Gala guests will enjoy social time with bidding on "Exciting Experiences” as well as “Competitive Bidding” on special adventures. NEW this year… an "Almost Live” auction, with items that are so great, it is a shame they aren’t in the Live Auction! Please take a look at all our auction has to offer and make your plans to bid at the gala.
Experience #1 - “One Direction” Concert
That special girl in your life (be it your daughter, granddaughter or wife!) will forever see you as a Super Hero when you surprise her and three friends with these amazing tickets to the One Direction concert at TCF Bank Stadium on July 26, 2015. They will jam to the tunes from the SECOND ROW of the DQ Club…and with or without Zayn, these seats come with inside access to all amenities of the DQ Club Room. #storyofmylife #bestsongever.
Donors: Rima and Erik Torgerson
Experience #2 - Spoon and Stable - Dinner for 8
Be one of the lucky eight to wine and dine at the hottest reservation in town – Spoon and Stable. A timely opportunity at the near impossible to get in, but “worth the wait and the hype”, private dining room of the chic North Loop establishment. Award-winning Chef Gavin Kaysen’s custom tasting menu with wine pairings are certain to delight you and your guests and the décor and experience is interstellar! Don’t miss out.
Donors: Spoon and Stable, Friends of IOCP
Experience #3 - Fall in “Love, Match, Set” with NYC
What could be better than New York in the Fall? Just wait! This spectacular trip for four has it all – with once-in-a-lifetime art, Broadway and world class tennis! Your trip begins with tickets to the MOMA and a spectacular Broadway show on Friday, September 11th. But, that’s not all! You will witness firsthand the excitement of the final rounds of the 2015 US Open Tennis Championships on September 12th and 13th. Fall in New York? Love, match, set!
Donor: Richard Ebers, Inside Sports and Entertainment, A CAA Sports Company and Laura and Dan Good
Experience #4 - Private Chef’s Dinner for 6
Enjoy an intimate, custom, multi-course dinner with fabulously paired wines prepared and hosted by renowned Chef Julie Jones and her wine aficionado husband David. Let Julie and David delight your taste buds and educate you with their accomplishments! Julie was a professor emeritus of Foods and Nutrition, a James Beard Society Judge for over 10 years, member of the International Assoc. of Culinary Professionals and Les Dames d’Escoffier, and presenter at the Culinary Institute of America. David is a wine aficionado and former partner of Fine Wines from Europe. Invite five of your closest friends on a mutually agreed upon Friday or Saturday evening. Don’t worry about the drive because transportation is provided by Select Ride!
Donors: Julie and David Jones, Greg and Michael Rye and Select Ride, LLC
Experience #5 - Escape to Sanibel Island
The perfect island getaway—spend eight nights relaxing in the sun at this lovely, private home with great views of the channel. Located off the coast of Fort Myers beach on Florida’s south central gulf coast, Sanibel boasts wonderful family activities including shelling, hiking, biking and paddling. Whether you prefer to laze by the screened, heated pool area, enjoy cooking in the fully appointed, gourmet kitchen, or bike to the adorable Sanibel shops, beaches, and restaurants, this experience has something for everyone! This island retreat sleeps six to eight comfortably and is available on a mutually agreeable week prior to June, 2017.
Donors: Jeannie and Bill Buckner
Experience #6 - Vikings Stadium VIP Hard Hat Tour with Dinner for 12
Do you want a once-in-a-lifetime experience? If so, get your cameras ready as you and 11 friends embark on an exclusive hard-hat-tour of the 1.75 million SF new home of the Minnesota Vikings. Learn about the massive infrastructure and planning that goes into an undertaking of this size and magnitude. But your night will not end there! The tour will be followed by a private, gourmet meal with wine in the Stadium Preview Center. The Viking's own Superman, Chad Greenway, will make a guest appearance! Date to be mutually decided upon for an August or September evening.
Donors: Shannon and Mark Evenstad, Chad Greenway, Minnesota Vikings and Janet and Ron Schutz,
Experience #7 - Summer Fun in Aspen!
Your adventure awaits you when you spend one scenic week nestled in the mountains of beautiful Aspen, Colorado. This prestigious Snowmass Village condo has two bedrooms and a loft, comfortably sleeping four adults and two children. The whole family will enjoy the amenities of Woodrun Place – including the fitness room, heated outdoor pool, hot tub, and saunas – not to mention the well-known hiking, biking, horseback riding, fly-fishing, rafting, great restaurants and shopping of Aspen. Available at a mutually agreed upon time in late Spring through early Fall months, expiring September 2016.
Donors: Christina and Dustin Boyd
Experience #8 - McCormick's Private Dinner and Drinks for 12.
Local favorite and steadfast IOCP supporter, McCormick's Pub and Restaurant of Wayzata, will host an exclusive dinner for 12 in their beautiful new private dining room. You and your guests will have the luck of the Irish as you dine on a multi-course, off menu dinner with fine drink pairings. Surprises and delights await you -- one of your favorite local super heroes may just be serving your salad! Shazam!
Donors: Paty and Tim McCormick
301 Human Powered Party Boat
Enjoy this original human powered party boat departing from Lord Fletcher’s. Paddle the boat while sipping your favorite beverage! 2 hour excursion, 12 people max. Beer and wine must be purchased at Lord Fletchers. Mutually agreed upon date and time. Expires Fall 2015.
302 4 MN Wild Bud Light Top Shelf Tickets
Front row of the box seats.Great buffet dinner and complimentary beer and wine included.Mutually agreed upon game.
303 Teaching Round of Golf with John Carlson
Play and learn from John Carlson, nationally renowned U of MN Golf Coach 18-hole round of golf and lesson. Prestigious Windsong Farm Golf Course. Mutually agreed upon date.
304 Twins Suite - Twins vs Astros
Friday, August 28 @7:10pm.12 tickets, 2 parking passes, and a summer night of baseball (food and beverage not included).
305 Timberwolves Suite with Food and Drink Suite for up to 16 people
Food and beverage included. Mutually agreed upon game.
306 Sushi Fix Sushi and Sake for 10
Join Billy Tserenbat (owner of Sushi Fix) for an evening of Sushi and Sake for you and 9 others! Mutually agreed upon date. Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday preferred.
307 Chef Dinner from La Cocina de Ana
Chef Ana will prepare authentic Mexican dinner for 8-10 people in bidder's home.Mutually agreed upon date.
308 Leather Indian Motor Cycle Jacket
Classic Brown Leather Motor Cycle Jacket with embroidered Indian logo.Size Large. Riders Cut with removable liner for multi-season comfort.
309 Deacon's Lodge Getaway
2 night's stay at beautiful 6 bedroom cabin, Breezy Point, MN.Sleeps 12, four bath, pool table, gas grill, game room. Golf not included. Mutually agreed upon dates. Sun-Tues only .
For a specific donation amount, party goers get the opportunity to participate in an “Exciting Experience”, a social event or activity that occurs later in the year. These are great opportunities to continue the celebration and the friend-raising.
Give a Diva Night to IOCP Project Success Moms
Middle Eastern Divas: Dine, Drink, and Dance
Night in Bollywood
Ultimate Wine and Dine Experience at Spasso
Homicide at the Countryside Cafe
“By the Waters of Minnetonka”
Polaris Tour, Test Drive, & Taste
Craft Beer Tour and Tasting
Lake Street Ladies Night
New Year, New You!
Darjeeling and Dahlias
Happy Planting Happy Hour
Champagne and Chagall
Creative Card Making 101
Nurturing the Essential You
201 4 Gopher Basketball Tickets
202 2 Gopher Basketball Tickets #1
203 2 Gopher Basketball Tickets #2
204 4 Gopher Basketball Tickets
205 Golf Foursome at Wayzata Country Club #1
206 Golf Foursome at Wayzata Country Club #2
207 Golf Foursome at Medina Country Club
208 Golf Foursome at Woodhill Country Club
209 Champions Club Twins Tickets vs Yankees
210 Legends Club Twins Tickets vs Tigers #1
211 Legends Club Twins Tickets vs Tigers #2
212 Legends Club Twins Tickets vs Astros
213 2 Vikings Tickets Outdoor Club vs Seattle Seahawks
214 4 Vikings Loge Seats vs St Louis Rams
215 4 Tickets to the Broadway Songbook at the Ordway
216 2 Tickets to The Pirates of Penzance at the Ordway
217 Brave New Workshop Tickets
218 Marriott Getaway
219 Weekend Stay at Beacon Pointe, Duluth
220 Guided Smallmouth Bass Fishing
222 Private Wine Tasting for up to 20
223 Martial Arts Birthday Party
224 Drop Note Birthday Party