Scholarship Gala Live & Silent Auction

  • View the 2019 Live Auction items below and a sampling of the Silent Auction items to see what you can bid on at the 11th Annual Spring Scholarship Gala.

    If you'd like to donate to the 2019 Spring Scholarship Gala auction, please contact Cindy Bailey.

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    • 1. Cabo San Lucas Getaway
      • The Experience the beauty of this resort city on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico.
        Donated generously by Jan Mahoney
       
    • 2. Orcas Island Getaway
      • "The Gem of the San Juans"––Orcas Island, in northwestern Washington, is a glorious combination of stunning shoreline, the highest mountain in the islands, and a handful of charming hamlets. You will spend a week (six nights) at a private home on the island as you enjoy cycling, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, and whale-watching tours. Vacation includes $1,000 toward travel expenses.
        Value: $2,800
        Donated generously by President Blackhurst
       
    • 3. Long Weekend in Manhattan
      • Spend a long weekend in Manhattan's Upper West Side in a turn-of-the-century, two-bedroom New York brownstone. Located near Central Park, you will have easy access to all Manhattan has to offer! Trip includes $1,000 toward travel expenses.
        Value: $2,500
        Donated generously by Janet and Peter Lessem
       
    • 4. Trip to the 2019 Sugar Bowl
      • Start 2019 off the right way in New Orleans for the 2020 Sugar Bowl. Winner will get two Sugar Bowl tickets and three nights lodging at a Big XII team hotel. Airfare not included.
        Donated generously by Bob and Candice Bowlsby
       
    • 5. Golf Trip for Four at TPC Twin Cities
      • Golf with four friends at the acclaimed TPC Twin Cities golf course in Blaine, Minn. This package includes greens fees and carts, a custom MSUM Dragons Callaway stand golf bag equipped with a brand-new Titleist 917D2 driver, custom McGough Construction Titleist ProV1X golf balls, and additional custom McGough golf accessories.
        Value: $1,800
        Donated generously by McGough Construction

    To pique your interest, here is a sampling of what was available at the 2018 Silent Auction. Silent Auction items for the 2019 Spring Scholarship Gala will be added soon.

    • Four Tickets to "Hello, Dolly!"
      • See the Trollwood production of this Tony award-winning classic with three of your favorite people! The musical follows Dolly Gallagher Levi as she travels from Yonkers, N.Y., to find a match for the miserly "well-known, unmarried, half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder.
        Value
        Donated generously by Trollwood Performing Arts School
       
    • Two Season Tickets to Straw Hat Players
      • Share in the thrills of the 55th season of Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre! Beginning in late May, enjoy several professional-quality productions, including "How to Talk Minnesotan" (May 29-June 1), "All Hands on Deck" (June 5-8), "The Last Five Years" (June 12-15), and "Guys & Dolls" (June 19-22).
        Value: $180
        Donated generously by Straw Hat Players
       

    To pique your interest, here is a sampling of what was available at the 2018 Silent Auction. Silent Auction items for the 2019 Spring Scholarship Gala will be added soon.

    • College for Kids & Teens Admission
      • Receive admission for your children to attend a College for Kids & Teens course, along with plenty of Dragon swag! Whether they're working in animation or experimenting in the kitchen, CFK&T offers a wide variety of fun learning experiences for your kids.
        Value: $129
        Donated generously by College for Kids & Teens
       
    • Arrowwood Lodge Stay in Brainerd, Minn.
      • Stay at the Arrowwood Lodge and relax in the beauty of north-central Minnesota.
        Value: $199
        Donated generously by Arrowwood Lodge
       
    • North Shore Scenic Railroad Ride
      • The Duluth Zephyr is a 90-minute excursion that travels from the depot in Downtown Duluth, along the shoreline of Lake Superior, through the Congdon neighborhood, and finally to the edge of the city at Lester River. The package includes a family four pack, usable for all ages, and is upgradeable to other excursions.
        Value: $64
        Donated generously by North Shore Scenic Railroad
       

    To pique your interest, here is a sampling of the Silent Auction items that will be available at the 2018 Spring Scholarship Gala.

    • Italian Basket
      • This basket of goodies features the flavors of Italy! Indulge in three different wines, Tuscan table olives, lemon dripping oil and Italian salt with herbs, vegetables, capers, basil tomato sauce, spaghetti Italiana seasoning mix, biscotti, soft nougat, pasta, and more.
        Value: $170
        Donated generously by Sam and Coralie Wai
       
    • Bridgeview Liquors Wine Class for up to 20
      • Gather 19 of your favorite friends to join you in exploring the delights of dessert wine during a Saturday afternoon or weekday evening class at Bridgeview Liquors!
        Value: $500
        Donated generously by Bridgeview Liquors
       

    To pique your interest, here is a sampling of the Silent Auction items that will be available at the 2017 Spring Scholarship Gala.

    • Yoga Under the Stars
      • Up to 12 of your friends and you can enjoy this rejuvenating and peaceful session of yoga underneath the stars in the MSUM Planetarium!
        Value: $125
        Donated generously by MSUM Planetarium
        
       

    To pique your interest, here is a sampling of the Silent Auction items that will be available at the 2018 Spring Scholarship Gala.

    • Dragon Pub Stools
      • Add four Dragon logo pub stools to your home bar and embrace your Dragon Pride!
        Value: $500
        Donated generously by
       
    • Painting by Zhimi Guan
      • Display this peacefully beautiful "Red River" landscape by artist and MSUM professor Zhimi Guan in your home or office. It features the Red River winding along a bend lined with golden birch trees. The painting is on canvas and is 12" x 9" and painted in 2017.
        Value: $400
        Donated generously by Zhimi Guan
         
       

    To pique your interest, here is a sampling of the Silent Auction items that will be available at the 2018 Spring Scholarship Gala.

    • Torii Hunter Autographed Bat
      • Display this autographed bat in your office or home and relive the glory days of Torii Hunter, one of the Minnesota Twins' favorite players.
        Value: $200
        Donated generously by Minnesota Twins Organization
       
    • Trek Bike
      • Take this Electra Townie Original in Polar Blue out, wherever you're biking.
        Value: $600
        Donated generously by SCHEELS