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Exciting Live Auction Items - Gala 2017

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Esperanza Resort

Ocean View Villa at Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas for One Week

Enjoy the lap of luxury during your one week stay in a stunning three-bedroom, ocean view villa at Esperanza Resort in spectacular Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (sleeps 6). Your villa includes a breathtaking deck overlooking the ocean with a hot tub and lounge area. Four gorgeous pools grace the resort and your stay includes full concierge service. Tucked between two scenic bluffs and boasting a world-renowned luxury spa, championship golf courses, walking trails and a vibrant nightlife, Esperanza promises a vacation that you’ll cherish for years to come.

Note Updated Dates: Sunday, October 21 to Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Courtesy of Friends of French Hospital

Spanish Peaks in Big Sky

Montana Getaway at the Spanish Peaks Mountain Club for 5 Nights for 10 

Head to Big Sky, Montana to the luxurious Settlement Residence (sleeps up to 10) at Spanish Peaks Mountain Club, a private golf and ski community. In summer, lodging includes a round of golf, plus access to private hiking and biking trails. In winter, lodging includes access to the Ski Resort and private ski trails. Both seasons include access to all Club programs and activities. Experience Montana in style!

Mutually agreeable dates.

Courtesy of Straight Down Clothing Co.


Dignity Health Box Seats at a 49ers Game for 4

You and three friends will join French Hospital President & CEO Alan Iftiniuk and his wife Cathy in the Dignity Health Suite on October 22nd for the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Dallas Cowboys. This suite includes spectacular views of the game, delicious game day food and drinks, and the company of other cheering fans! After the game enjoy a fabulous dinner with Alan and Cathy and a one night stay at the Hyatt Regency. You will be chauffeured in a luxurious Mercedes Sprinter Van from start to finish! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience game day in style!

Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Courtesy of Lloyd Dean, Dignity Health President & CEO, and Meathead Movers

The Voice

VIP Tickets to The Voice for 2

Head to one of the hottest shows on TV! You and a friend will head to Season 13 of The Voice with VIP Tickets on either August 31 or September 1, 2017 at Universal Studios Hollywood! Watch contestants perform, hear the celebrity judges banter and cast your own votes for the next big name in music! Enjoy your time amongst the stars with a two-night stay at your choice of either the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills or the Sheraton at Universal Studios.

Courtesy of The Voice and Meathead Movers

Ventana Grill

Dine at Coastal Favorites for 6 - Oyster Loft, Ventana Grill, Wooly's & Flagship

You and five friends will enjoy breakfast at Flagship, brunch at Ventana Grill, lunch at Wooly's and dinner at Oyster Loft! All of these restaurants provide a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and delicious food. 

Mutually agreeable dates.

Courtesy Flagship, Oyster Loft, Wooly's, and Ventana Grill

La Malpensatina Tuscany Villa

An Italian Escape: A Tuscan Villa for One Week

Enjoy the beauty of Tuscany at "La Malpensatina" villa in Rada-in-Chianti in the heart of Tuscany, the ideal location to experience Tuscany, with Sienna and Florence less than an hour away. This incredible 400-year old stone farmhouse features five bedrooms and four full baths. troll through La Malpensatina’s thirty acres of vineyards, enjoy the quaint town of Radda or venture to Sienna and Florence, only 30 minutes to an hour away. The ideal central location to explore all that Tuscany has to offer!

Courtesy of Noreen Martin and Chris Hulburd, MD

Ernie Ball Electric Guitar

Limited Edition Ernie Ball/Music Man Steve Lukather Luke III Electric Guitar

Take home this stunning limited edition electric guitar from Ernie Ball/Music Man. This Steve Lukather Luke III has a limited edition "Starry Night" Sparkle Finish. Features include a roasted figured maple neck with ebony finger board, 2 custom Dimarzio Steve Lukather Pickups, custom pickup wiring with 25k Boost, chrome hardware, and SKB hard shell case. Made locally in San Luis Obispo! 

Courtesy of Ernie Ball

1989 Chateau Mounton Rothschild Double Magnum

1989 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Double Magnum & Ciopinot Dinner for 8

Enjoy an incredible dinner for eight at Ciopinot Seafood Grille – a Central Coast favorite known for its gourmet seafood dishes, warm atmosphere and extensive wine selection. You'll also receive an exceptional Double Magnum of 1989 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, rated 99 points by Wine Spectator. This is a very fine vintage of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Merlot. This rare magnum is worth thousands of dollars! This dinner and a few glasses of this wine would make the perfect pair to celebrate a special occasion or to simply enjoy a night with loved ones.

Courtesy of Ciopinot Seafood Grille and Dr. Scott & Dana Robertson

Angel Wings (Sample Only)

Sample only; not actual art

"Wings of Grace" Sculpture - To be Installed at French Hospital with Donor Plaque

Support the power of healing art at French Hospital for patients and visitors! This stunning copper Angel Wings sculpture was created by local artist Sean Beauchamp and Southpaw Studios. These wings are the balanced combination of hand formed copper and stainless steel feathers coming together to create wings that will sparkle in the sun filled environment of French Hospital’s healing garden. Following tradition of the other Angel Wings at French Hospital, the winning bidder will be donating this sculpture back to the hospital to be permanently placed in a prominent location in the Healing Garden for patients and visitors to enjoy. The winning bidder will be recognized with a permanent plaque next to the art for their generosity. They will also take home a smaller framed sculpture – a pair of feathers, one copper and one silver – to always have a little piece of the Angel Wings at home.

Courtesy of Sean Beauchamp & Southpaw Studios


VIP Bubblyfest by the Sea Package

If you love bubbly, this one's for you! Bubblyfest is a one-of-a-kind event with more than 50 sparkling wine and champagne producers and the gorgeous Pacific Ocean as your backdrop. This package includes two Weekend VIP tickets to Bubblyfest in Avila Beach, which includes Winemaker Seminars, Corks & Cocktails Champagne Cocktail Party, VIP Grand Tasting and access to the VIP terrace and lounge. You will also receive a 17-bottle Danby mini wine fridge pre-stocked with bubbles, an additional 17 bottles for a 2nd refill of the fridge and a one-year quarterly Club Bubbly membership to help replenish your bubbly supply!

October 7-8, 2017.

Courtesy of Bubblyfest, Tracy Bogue, Holly Holliday, & Idler's Home

Cal Poly Football

Travel with Cal Poly Football to Idaho for 2

Travel with the Cal Poly Football team when they charter to Pocatello, Idaho to watch the Mustangs take on Idaho State on Saturday, September 30, 2017! Your trip begins on Friday, September 29 and includes roundtrip charter transportation with the team from Santa Maria, hotel accommodations, two tickets to Saturday's game, and transportation while in Pocatello. Experience a great time with other Mustang fans, including Alan and Cathy Iftiniuk and Aaron and Erin Steed!

September 29-30, 2017.

Courtesy of Cal Poly Athletics

SLO Brew BeerCation

The Ultimate “BeerCation” for 6

Take a “BeerCation” with your friends with a two-night stay at the SLO Brew Lofts, one of the most sought-after accommodations in downtown San Luis Obispo. You will be welcomed to your three-bedroom, two-bath suite (sleeps 6-8) with a SLO Brew craft beer basket. The Lofts offer comfort and sophistication with spectacular views of downtown. During your stay, you’ll enjoy a delicious beer paired dinner for six prepared by Executive Chef Thomas Fundaro. You and your friends will also experience a private tour of The Rock brewery and taproom with Brewmaster Steve Courier. The best “BeerCation” ever!

Courtesy of SLO Brew

Tolosa Winery

Edna Valley Wine Package & Getaway for 4

Enjoy a two night stay for four people at Tolosa Winery's Edna Valley Ranch House. This package also includes a private tasting at Tolosa for 4, a magnum of Tolosa's flagship Primera Pinot Noir, a large photograph printed on canvas from Tolosa photographer Duane Hall, a magnum of Alpha Omega's flagship Era Cabernet Sauvignon, and dinner for 4 at a local restaurant.

Mutually agreeable date.

Courtesy of Tolosa Winery and Alpha Omega 

Sherwood Country Club

A Day of Golf at Sherwood Country Club

Chauffeured in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter van, you and two friends will travel to Thousand Oaks to join local developer John Scardino for a day of golf at the beautiful Sherwood Country Club. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, play Sherwood's newly renovated championship course and their par 3 Lake Course. The courses offer an exceptional playing experience for players of all levels and the opportunity for celebrity sightings. Your day will also include lunch and all the drinks you can enjoy. Don’t miss out on this unique golf experience!

Mutually agreeable date.

Courtesy of John Scardino and Meathead Movers

Daou Vineyards & Winery

Winemakers Dinner at DAOU Vineyards for 8

Enjoy stunning views, world-class wine and gourmet food at the spectacular DAOU Vineyards and Winery! Your five course dinner provided by an on-site chef will be perfectly paired with award winning wine. Travel in luxury to this special event in a private limousine.  

Mutually agreeable date.

Courtesy of DAOU Vineyards & Winery

Other Exciting Auction Items

Our extensive auction also includes many other incredible items, including:

  • Dodgers Package - 4 first row tickets behind dugout plus hotel
  • Go Coastal SLO Sine Country Package -Harvest on the Coast tickets for 2 Couples, plus hotel, wine and winery tours
  • Handcrafted Lightning Recumbent Bike
  • Custom Guitar
  • VIP Tickets to The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • Shaver Lake Getaway
  • Signed 49ers Jersey
  • Disneyland Tickets and Artwork
  • Sailing in Santa Barbara for 4
  • Wine packages and experiences from Grey Wolf Cellars, Ancient Peaks Winery, Cypher, Kinero, Tooth & Nail Winery, Le Vigne and more!
  • Magnums from Turley Wine Cellars, Stephen Ross Wine Cellars, Denner, Verdad Wine Cellars, Herman Story, Epoch Estate Wines, Halter Ranch and more!
  • Gift Baskets from WeOlive, TheraBee, Re:Find Handcrafted Spirits,  The Groves on 41, Crushed Grape, Yes Artisan Beverages and more!
  • Jewelry by Dang Brave Girl, Le French Shoppe and more! 
  • Photography by Curtis Essen, Look Twice Photography
  • And much more!