
•  Day at Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards featuring:                        destination on Black Friday?
  • Croquet match for 24 on Sonoma-Cutrer’s world-class
      croquet lawn                                                  includes
  • Picnic on Sonoma-Cutrer’s grounds from Josh Silvers of          •    Four VIP Viewing Passes to the 85th Annual Macy’s
      Syrah Restaurant                                                   Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24, 2011. (These
• One autographed Josh Silvers Down Home: Downtown                       passes are not available for public sale.)
   cookbook                                                         •    Accommodation Wednesday November 23rd and Thursday
• One case of Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Ranches 2009                   November 24th in two Plaza Rooms at the AAA Five
   Chardonnay                                                            Diamond Plaza Hotel including complimentary breakfast
                                                                         daily
Mutually agreeable Sunday-Thursday through 5/14/12.
                                                                    Restrictions: Passes are not for resale.




Donors:     Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Syrah Restaurant               Donors:    Macy’s, Make-A-Wish Board of Directors



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                               23.             ek
                                            eur A!
                                            Zeppelin Experience for Four




                               Indulge in an exciting, one-of-a-kind adventure on the largest
                               airship in the world! Airship Ventures’ Zeppelin, Eureka, offers
                               the only passenger airship flight service in America. This unique
                               adventure will carry you aloft into a colorful wonderland that has
                               to be experienced to be believed. Your package includes a one-
                               hour flight for four from their most popular location, where you’ll
                               experience breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline and
                               be able to hover over the Golden Gate Bridge – something to brag
                               about for months to come! Be one of the select few in the world
                               to experience a Zeppelin flight. Now is the time.

                               includes:
                                   •     One-hour flight for four from Oakland in Airship
                                         Ventures’ Eureka Zeppelin (the only airship in the US
                                         authorized for commercial passengers!)
                                         • Cruising at around 1300 feet, you are high
                                             enough to be non-intrusive, but low enough to see
                                             amazing details
                                         • Features huge windows (two of which open!),
                                             comfortable leather seating and more

                               Mutually agreeable date through November 15, 2012.




                               Donors:     Airship Ventures



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24.           scotLAnd cAstLe For eight
             B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bagpipes)




Good news: you don’t have to be a prince to live like one! Not with
a castle—a big, rambling, historic, authentic, regally appointed
Scottish castle—at your disposal for a week. Lessons to learn
how to sit in a kilt are extra! Keillour Castle, near Edinburgh
in County Tayside, sits on a blessed plot, a neatly landscaped
realm in the Scottish countryside. Nearby are some of the best
(and first) golf courses on earth, as well as some of the finest
producers of single-malt scotch.

includes:
•   Six nights and seven days for a party of eight at Keillour
    Castle
•   Five bedrooms, each with a bath
•   Breakfast daily, with dinner on the first and last nights of
    your stay

Mutually agreeable date through 5/14/12. Keillour Castle is in the
Scottish countryside, so you won’t be tempted by distractions from the
outside world; the castle is internet-free!




Donors:     Rekha & Vijay Mallya



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25.            get on the wine Bus                                   26.           sunriver, oregon
               Dry Creek Adventure for 10                                          Five Nights for Four




The wheels on the bus are going ‘round and ‘round…all through        Located east of the Cascade Mountains in central Oregon,
wine country!                                                        Sunriver is the sunny playground of the great Northwest. Win
                                                                     this lot and you will enjoy five nights in a home surrounded
Get out the camera, because your group of ten is traveling in        by the grandeur of the national forest, the Cascade lakes and
style – in a 1937 Yellowstone National Park touring bus, hitting     lazy rivers, while enjoying the view of the mountains and being
the road to take you on an unforgettable wine country outing         conveniently located just across the street from the Woodlands
with stops at Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves, Mauritson              Golf Course.
Wines, De La Montanya Winery and Everett Ridge Winery.
At De La Montanya, enjoy a catered lunch (paired with wine,          This private home features two well-appointed master suites
of course!) in the winery’s beautiful garden before hitting the      with one king and one queen. The indoor spa room off the master
road for more tasting.                                               suite has a hot tub to soak your cares away, and windows to let
                                                                     in the beauty of nature. Ride the bides to the river, walk though
Tired from your day of decadence? This lot also includes stays       the forest, golf, swim, ski at Mt. Bachelor, or just relax on the
for the group at the Camellia Inn, Healdsburg, a charming            wrap-around deck and enjoy the beautiful trees and stars on
1869 Italianate Victorian in the heart Healdsburg, and at the        this nicely landscaped corner lot.
Climbing Rose Cottage and Studio in Geyserville, offering
luxurious and plentiful amenities.                                   includes:
                                                                     •   Five nights for four people in a private Sunriver home
An adventure worth toasting!                                         •   Two bedrooms, two baths, fully equipped kitchen, fireplace
                                                                         and indoor hot tub
includes:                                                            •   Use of community pools, tennis courts, and four adult
•     Day of wine tasting in a 1937 Yellowstone National Park            bikes
      touring bus, resorted to its original condition (features      •   Three bottles of acclaimed Oregon pinots to sip and savor
      comfortable seats and a removable canvas top!)                     on your trip:
•     Stops at Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves, Mauritson Wines,          • 2008 Torii Mor, 2009 King Estate, 2008 Elk Cove
      De La Montanya Winery and Everett Ridge Winery
•     Gourmet box lunch provided by Wine Valley Catering with        Mutually agreeable date. Excludes June 15 – September 15 as well as
                                                                     holiday periods. Must be used by May 15, 2012.
      wine pairing at De La Montanya Winery
•     One night accommodations for your entire group:
      • Two rooms (for two couples) at Camellia Inn Healdsburg,
          breakfast included
      • Two bedrooms and studio cottage (for three couples) at
          Clinbing Rose Cottage and Studio Geyserville

Mutually agreeable Sunday-Thursday through 5/14/12, excludes holi-
days. Two months advance reservation strongly recommended.




Donors:    All Seasons Vacation Suites, Bella Vineyards and Wine
Caves, De La Montanya Winery, Everett Ridge Winery, Make-A-Wish
Board of Directors, Mauritson Wines, Brian and Debbie Opperman,      Donors:     Sandra & Scott Ormerod, Make-A-Wish Board of Directors
Wine Valley Catering


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27.                          Anch
            excLusive oLiver r
           Arty Afternoon for 10




“The Oliver Ranch is an exquisite place and an extraordinary
idea.” ~Joan Simon

Join collector Steve Oliver on a private tour for 10 of his
picturesque 100-acre Oliver Ranch property in Alexander
Valley, featuring 18 remarkable site-specific installations from
celebrated artists. Originally bought in 1981, the ranch has
evolved into a world-renowned sculpture site that represents a
natural convergence of the Olivers’ longstanding passion for art
and deep connection to the land. Your private tour (the Ranch
is not open to the public) covers approximately 2.5 miles with
600 feet of up and down elevation change, and can be likened to
a light hike in the woods. Following your tour, you’ll head to a
nearby private patio within a vineyard for a catered box lunch
from Fresh by Lisa Hemenway, paired with wines from Make-
A-Wish’s cellar. Hemenway, who has been delighting Sonoma
County diners with her gourmet flair for almost 30 years (at her
award-winning Lisa Hemenway’s Restaurant, as a Pastry Chef
at John Ash & Co. and more), has packed seasonally-inspired,
gourmet fare to enjoy amongst stunning natural beauty. To art
and epicurean enjoyment!

includes
•   2.5 hour private tour for 10 of Oliver Ranch in Geyserville
    with guide Steve Oliver
•   Seasonally inspired gourmet box lunches for 10 from
    Fresh by Lisa Hemenway
•   Selection of wines to enjoy with lunch

Mutually agreeable Friday afternoon or Saturday or Sunday morning
in 2012.




Donors:    Oliver Ranch, Fresh by Lisa Hemenway



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                               28.             yone’s A winner dinner For 6
                                            ever
                                            Sonoma & Napa, Together at Last




                               You likely have a preference. Be it for Sonoma’s boutique win-
                               eries (or, ahem, what we think is the best chardonnay around!),
                               or Napa’s grander estates. Heck, we’ve even encouraged you to
                               pick sides (time to put down that Napa vs. Sonoma paddle…).

                               It’s time to give peace a chance. When you do, you’ll be reward-
                               ed handsomely – with an exclusive “Dueling Vintner” dinner
                               with Dan and Alli Kosta and Fred and Carol Schrader, hosted
                               at the Kosta’s Santa Rosa home. That’s right, the Kostas and
                               the Schraders are each reaching across the wine country aisle
                               to break bread…and you’ll join them!

                               includes:
                               •   Dinner for six (outstanding wine included) with Dan and
                                   Alli Kosta of Kosta Browne Winery and Fred and Carol
                                   Schrader of Schrader Cellars at the Kosta’s Santa Rosa
                                   home

                               Mutually agreeable date through 5/14/12




                               Donors:     Dan & Alli Kosta, Frederick & Carol Schrader



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29.           chAmPAgne, croquet & more…                           30.           o is For otis
             For Four!                                                          That’s Good Enough for You!




Enjoy a relaxing day to remember in beautiful Sonoma County        “Making the world a better place one cookie at a time” ~Otis
wine country for your foursome (did someone say ladies
weekend!?). Your day begins with a VIP tour, tasting and           Every once in awhile a special product comes along; something
gourmet private lunch at Korbel Champagne Cellars, long            you’d be crazy to miss out on. A product to brighten your day and
celebrated as a sparkling wine purveyor, whose bubbly is enjoyed   bring smiles to all you know… all you have to do is follow your
worldwide (it is the champagne found at each US presidential       nose. Meet the Otis Spunkmeyer Triple Rack 12ov cookie oven
inauguration – we pledge allegiance to Korbel!). You’re then       – 22.5’’ of delight, just waiting for a special home. The perfect
headed to Sonoma-Cutrer for wine tasting and a game of Croquet     addition to your office (if you want to be the best boss ever, that
on their world-class courts. Ready to rest? Your overnight is at   is) or busy home, this cookie oven was created especially to bake
the nearby Applewood Inn in Guerneville, lauded by the Robb        fresh, hot and gooey confections.
Report as “a charming country inn hidden among the redwoods
that delivers five-star amenities.”                                But wait, there’s more! You’ll also receive a six pound bag of
                                                                   frozen chocolate chip cookie dough (that’s 72 cookies!) each
includes:                                                          month for a year. Snag your cookie oven, not available in stores
•   VIP tour, tasting and gourmet lunch for four at Korbel         or online, and let the mouth-watering begin!
    Champagne Cellars
•   VIP tasting and game of Croquet for four at Sonoma-            includes:
    Cutrer Vineyards                                               •   Otis Spunkmeyer Triple Rack 12ov Cookie Oven,
•   One night accommodation for four at the Applewood Inn,             measuring 22.5’’ L, 22’’ W, 11.5’’ D
    including a full country breakfast                             •   Six pound dough delivery (72 cookies) monthly for a year
•   Transportation is provided from the Applewood Inn and
                                                                   Dough delivery to run June ’11 – May ’12, arriving monthly via Fed Ex
    back
                                                                   (on dry ice once) at your preferred address. Monthly ship date is flex-
                                                                   ible. Delivery within California only.
Mutually agreeable date through 5/14/12




Donors:     Korbel Champagne Cellars, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards      Donors:     Otis Spunkmeyer



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31.         wine & cheese For 20                                        32.          2012 heAd tABLe For ten
            Education and Epicurean Delight for Oenophiles                           The Ultimate VIP Experience




Gather your group; it’s time to sip and savor wonderful wine and        Same time next year…come back to the Croquet Invitational and
cheese, while learning a thing or two about your palette. Inter-        host your party at the Head Table. The winner of this lot will
nationally acclaimed food and wine authority Colette Hatch,             provide an experience for their guests unlike any other.
aka “Madame de Fromage” is headed to your home for an event
to remember. She’s brought along her breadth of knowledge               includes:
about all things cheese and wine, and is looking forward to             •   VIP location for table of ten on Saturday
sharing it with you in a two-hour seminar to include lots of sip-       •   Premium linens, wine and table location
ping and sampling. It’s a fromage and vin culinary celebration          •   A head waiter assigned to your table to assure exceptional
featuring cheeses from local producer Marin French Cheese,                  service for your guests
expertly paired with wonderful wines from Make-A-Wish’s cel-            •   Each guest will receive admission to the Silver Chip
lar. A graduate of the Lycee d’ Etat Poligny in Jura, France,               premium wine area
Colette offers more then three decades of experience with wine,         •   Includes a wish adoption, and presentation of wish art to
specialty foods and especially – fromage. “Colette is the only              the table host at the event
person who knows more about cheese than I do,” says Steven              •   Each table guest receives information about the adopted
Jenkins, author of the Cheese Primer.                                       wish
                                                                        •   In addition, you will receive a table for ten at the Friday
Bond with Collette over wine and cheese during this unique                  night sponsors “Circle Dinner”
experience—a perfect holiday, anniversary, or anytime cel-              •   The table host will enjoy the opportunity to play in the
ebration.                                                                   Pro-Am Croquet Tournament on Friday afternoon with
                                                                            recognition by MC during center court announcements
includes:                                                               •   Winning bid of $6,000+ will receive two nights (Friday
•     Two hour Wine and Cheese party for 20 in your home with               & Saturday) accommodation and limousine to/from host
      “Madame de Fromage,” Colette Hatch                                    hotel on Friday or Saturday (limousine accommodates
•     Includes a selection of local cheeses from Marin French               ten)
      Cheese, wine from the Make-A-Wish cellar, breads, olives,
      and chocolate

Mutually agreeable date through 5/14/12, must take place in a home or
other venue located in or between San Francisco and wine country.




Donors:    Colette Hatch, Marin French Cheese, Make-A-Wish Board        Donors:     Make-A-Wish Board of Directors
of Directors


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Calend ar
of events
Walk for Wishes® –                          June 4, 2011
Join us for our second annual 5k walk/fun run on the beautiful campus
of Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. This moderately easy, wheelchair
accessible and stroller-friendly event focuses on wishes and wish kids, and
truly reflects the life-affirming effect of wishes come true.


sfPD Challenge –                      OCTOber 2011
enjoy breakfast or lunch with Cops and Coffee, or accept the challenge of
the Cable Car Pull, all in the picturesque location of Aquatic Park. It’s not
too early to form your team, start to “bulk up” and be ready to be cheered
on by a crowd of supporters, along with wish kids and their families.



Monterey Bay gala –                            OCTOber 22, 2011
Located in the stunning locale of Tehama Golf & Country Club in Carmel,
this is the Monterey Peninsula’s premier gala. Cocktails on the Terrace,
sumptuous dining on the grounds, entertainment straight from Hollywood
and one-of-a-kind auction items make this event one you won’t want to
miss.



Wine anD Wishes –                           FebruAry 4, 2012
Wine and Wishes features the best talents the epicurean world has to
offer. Guests at the Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting enjoy lavish samplings
of signature hors d’oeuvres and premier wines. The exclusive Winemaker
Dinner then features a sumptuous four-course meal, with each course
prepared by a celebrated bay Area chef.



WeekenDs for Wishes –                                yeAr-rOunD
This is actually numerous mini fundraisers held anytime of the year. Anyone
who wants to raise money for Make-A-Wish can determine his or her own
fundraising goal and then invite family and friends to contribute to Make-
A-Wish in conjunction with their event. events can be anything from a
backyard barbecue to a marathon. We will provide all you need, including
a personal webpage where everyone can make a contribution.




     To be placed on the invitation list for any of the
       above events, call 415.982.9474 or send an
              email to events@SFWish.org.

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