Here's a peek at some of the items you will see in the Live Auction!
Make their wishes come true with a trip to Disney World! Enjoy eight one-day passes to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, four nights of accommodations at Hyatt Regency's Grand Cypress Resort (a secluded luxury vacation resort in the heart of Orlando theme park country), and round-trip airfare for four direct from Baltimore to Orlando on Southwest Airlines. Plan ahead with a set of two 2013 Walt Disney World travel guides. Also included: a limited edition Disney musical snow globe. Let the magic begin!
Spend three days and two nights in one of the country's most festive and eclectic cities -- New Orleans! Known for live jazz, unforgettable food, and a vibrant nightlife, the Big Easy is the perfect place to get away from it all. You'll start the weekend off with a luxury car service to (and from) the airport, followed by a direct (round-trip) flight from Baltimore to New Orleans on Southwest Airlines. Upon arrival, you will check into the city's luxury four-star Windsor Court Hotel, in the heart of downtown and just blocks from the French Quarter. Also included: dinner for two at the hotel's famed Grill Room (recently a recipient of the coveted "Four Beans" designation by the The Times-Picayune), the latest edition of Frommer's New Orleans; and a copy of the cookbook Cooking Up a Storm, Recipes Lost and Found from The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, autographed by editor and Cajun cooking legend Marcelle Bienvenue.
Want a luxury spring break locale for the whole family and your friends? Spend a week at this delightful five-bedroom South Carolina beach house in Hilton Head's exclusive Sea Pines Plantation. Whether you're biking the paths on the island, playing on the tennis courts or world-class golf courses, shopping at Harbour Town and South Beach Marina Village, or just enjoying the miles of sugar-sand beaches, this gorgeous five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home sleeps 13 and is the perfect place to gather for the week with a large group. Enjoy two master suites (both with king size beds), and three additional bedrooms (one with a king size bed, one with two queen size beds plus a twin, and one with two twin beds), a private heated pool and hot tub, outdoor dining space, and a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen -- all just a path's walk to the beach. This one-week rental (Saturday to Saturday) also includes a welcome kit, a pass to Sea Pines Plantation, and housecleaning service upon departure.
Join our Star of Hope, Dr. Alan Shuldiner, and his wife, Jill, on their 37-foot Sea Ray Sundancer, for a sunset cruise around the city's scenic Inner Harbor. You and five of your friends will enjoy a happy hour of wine and cheese aboard the boat. Afterwards, stroll over to Roy's for an upscale Hawaiian fusion dinner for six. Make the trip downtown in style with K&G Services, you will be picked up at your house, be dropped you off at the Shuldiner’s house downtown and you will be taken home at the end of the night.
End your dinner on a sweet note with table side dessert service and sparkling wine for ten. Treat the guests at your table -- or surprise your neighbors! -- with a celebratory dessert for the group in special recognition of JDRF's 25th Anniversary.
Cawing all Ravens Fans! You and three of your friends will cheer for our hometown team from the 50-yard-line, Lower Level (11th row), as they take on the New York Giants on December 23rd at M&T Bank Stadium! Take advantage of a one-vehicle parking pass, then tailgate with barbecue courtesy of Andy Nelson's before the 1 p.m. kickoff. Also included: You're invited to come back for an exclusive non-game day tour for up to six people of the Raven's home turf, M&T Bank Stadium.
Show your support for these young artists -- and JDRF's mission -- by taking home this unique set of six plates, bowls, and mugs. The set was designed by Maryland Chapter Intern Kim Buckheit (age 21), then hand-painted by Nick Kundrat (age 14), Emily Flavin (age 7), Jack Whalen (age 12), Will Hodge (age 7), Allison DeBoy (age 11), and David DeBoy (age 8). A special thanks to Pottery Cove in Catonsville for providing the materials and studio time!
Entertain clients, family, or friends with a day of fishing and feasting on board The Breezin' Through, an authentic Bay Built boat captained by Captain Tilghman Hemsley and his crew. The Breezin' Thru has been running charters on the Chesapeake Bay since 1949 and is currently the only vessel that prepares onboard fine cuisine to accompany a day of fishing. Choose between a morning trip, with breakfast and lunch provided, or an evening trip, including dinner. Departure is from Kent Island.
Just need a night away? Staycation in style at our own world-class Four Seasons Hotel on the water in Baltimore's Harbor East. Settle in to your room with a complimentary welcome amenities basket , then take in the gorgeous harbor views from the Four Seasons spa, where you'll enjoy a session of premier pampering. Later, enjoy a romantic dinner for two at either Wit and Wisdom or Pabu, both located in the Four Seasons.
Whether you're a die-hard fan, or you simply want to find out what the fever is all about, this is the only way to experience NASCAR. You and a guest will receive Hot Passes -- all-access credentials reserved for NASCAR teams and sponsors -- for the two-day race weekend of April 27th and 28th, 2013, at Richmond Raceway. These HOT passes allow you to experience the on-track activities up close, from the pit and garage areas of the track. The Richmond Raceway is one of the few tracks in the country to still hold races after dark ("Under the Lights"), a unique and exciting experience. Meet the drivers and crew members, get autographs, and watch the races from your favorite driver's pit stall. Also included: a pair of suite passes overlooking the Richmond Raceway for Saturday night's Sprint Cup race.