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Exciting Live Auction Items - Gala 2019

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Tropical Getaway in Belize for One Week for 8

Casa Letitgo welcomes you to Belize for a one week stay in a tropical paradise! This new, four bedroom, 3.5 bath home is just steps from the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean and features beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces. Located on Ambergris Caye Island, this home is 10 miles from San Pedro and 1 mile from the 2nd largest barrier reef. Spend your days lounging on the beach or your private dock or explore the amazing assortment of outdoor activities that Belize has to offer - snorkeling, fishing, hiking, diving, exploring Mayan ruins, and so much more. 

Courtesy of Steven Goodman, MD


Jeep Tour, Dinner & Stargazing for 6 at Vintage Cowboy Winery

Head to Vintage Cowboy Winery in Santa Margarita on a beautiful autumn evening in October. You and five of your friends will first enjoy a jeep tour of Vintage Cowboy's 32 acre vineyard and ranch, tucked at the foot of the beautiful Santa Lucia Mountain Range. Your jeep tour will be led by the winemaker. Then you’ll head to the historic Pozo Saloon for a delicious dinner and wine tasting. After dark, head outside to search the night sky for constellations and receive an astronomy lesson. Don’t miss this truly unique experience.

Pick any night from the following dates: October, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, or 20, 2019. 

Courtesy of the Arnold Family, The Pozo Saloon, Vintage Cowboy Wine & Vintage Cowboy Winery


Enjoy the Southern Charm of Charleston for 3 Nights for 2

Rated the #1 City by both Conde Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure’s in 2016, Charleston is a living postcard of Southern antebellum grandeur. With your roundtrip airfare, fly to Charleston and enjoy a 3 night stay at the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel, located in the heart of historic downtown. Also included is daily breakfast at the Palmetto Café and health club and pool access. While in Charleston, head out on your private 2.5 hour walking tour customized to your interests. Learn about the rich history of magnificent mansions, mysterious graveyards, graceful gardens, Revolutionary and Civil War sites, secret passageways, cobblestone streets, and more. After your day of siteseeing, enjoy a 3 course wine paired dinner at the Charleston Grill, known for their fresh, low country cuisine, unique presentation and live jazz music. Enjoy the South’s gentler way of life, while strolling the beach and touring homes from the 17th and 18th centuries.


Cal Poly Rodeo

Cal Poly Rodeo VIP Experience for 4

Head to the 2020 Poly Royal Rodeo on Friday, April 17 with three of your friends for a VIP viewing experience! Includes a Behind the Chutes tour before the event, rodeo tickets, rodeo boosters VIP tent wristbands, concert tickets and Cal Poly Rodeo swag. Put your boots on and watch the excitement!  

April 17, 2020

Courtesy of Cal Poly Rodeo

Luxurious Oceanfront Four Seasons Villa in Punta Mita for 3 Nights for 10

Five couples will experience the lap of luxury in this private oceanfront villa in stunning Punta Mita, Mexico. It’s no wonder that many celebrities love to vacation here! This exquisite 13,000 sq. ft. villa sits perched over the ocean, with five lavish master bedrooms, each complete with a full master bathroom and both indoor and outdoor showers. Feel the tropical breeze as you soak in your ocean view infinity pool or lounge on the patio. With two full kitchens, one inside and outside, your dining options are plentiful. You will have two complimentary golf carts to transport you around the resort. Enjoy the onsite swimming pools, a lazy river, fitness center and complimentary equipment for kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, and more. Bring friends or family together for this trip of a lifetime, valued at over $48,000! A once-in-a-lifetime experience! 

Compliments of Frank & Marbella Maldonado

Cass House Cayucos

Cass House Weekend Getaway in Cayucos for 5 Couples

Take over the Cass House in Cayucos for a spectacular weekend getaway! All five luxury rooms at this beautiful boutique hotel are yours for 3 nights, including $50 per room to enjoy breakfast at the Cass House Bakery. Each room has a queen bed and individual bathroom. The days are yours to sit and linger, walk through town, or enjoy the beach and pier just steps away. Known for their local ingredients from the bounty of the Central Coast, you can enjoy a delicious dinner at the Cass House Grill. If you choose to dine there, Executive Chef Stacy Bareng will treat you to a special dish not regularly on the menu!  Perfect for a family reunion, celebration, girls trip or any other number of special occasions!

Courtesy of Cass House Cayucos


An Italian Escape: A Tuscan Villa for One Week for 10

Enjoy the beauty of Tuscany, Italy with a seven-day, six-night stay at “La Malpensatina” in Radda-in-Chianti in the heart of Tuscany. This 400-year-old stone farmhouse features five bedrooms and four full baths, easily accommodating five couples (children welcome). Stroll 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! 

Compliments of Noreen Martin and Chris Hulburd, MD

Firearms Simulator

Experience the World of Law Enforcement or Military in a Real Life Firearms Simulator for 4

Spend 2 hours in the VirTra300 Firearms Training Simulator, used by law enforcement and military to prepare them for real world situations. You will experience 5 life sized screens which provide 300 degrees of visual awareness and 360 degrees of surround sound to make it as close to real life as it gets. This simulation will test your critical thinking, decision-making under stress, tactical firearms skills, ability to read body language and more. This is a one-of-a-kind experience not offered to the public.

Courtesy of San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department

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 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


Dignity Health Box Seats at a 49ers Game for 6

You and five friends will head to Levi's Stadium to the Dignity Health Box Suite on Sunday, November 24 to watch the San Francisco 49ers take on the Green Bay Packers! This suite includes spectacular views of the game, delicious game day food and drinks, and the company of other cheering fans! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience game day in style!

Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 1:25pm.

Courtesy of Lloyd Dean, Dignity Health President & CEO

Gourmet Mexican Restaurant

Ciopinot & Wine; Carnitas & Tequila - Two Dinners for 6

Enjoy a wine paired dinner for six at Ciopinot Seafood Grille - a Central Coast favorite known for their gourmet seafood dishes, warm atmosphere, and extensive wine selection. Then, check out one of San Luis Obispo’s most popular Mexican restaurants – La Esquina. Your dinner for six will pair high-quality, delicious Mexican food with a section of tequila from La Esquina’s full bar.

Mutually agreeable dates.   

Courtesy of Ciopinot Seafood Grille, La Esquina and Leonard Cohen



2017 “Healing Hearts”  Limited Edition Wine by DAOU Vineyards & Winery

“Healing Hearts” is back with a new vintage! This limited production wine, crafted by renowned winemaker Daniel Daou is a new blend created especially for the 2019 Gala.

Compliments of DAOU Vineyards & Winery



Shaver Lake Getaway for One Week for up to 8

Shaver Lake, in Central California, awaits you! Spend one week in a beautiful 2,000 square foot, four bedroom, three bath condo that sleeps up to 8 people. This lovely home, located in the Sierra Pines development, is just minutes from Shaver Lake and a short drive to Sierra Summit ski area, China Peak Mountain Resort and Huntington Lake. Make this a summer getaway or a winter ski trip – your choice!

Compliments of Michael and Lori Bickel


VIP Table at the 2020 Gala

Enjoy an incredible evening at the 2020 Celebration of Caring Gala at our special VIP Table. The evening starts as you and seven friends are shuttled to the event in your private limousine! You will receive complimentary champagne and a special gift for each couple. Your VIP Table will be elaborately decorated to stand out from the crowd. Don't miss out!

Date TBD

Other Exciting Auction Items

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

  • Getaway packages and sports packages
  • Wine experiences and tours
  • Local magnums and wine
  • Gift Baskets of locally made products and more
  • Jewelry
  • And much more!