July 25, 2017

Live Auction Preview

A preview of the live auction items up for bid at the Enchanted Weekend Gala, August 18.

Garden of the Gods Getaway for Six

PACKAGE #1: Garden of the Gods Getaway for Six

Three couples are invited to enjoy three days and two nights in a luxurious and spacious cottage with stunning mountain views and lavish accommodations—including unlimited club and resort access, and a well-appointed common area for fun and camaraderie.

The first evening of your arrival, our expert culinary team will prepare a luscious dinner for you and your guests as you enjoy breathtaking views of the Garden of the Gods from our Grand View Dining Room or Rocks Lounge. The second evening’s culinary offering will be a Chef’s Dinner for six with wine pairings. Back-to-back breakfasts in the Grand View Dining Room and a delightful lunch hosted at the KC Grille are also included, along with an entire day of challenging play on the championship-grade Kissing Camels Golf Course.

Donor: The Garden of the Gods Collection
Disclaimer: Dates based on availability. Please call Bekka Michaels at 719-520-4976 or bmichaels@ggclub.com.

PACKAGE #2: South Sea Pearl Necklace

Make a bold statement and turn heads wearing this exquisite, one-of-a-kind, 16mm pearl necklace procured from the personal jewelry collection of Margaret Sabin. This lustrous, heirloom-quality treasure of the South Sea Islands measures 18 inches, and is elegantly secured with a perfectly-fitted, gold-clasp adding even more sparkle and intrigue to the pearl strand’s unblemished allure. Place the high bid and claim this gem of a prize!
Donor: Margaret Sabin

Cruise the Caribbean on a Windstar Yacht

PACKAGE #3: Cruise the Caribbean on a Windstar Yacht

One very lucky couple will explore exotic ports of call across the warm, turquoise waters of the Caribbean on board one of Windstar Cruises’ graceful, elegantly-appointed yachts. Each vessel in Windstar’s fleet accommodates a limited number of guests, affording each passenger a relaxing, personalized experience.

Choose from several Caribbean routes with potential stops including St. Maarten, Barbados, Aruba, Montserrat, Cartagena and St. Bart’s. As guests on larger cruise ships take an excursion from Tortola to tiny Jost Van Dyke, your sleek and graceful yacht is already there. Explore the nightlife, culture and exotic beaches of this tropical paradise while being pampered by the Windstar crew.

Donor: Windstar
Disclaimer: Voyage for two passengers (one stateroom) for up to seven days. Transportation to and from cruise and gratuities not included. Choice of sailing dates on space available basis. Expires August 2019.

Party Like a Rock Star in Palm Springs!

PACKAGE #4: Party Like a Rock Star in Palm Springs!

Two winning couples will relax at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa, bask in the sunshine and have access to on-property amenities and activities—including championship golf, tennis and swimming. Or simply unwind poolside in an oasis of luxuriant pampering from award-winning Agua Serena Spa & Salon. Gary Gregoire, career U.S. Army aviator with over 8,500 flight hours, will whisk your party away in his 11-passenger Cessna Conquest II. This package is for two couples for three nights.

Donors: Gary and Susie Gregoire, Gregoire Homes, Kaye Monfort
Disclaimer: This package is based on availability. Expires August 18, 2019.

PACKAGE #5: High-End Wining and Dining

An extraordinary evening tasting exceptional wines perfectly paired with a delectable, five-course meal awaits five lucky couples at the home of Mike and Diane Bell. The Bells will hand select wines from their private cellar harvested from the celebrated vineyards of France and California—including:
2009 Roederer Cristal Champagne (JS97); 2007 William Fevre les Preuses Chardonnay (RP96); 2012 Peter Michael Point Rouge Chardonnay (RP100); 2009 Romanee-Conti Echezeaux Pinot Noir (WS94); 2012 Peter Michael Clos du Ciel Pinot Noir (RP98); 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Cabernet Sauvignon (RP99); 2010 Harlan Promontory Cabernet Sauvignon (RP98); 2010 Guigal La Mouline Syrah/Shiraz (WS100); 2012 Kongsgaard Syrah/Shiraz (RP99); and 2001 Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (WS100).

Place the high bid and reserve exclusive seating for you and your grateful guests!

Donors: Mike and Diane Bell
Dates to be coordinated with donors.

Manzanillo, Mexico Getaway for Four Couples

PACKAGE #6: Manzanillo, Mexico Getaway for Four Couples

Perched oceanfront in La Punta, Manzanillo, on Mexico’s west coast, this top-rated, luxurious getaway provides every comfort and convenience for a seven-night stay in paradise.

Designed by renowned architect Joaquin Torres and built in 2011, Casa de Sofia is a 5,000-square-foot, all-king master suite condo offering panoramic ocean views from every room.

This beautiful oasis is located in a private, gated community with 24-hour security, private beach, club and pool house. You’ll be pampered by a full staff—including a manager, cook and cleaning service.

Stretch out poolside with a margarita while the sunshine warms your skin. Relax in the open-air dining room, each meal customized and prepared by your on-site chef. Get your game on at the adjacent tennis courts or nearby golf courses, or, simply shop, dine and explore to your heart’s content.

Donor: Casa de Sofia
Disclaimer: One-year expiration cannot be extended. The winning bidder must choose three nonconsecutive weeks occurring no later than August 19, 2018. Not available on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, or one spring break week around Easter (varies year to year). Food and drink expenses are bidder’s responsibility.

PACKAGE #7: Roberto Coin Fine Jewelry

John and Pat Marzolf, owners of the Broadmoor Jewelry Company and the Broadmoor Galleries, are once again offering An Enchanted Weekend Gala guests the chance to bid on exquisite jewelry from renowned designer Roberto Coin. Four of Roberto’s most distinctive pieces will be on display with suggested retail prices topping $16,500! The winning bidder will select among the following treasures of their choosing:
• 18k Rose Gold Sauvagé Bangle with 2.75 CTW of Diamonds
• 18k Yellow Gold Princess Flower Necklace with 2.09 CTW of Diamonds
• 18k White Gold Diamond Leaf Drop Earrings with 3.27 CTW of Diamonds
• 18k Rose Gold Black Jade Necklace with .65 CTW of Diamonds

The Marzolfs are generously donating 100 percent of the proceeds to Discover Goodwill. This is your chance to purchase a very special gift for that special someone … or yourself, while giving the priceless gift of independence to others!

Donors: John & Pat Marzolf, Broadmoor Jewelry Company

PACKAGE #8: The Texas Hill Country Experience

They say everything is “Big” in Texas, and this incredible package is no exception! One couple will enjoy a three-night, romantic getaway in an African-style Luxury Tent nestled in the Texas Hill Country surrounded by 15 picturesque and private acres for resting, reconnecting and adventuring, while receiving star treatment in the “Lone Star State.” Gary Gregoire, career U.S. Army aviator with over 8,500 flight hours, will whisk you away in his 11-passenger Cessna Conquest II en route to an unforgettable experience.

The FireSong Ranch combines the great outdoors with all the comforts of a lavish resort—including breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring sunsets. This luxurious retreat will provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience and create unforgettable memories—whether relaxing in the outdoor hot tub accompanied by a stone fireplace or savoring a delicious meal under the Big Texas Sky on your private deck.

Then round up a Texas-sized portion of fun and adventure—indulging in a complimentary tasting of locally-crafted wines, hiking scenic trails and ziplining high atop the towering cypress trees—along with every imaginable amenity: climate control, Wi-Fi, coffee and tea bar, and contemporary kitchen … just to name a few.

Donor: Curt and Connie Christofferson, Gary and Susie Gregoire, Jim and Dawn Madigan/FireSong Ranch, Beau Wadley/Cypress Valley Canopy Tours, Gina Ross/Stone House Vineyard, Todd and Kristin Ashmore/Opie’s BBQ, Crystal Smith/Salt Lick BBQ, Fall Creek Vineyards
Disclaimer: Valid until May 31, 2019. Two guests. Available Sunday through Thursday. No pets or smoking, and guests must be over 25 years of age. Not wheelchair-accessible. Meals are not included.

Golf Like a Pro at Three Iconic Courses

PACKAGE #9: Golf Like a Pro at Three Iconic Courses

Golfers, win this package and check three iconic golf courses off your bucket list: Pebble Beach, Spyglass and Spanish Bay! Lexus invites you and a playing partner to compete for a $100,000 charity purse at the 2018 Lexus Champions for Charity National Championship, December 5-9, 2018, at Pebble Beach Resorts. This once-in-a-lifetime trip includes a generous hospitality package with all-inclusive meals and golf fees for the three-day, 54-hole tournament—including 18 holes of premium play on Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and The Links at Spanish Bay.

Club or touring professionals and Lexus affiliates are not eligible; however, you’ll be treated like a PGA pro enjoying private airport transfers, exclusive welcome reception, savory meals, luxurious swag and daily tee gifts. Spouse package available.

Donors: Ed Baur, Lexus of Colorado Springs
Disclaimer: Hotel reservations at the Inn at Spanish Bay must be made by contacting a Lexus Champions for Charity representative. Airfare and accommodations not included. National Championship participants must be amateur players and have verifiable handicaps or play at scratch.

PACKAGE #10: Oklahoma BBQ Feast and Syrah from Around the World

Karla Grazier and Ward Berlin will welcome 10 lucky guests into their home for an unforgettable evening of competitive Bocce Ball, followed by a decadent BBQ feast and Rhone-style wines. Oklahoma BBQ King Garry Pasby and Sous Chef Extraordinaire Ruben Manuel will pamper your palates with a colossal culinary tour of Oklahoma BBQ—beginning with grilled prawns, filet and snow crab … and those are just the appetizers! An olive and cheese presentation will then provide the perfect segue to the main course—including slow-cooked ribs, tender chicken and brisket, hobo-grilled potatoes, calico beans and more scrumptious surprises yet to be unveiled.

Local Wine Expert and Educator Dirk Stamp will pair this amazing meal with Grenache/Syrah from Stellenbosch, Priorat, Santa Barbara, Chateauneuf du Pape and Barossa Valley … a match made in heaven! “What’s for dessert?” you ask. Nothing less than Garry’s famous “Dump Cake,” but you’ll have to raise the paddle to learn more.

First-class service by Peter and Kate Maiurro, Garry and Ruben, Ward and Karla will be the perfect complement to a perfect evening.

Donor: Ward Berlin and Karla Grazier, Peter and Kate Maiurro, Garry Pasby, Ruben Manuel, Dirk Stamp/The Wine Seller
Expires August 18, 2019.


For information about An Enchanted Weekend sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bonnie Goff at (719) 428-8564 or Bonnie Martinez at (719) 352-1034.