Sneak Peek: 2012 Sweet Home Virginia Gala Auction


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Get a glimpse in advance at both silent and live auction items for the 2012 Sweet Home Virginia Gala, taking place Friday, October 19th at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

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Sneak Peek: 2012 Sweet Home Virginia Gala Auction

  1. 1. auction preview lLIVE AUCTION l#1000.The Great American Race Experience the 55th Annual Daytona 500 Courtesy of John H. Wolff, Capital Fiduciary Advisors LLC and a Friend of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Estimated Value: $2,000 The 55th Annual Daytona 500, NASCAR’s most prestigious race, will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2013. Have the ultimate fan experience! You receive four pit and garage passes and four tickets for race day. Your garage and pit passes give you access to the garage area and pits the week of the Daytona 500. You can get up close and personal with the NASCAR drivers and pit crews up to one hour before the race starts. The passes will also give you access tothe Sprint Fanzone area in the infield of Daytona International Speedway and will allow you to be in the paddock area (the grass area in front) of the stage for pre-race and driver introductions.#1100.Hit the Slopes! A Week at Torian Plum Creekside, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Courtesy of Ken and Marci Huntsman Estimated Value: $5,500 l Enjoy a week in a three-bedroom/three-bath condo at Torian Plum Creekside, Steamboats premier ski-in/ski-out location featuring a heated pool, four outdoor hot-tubs and concierge service. Relax in the condo looking down the Yampa Valley toward the FlatTops Wilderness area from your private balcony.Soak in the master bedrooms whirlpool bathtub or one of four outdoor hot tubs, or enjoy aprés ski activities just a few steps away in Torian Plum Plaza and the mountain village. There are shopping and restaurants within walking distance, or take the free town bus or Torian’s on-call shuttle service to your mountain or downtown destination. Special Instructions: Winner must contact owners to make arrangements for a mutually agreed upon week. 1|Page
  2. 2. auction preview lLIVE AUCTION l#1200.Mustang! This is Ghost Rider! Flight Simulation in F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II Courtesy of Lockheed Martin Corporation Estimated Value: Priceless Lockheed Martin Corporation has donated a flight experience you won’t want to miss. This experience is not open to the public – invitations are limited to high ranking officials of foreign governments, military leaders and captains ofindustry. You will have two hours in the Fighter Demonstration Center for a complete orientation and the opportunity to fly the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II cockpit demonstrators, the only fifth generation fighter aircraft. Special Instructions: Located in Arlington, VA. Must arrange a mutually agreed upon time (Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm). Expires: 10/19/2013.#1300.The World’s Finest Dove Hunting Argentina Dove Hunting Courtesy of Sporting Adventures International l Estimated Value: $11,000 Enjoy a four-man,three-day trip to the finest dove hunting area in the world: Cordoba, Argentina! There are 50,000,000 doves in the Cordoba Valley and the birds never migrate. The trip includes three full days of hunting forfour people, all meals and lodging in a five star lodge. Included in the package is being met at the airport and escort to the hunting lodge English speaking guides, all ground transportation to and from hunting areas, birdboys, gun cleaning and laundry service.Special Instructions: Airfare, tips, shells licenses or gun permits/gun rental not included. Trip must be taken within one year from date of purchase. Dates are to be mutually agreed upon by the outfitter and hunters. Datesare booked on a first-come, first- served basis. 2|Page
  3. 3. auction preview lLIVE AUCTION l#1400.Seven Day Island Retreat A Week on Bald Head Island with Private Aircraft Transportation Courtesy of David and Carol Young Estimated Value: $10,000 lA get away with close friends, or a solitary retreat, there are many reasons to seek out beautiful places. On Bald Head Island, beauty abounds everywhere you turn. Stroll the beaches (your nearest access is yards away), or try your luckon the seaside golf course carved into the landscape. Or, just sit a spell on the porch of a luxury house overlooking themarina or beach. Amid Bald Head Islands 12,000 acres, youll find 14 miles of white sandy beaches outlining the island, marsh and maritime forest preserves. From the airport of your choice in the Washington DC area, take a brief hour and one half to two hour flight in a private 2010 state-of-the-art equipped Cirrus SR22 to Southport, North Carolina. Bald Head Island is a twenty minute journey via ferry across the Cape Fear River from Southport. Appropriately, you can reach the island only by boat – a transition that prepares you for a place strikingly different from the one you left behind. Your home for the week awaits in the marina a few minutes from the ferry terminal. The "island pace" to visit the beautiful places on the island, the restaurants, country club, and small shopping area is continued via the golf cart, the only mode of transportation on the island. Special Instructions: Winner must coordinate with owners for a mutually agreed upon week. Plane transportation is limited to three people and home is limited to six guests. Baggage is limited due to space and weight requirements on the aircraft.#1500. Discover an Untamed Paradise Five Night Private African Safari Courtesy of African Temptations Estimated Value: $20,000 This most exhilarating Five-NightPrivate Safari, includes time spent at the astounding Table Bay Hotel (one night, Cape Town), the amazing Tswalu Lodge (two nights, Kalahari Desert), and the spectacular Singita EbonyLodge (twonights, Kruger National Park). Each of these accommodations provide Guests with unsurpassed levels of quality, firstclass service, the highest standards of excellence, exceptional charm, and ultimate facilities. Not only can our Guests expect luxurious accommodations, but they will also be given an unbelievable wilderness, game viewing and wildlife Safari experience, along with being able to meet and interact with warm, hospitable Africans. Overall, a most exciting and life changing vacation! Special Instructions: The Safari on offer is for two people and is valid for travel one year from the date of the auction. Thepackage does not include airfare. The Itinerary may be extended and additional guests, children, & families may be added. These bookings may only be done through African Temptations. 3|Page
  4. 4. auction preview lSILENT AUCTION l Two VIP Seating Tickets to The Anderson Cooper Show Courtesy of ABC7/WJLA-TV Estimated Value: Priceless Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your ownmind about the news. This package includes reserved VIP seating for TWO (2) to “The Anderson Cooper Show.” Go to the front of the line where your name will appear on a VIP list! Special Instructions: You will not have to wait in the general line. Seating is guaranteed, *however location is based on availability. At least three (3) weeks advanced notice required. A Suite for Twelve for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Dragons! Courtesy of PNC Estimated Value: $3,000 Enjoy the PNC Executive Suite at the Verizon Center to watch The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus show:Dragons!,Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:30am!Experience circus spectacles so incredible that once again you will believein the unbelievable! Dragon tribes from the far reaches of the earth are brought together in a single performance, displaying their breathtaking skills in a circus tournament of champions. Food and drinks are also provided as part of the package, including both kid and adult-friendly food and beverages. Special Instructions: Tickets/Suite is valid only for the listed date, March 23, 2013, 11:30am. Tickets are not exchangeable. A Weekend Away in Canaan Valley, West Virginia Courtesy ofJohn H. Wolff and Capital Fiduciary Advisors, LLC Estimated Value: $450Fifteen miles long by three miles wide, Canaan Valley is the highest mountain valley east of the Rocky Mountains, witha base elevation of 3,100 feet. Canaan Valley Resort is nestled on a plateau overlooking the valley, offering sweeping views of the surrounding peaks. Enjoy a weekend away in January 2012, minutes from skiing, snowtubing, snowboarding and winter hiking. Special Instructions: Winner must contact owners to make arrangements for a mutually agreed upon week. 4|Page
  5. 5. auction preview l Civil War Relic Hunting Outing Courtesy of David and Carol Young Estimated Value: PricelessEnjoy a half day outing on 116 acres of land (mostly wooded) adjacent to U.S. Ford on the Rappahannock River where70,000 Union troops crossed to enter the Chancellorsville Battle Field and exited three days later. Numerous Civil War relics have been found on this property including those displayed in the associated case. Most found relics are from the Union Army. However, some are Confederate such as the Mississippi uniform button in the case.A minimum of three metal detectors will be provided for a partly of up to six. The party will be escorted by individuals experienced in relic hunting. Older children are welcome, but remember that most of the hunting will occur in wooded areas and there must be sufficient adults to ensure safety. Refreshments and a picnic lunch will also be provided. The property is approximately one and one-half hours travel from the beltway. Special Instructions: TBD Ultimate BBQ for Fifty Guests, The Fairfax Hunt Club Courtesy ofJR’s Catering Estimated Value: $2,600Enjoy an ultimate BBQ for fifty guests! Whether a family party, corporate party or just a get-together, this party is sure to delight.Enjoy a menu that includes grilled on-site items including: BBQ Beef Brisket, Hickory/Mesquite smoked 12hours, then hand-pulled; Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast; Hickory/Mesquite Smoked Baby Back Pork Ribs; Grilled 1/3# Hamburgers and Jumbo Nathans Hot Dogs, both served on Potato Rolls; and Vegetarian Burgers, and made in house items including: Redskin Potato Salad, Pasta Vegetable Salad, Creamy Cole Slaw, Molasses Baked Beans, Vegetarian Baked Bean and Watermelon Salad. The Fairfax Hunt Club is one of the most distinctive venues, located in the heart of Reston, Virginia. Conveniently located on 8 wooded acres next to Lake Fairfax, this unique location offers a floor plan perfectly suited for meetings,seminars, picnics, holiday parties or entertaining of any style. More than just a charming venue, the Fairfax Hunt Club offers the award winning food and service from JR’s. (JR’s Custom Catering, JR’s Stockyards Inn, Colonial Caterers at Turkey Run) JR’s highly trained kitchen and service staff have been producing successful group events for more than 37 years. Special Instructions: Alcoholic Beverages available, but not included. Gratuity and taxes not included. All Saturday dates are not available. Expires: May 13, 2013. 5|Page
  6. 6. auction preview l Bruce Springsteen Autographed Guitar Courtesy ofa Friend of CFNOVA Estimated Value: $3,000 Bruce Springsteen, nicknamed "The Boss," is an American singer-songwriter who records and tours with the E StreetBand. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock, poetic lyrics and Americana sentiments centered on his native New Jersey. Springsteens recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. Add this amazing autographed guitar to your memorabilia collection. Two Tickets to The Conference of the Birds Courtesy ofFolger Theatre Estimated Value: $136 Enjoy two tickets to a production of The Conference of the Birds, presented by Folger Theatre. This allegorical 12th-century Persian poem that inspired this theatrical adaptation is one of the great works of Sufi literature. As great classics do, it weaves a simple spell with an intriguing power that has engaged readers andlisteners (and audience members!) for nearly 1,000 years. It asks us to engage it in smart and subtle ways, and entices us with its gentle humor, challenging complexity, psychological truth, spiritual inquiries, and high theatricality. -- Aaron Posner,Artistic Associate Special Instructions: Please see restrictions the evening of the Gala on your BidPal device. Muhammad Ali Autographed Boxing Glove Courtesy of a Friend of CFNOVA Estimated Value: $1,500 Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., is one of America’s cultural icons. Nicknamed “The Greatest,” Ali is well-known for several historic boxing matches, including Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Ali has continued to be honored and recognized, post retirement, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, lighting of Olympic Flame 6|Page
  7. 7. auction preview l at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, and titular bearer of the Olympic Flag during the 2012 London Summer Olympics. This glove is a true collector’s piece.OTHER ITEMS INCLUDE lJimmy Buffet Autographed GuitarCourtesy of a Friend of CFNOVA $100 Gift CardHarry Potter Autographed Photo Courtesy of Clyde’sCourtesy of a Friend of CFNOVA Four Night Stay in WintergreenThe Highwaymen Autographed Drumhead Courtesy of Ken and Diane McCrelessCourtesy of a Friend of CFNOVA Three Hours of Interior Design ConsultationMichael Jackson Autographed Album Courtesy of DK ShieldsCourtesy of a Friend of CFNOVA One Night Stay for TwoThe Eagles Autographed Sheet Music Courtesy of Embassy Suites – Hunt ValleyCourtesy of a Friend of CFNOVA Group Wine TastingThe Beach Boys Autographed Album Courtesy of Fabbioli CellarsCourtesy of a Friend of CFNOVA Two Tickets to Fairfax Symphony during thePretty Woman Autographed Photo 2012-2013 Masterworks Concert SeasonCourtesy of a Friend of CFNOVA Courtesy of Fairfax Symphony OrchestraA Collection of Furs and Jewelry $50 Gift CardCourtesy of L&D Events Courtesy of Ford’s Fish ShackA Collection of Home Décor and Items $30 Gift CardCourtesy of L&D Events Courtesy of Four Sisters Restaurant5-Course Dinner for Two Two Tickets to UMD vs Monmouth, NJCourtesy of Barrett’s Grill (Men’s Basketball)Private Wine Tasting for Ten Courtesy of a Friend of CFNOVACourtesy of Belle Mount Vineyards Golf Putter PackageDinner for Two Courtesy of a Friend of CFNOVACourtesy of Café Oggi A Case of Wine (6 Red/6 White)$50 Gift Card Courtesy of a Friend of CFNOVACourtesy of California Pizza Kitchen Margarita BasketLeadership Coaching Courtesy of a Friend of CFNOVACourtesy of CarlaCalobrisi Private Guided Tour for Ten$50 Gift Card Courtesy of Friends of the National ZooCourtesy of Cheesecake Factory Tasting for SixStudio VIP Card Courtesy of Gadino CellarsCourtesy of Clay Café Chantilly 7|Page
  8. 8. auction preview lPerformance Tickets Golf OutingCourtesy of GMU Center for the Arts Courtesy of Meadow Farms Golf ClubPrivate Tour and Tasting Four House Tour TicketsCourtesy of Gray Ghost Vineyards Courtesy of Monticello/Thomas Jefferson Foundation$25 Gift Card Golf Gift BasketCourtesy of Great American Restaurants Courtesy of Monument Wealth ManagementFour Guest Passes $100 Voucher towards DinnerCourtesy of Hillwood Estate Courtesy of DANDY Cruise LinesOne Weekend Night Stay with Breakfast Lobster Dinner for FourCourtesy of Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Courtesy of ProFish$75 Gift Certificate Overnight StayCourtesy of The Inn at Riverbend Courtesy of Red Fox InnHand Knitted Baby Sweaters Movie Tickets for TwoCourtesy of Jodi Johnson Courtesy of Regal CinemasDarryl Green Autographed Football One Night StayCourtesy of Jodi Johnson Courtesy of Residence Inn – Hunt ValleyA Weekend Stay in Canaan Valley $50 Gift CardCourtesy of John H.Wolff, Capital Fiduciary Courtesy of Stoney River Legendary SteakAdvisors, LLC Four Tickets to a Washington Nationals GameFour Diamond Glove Tickets to a 2013 Courtesy of Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros&Washington Nationals Game Blayney, Inc.Courtesy of JR’s Catering Golf for Four at Hidden Creek Country ClubOne Week Stay at Turtle Cay Courtesy of Suresh Shenoy, IMC, Inc.Courtesy of Ken and Marci Huntsman $150 Gift Certificate$50 Gift Certificate Courtesy of The PalmCourtesy of Lebanese Taverna Two Beginning to Ski PackagesFour Rounds of Golf Courtesy of Timberline Four Seasons ResortCourtesy of Lee Hills Golf Club Round of Golf for Two$50 Gift Card Courtesy of Westfields Golf ClubCourtesy of Legal Sea Foods $75 Gift CertificateA Basket of Books Courtesy of WildfireCourtesy of Lesley MacDonald Tasting and Tour for TenWine and Food Pairing for Two Courtesy of Willowcroft Farm VineyardsCourtesy of LinganoreWinecellars Four Recreation PassesTwo Admission Tickets Courtesy of Wintergreen ResortCourtesy of Luray Caverns Three Month Family Membership 8|Page
  9. 9. auction preview lCourtesy of YMCA Fairfax County – Reston and more…l 9|Page