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Thank you to our Live Auction donors who provided the packages below. See all of our Gala donors and sponsors.

Come with your checkbook or credit card, and get excited to bid on these fantastic Live Auction items! (Cash also accepted if needed) There will also be an outstanding silent auction.

1. Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two

Take off at sunrise and fly up to several thousand feet above beautiful eastern Boulder County. Enjoy an hour of bliss and experience a bird’s eye view. This is a once in a lifetime experience with National and World Champion in Gas and Hot Air Ballooning, David Levin. No balloon experience is complete without champagne and homemade muffins. Offer good for one year. You’ll reserve your date directly with David Levin.

2. Tea with a Camel

Come share a biscuit with a Bactrian! You’ll meet Fain, an Asiatic camel, who loves to have his picture taken with YOU! Sit outside in a mountain setting sipping tea and enjoying the company of Boulder’s most charming camelid. Your bid buys tea for two (not including Fain, although he’ll try to sample yours) but please, adults only and no dogs.

Bactrian camels are numbered between 400-500 in their natural habitat and are critically endangered in the wild. They exist in Central and East Asia and can withstand very harsh climates as they grow a massive coat of wool. Bactrians are the only true remaining wild camel and have provided transportation since ancient times – they were the primary vessel for goods on the Silk Road.

Learn more about this fascinating species and prepare to be smitten with Fain! This offer is good until November 1, 2017.

3. Weekend in Nederland Tiny House

Ever wonder what it would be like to spend a night in a real “Tiny House?” Here’s a rare opportunity to find out! Enjoy three nights in this beautiful and very quaint Tiny House, located in the cozy mountain setting of Nederland, CO. Everything fits into 100 square feet of homey.

It is similar in size to staying in a camper but much more chic and cozy! It has a romantic escape feel with spectacular mountain views and an outdoor fire pit. There is a loft with a comfy queen memory foam mattress and a bathroom with shower and compostable toilet. The kitchen is fully stocked for your cooking needs and there is a small refrigerator. Sleeps two adults.


  • Gift card good at Kathmandu Restaurant
  • Breakfast or Lunch at the famous Dot’s Diner
  • Two full day ski passes at Eldora Mountain Resort

Offer good until September 23, 2017. No Holidays. Based upon availability.

View the Tiny House

4. One Week Condominium in Cabo San Lucas

One week stay in two-bedroom private condo in beautiful Casa del Mar Resort at Cabo Real, Mexico. This is a very private and quiet retreat, and perfect for people who enjoy cooking some of their own meals, eating at different restaurants in the Colonial town of San Jose, peaceful walks on the grounds, and reading by a quiet pool.

The La Brisa luxury condo has an unobstructed ocean view and includes two bedrooms (one with king size bed and one with two full beds), and two full baths.

Please note that while condominiums share the grounds with the hotel, the condos have their own private swimming pools and beach. Hotel amenities are not included.

Condo can be reserved May 2017 through December 2017, pending availability. Flights are not included.

See photos of a condominium like this, although not the exact one.

5. Romantic Boulder Staycation

For a night of romance with your partner, there’s no better place than Boulder, Colorado.

Begin your Staycation with a $500 shopping spree at Boulder’s finest high-end jewelry store, Walters & Hogsett.

Walk just a few steps away and enjoy spending $300.00 at Christina’s Luxuries.

Next, check into the beautiful Bradley Boulder Inn, located just one block from the famous Pearl Street pedestrian mall and steps from Boulder’s best downtown shops and dining. Enjoy their complimentary Wine and Cheese Hour, where you can delight in their selection of craft beers from our local breweries.

Dinner will be enjoyed at the lively Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar, which serves a harmonious blend of Asian and American cultures.

Sleep in and indulge in the Bradley Boulder’s lovely homemade breakfast. Finally, walk from the Bradley to nearby hiking trails in our foothills or take a run or bike along Boulder Creek. Feel relaxed and refreshed to step back into the real world after this lovely Romantic Boulder Staycation.

6. Ultimate Triathlon Package (3 Days)

CU Sports Medicine offers a three-day ultimate package for the tri-athlete. This is a game changer. They give you in-depth testing and analysis across all three sports!

This package includes:

  • Full physiological test on the bike
  • Full physiological test on the treadmill
  • 3D TT bike fit
  • Running gait analysis
  • Swim LT Profile with stroke analysis
  • Sports nutrition consultation
  • Body composition assessment

By analyzing your carbohydrate and fat oxidation along with lactate metabolism, they will generate a complete picture of your fitness and provide detailed training and nutrition ranges for performance.

Their 3D bike fit begins with a thorough biomechanical analysis, 3D movement capture, and interpretations to maximize comfort and performance during the longest leg of the triathlon.

Complete your ultimate testing experience with a swim stroke analysis where they pair lactate data with your swim stroke to determine the most efficient stroke and pacing for your individual needs.

7. Touchdown Loge Box (Colorado vs. Washington State game on November 19, 2016)

Touchdown Loge Box seating combines first-class perks and privileges with a close-to-the-action feel that no other Folsom Field seating experience offers. Your four-seat loge box will provide all-inclusive in-seat food and non-alcoholic beverage service, beer and wine for additional purchase, and plenty of space for you and your guests to spread out, eat and relax in your movable chairs — right in the north end zone of Folsom Field.


  • Access to beer and wine
  • All-inclusive food & non-alcoholic beverage
  • In-seat food & beverage service
  • Moveable chairs
  • Drink rails
  • Access to private Touchdown Club Room
  • Premium parking spot near Dal Ward

This is offered for the Colorado vs. Washington State game on November 19, 2016.

8. South Africa Photo Safari for Two

You’ll enjoy six days/six nights of luxury accommodations in a standard room at Heritage Safari Lodge/Hemingway Tent Camp. This includes three delicious meals per day prepared by ethnic chefs and two daily open Land Cruiser game drives with experienced guides.

Located where the movie “I Dreamed of Africa” was filmed, on the private Zulu Nyala Game Reserve near Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, you’ll experience a tantalizing taste of the wild in the heart of one of Africa’s richest conservation regions.

Experience elephant, rhino, leopard, cape buffalo, crocodiles, cheetah, giraffe, hippo, zebra, hyala, kudu and many more planes game. Over 400 species of birds abound.

Package does not include airfare, transfers, personal beverages, side trips, phone calls and gratuities.

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.

Safari must be used within two years of purchase date.

Learn more

9. One Week in Dreams Los Cabos Golf Resort & Spa

Set along the sparkling Sea of Cortez, surrounded by eight championship golf courses, Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa is a AAA Four Diamond Resort that captures the beauty and elegance of traditional, colonial Mexican design. The resort features 230 completely renovated suites, featuring rain showers and private balconies with breathtaking views. The resort is complete with a fitness center, Dreams Spa by Pevonia, and an Explorer’s Club for Kids. All-inclusive option is available to suite guests for an extra $80/day, with a four-day sequential minimum, all seven days available. The resort features three swimming pools, including a new infinity pool, children’s pool, and an adults-only pool with two swim up bars.

This location is approximately midway between San Lucas and San Jose, on the Trans-peninsular Highway. Airport shuttles are available through resort. Resort runs complimentary shuttles, by sign-up, to San Lucas.

Suite Details

  • Luxury One-Bedroom Suite Ocean View
  • Private bedroom with king-size bed or two double beds
  • Spacious living room with sofa bed
  • Dining area
  • Fully outfitted kitchenette with cooktop, microwave and fridge
  • One bathroom with a separate two lavatory vanity
  • Private, furnished terrace or patio
  • Lovely ocean view
  • 1,080 square feet/100 square meters
  • Up to four guests (adults + children) with a maximum of 3 adults

This gorgeous suite can be yours for the seven nights, starting January 9, 2017 and departing January 16, 2017.

10. Lunch with an Astronaut

Enjoy a private lunch with accomplished former NASA Astronaut, Gregory Harbaugh. Selected by NASA in June 1987, Mr. Harbaugh became an astronaut in August 1988. In total, he has spent 34 days in space, on four different shuttle missions, which include:

  • STS-39 Discovery (1991)
  • STS-54 Endeavour (1993)
  • STS-71 Atlantis (1995)
  • STS-82 Discovery (1997)

From 1997-2001 Mr. Harbaugh served as Manager of the Extravehicular Activity Project Office, with program management responsibility for all aspects of NASAs spacewalk industry, including spacesuits, tools, training, tasks and operations for the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and future planetary missions. He left NASA in March 2001.

You and up to three guests are invited to join Mr. Harbaugh and his wife at the Boulder Cork for an intimate lunch. Here, you will have his full attention to converse and to answer all those pressing questions you’ve always wanted to know about what it’s like to be an astronaut!

This is truly a Once in a Lifetime Experience.

Read Mr. Harbaugh’s complete NASA Bio

In addition, this video gives a look into Mr. Harbaugh’s more recent discussions and demonstrates a more introspective look into how his experience in space has had a profound effect on his outlook on life.

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