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2020 Red Tie Gala Auction Preview

Silent Auction

Check out our silent auction preview, here. You do not have to be present to bid or win.
Bidding opens on February 22.

If you are unable to attend the event and are interested in bidding, contact our Special Events Manager, Dani Harper with your name, email, and cell number.

Live Auction Items

Must be present to bid and win.

Chopped Champion

Chopped Champion

Louisville’s own Chopped Champion, Chef Josh Moore, Executive Chef and Managing Partner at Volare Italian Ristorante, will prepare dinner for ten for tonight’s lucky winner. He will utilize his creativity and winning culinary skills to present you with a five-course chef’s tasting menu at Volare.

Chef Josh was declared the winner of Food Network’s national cooking competition show, Chopped, on the “Deadliest Catch” episode in 2019! He will personally greet your group, assist in the preparation of your meal and discuss each course with you as it is served. It will be an extraordinary dining experience!

Beverages, tax, and gratuity not included. Not available holidays, Derby, or Oaks. Preferred use Sunday-Thursday.

Courtesy of Chef Josh Moore and Volare Italian Ristorante

 Cubs vs. Mets in New York City

Cubs vs. Mets in New York CityEnjoy an exciting baseball game when the Chicago Cubs take on the New York Mets on Saturday, August 29 in New York City! You and three guests will be close to the action with seats at Citi Field behind first base in Section 110.

Also included is $750 in Visa gift card that can be used towards travel and activities, and 50,000 Marriott Rewards Points.

Courtesy of Billy Rapaport, John & Robyn Bischoff and Louisville Marriott Downtown

Puerto Vallarta Getaway

Puerta Vallarta CondoRelax with a five-day stay in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Escape to a two-bedroom, oceanfront condo that can accommodate up to 6 people.  You’ll find yourself surrounded by the most calming ocean and mountain views right outside your private balcony. Three private balconies, in fact!

Golden sunrises will greet you through the mountains each morning. During the day, you’ll even catch some exciting views of dolphins! You’ll be within walking distance to all the best shopping and eating that Puerto Vallarta has to offer, just steps to beautiful Banderas Bay.

The winning bidder can pick any dates between April 15 and December 15, 2020, except for Easter and Thanksgiving week.

Courtesy of Andre and Niki Zdanow

Kentucky Oaks

churchill downs on oaks day

Experience the tradition and excitement of the 146th Kentucky Oaks from your very own third-floor grandstand box for six in section 324 at Churchill Downs.

Courtesy of Churchill Downs, Inc.

Adventure for A Year at the Mega Cavern

Adventure for a Year at the Mega CavernLouisville is fortunate to have a true gem in the Mega Cavern, and tonight you have an opportunity to purchase a package including many of the Mega Cavern’s fantastic activities.

You’ll receive EIGHT passes for EACH of the following:

  • MegaZips, the 17-mile long underground zip-lining experience
  • MegaQuest, the world’s only fully underground ropes challenge course
  • MegaTram, an underground adventure rich in history, geology, mining, and more
  • Mega Walking Tour, a 90-minute excursion through the Mega Cavern where you see spectacular sites and learn interesting Mega Cavern facts and history

But that’s not all. You’ll also receive twelve tickets to Breakfast with Santa, $400 in gift certificates and $200 in swag. Bid now, and this package can be yours

Courtesy of Louisville Mega Cavern

Dinner and Bourbon Tasting with Fred Minnick

Fred MinnickA bourbon experience of a lifetime! Join Fred Minnick, Wall Street Journal-Bestselling Author, Bourbon Curator & Taster, for a 3-course dinner and bourbon tasting for 8 people at Bourbons Bistro. Jason Brauner, another bourbon expert and co-owner of Bourbons Bistro, will also join you for this meal and tasting.

Each dinner course will be accompanied by a tasting of a unique and/or hard-to-find bourbon, with Fred and Jason providing color commentary on each bourbon.

This special dining experience will take place in the dining room at Bourbons Bistro.  Time and date must be mutually agreed upon by the winning bidder, Fred Minnick, and Jason Brauner.

Tonight, you’ll take home an autographed copy of Fred’s book, Bourbon Curious.

 Courtesy of Fred Minnick, Jason Brauner and Bourbons Bistro

Run for the Roses

kentucky derby horse with twin spires

Experience the tradition and excitement of the 146th Kentucky Derby from your very own third-floor grandstand box for six in section 324 at Churchill Downs.

Courtesy of Churchill Downs, Inc.

GE Monogram Experience and More

Experience a Top Chef-like setting with Chef Jo Castro and Chef Brian Logsdon.  Ten people will have the unique opportunity for this delicious meal in the exclusive Monogram Experience Center, including wine pairings.

You will also win a special Café wine center that holds 46 bottles of wine.  This top-end product features two temperature-controlled zones, LED backlight, temperature alarm, remote connectivity and more.   You’ll have the opportunity to select between Stainless, Matte White, Matte Black or Platinum Glass finishes.

Note that this wine center will be available for delivery in the 3rd quarter of this year.

 Courtesy of GE Appliances and Monogram Appliances

3-Day VIP Experience at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe

Celebrity Golf 1Embark on an adventure you will never FORE get! Spend three days of fun, action, and excitement at beautiful Lake Tahoe as 80 professional athletes and Hollywood celebrities compete at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship.

Past participants include Tony Romo, Steph Curry, Charles Barkley, Aaron Rodgers, Ray Romano, and many others.

Your package includes roundtrip airfare for two to Reno on American or Delta Airlines.  You’ll receive two VIP guest passes for all three days of the tournament, July 10-12 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. You’ll also receive two VIP passes for special events on Friday and Saturday night during the tournament.

Also included is a $500 Visa gift card that can be used towards lodging or other fun in Tahoe.

Courtesy of Billy Rapaport, John & Robyn Bischoff and Gary McGruder



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