2017 LIVE Auction packages:
Golf, Dinner and VIP Clubbin’ with Morgan Freeman: Day and Night of a lifetime! Four lucky people can join Morgan Freeman and Bill Luckett for 9 holes of golf in Clarksdale, and then kick back for a catered, leisurely dinner with them. (Wine generously supplied by Grapevine Liquor and Wine.) Then head out with Morgan and Bill as VIPs to their Ground Zero Blues Club. Mutually agreeable date with Auction winner and Morgan Freeman. Must be redeemed by 12/31/2017. Donated by: 2006 Star of Hope, Morgan Freeman
Weekend of All-Access passes to Top Musical Artists in the World for 4 Lucky People: Four tickets and all-access passes to two nights of music from 20 of the greatest artists in the world and an afternoon of music outdoors from 10 up-and-coming stars. All at September 2017 weekend iHEARTRadio Music Festival in Vegas! PLUS photo with your favorite artist AND 4 passes to the Saturday night VIP After Party. Performers at 2016 Music Festival included Britney Spears, U2, Usher, Florida Georgia Line, Sting, Miley Cyrus, Cage The Elephant. Don’t miss being a star with the stars in 2017! Donated by: 2014 Crystal Ball Star of Hope, Bob Pittman
Week for 4 couples in the Best City in the World: Enjoy an unforgettable 1 week stay at a spectacular 4 bedroom and 4.5 bath 17th century home with full service staff to look after your every need! You’ll love the house as much as Martha Stewart! The house’s name–Casa Dragones—was even taken by Oprah’s favorite tequila. It’s in San Miguel del Allende, Mexico—recently ranked by Conde Nast Traveler readers as the #1 Best City in the world! It’s a pristine colonial town founded in the 1600s, nestled between two mountains in the heart of Mexico With wonderful indoor/outdoor living spaces, this house is located just one block from the famed town center. No major holidays and with mutual agreeable dates. Must be used by 12/31/2017. Donated by: Friends of the Foundation
Delta Dinner for four with author of “Dispatches From Pluto”:
You and 3 friends can enjoy dinner with the author of “Dispatches From Pluto”, who also has written of his travels in the lawless Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico and on an uncharted river in Africa. Richard Grant will be a fascinating dinner partner. Chef Taylor Bowen Ricketts will prepare the special dinner at her Fan & Johnny’s restaurant in Greenwood. She and her restaurants have been praised by the likes of Garden & Gun, The New York Times, and Southern Living, and Ricketts has been a semi-finalist for the James Beard Awards in the “Best Chef-South” category. Then spend the night in Greenwood’s luxurious Alluvian Hotel with two fabulous rooms. You and three friends can be “lost and found in the Mississippi Delta”! Dates by mutual agreement and must be by 12/31/2017. Donated by Richard Grant, Taylor Bowen Ricketts and Alluvian Hotel.
Hotel, Dinner & Two Courtside Seats: Front row on the floor to watch the Grizzlies take on the New Orleans Pelicans Feb. 15. Fabulous seats to see the players and action up close! Two Grizzlies tickets plus a reserved Parking Pass. Great sports night out! Package includes a $75 gift card to spend at Spindini Restaurant and one night at Hotel Napoleon! Donated by: The Commercial Appeal, River City Management Group and Hotel Napoleon
Memphis Redbirds Luxury Suite: Enjoy a night out at Redbirds stadium! Suite includes 24 tickets. Package also includes 2 parking passes! Game will be in Spring 2017. More details to come!!! Donated by: First Tennessee Bank
Package (sleeps 4) – 1 Week Stay in Amazing Carriage House in Watercolor, Florida: Recently named America’s #1 Family Resort by Travel and Leisure! This one bedroom luxurious house boasts 15 foot ceilings and gorgeous hardwood floors! Access to all 6 pools and the Watercolor Beach Club. Go in style! Package includes 2 plane tickets from Memphis to Destin on Southern Airways Express ($1000 airfare gift certificate) and a 4 day Destin Jeep rental!! Donated by: EverFi and Southern Airways Express.
1 week stay at Coral Reef Condos: Welcome the summer season with a week’s stay at this Gulf View, beach front, Coral Reef condo. Warm gulf breezes, powder white sands and sunny days will be the standard state of affairs for the winning
bidder. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit sleeps six in Panama City Beach, Florida. This one week’s stay is subject to availability in 2017. Donated by: Wayne and Donna Godwin.
Warm up to your very own firepit! Plan and construct a firepit to enjoy on those evenings when the temperature drops. Bring family and friends together to enjoy the outdoors! You select the best spot and pick a plan for a firepit to enhance your house (value $1500). Or use your credit on a new pool for the summer! Donated by Dream Home Construction.
NBC Concert and Tour In NYC!4 tickets to the first TODAY Show concert of the summer on Rockefeller Plaza, and the guest performer is bound to be HUGE! Take a backstage tour of the studio and control rooms. Meet Hoda Kotb and Al Roker and take pictures with these stars! Package includes 2 nights stay with
Embassy Suites. Donated by NBC News and Andy Lack (NBC News Chairman & Mississippi Today Founder).
4 Elvis Experience Tour Tickets Plus 2 Night Stay at the Guest House! This packaged tour includes full tour of the Mississippi native’s Graceland Mansion, Presley Automobile Museum, Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum, Elvis Discovery Exhibits and Elvis’ Airplanes. Tour tickets will be valid after March 2, 2017 after the opening of the new entertainment complex located across the street from the Mansion. This new complex changes the Graceland experience completely, so you won’t want to miss this! Package also includes a 2 night stay at The Guest House at Graceland. Donated by Elvis Presley’s Graceland and The Guest House at Graceland.