Live Auction: Jarrow Gala 2017
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Amazon Echo: the newest thing!
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1. Great American Beer Festival - October 7, 2017
The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) sells out of tickets (but not beer, fortunately!) every year. This is your chance to score much coveted tickets to the GABF. This event, held right here in Colorado, is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in both a public tasting event and a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation. Founded in 1982, this event has been growing and evolving along with the American craft brewing industry ever since. The Great American Beer Festival takes place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The GABF is listed as one of the top 1,000 places in the U.S. to visit before you die, so you better go!
This package includes four admission tickets for Saturday night, October 7, at GABF.
GABF tickets donated by Josh Rollins.
2. Wine Collection: A Pot of Gold
Attention all wine-lovers! This is the collection for you: a lovely and well-rounded assortment of reds and whites to match your every mood.
At the center of this collection are 3 bottles of amazing wine: Opus One (2011), Ridge Monte Bello (2011), and Cinq Cepages (2010). All 3 bottles score 92+ and are off the charts in flavor and texture. They are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, and are rich in the California Meritage traditions of Bordeaux styling; using Merlot, Malbec, Cab Franc, and Petit Verdot to produce rich and opulent wines expressing bright fruit with hints of chocolate, tobacco and herbs de Provence.
The members of our Board of Trustees (some serious oenophiles) have thoughtfully and generously curated this high quality collection to be one-of-a-kind: truly, a pot of gold! Raise a glass and enjoy.
Wine bottles donated by the members of the Jarrow Montessori Board of Trustees.
3. Fore for 4!
Enjoy two full days of golf, one night’s lodging for 4 people, dinner and breakfast the next morning at the beautiful Ballyneal Golf Club. Located in the high plains of eastern Colorado near Holyoke, Ballyneal offers a true inland golf experience that is reminiscent of the great links courses in Scotland and Ireland. Ranked as one of the top 100 golf courses in the world by Golf Magazine, this is a private golf resort that was created for golfers that appreciate and respect the traditions, the camaraderie and the challenge of golf.
Golf package donated by John Curlander.
4. Escape to Santa Fe
Escape to the beauty of Santa Fe, New Mexico with your sweetie for a weekend. Don’t worry about the drive, as round-trip airfare is included! Stay and luxuriate at Ten Thousand Waves, a spa and resort that is dedicated to providing a Japanese sense of serenity and relaxation. Everything they do from the gardens to the woodwork, the therapies to the therapists has been constantly and thoughtfully refined over the last 36 years. Ten Thousand Waves offers a unique 'Japanese-adobe' esthetic, combining the traditional with state-of-the-art technology.
This package includes 2 nights lodging at Ten Thousand Waves. In the tradition of the Japanese ryokan, you will be among a few other lucky guests who are able to stay overnight just a short walk to the spa. You'll be surrounded by twenty acres of piñons and junipers, yet downtown Santa Fe is just ten minutes away. Delight in two Masters massages and a Japanese-style soaking experience. Afterwards, enjoy dinner for two at The Compound Restaurant, located on the magical Canyon Road in Santa Fe. With a heritage rich in history, as well as regional and New World influences, this restaurant offers elegant food and service that you will love.
This package requires six weeks advance notice to book. Blackout dates are December 15-January 7 and July 15-August 31.
Donated by Jarrow alum family, Adam and Marcia Edelman.
5. Handmade silk scarves (2)
These gorgeous scarves were lovingly created by a beloved Jarrow teaching assistant, and painted by YOU. Each scarf will be a treasure to last for many years. Add one of these to your wearable art collection!
Donated by Suzanne Connolly-Howes.
6. Ed Sheeran at the Pepsi Center
Four FLOOR SEATS! This is your chance to see one of the hottest artists performing today. Brit Ed Sheeran is a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter known for hit songs like "Thinking Out Loud" and "Photograph." This exclusive package includes FOUR floor tickets that were sold out within minutes of going on sale. This is a one-night stop on his epic World Tour. The date is Tuesday, August 15!
7. Private Island Getaway: Little St. Simons Island
Step out of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and onto a little slice of Georgian heaven. Little St. Simons Island is more than an island—it is an experience. This small, quaint and relaxed resort offers guests something that is eloquently unlike anything anywhere else. The island’s owners want history and nature to imperceptibly envelop visitors, putting you pleasantly in touch with all its historical eras and natural wonders. Little St. Simons is a paradise for nature lovers and offers a host of recreational, naturalist-led activities including birding, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, interpretive tours, beach combing, fishing and swimming. Creature comforts include gracious accommodations in six charming cottages, superb family style dining and genuine Southern hospitality.
Fly to Jacksonville, Florida, and then fly to St. Simons where you will stay for one night at the Hampton Inn. The next morning, take a short ferry ride to Little St. Simons and commence your private island adventures for three days and two nights. This is an all-inclusive package: all meals and services are included. The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island has been ranked #1 Resort in the Mainland U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards and has appeared on the list of "Best Adventure Lodges" by Outside Magazine.
Some blackout dates apply. Airfare not included, suggested itinerary for planning purposes only.
Little St. Simons Lodge donated by the Paulson-Rollins family.
Enjoy a fantastic game between the Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots. Your PREMIUM seats will be on the 100 level at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Exact date to be determined when the Broncos schedule is announced. Also enjoy an autographed photo of Cornerback #25 Chris Harris Jr.
Tickets donated by Diana Liu and David Sachs. Photograph donated by the Denver Broncos.
9. Dinner Party for 10 in Denver
Get some Jarrow friends together to bid on this exclusive evening in Denver at the headquarters of tonight’s caterers. Footers will host a group of ten in one of the most unique workspaces in Denver. In addition, you can take part in the food preparation and learn from the professional chefs how to create part of your amazing four-course meal! Dinner will be served by one of Footer’s Hospitality Heroes … so that you may sit down, relax, and enjoy the evening. Beer, wine and handcrafted sodas are included.
10. Jazz Aspen (JAS) Labor Day Experience with Maroon 5
Here’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Go backstage for a Meet and Greet with the guys of the Grammy-award winning group Maroon 5: lead vocalist Adam Levine, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Jesse Carmichael, bassist Mickey Madden, lead guitarist James Valentine, drummer Matt Flynn and keyboardist PJ Morton.
This package includes JAS tickets for Sunday, Sept 3, 2017. Enjoy the entire day of live music at Snowmass Village, including performances by the Revivalists and the Roots, ending on a high note with headliner act Maroon 5.
Maroon 5, born and bred in Los Angeles, with their catchy hooks, soaring vocals, and signature sound, have solidified their position as one of pop music’s most enduring groups. The band has sold 17 million albums worldwide and their releases have also gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries. Maroon 5 has been the recipient of three Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and four Teen Choice Awards. At the 2004 World Music Awards, they won the award for "World's Best New Group." In 2012, Maroon 5 won the People's Choice award for Favorite Band.
Drive up to Aspen in the comfort of a brand new BMW AND leave your car with Gebhardt BMW for a complete Spa Detail Package. Then enjoy a dinner at Ajax Tavern in Aspen with your $100 gift certificate.
JAS tickets donated by Maroon 5 c/o Lappé family. BMW loan donated by Gebhardt BMW. Ajax Tavern gift certificate donated by Aspen/Snowmass Ski Company c/o Boyer family.
11. The Ultimate Bond Experience
Join the jet-set bohemians at Golden Eye Hotel and Resort, Ian Fleming's former home in Oracabessa Bay on the north coast of Jamaica. Spend four nights in a boutique two-bedroom beachfront cottage (sleeps six) with a backdrop of a pristine lagoon amidst gardens of banyan and mango trees.
Who might be drinking martinis across from you at the resort bar? Returning celebrities include Johnny Depp, Sting, Scarlett Johansson, Bono and Kate Moss.
Blackout dates include Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and President’s Day Weekend. Open for Jarrow’s Spring Break 2018. Expires end of March 2018. Reservations are subject to availability.
Don’t forget to pack your new Franmara Martini Travel Bar Set with velvet-lined case! This lovely set includes a flask, funnel and shaker made of stainless steel, everything you need to pour martinis from the comfort of your lounge chair by the pool. The case has a lock with two keys.
This package also comes with a custom, one-of-a-kind book set featuring 12 classic James Bond books written by Ian Fleming, wrapped in book jackets designed by Thatcher Wine and his team at Juniper Books—made exclusively for the Jarrow 2017 gala!
PADDLE RAISER TO FOLLOW
Donations to the Teacher Wishes and the Paddle Raiser are fully tax-deductible. Also, through the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit program, Teacher Wishes and Paddle Raiser donors may claim an income tax credit of 50% of your total contribution. Please talk with your tax advisor. Thank you!