Big Night Live Auction Preview

Summer in the City
Take a break from your routine with a downtown Minneapolis staycation! Spend two nights in a two-bedroom, two-bath condo in the historic Soo Line building at 5th and Marquette in the heart of downtown. Relax in the rooftop pool by day, and enjoy the urban scene by night. Have a lavish dinner at Butcher & The Boar, voted one of the best steakhouses and one of the best bourbon bars in America. Take in a show at the Guthrie Theater and watch the sun set over the Mississippi from its Endless Bridge. Take the weekend to truly see the excitement of your city!
Donated by 7 Medical Systems, Butcher & the Boar, Guthrie Theater
Lodging dates to be agreed upon by the owner and the winner, expires 9/30/2018. Guthrie voucher expires 7/27/2018.

Timberwolves Suite
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind Minnesota Timberwolves experience! You and 12 guests will take in the game from the Federated Insurance suite at the newly renovated Target Center. Enjoy unlimited locally sourced organic food options designed by chef David Fhima and complimentary premium beverages – including craft cocktails, local beer, and stadium classics. Package also includes three parking passes.
Donated by Federated Insurance
Winner will choose a 2018-19 game mutually agreed upon by Federated Insurance.

Hawaiian Haven Vacation
Discover the beauty, culture and adventures waiting for you on a seven-night dream vacation to Maui. Enjoy full views of the ocean, breathtaking sunsets and gorgeous West Maui Mountains from an expansive three-bedroom, two-bath condo that has all the conveniences of home. Bring the whole family – the suite comfortably sleeps eight with a king bed, three queen beds and a sleeper sofa. Enjoy the full-service resort or explore nearby Kaanapali, Kapalua, and Lahaina.
Donated by Ken Barrett
Winner must pay $399 resort/linen/cleaning fee and $49 damage insurance policy. Dates subject to availability. Peak months (Jan-Mar) and major holidays not available. Airfare not included.

Dinner for 10 with MN Viking Harrison Smith & Chef David Fhima
Two stars in one unforgettable night! The best safety in the NFL, Minnesota Viking Harrison Smith, and award-winning restaurateur David Fhima are teaming up to provide a once-in-a-lifetime private dining experience. Join them for a splendid five-course, wine-paired chef’s tasting for ten guests at Fhima’s historic Lowry Hill mansion. Enjoy a truly priceless experience with one of the NFL’s best on and off the field!
Donated by Harrison Smith and David Fhima
Date to be mutually agreed upon by winner, Chef Fhima, and Harrison Smith.

Twins Suite & Memorabilia Tour with Curator Clyde Doepner
Die-hard and casual Twins fans alike will be amazed by this private tour of Target Field led by Clyde Doepner, the only full-time team curator in Major League Baseball. Clyde “The Guide” will give you a behind-the-scenes peek into private spaces within Target Field, highlight decades of rare Twins memorabilia, and astound you with his encyclopedic knowledge of baseball history. Following the tour, you’ll be treated to a suite experience for 24 guests to watch the Twins play the Cleveland Indians on June 3, 2018.
Donated by the Minnesota Ballpark Authority and Clyde Doepner
Tour can be scheduled on game day or on a separate day, to be mutually agreed upon with Clyde Doepner.

Up North Luxury Retreat
Go up nort’ in style! Enjoy the North Woods at a luxury lake home on Pig Lake in the Whitefish chain. For five nights, enjoy boating, water skiing, tubing, swimming, building sand castles, and watching gorgeous sunsets over the lake from one of three patios. Bring your family and friends—this four-bedroom, five-bath home sleeps ten comfortably and has an open floor plan, soaring ceilings, and a private master suite. Take the on-site pontoon for a spin around the lake or to visit lakefront bars and restaurants just minutes away.
Donated by Kristine & Matt Rauenhorst
Dates to be between August 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, to be agreed upon by the owner and winner.

Sonoma Wine Country & Spa Vacation
Experience California’s wine country in style with a four-day, three-night stay in a spacious Vineyard Suite and a private, chauffeured five-hour winery tour through Napa and Sonoma. The suite at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa provides the epitome of comfort and privacy, including a fireplace, Jacuzzi tub for two, and plush sitting area. Breakfast is complimentary each day, as are wine tastings in the hotel lobby. Package includes a $500 credit to use toward travel, dining, spa services, or anything you’d like!
Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue. Some restrictions may apply during special events. Blackout dates: June 24-25, July 15-17.

Food Truck Party for 20
Surprise your party-goers with one of the “hottest” food trucks in the Twin Cities! With more than 50 bottles of craft beer and the award-winning Hot Indian food truck at your door, all you need is guests. Hot Indian was named one of the Top 8 Indian Food Trucks in America, a Top 5 Food Truck by Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine, and one of the 15 Best Local Fast-Casual Eats by Thrillist. Their menu centers around Indian flavors in familiar formats – like the Indurrito (Indian Burrito) and Indi Frites (Indian-seasoned Fries), the Hot Indian’s signature dishes.
Donated by Hot Indian Foods, East Lake Liquor Store, and Big Brothers Big Sisters staff
Date to be mutually agreed upon by Hot Indian Food and the winner.

Purchase a Golden Ticket

Be a part of the live auction action!
For just $100, you can purchase the chance to win ANY live auction item on the list above. Only 150 tickets will be sold, so odds are looking good!
The lucky winner will be drawn on Thursday, April 19 at the Big Night.
Winner need not be present to win.
To purchase a golden ticket, contact Laura McCarty Tufano at ltufano@bigstwincities.org or 651-789-2471 today!