Live Auction Preview
LIVE AUCTION INFORMATION 1. All sales are final and no exchanges or refunds are possible.
Payments for winning bids must be made in full on the night of the event by check, VISA, MasterCard or American Express. No sales tax will be charged. Auction checkout and pick-up will be available at the Registration area until 11 p.m. All Live Auction items should be paid for immediately following the Live Auction.
2. By his or her purchase, the buyer waives any claim for liability against either the Bay Area Discovery Museum or the donor of the property or service. Neither the Museum nor the donor is responsible for any personal injury or damage that may result from the property or services sold.
3. The Museum does not appraise or estimate fair market value of items.
The donors have furnished statements of value appearing in the description. Values assigned to some items are estimates only and not warranted by the Museum for tax purposes or general value. Amounts paid in excess of fair market value may be deductible for federal income tax purposes. Bidders should consult their own tax advisors.
4. While every reasonable effort has been made to describe each item
correctly, all items and services are sold â€œas is,â€? without warranty, unless otherwise noted. Please note restrictions, if any, stated in the item description. Any last minute changes to an item will be highlighted. The Museum is not responsible for the description or authenticity of items.
5. Tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages are not included in gift certificates, unless indicated. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to make contact with the donor.
6. Each buyer must carefully honor the terms and conditions of any item purchased. All reservations are on a space-available basis and are subject to holiday and blackout periods, unless otherwise noted.
HOW TO BID 1. Bid numbers will be assigned to each guest as they check in.
Guests provide their credit card information in order to be supplied with bid numbers. You will not be charged unless you place a bid.
2. How to bid: To enter a bid, bidder will raise his or her bid number
toward the auctioneer. A bid is registered only when formally recognized and called by the auctioneer.
3. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the
purchaser and such acknowledgement shall be legal and binding. With the word â€œSOLDâ€? from the auctioneer, the title to the auction item will pass to the highest bidder.
4. In the event of a dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall have
the sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute.
5. The successful winning bidder shall identify him/herself by his/her bid number and will immediately receive a claim form from an auction assistant to sign. All auction items are non-refundable and non-transferable.
6. Live Auction items shall be paid for and collected at the close of the Live Auction (when the check-out accounting is complete).
LIVE AUCTION LOT DESCRIPTIONS
LOT 1 NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Ever wondered what happens when the Museum closes its doors each day? Get the Bay Area Discovery Museum all to yourself after-hours and find out! This package is two-in-one, with unique access experiences for both children and adults. FOR THE KIDS: Upon arrival, kids head to the Discovery Theater to play with the talented Not-A-School teachers. Children will enjoy an evening of all their favorite Museum activities, with dinner provided by Extreme Pizza and frozen yogurt from Yolo Yogurt Lounge. FOR THE GROWN-UPS: Fun isnâ€™t just for kids. You and your friends will enjoy cocktails, games and fine dining, with dinner catered by Park Tavern. Take in the breathtaking evening views of the Golden Gate Bridge during your enchanting dinner party in Lookout Cove, transformed just for you & your guests. GENEROUSLY DONATED BY: Extreme Pizza, Park Tavern and Yolo Yogurt Lounge VALUE: Unique Museum Memories Are Priceless
* This experience is for four families.
LOT 2 SAN FRANCISCO FORTY NINERS OPENING DAY: YOUR TICKET TO RED AND GOLD! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the 49ers faithful. Experience history in the making as the San Francisco 49ers host their first regular season home game at the new Levi’s Stadium. Included are four tickets to the game, a chance to meet the legendary Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, and private car service to get you and your guests to and from the big game. It’s not just any given Sunday with special 49ers memorabilia included in the package to complement the memories you make: An authentic 49ers jersey autographed by offensive tackle Joe Staley An autographed 49ers Pro Bowl football from the 2010 NFL season, in pristine condition and signed by five of the team’s stars. GENEROUSLY DONATED BY: Capucine & Andrew Hoybach and Heather & Sanjay Jain VALUE: History Making Is Priceless
* Meet and greet with Steve Young depends on media schedule for game day.
LOT 3 ENDLESS SUMMER — AT HOME & AWAY Get ready for summer! Your kids will enjoy endless activities beginning with a week of summer camp at each of these Bay Area favorites in 2014 and 2015: Bay Area Discovery Museum Camp Camp Galileo Coastal Camp at NatureBridge Dirt to Dine Adventure Camp at Connolly Ranch Nike Junior Golf Camp at Peacock Gap Golf Club Slide Ranch Camp Steve & Kate’s Camp When the kids return from camp, have an exciting backyard ready with your own full set of Imagination Playground blue blocks and a new Barbara Butler Cozy Cabin playhouse. For over 25 years, Barbara Butler has specialized in the design and construction of custom, site-specific, artistic play structures. These new elements to your backyard are sure to spark creative fun and imaginative play with any child. Get outfitted for camp or add new sporting equipment to your backyard with a $200 gift card to Sports Basement. With five Bay Area stores, Sports Basement takes pride in selling the best brands at basement prices. GENEROUSLY DONATED BY: Barbara Butler Artist-Builder Inc., Coastal Camp at NatureBridge, Dirt to Dine Adventure Camp at Connolly Ranch, Galileo Learning, Imagination Playground, Nike Junior Golf Camp, Slide Ranch, Sports Basement and Steve & Kate’s Camp. VALUE: $8,500
*Weeks of camp can be split between multiple children. Bay Area Discovery Museum Camp available summer 2014 or 2015; Camp Galileo available summer 2014 only; Coastal Camp available summer 2014 only; Dirt to Dine Adventure Camp available summer 2014 only; Nike Junior Golf Camp available summer 2014 only; Slide Ranch Camp available summer 2014 or 2015; Steve & Kate’s Camp available summer 2014 only.
LOT 4 SAN FRANCISCO STYLE: A WEEKEND OF SHOPPING & DINING From fun to relaxation, this package has everything you need for a fabulous weekend, San Francisco style. Gather friends and shop ‘til you drop with an after-hours, private shopping experience for ten at J.Crew in the San Francisco Center. You’ll have a personal shopper and $2,000 to outfit everyone with a trendy new piece for their wardrobe. Plus, you will receive three items from the J.Crew spring jewelry collection, and to keep the shopping going, everyone can enjoy a 20% discount on everything purchased during your exclusive event. Add some relaxation to your weekend at the Joseph Cozza Salon with spa manicures for four. Then head to dinner for four at Michael Mina. You and your closest friends will dine on cuisine that features Michael Mina’s sensibilities with Japanese ingredients and a French influence. As a souvenir for the weekend, take home a signed copy of Michael Mina’s cookbook featuring his classic and most requested recipes from his restaurants. Also included is a home away from home for the weekend. You and your friends will enjoy two deluxe rooms at The Hotel Monaco for three nights. A San Francisco boutique hotel, in Union Square, Hotel Monaco invites you to indulge your senses in a four star winning environment where warm service and elegant surprise take you a world away. GENEROUSLY DONATED BY: The Hotel Monaco San Francisco, J.Crew Group, Joseph Cozza Salon, Mina Group and Carrie Wheeler & Kit Codik VALUE: $8,200
LOT 5 A WINTER WONDERLAND SKI GETAWAY Head to North Lake Tahoe for a week of winter family fun more than a mile above sea level. Itâ€™s easy to say yes to the things that matter most when you enjoy a five-night stay in a private four-bedroom residence in the exclusive members-only community of Martis Camp. Hop the private-access chairlift onto Northstar California and hit the slopes with four all-day adult lift tickets for four days. After a day of powder and moguls, relax with two 60-minute massages at the Martis Camp Spa. To cap off a great week, your family will delight in a farm-to-table dinner at Martis Campâ€™s Family Barn. GENEROUSLY DONATED BY: Northstar California and Kathryn & Bill Freeman VALUE: $12,000
*Dates of use to be coordinated with owner. Lift tickets subject to blackout dates yet to be determined for the 2014-2015 winter season.
LOT 6 A KITCHEN TRANSFORMATION Transform your kitchen into the centerpiece of your home with this package. Architectural Services by Stephen Sutro, of Sutro Architects Design Services by Chloe Warner, of Redmond Aldrich Design Planning & Management expertise by JB Ferrarone, of Plath & Company General Contractors Brand New Dacor Range New Blomberg Dishwasher $500 from Fireclay Tile to craft the perfect backsplash for your kitchenâ€™s new look Basket full of Method cleaning products For a unique finishing touch to your new kitchen, create a new view to enjoy: new outdoor lighting after a consultation by Illumigarden and a 12 inch hand-blown glass table top terrarium from Crooked Nest, including plant life chosen by the talented designers at Crooked Nest, where their goal is to always connect people through thoughtful placement of plants in urban environments. GENEROUSLY DONATED BY: BSC Culinary Resource, Chloe Warner at Redmond Aldrich Design, Crooked Nest, Dacor, Fireclay Tile, Illumigarden, Method Products, Plath & Company General Contractors and Sutro Architects VALUE: $19,000
LOT 7 THE ULTIMATE BAY AREA SPORTS EXPERIENCE A grand slam caliber package perfect for any Bay Area sports enthusiast. From a trip to the ballpark with family & friends for Giants and A’s games, to taking your own “team” to a Warriors game, this assortment of sports experiences has it all. This package includes: Four tickets to see the Giants take on the Mets at AT&T Park, June 7 (Field Club level, five rows up from the Giants’ dugout) A signed Matt Cain jersey Four Oakland Athletics tickets for a 2014 regular season home game at the Coliseum (tickets are the Athletics’ owner’s personal seats in the front row above the first or third base dugout) Twenty tickets to the Oracle Suite for a Warriors game at Oracle Arena during the 2014 – 2015 season, with three VIP parking passes Private dinner for four with retired Warriors center Adonal Foyle at his Orinda Hills estate GENEROUSLY DONATED BY: Adonal Foyle’s Kerosene Lamp Foundation, Jawbone, Oakland Athletics, Kathryn & Bill Freeman and Kristen & David MacKnight VALUE: $6,200
*A’s tickets are subject to availability and certain black-out dates including some games against the Yankees, Red Sox, Giants and promotional dates such as opening day and fireworks nights. Although these are specified black-out dates, please feel free to include them in your list of possible requested dates and the Athletics will check availability. A’s tickets must be used by September 1, 2014. Warriors box suite must be mutually agreed upon date with owner. Date of dinner with Adonal Foyle subject to availability, valid one year from May 15, 2014.
LOT 8 COME FLY WITH ME If you have ever wanted to pilot a jet, this package has two unique opportunities: 90 minutes in Alaska Airlines’ full-motion professional 737 Boeing Flight Simulator* for two people (one “Pilot” and one “Co-Pilot”). While in the “Sim” (a fully-enclosed cockpit) an Alaska Airlines pilot will instruct you in takeoffs, approaches, landings, emergency maneuvers or simply blue-sky cruising. After your time in the Sim, take your new pilot skills to the sky during a private two hour flight lesson. Galvin Flying Service will give you and your Co-Pilot an hour of flight instruction on the ground, followed by an hour of in-flight instruction in a Diamond DA 40 aircraft. For all this high flying fun, you and your co-pilot will be flown to Seattle by Alaska Airlines with two round-trip economy tickets (no blackout dates!). Once there, you’ll enjoy: A three night stay in an Executive Suite at the Alexis Hotel in downtown Seattle, a luxury boutique Kimpton Hotel near the Pike Place Market and the Waterfront. A special dining experience in the private top floor “Cache” room at the exclusive Canlis Restaurant. GENEROUSLY DONATED BY: Alaska Airlines, Alexis Hotel, Canlis Restaurant, Galvin Flying Service and Adrianne Yamaki & Richard Sanders VALUE: $10,000
*No pilot’s license is necessary to fly the simulator or take the introductory flight lesson. Alaska Airlines trains pilots in the 737 Boeing simulator 24 hours a day due to the high cost of operation. As such, donors cannot select the time of day for their session which may take place between midnight and 6 am (just like the real pilots!).
LOT 9 WORLD CUP FEVER Jet Set to Rio for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this summer! THE BIG GAME: This package includes two tickets to the July 13th World Cup final game at the famous Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With only two months to kick-off, tickets to this final game are SOLD OUT everywhere — except here tonight! Join the 73,000 other devoted soccer fans and cheer on the champions. Olé Olé Olé! THE TRIP: The Museum will be your concierge with $4,000 towards securing your flight to Rio de Janeiro and other travel arrangements. GETTING READY: Before you go, warm up for your trip to Brazil at the San Jose Earthquake’s World Cup Celebration night June 28th. You and three guests will see the San Jose Earthquakes take on the Los Angeles Galaxy at Stanford Stadium. GENEROUSLY DONATED BY: Anonymous, San Jose Earthquakes, Gwen Hinze & Ernest Chow and Capucine & Andrew Hoybach VALUE: $6,500
LOT 10 ALOHA TIME The ultimate in family getaways is a luxurious one-week stay at a Ke Alaula townhouse villa in the heart of the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. THE DESTINATION: Voted the #1 resort in North America by CondĂŠ Nast and Travel & Leisure, Hualalai is THE destination in Hawaii, located on Hawaii Islandâ€™s exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast. THE HOUSE: Recently renovated, this beautifully appointed home offers panoramic views of the ocean, including across the Pacific Ocean to Maui's signature volcano Haleakala, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a grand retreat room with a king bed. It is ideal for a family of two adults, two to three children, and an additional guest. THE PACKAGE: Included is a hosted swimming and lunch experience at the members-only Canoe Club, complete with an infinity pool overlooking the sandy beach of Kukio Cove. Additionally, a round of golf (foursome) on the signature Jack Nicklaus course, home of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, is included. GENEROUSLY DONATED BY: The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Heather & Sanjay Jain VALUE: $13,500
*Dates of use to be coordinated with owner. Blackout dates include: June 15-July 15, 2014; December 20, 2014-January 5, 2015; April 15-30, 2015; June 15-July 15, 2015. Must be used by December 15, 2015 unless mutually agreed to extend. Winner will be responsible for pre-arrival and post-departure cleaning and electric bill during period of stay. Experience at the Canoe Club is schedule dependent.