Here’s a sneak peak at the 2013 Red Tie Gala live auction items. Don’t forget to purchase a Red Tie Ticket by contacting Christina@RMHC-Kentuckiana.org. If you get the winning ticket, you’ll win your choice of any of the items below. Imagine doing Derby or going to Aruba for just $100!
Kentucky Oaks Package
Experience the “Lilies for the Fillies” first hand! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the 2013 Kentucky Oaks in your third floor grandstand box for six. This is your chance to ensure you don’t miss any of the Oaks Day excitement! This premium location gives you fabulous views of the track. Tonight, take home a horseshoe worn by 2012 Kentucky Oaks champion Believe It or Not, and, take a private tour of AirDrie Farm (up to eight people), home to Believe It or Not, owned by former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones and his wife. To prepare for this special Oaks Day, your group (up to six people) will tour the backside at Churchill Downs Monday – Thursday of Derby week to see some of the stars of the show, including breakfast at Wagner’s Trackside Kitchen! Courtesy of Churchill Downs, Inc., Honorable & Mrs. Brereton Jones and Nancye Olt
Fly Away to Tropical Aruba!
Take your next vacation in tropical Aruba! Enjoy a one-week Aruba vacation in a luxurious two-bedroom, two-bath condominium at the Caribbean Palm Village Resort. Relax in your luxurious condominium with two separate bedroom suites, sofa bed, fully equipped kitchen, balconies and more! Property amenities include two pools, hot tubs, tennis court and a fitness center. Treat yourself to this fabulous getaway with warm tropical breezes and beautiful sunshine. This exciting package also includes roundtrip airfare for two on Delta or American Airlines! Spend the holidays in Aruba: December 28 – January 4 – or choose another date in 2013 (based on availability). The choice is yours! Flights and resort dates are dependent upon availability. Airfare valid through January 2014. Courtesy of Drs. Jateen & C.C. Patel and Gary McGruder
#3 Derby VIP
Oaks, Derby AND The Galt House!
Has it been your dream to attend Louisville’s premier event as if you were a “star?” Then don’t miss this fabulous package! You and a guest will experience the highlights of Derby Week in first-class style. On Thursday, May 2, check into The Galt House Hotel for your Three-Night Stay in the Rivue tower. Your stay includes a welcome gift, invitation to a Welcome Reception on May 2, complimentary wi-fi, self-parking and access to their Club 360 Fitness Center. You’ll also receive two box seat tickets in the very popular third floor grandstand to BOTH the 2013 Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby. This package is valued at well over $4,000! Courtesy of Rick & Michelle Peter
Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament – Travel with the President’s Party!
This one is truly special. When the University of Louisville men’s basketball team heads to New York City for the Big East Basketball Tournament, you and a guest will travel with the President’s Party on their private chartered plane. You’ll stay at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, in the middle of everything New York City has to offer, and cheer on the team as part of the President’s Party as they attempt to win their second straight Big East championship at world famous Madison Square Garden. Don’t miss the chance to see Coach Rick Pitino and his players in the Big East tournament before they move to the ACC. This package includes airfare, hotel accommodations, transfers and game tickets. Dates of the Big East Tournament are March 12-16, 2013. Departure date from Louisville is March 13. Time is TBA. Courtesy of Dr. & Mrs. James Ramsey – University of Louisville President’s Office
Ellen DeGeneres Show and Los Angeles, too! Your trip to California awaits!
Turn off the TV and pack your bags! Here is your opportunity to attend a taping of the Ellen DeGeneres Show live! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a VIP audience member and get close to the action of an award winning talk show? Get your dancing shoes on and join in on the fun! This package includes roundtrip airfare for two on Southwest Airlines to Los Angeles, California (or use it for any location Southwest flies). You’ll also receive a $500 Visa gift card to help with your hotel accommodations. This is your opportunity to explore the “City of Angels” and the home of the stars! Ellen is taped Monday-Thursday most weeks between September and May (December excluded). Airfare expires February 1, 2014. Opportunity to see Ellen expires February 16, 2014. Courtesy of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc., Southwest Airlines, the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Charles A. Osborn, Jr.
#6 SEC Tournament
SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Package – Go Wildcats!
This is your opportunity to support your team and experience the thrill of tournament basketball live! You’ll attend next month’s SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament in style. You and a guest will receive tickets to all sessions of the tournament, plus hospitality passes to enjoy a great selection of food and beverages throughout the tournament. Your package also includes a three-night stay at the beautiful Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, a great hotel close to Music Row. Dates of the SEC tournament are March 14-17, 2013 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. A short drive from Louisville, you can experience the SEC Basketball Tournament and all that Music City has to offer. Does not include airfare. Courtesy of Dr. Pepper
Beautiful Vail. Don’t Miss This One!
Enjoy seven days in East Vail in this beautifully decorated three-bedroom, three-bathroom home that sleeps ten. Bring your family or friends to experience the mountains of Colorado in prestigious Vail. This is perfect if you are a skier, just one block away from a free bus ride to hit the slopes. If you’re not a skier, don’t worry, the scenery is gorgeous and there are plenty of other fun activities (snowmobiling, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding). No matter the season, it’s a grand escape! Plus, two of you can fly roundtrip to Denver on Southwest Airlines, or save the plane tickets for your next vacation! Based on availability. Expires December 15, 2013. Airfare expires March 1, 2014. Courtesy of Art & Judy Davenport and Southwest Airlines
#8 Derby 139
Run for the Roses
There is no better place to be the first Saturday in May. Experience the tradition and excitement of the 139th Kentucky Derby! Enjoy all of the sights and sounds of these historic races from your third floor grandstand box for six at Churchill Downs. You will be in perfect position to view the stars of the day coming down the stretch and crossing the finish line. Don’t miss out on experiencing history in the making! Bid high to ensure that you have a seat for the greatest two minutes in sports! A box for Derby is a rare find! You can also experience the backside of Churchill Downs with a private tour for up to six people Monday – Thursday of Derby week, including breakfast at Wagner’s Trackside Kitchen. Courtesy of Churchill Downs, Inc. and Nancye Olt
Cruise & Booze the Bourbon Trail
Here is your chance to enjoy a VIP visit to the Bourbon Capital of the world. You and 5 friends are invited to hop aboard a chauffeured RV for a day in bourbon country. Begin with a visit to the new Jim Beam American Stillhouse, which includes a private tour of their distillery and – depending upon availability – a visit with Fred Noe, 7th generation Beam family master distiller! At your tasting, savor all that Beam has to offer. Lunch or dinner (depending on the time of day) is included. Then head over to Maker’s Mark for a tour to experience this small-batch distillery process up close and personal. Tonight, take home a fabulous premium Beam gift basket and a newly released iconic Louisville Stoneware Beam decanter! Courtesy of Beam Inc., Maker’s Mark, Jerry Summers – Director Beam Community Relations and Gary McGruder
Based upon mutual availability. Must be over 21 years of age.
#10 Big East Tournament
Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament Package
Imagine attending next month’s Big East Basketball Tournament in style. You and a guest will receive tickets to all sessions of the tournament, plus hospitality passes to enjoy a great selection of food and beverages throughout the tournament. Your package also includes a three-night stay at the InterContinental New York Times Square, a chic New York luxury hotel, convenient to famous Restaurant Row, the Theater District and all New York City has to offer. With the Cards moving to the ACC, this will be one of the last times to enjoy one of sports’ greatest events – The Big East Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Between the tournament and three nights in The Big Apple, the potential for fun is unlimited! Dates of the Big East tournament are March 12-16 at the world’s most famous arena – Madison Square Garden. Does not include airfare. Courtesy of Dr. Pepper
Your Dream Vacation in Beautiful Destin, Florida
Bid high and you can vacation in this luxury beachfront condo owned by U of L President Dr. James Ramsey and his wife, Jane. This fabulous two-bedroom, two-bath Edgewater Beach condo is gulf-front and promises spectacular views of Florida’s Emerald Coast. Enjoy a walk on the white sand beaches, the sparking waves of the gulf and the romantic sunsets each night. Close to wonderful restaurants, shopping, golf and more! Tonight, take home a $500 Visa gift card to spend during your trip for gas, airfare, dining, shopping or on whatever you wish! Based on availability. Expires November 2013. Courtesy of Dr. & Mrs. James Ramsey and Charles A. Osborn, Jr