2016 Featured Auction Items

1 Week at Aspen Condo
Located next to Aspen Mountain; 925 sq. ft.; sleeps 5; direct ski in/ski out access; great views
Donor: Julie Shelton
Other amenities include:
Complex heated pool
Spacious living room
3 flat screen TVs (1 in each bedroom & 1 in the living room)
Stone gas burning fireplace
Well-equipped kitchen; washer/dryer
2 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms
Mutually agreed upon date & time
Not available May 25-Sept. 15 or Dec. 23-Jan 6
1-Week Stay at Luxurious Sand Lake Vacation Home
Beautiful vacation home, with tons of amenities, in picturesque Northern Minnesota
Donor: Anonymous
Sleeps 8
Full kitchen
Swimming pool & hot tub for personal use
Wood-fired sauna
Fishing boat
Tennis court; semi-private golf course; horseshoes
Satellite TV
A Week in Greece
House in Lefkakia, Greece, a small village near beaches & historic sites
Donor: Meg & Steve Swanson
1.5 hours from Athens; 15 min. to port town of Nafplio; 5 min. to quiet beach towns
Near ruins of Epidaurus, Myceane, & Assini
3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths; patio & stone grill; fully-equipped modern kitchen
Rental car necessary for day trip
Must use in Aug. 2017; arrange with owner
Handcrafted Split-bamboo Fly Rod & Day of Guided Fly Fishing
Spend a relaxing day on the river with Steve Yasgur, past presdient, St. Paul Fly Tiers & expert split-bamboo fly rod maker; & Sam Myers, The Advocates' board chair
Donor: Sam Myers & Steve Yasgur

Handcrafted split-bamboo fly rod made just for you by Steve Yasgur
Fishing on Rush River for brown & brook trout
Shore lunch - feast on freshly caught fish
Must be scheduled during fishing season

Minnesota Twins Box for 12
Take me out to the ballgame!
Donor: Darin & Vance Opperman
Seats 12 comfortably
Comes with amenities
Wonderful view of the game
2 VIP parking spots
You select the date!
Home Concert with Chastity Brown
Live entertainment for you and your guests!
Donor: Chastity Brown
Private 30 min. set for you, your family, and close friends
Learn about Chastity’s music and songwriting career
Complimentary album of your choice
Must take place before the end of 2016
Guided Birding Tour for 10 along the Mississippi River during Peak Migration
Lee Pfannmuller will guide you and nine of your guests. She has extensive technical expertise in forest bird management, endangered species policy, and biodiversity conservation.
Donor: Lee Pfannmuller
Private tour for you and 9 of your friends
Tour along the Mississippi River in May of 2017 during peak migration season
Led by one of Minnesota’s top ornithologists, Lee Pfannmuller
Bring your binoculars, water bottle, and comfortable shoes!
Pride of Minnesota Marching Band Package
"Rah, rah, rah, for Ski-U-Mah"!
Donor: University of Minnesota Marching Band
2 seating passes to the MN Gophers vs. Indiana State football game
Sat., Sept.10, 2016
2 Marching Band t-shirts
2 Marching Band baseball caps
2 Marching Band CDs
Marching Band DVD