Live Auction – 2018 Ignite Gala

1) Experience the American Riviera — Santa Barbara Getaway

  • Two-night stay in a two-bedroom home in charming paradise. Enjoy all the sites of Santa Barbara.
  • Dinner for four (up to $200) at the world-famous Brophy Bros. Have a fun, lively atmosphere with beautiful views of the mountains and harbor. Choose your spot – sit at the full-length bar facing the view and the clam bar, grab a window and lean in, or sit at a table either inside or out.
  • Admission for four to the Ty Warner Sea Center, located on historic Stearns Wharf, this highly interactive marine education facility offers you close encounters with marine animals from the Santa Barbara Channel.
  • Admission for four to the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
  • Wine tasting at the Buscador Winery & Tasting Room in Buellton.

*Airfare not included

2) Farm Living – an Afternoon of Work, Play and World Champion Barbeque

Spend the afternoon as guests of Ignite Board Member Jana Ward and Volunteer Tom Ward on their beautiful working horse farm, minutes from Boulder. This exquisite estate offers a day to remember.

  • Drive the Kubota tractor and try your hand at front-end loading or ditch digging
  • Horse barn tour and visit with horses
  • Play with the miniature donkeys
  • Kayak and paddle board on the farm pond
  • End the day with a World Champion Barbeque Dinner, courtesy of chef Russ Griffin of The Shed BBQ Team, 2018 Memphis in May World Champion BBQ
  • This will be a four-hour farm experience. The date will be mutually agreed upon between May and September 2019. Up to six guests suggested.

3) Up in the Air – a Soaring Balloon Ride, High Over Boulder

Join Fair Winds Hot Air Balloon Flights, Colorado’s “Favorite” Balloon Rides, and take two guests up for a trip of a lifetime. Enjoy spectacular views of the majestic Rocky Mountains and the Continental Divide over beautiful Boulder, Colorado.

  • Pre-flight continental breakfast
  • 60-90 minutes airborne during this 3.5 hour adventure
  • Post-flight celebratory bottle of champagne or sparkling cider, Fair Winds T-shirt and balloon pin, personalized flight certificate with photo…and more!

4) Go Buffs! CU Football VIP Experience for Four

Celebrate Colorado Football in style, by watching the CU Buffs vs. Utah Utes on November 17th in a Pac-12 showdown from the prestigious Byron R. (Whizzer) White Stadium Club at Folsom Field.

Enjoy premium seating with the most spectacular views in all of college football. Undercover outdoor seating, two climate-controlled indoor club areas, multiple televisions, private restrooms, and made-to-order premium concessions as well as beer and wine, available for purchase. This is sure to provide you and your guests with an unforgettable game day experience.

  • Four club-level seats
  • Mounted movie poster from Born to Lead, The Sal Aunese Story autographed by Legendary CU football Coach Bill McCartney
  • Official CU Football with team logo, autographed by current CU Football Coach Mike MacIntyre
  • Unique CU Buffs apparel
  • Chance to meet and mingle with former CU Football players at the Ignite tailgate party

5) No Place Like Home – a Boulder Getaway

People visit beautiful Boulder, Colorado from all corners of the world. Whether you are visiting or live here, enjoy a quintessential Boulder luxury evening.

  • One night at the beautiful Bradley Boulder Inn.
    • “Elegant and Contemporary,” Fodor’s Travel Guides; “A great upscale option,” Lonely Planet; 5-star rating by TripAdvisor, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, Lonely Planet
  • Dinner for two at Spruce Farm & Fish
  • Two tickets to an eTown performance

6) Own a Piece of Colorado Skiing History – Winter Park Zephyr Chairlift Seat 

A Colorado skiing institution becomes skiing history this season, as Winter Park replaces its iconic Zephyr Express Lift. For almost three decades, since 1990, the Zephyr carried millions of skiers from the Balcony House to the Lodge at Sunspot. Own this piece of Americana or make it a unique gift of a very limited-edition relic.

  • Buy “as is”
  • $300 voucher for services by Last Chair Customs, which specializes in creating functional home décor from chairlifts
  • Make it into a chair, swing, outdoor bench, or whatever you can imagine

7) Two Nights at a Three-bedroom Frontside Hacienda in Downtown Salida, Colorado

Enjoy all Salida and surroundings have to offer from this three-bedroom, two-bath vacation rental duplex unit. A newly remodeled, spacious, and private oasis in the heart of downtown Salida, but close to the area’s natural adventures. Enjoy river fun, kayaking, rafting, tubing, fishing, hiking, biking, shopping, galleries, coffee shops, local restaurants, breweries, and live music. Includes master bedroom (king bed, private bath), bedroom with two twin beds, and bedroom with two queen beds, fully equipped kitchen, and a courtyard with a hot tub.

  • Sleeps up to six people
  • Dinner for six at a local Salida Restaurant
  • Rafting trip for six people

8) Private Tour of the Wild Animal Sanctuary

  • You and seven of your guests will enjoy a private Educational Tour at the Wild Animal Sanctuary, a meal (lunch or dinner) and a photo opportunity.
  • You will be provided a private tour to see and understand the lives and stories of their rescued animals.
  • Rescued animals live in large open habitats and are not forced to be front-and-center just, so people can see them easier. The elevated walkway is more than 1.5 miles long and spans across numerous natural habitats, so there are plenty of opportunities for guests to see many of the rescued animals closer.
  • Most visitors to the Wild Animal Sanctuary come to experience an incredibly serene setting where prides of African Lions roam freely and Tigers, Wolves, Bears and other large carnivores also live and coexist peacefully.

9) One Week at the Grand Mayan

Eight days/Seven nights at the Grand Mayan in a one-bedroom suite with a kitchenette, sleeps six. You have a choice of five destinations: Nuevo Vallarta, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Riviera Maya, or Puerto Peñasco. Each resort offers luxurious accommodations, endless pools, word-class restaurants, and activities for all ages, best-in-class golf, spa, fitness center, and evening entertainment.

  • Airport Transfer
  • 2 for 1 at the Spa
  • Must travel by June 2019
  • Airfare not included

*Does not include food or beverages

10) Ski Your Best: Adult Training Center Camp and Lodging in Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah

  • Four nights lodging in a one-bedroom condo
  • Three-day Mahre Training Center clinic—lift tickets included,
  • Dates are available for: December 13-16, 2018 OR January 11-14, 2019.
  • Ski with an Olympian.

Mahre Training Centers are for all skiing abilities. Whether you are a novice, intermediate recreational skier or aspiring racer, Mahre Training Centers are for you. Participants are grouped by ability and interest. Our low Coach to Participant ratio of 1:4 to 1:7 assures you of quality coaching and individual attention. Whether you are 14 or 80 you’ll always feel welcome in your group. One of the Mahre twins will accompany you on the hill for hands-on skiing demonstrations and pointers. Through on the hill exercises, emphasizing fundamentals, balance and your natural skiing stance, skiers of all levels will learn new skills and see improvement. Instant feedback on your progress is available through daily video analysis. Evening discussions about equipment and techniques provide additional social and learning opportunities. Participants will have plenty of opportunity to perfect their general skiing skills and learn specific techniques for moguls, ice, steeps and powder.

Groups that have an interest in racing and gates can learn skills to help choose the best line through the gates and develop racing tactics.

*Airfare not included

11) Into Africa – Zululand Photo Safari and Cultural Experience

Experience the magic of Africa! Enjoy a tantalizing taste of the wild in the heart of Africa’s richest conservation regions. Situated in Zululand, South Africa, on a private game reserve, you will enjoy six days and six nights’ luxury accommodations at Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge. This is a destination not to be missed!

  • Includes a standard room at Heritage Safari Lodge/Hemingway Tent Camp
  • Three delicious meals per day, prepared by ethnic chefs
  • Two daily open land cruiser game drives with experienced guides
  • Located where the movie, “I Dreamed of Africa” was filmed
  • In the heart of one of Africa’s richest conservation regions
  • Situated near Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
  • Experience elephant, rhino, leopard, cape buffalo, crocodiles, cheetah, giraffe, hippo, zebra, hyala, kudu and many more plains game animals
  • Over 400 species of birds abound

This package is non-transferable, non-refundable and may not be given to any other person or organization and may not be bartered or sold in any other manner. Must be used within two years of purchase date.

*Airfare or transfers not included. Also, not included: Personal beverages, side trips, phone calls and gratuities
** Be advised to check State Department travel advisories

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