2021 Red Tie Gala Auction

Silent Auction

Our Silent Auction is now open!! Bid high and bid often on over 90 packages in this year’s Red Tie Gala Silent Auction! From Turf Club Box tickets to Churchill Downs to exclusive bourbons, and everything in between, don’t miss your chance to win some great items while supporting RMHCK families. Bidding ends at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 11. Click here to start bidding.

Premium Auction Items

Our premium auction opens on Wednesday, June 9 at 8:00 a.m. EDT. These one-of-a-kind packages are a great opportunity to snag an exclusive experience to enjoy on your own or with a group of friends. Below is a preview of each premium auction package. Bidding ends at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 11.

Private Tasting with Fred Minnick for 10

An experience of a lifetime! Welcome Fred Minnick, Wall Street Journal-Bestselling Author, Bourbon Curator & Taster, into your home for a one-of-a-kind 90-minute tasting experience. Fred will bring 6 whiskies from his private collection and guide you and your guests through an interactive tasting journey. Learn how to properly nose a glass and pull out flavors of the whiskey. Identify your flavor preferences, the whiskey types you like, and the ones you love. This tasting is available for up to 10 guests. You’ll also take home an autographed copy of Fred’s book, Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker.

All guests must be 21 years of age or older to participate. Official timing of this event must be mutually agreed upon with Fred Minnick and will be determined with all safety guidelines/restrictions due to COVID-19 in mind. Must be scheduled to take place by June 10, 2022. If the purchaser resides outside of Louisville Metro, the purchaser must cover travel fees (air and/or ground) and accommodations expenses. Shipping for this item may be available at the purchaser’s expense. Cannot guarantee delivery.

Courtesy of Fred Minnick

Once in a Lifetime Private Dining Experience for 8

Experience all the wonder and adventure of one of Louisville’s finest attractions, The Mega Cavern. This unique experience will start off when your group of 8 arrives at The Mega Cavern for a thrilling and exhilarating zipline tour. The zipline takes you into never-before-seen sections of this man-made cavern. Your tour guides will also educate you about the geology and history of this unique attraction. With over 17 miles of underground passageways beneath the City of Louisville, the size and scale of this cavern is huge.

After you’ve worked up an appetite, your group will be treated to an exclusive private dinner inside the cavern prepared by Chef Travis Hall, former Executive Chef of Eddie Merlot’s. Red and white wine options will be included with your dinner.

But that’s not all! Your evening will commence when local musician Ben Solee – cellist, singer, songwriter, and composer- enchants you with a private concert from your dining table.

Expires July 11, 2022. Shipping for this item may be available at the purchaser’s expense. Cannot guarantee delivery.

Courtesy of Louisville Mega Cavern, Chef Travis Hall, Ben Sollee, Bluegrass Events

Puerto Vallarta Getaway

Puerta Vallarta Condo

Relax with a five-day stay in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Escape to a two-bedroom, ocean-front 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.

Not valid between December 19-April 1, Easter week, and Thanksgiving week. Expires 12/31/2022. Shipping for this item may be available at the purchaser’s expense. Cannot guarantee delivery.

Courtesy of Paulette and Nikita Zdanow

2022 Thunder Over Louisville at The Galt House

Thunder Over Louisville is the nation’s largest annual fireworks event and one of the top 5 air shows in the country! You’ll have a front-row seat from one of the newly renovated waterfront balcony suites in the West Tower of the Galt House Hotel! This incredible Thunder hospitality package includes the use of a one-bedroom suite facing the Ohio River waterfront, 25 wristbands for you & your guests, $1,250 credit towards a food & beverage order with The Galt House catering team, 2 parking passes, and memories to last a lifetime! Your stay at The Galt House will be for 2 nights, arriving on Friday, April 15th and departing on Sunday, April 17th.

Shipping for this item may be available at the purchaser’s expense. Cannot guarantee delivery.

Courtesy of our Hometown Hero Sponsor, Conagra Brands

Maker’s Mark Distillery Tour Experience for 6

Maker’s Mark Distillery is filled to the brim with history, tradition, and bourbon. This package begins when your group of 6 will be escorted to Loretto, KY courtesy of Mint Julep Tours. Once you hop off the bus, you’ll explore the historic Maker’s Mark distillery and learn about how they make their famous bourbon. After the tour, your group will be treated to lunch and a cocktail at Starhill Provisions – the distillery’s farm-to-table James Beard-approved restaurant. Finally, before you leave, you’ll stop by the gift shop where you’ll each dip your own bottle in the infamous red wax. Mint Julep Tours will take you and your hand-dipped bottles back home once the day is over.

Date is subject to availability with Maker’s Mark. Must be used by December 10, 2022. Shipping for this item may be available at the purchaser’s expense. Cannot guarantee delivery.

Courtesy of Maker’s Mark

Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year

We all know that Pappy Van Winkle bourbons are some of the most coveted bottles in all of bourbon country. You can take home this bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year bourbon today. This bourbon whiskey is bottled at nearly barrel proof. Just a splash of Kentucky limestone water is added after a decade of aging. Rich, yet smooth, this bourbon takes a back seat to none.

Shipping for this item may be available at the purchaser’s expense. Cannot guarantee delivery.

 Courtesy of Friend of RMHCK

1792 Collection

Make your home bar the envy of your bourbon-loving friends by adding this 1792 collection of bourbon. Includes one 750ml bottle each of the following:1792 Small Batch Bourbon, 1792 Sweet Wheat, 1792 Aged 12 Years, 1792 High Rye, 1792 Single Barrel, 1792 Full Proof, 1792 Bottled in Bond, 1792 Ridgemont Reserve.

Not available for shipping.

Courtesy of Jean Paul Montreuil

Virtual Cooking Experience with Damaris Phillips & Coby Ming

In 2019, Food Network Star Chef Damaris Phillips and Chef Coby Ming created The Bluegrass Supper Club as a way to curate food-centric experiences that delight, unite, and celebrate their community, regional history, and their desire to share and connect.

Over the past year, they’ve taken this concept digital, and now you have the opportunity to participate in a Virtual Cooking Experience with these two acclaimed chefs. The Virtual Cooking Experience zoom link is available for up to 25 people, so all your closest friends and family can participate in their own homes or yours! You’ll work with Damaris & Coby to imagine the perfect meal. You’ll purchase your own ingredients, and then the chefs will help you and your crew create your own culinary masterpiece!

Expires June 11, 2022. The class takes up to 90 minutes. Subject to availability. Dinner-time only (Eastern Daylight Time). Shipping for this item may be available at the purchaser’s expense. Cannot guarantee delivery.

 Courtesy of Bluegrass Supper Club

Foursome at Valhalla

Remarkable in its history, Valhalla Golf Club is where the greats of the game have played. Valhalla has been home to the Ryder Cup, three PGA Championships, and two Senior PGA Championships. The prestigious member experience at Valhalla includes world-class golf, premium PGA instruction, a 15-acre practice facility, and concierge-level customer service. Experience an exquisite golfing experience with a round of golf for 4 with 2 golf carts and 2 caddies.

Must be used in 2021. No food or caddie tips included. Available tee times are Tues-Fri before 11 AM or after 2 PM, Sat-Sun after 2 PM, or Holidays after 2 PM. Shipping for this item may be available at the purchaser’s expense. Cannot guarantee delivery.

Courtesy of Mike & Josee Leonard

6 Course Dining Experience for 6 at Volare Ristorante

Named “Best Italian Restaurant” by readers of Louisville Magazine for three consecutive years, Volare Italian Ristorante is one of the great locally owned and operated treasures amongst Louisville’s bustling restaurant scene.

Volare’s Executive Chef, Joshua Moore, was the Food Network’s Chopped Champion on the 2019 “Deadliest Catch” episode and has cooked for the likes of Muhammad Ali, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Jack Nicholson. Now, he’ll add you to that list of special people when you come to Volare for a special 6-course dining experience for you and 5 of your friends. You’ll enjoy a menu reminiscent of time-honored Italian traditions, paired with a refreshingly modern feel and attitude.

Excludes alcohol and gratuity. Subject to availability Not valid on holidays or Derby Week. Offer expires June 2022. Shipping for this item may be available at the purchaser’s expense. Cannot guarantee delivery.

Courtesy of Volare Italian Ristorante



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