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Celebrate Bay Bridge History and Dine at San Francisco’s Waterbar Restaurant
*Guided Tour for Four (4) of the Unfinished Portion of the New Bay Bridge
*Gift Certificate for $300 to Waterbar Restaurant, San Francisco
This once-in–a-lifetime opportunity offers an up close and personal tour of this new global icon – the Self-Anchored Suspension Span (SAS). The SAS is the largest bridge of its kind anywhere in the world (2,047 feet). This engineering and construction marvel raises the bridge building bar to new heights.
After your tour, spend a memorable lunch or dinner at the Waterbar Restaurant near the San Francisco base of the Bay Bridge. You and your guests will be delighted to indulge in a fine meal while you reminisce about the day’s experiences.
Donated by: American Bridge Company and Waterbar Restaurant
*Authentic Five Course Lobster Fest Dinner for Eighteen (18)
*Location: Diserens’ Home in Burlingame or in your Home
Back (again!) by popular demand! The SRA Gala Committee is pleased to once again offer this Taste of New England. They will host an authentic five course lobster dinner for 18 with all the trimmings at the gracious Burlingame home of SRA Gala Chair Gail Diserens and her husband, SRA Board Member John Diserens. Your crew and wait staff will be the gregarious Gala Committee.
You will start with passed hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and “Cape Codders.” Once seated, enjoy the clam chowder, steamers and salad. You will be awed by the 1¼ pound lobster flown in fresh from Maine! Boston cream pie and coffee are the perfect finish. Sit back and let the crew take care of everything. We do it all for you!
Donated by: The 2013 Gala Committee; Gail and John Diserens; New England Lobster Company; and Fiddler’s Green
The 2014 Masters Golf Tournament
*Two (2) Tickets to Final Two Days Of The 2014 Masters Tournament, April 12-13, 2014, at Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia
*Rental Car for Three (3) Days
*Two (2) Nights Lodging for two (2) in nearby Aiken, South Carolina
*Dinner for Two in a Local Aiken Restaurant
*Gift Certificate for The Masters Gift Shop
Don't miss the opportunity of a lifetime! Imagine walking in the footsteps of the most famous golfers to ever play the game, on the most picturesque course in the world! Enjoy the final two rounds of the world's premier golf tournament, the Masters.
Donated by: Roz and Bob Williams, Gail Williams Diserens and John Diserens
*Afternoon for Thirty (30) at Stone Barn Farm in Sonoma
*Barbeque Luncheon with Local Beer and Wine
*Live Music and Square Dance Caller
*Round Trip Motor Coach Transportation from San Francisco Area
Enjoy a genuine country barbeque and hoedown at the Stone Barn Farm in Sonoma sponsored by our very own SRA Board of Directors! Your venue for the day is a 4.25 acre property located near Sonoma Plaza, with vineyards, an olive grove, and historic stone barn built in 1896. Thirty of you will gather for fantastic food, great wine and local beer.
Donated by: Gail and John Diserens and the SRA Board of Directors
Dinner with Wendy Tokuda and SRA Students
*Six (6) Bottles Of Heitz Cellar “Martha’s Vineyard” 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon
You and seven (7) friends will enjoy dinner with Wendy Tokuda, her husband John Norheim and some amazing SRA alums. This gourmet meal will be specially prepared by Chef Jason Smith, Executive Chef at the de Young Museum, with finishing touches prepared and presented by Chef Nicole Plue, a James Beard Award-winning pastry chef.
Donated by: Wendy Tokuda and John Norheim; Terry Paulding, Paulding & Co.; Alice Heitz, Heitz Cellars; Pastry Chef Nicole Plue; Chef Jason Smith, de Young Cafe; and friends of SRA.
A Week’s Vacation in Sunriver Resort, Oregon
*6 nights in a 4-bedroom Sunriver home
Sunriver is a planned private residential and resort community 15 miles south of Bend, Oregon. Located at the base of the Cascade Mountains, Sunriver's 3,300 acres wind along the eastern side of the Deschutes River. Sunriver is a year-round outdoor enthusiast’s dream with golf, spa, tennis, swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, fly fishing and biking. Voted one of the Top 50 Ski Resorts in North America by Conde Nast Traveler and just minutes from Mt. Bachelor, Sunriver Resort is also the Northwest’s premier ski destination.
Sunriver also boasts a new water park which includes outdoor and indoor pools, lazy river, water slides, adult social hot tub, tot splash & sand play areas, event space/amphitheater, cafe, picnic areas, playground, bocce ball court, basketball court, and yearround tubing hill.
Donated by: Susan Kay and Kevin Fox
*Golden State Warriors Luxury Suite for Sixteen (16 ) for April 15, 2013 Game vs. San Antonio Spurs
*Sixteen (16) Tickets and Four (4) Premier Parking Passes
*$1,500 towards Catered Food and Beverage in the Suite
You and up to 15 of your closest friends will root on our Golden State Warriors during their Monday, April 15th home game against the San Antonio Spurs from the comfort of a luxury box at Oracle Arena. Included in your package are 16 suite tickets, four premium suite parking passes and $1,500 worth of food and beverages. Your suite is fully furnished including your own flat screen television to watch the replays!
Donated by: Eddy Cue and Tim and Kirsten McCarthy
*Golf Foursome at Sanctuary in Sedalia, Colorado
*Two (2) Rooms for Two (2) Nights at the Denver Marriott, City Center
You and three friends will enjoy one of the most exclusive golfing experiences in the world: A foursome at Sanctuary, a privately owned golf course, designed by renowned golf course architect Jim Engh, in Sedalia, Colorado, just south of Denver.
David and Gail Liniger, co-founders of RE/MAX International, created Sanctuary as a place of refuge, preservation and nourishment. Sanctuary is known for its elevated towering pines and 180-degree mountain views including Pikes Peak. Because of the dramatic terrain, you will feel like the entire course is yours!
Enjoy two nights in the mile high city of Denver during your Rocky Mountain golf getaway.
Donated by: David and Gail Liniger, Sanctuary, Denver Marriott, City Center
*Four (4) Couples or 8 people tour Kivelstadt Cellars and the Kivelstadt Vineyard, an organic vineyard on a terraced hillside. Enjoy hors d’ouevres overlooking the vineyard with Kivelstadt Cellars Wines
*Lunch at Casa Kivelstadt specially prepared by Chef Spencer Plaut, previously of Waterbar
*A selection of Kivelstadt Cellars wines with Lunch
*Blend Red Wine with Jordan Kivelstadt, Winemaker for Kivelstadt Cellars and co-founder of Freeflow Wines
*One (1) Case of the winning blend for each couple
Did you know that blending wines can improve color,add complexity and create unique flavors? You will learn this and more when you spend a day with Kivelstadt. Nancy Kivelson, Tom Angstadt and their winemaker son, Jordan Kivelstadt will be your hosts. See how a winery operates and taste barrel samples, then drive to the vineyard and tour its beautiful grounds, ending on the terrace to sip Kivelstadt Cellars Wines with outstanding hors d’ouevres. Adjourn to the elegant patio of Casa Kivelstadt overlooking the Mayacamus Mountains and the Valley of the Moon for a wine country luncheon prepared by Chef Spencer, accompanied by specially chosen Kivelstadt Cellars wines. Participate in your own blending trial for a red wine.
Donated by: Nancy Kivelson, Tom Angstadt, Jordan Kivelstadt, Kivelstadt Cellars Wines and Chef Spencer Plaut
*Two (2) Red Carpet Tickets to Watch Live Semifinals Broadcast of "The Voice" This Fall.
*Two (2) Tickets to Taping of “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
*Meet and Greet with Jimmy Kimmel and/or Guests
*Two (2) Tickets to Taping of “Conan” at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank
*Meet and Greet with Conan O’Brien and/or Guests
*2 Nights Accommodations at the Marina del Rey Marriott
You and your guest will watch the taping of three of today’s most popular shows, “The Voice,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and “Conan.” You may schedule all of them together, or at different times. Either way you will become educated in how three different live TV shows come together. Meet some of these admired and amusing television personalities. Each taping is sure to be something you will never forget.
Along with this package, enjoy two nights accommodation at the Marina del Rey Marriott.
Donated by: Anonymous donors and the Marina del Rey Marriott