Children`s Hope Gala



Children`s Hope Gala
Children’s Hope Gala
2015 Catalog Preview
Dear Friends,
There’s nothing more important than having a family. This is
your chance to help give a home to a child in need and bring
“Happily Ever After” to their lives.
Come to the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle on
Saturday, November 14, 2015 and celebrate WACAP’s work for
children. The champagne reception and silent auction begin at
5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and a live auction hosted by Joyce
Taylor of KING5.
Look inside our preview catalog to see what’s in store! If you
haven’t purchased a ticket yet, it’s not too late! You may RSVP
online or call 206-575-4550.
We look forward to seeing you
Laura Templeton
Laura Templeton
Children’s Hope Auction Chair
We have created this catalog as a preview of our auction. Items may be added or changed prior to the event.
Board of Directors
Phil Rosnik, Chairperson
Janna Annest, Vice Chair
Laura Templeton, Secretary
Dave Janssen, Treasurer
Alanna Beebe
Kellie Berndt
Michael Friedline
Bryan Hart
Samuel Sunderaraj
Becky Tenges
This is the $100 YOU choose raffle!
The winner of the Golden Raffle will have their choice from a
selection of Live Auction items.
This year there are only 50 tickets available so arrive early!
Stop by the $25 wine grab and take your chance on what you’ll
take home! All bottles are valued at $15 or more with five
premium bottles (valued between $40 and $100) in the mix.
Silent Auction
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Opportunities for family fun, romantic getaways and unique
items abound at this year’s auction! We have many of your old
favorites as well as some new and exciting additions. Sip
champagne as you browse the items and have a great time!
Looking for a local
How about a weekend of
exploring Portland with a onenight stay at the Crowne Plaza
Lake Oswego or a night at the luxurious Alderbrook Resort and
Spa on the shores of Hood Canal? Or maybe a weekend
“staycation” with a one- night stay at the Seattle Sheraton.
How about an evening
Spend an evening watching
professional live theater with
Seattle Repertory Theatre tickets or with Village Theatre tickets in
either Issaquah or Everett. Or if you’re in the mood for a laugh,
grab three friends and check out the Parlor Live Comedy Club.
Or try something new . . .
Ever want to learn to dance like
they do on Dancing with the
Stars? You can bid on dance
classes for two at Century
You can find sports items:
How about a baseball autographed by
Seattle Mariners Hisashi Iwakuma or
Kyle Seager? Or golf at Mount Si Golf
You can shred the slopes by
bidding on a K2 snowboard!
You can bid on a
Schwartz Brothers $100 gift card.
Or buy a Four Course dinner for two at
Pacific Grill
Live Auction
And Dinner
immediately following the silent auction
Happily Ever After!
What could be more romantic than a week for two on
Maui? This studio condominium is located at the luxury
waterfront Whaler Resort, on Maui’s best beach in the heart
of its finest vacation destination, Kaanapali. It has recently
been upgraded and refurbished and the place is more
spectacular than ever! The Whaler Resort offers the perfect
combination of beachfront luxury and nearby activities.
Settle in on your lanai and watch the sun set over the
Pacific. Enjoy!
Mutually agreeable date from April to November 2016. Optional maid service and airfare are not included.
Value: $1,700
Thank you Gary and Patricia Ritzman
Enjoy the finest Indian cuisine with this home-cooked,
traditional dinner for eight. You will receive a gracious
welcome from the Sharma family on the eastside, followed
by a feast for the senses. Bask in fragrant Indian spices, and
savor freshly prepared hors d'oeuvres and unforgettable
entrees amid good company. Finish the evening with dessert
and lasting memories to take home.
Non-alcoholic beverages included. Guests are welcome to bring their own alcoholic
beverages. Dishes are vegetarian; dishes do include dairy and nuts. Mutually agreeable
date. Expiration date: November 14, 2016.
Value: $800
Thank you Ranjana Sharma
Spend four nights at the Alpine House Inn and Cottages. Voted one of
the top 10 affordable luxuries by Country Inn magazine, this unique
inn offers the best. Stay in a lovely room with a king bed and fireplace.
Each morning, you will indulge in the inn’s organic gourmet breakfast
before heading off to enjoy some magnificent cowboy powder skiing.
Relax with a glass of wine in the intimate bar or enjoy personalized spa
services for both men and women. (Skiing costs are not included)
The donors, Hans and Nancy Johntsone, are WACAP adoptive parents and are also
world class skiers. Both of them have represented the US in the Winter Olympics. Hans
was a member of the US Ski Team and competed in the Nordic Combined event in 1988
in Calgary, Canada.. He is also an accomplished climber and ski Mountaineer. Nancy
was a member of the US Biathlon Team and competed in the 1992 Olympics in
Albertville, France. They are delighted to be able to support WACAP and look forward
to meeting you when you stay at their resort.
Based on space availability. Call for reservations. Expires April 9, 2016. Airfare not included.
Value: $1,110
Thank you The Alpine House Inn and Cottages
A five-time World Series champion, Derek Jeter is regarded as a
central figure of the Yankees' success of the late 1990s and early 2000s
for his hitting, base running, fielding, and leadership. He is the
Yankees' all-time career leader in hits, doubles, games played, stolen
bases, times on base, plate appearances and at bats. His accolades
include 14 All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver
Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente
Award. Jeter became the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits and finished
his career sixth all-time in career hits and the all-time MLB leader in
hits by a shortstop. Be the envy of your friends with this incredible
piece of sports memorabilia!
VALUE: $2,000
Thank you Friend of WACAP
You and nine guests will enjoy a fabulous evening at the Fairmont Olympic
Hotel with experiences you aren’t soon to forget. The afternoon will begin
with a personal cooking class taught by award-winning Executive Chef
Gavin Stephenson or award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Artis Kalsons,
where everyone can dress the part with Fairmont aprons and chef’s hats!
Following the class, guests will settle into a private dining room to enjoy a
five-course dinner featuring Chef Stephenson’s innovative, seasonal,
northwest cuisine, paired with wines specially selected to complement the
menu. Finally, each couple can take the elevator for a quick ride home; the
host couple will settle into their Executive Suite where they will be
overnight guests and four more couples will each settle into their own
Deluxe Accommodations for the night.
Date and menu must be mutually agreeable. Party is not to exceed 10 people. Inclusive of selected wines, applicable
taxes and 20% gratuity. Includes one Executive Suite and four Deluxe Rooms. Date may not be selected less than
six weeks prior to day of event. No cash value. Non-transferable. Expires November 30, 2016 (Excludes December).
No extensions, please.
VALUE: $4,900
Thank you Fairmont Olympic Hotel
This two bedroom, two bath waterfront home on Whidbey Island is a
Cozy, tranquil getaway with a picturesque view of Saratoga passage and
Mount Baker. You'll feel yourself relax as you sit on the deck, listen to the
waves and the sea birds, while taking in the water view from the living
room, deck and master bedroom! You might also see deer in the yard.
Centrally located, close to Coupeville, it provides an ideal base to explore
all the island's activities and attractions. Explore Deception Pass, Fort
Casey, shop and dine in the quaint towns of Coupeville and Langley, and
visit the galleries, farms, parks and numerous beaches all within minutes.
Come back to your retreat and relax in comfort with nature. The beach
below is a five minute walk down the road. You can launch a kayak,
paddleboard, or walk miles on this quiet beach. Or just stay inside, take in
the view and watch premium channel TV on the 42 inch flat screen TV.
You will return home feeling refreshed and renewed after staying in this
beautiful home-away-from home. Want a sneak peek? Go to
Based on space availability for up to four guests. Not valid in July or August. Two nights must be consecutive. Pets
are considered with a refundable damage deposit. Contact the donor as early as possible for best selection. Expiration
date: November 14, 2016.
Value: $550
Thank you Hamid Ali and Robyn Ingham
Champagne Honeybee is singer/songwriter and WACAP
adoptee, Rani Weatherby, and her trusty ukuleles. They have
shared their unique brand of jazz, blues, and soul with the
greater Seattle area, Snohomish County, the Midwest, and
East Coast and have performed on TV and radio, at
Festivals and fairs, and now it's your turn! The winner of
this prize is entitled to one hour of live music in your home,
workplace, or at your special event. She will provide her
own sound system, and needs just one electrical outlet to
plug in. You will also receive a copy of her CD. She looks
forward to sharing her music with you and your friends and
loved ones.
Mutually agreeable time, date and location within 25 miles of Seattle. Please allow 60 days advance notice as her
performance schedule fills up quickly. Expiration date: November 14, 2016.
Value: $200
Thank you Champagne Honeybee
Take your family to the Happiest Place on Earth!
Stay includes lodging and four 1-day Park Hopper tickets good at
both Disneyland Park and Disney's California Adventure Park.
Thank you Disneyland and Dow Hotel Company
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Woodland
Park Zoo with a personal tour guide for you and 5 of your
guests. You and five of your friends or family will enjoy an
exclusive tour of Woodland Park Zoo with Michael
Friedline, Vice President of Development, visiting some of
the zoo's most popular exhibits including Banyan Wilds, the
brand new home for tigers and sloth bears. Plus, experience
an up close feeding experience (animal will vary depending
on the season!) The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Afterwards, you are free to enjoy the zoo on your own -take a ride on the Historic Carousel or visit Willawong
Mutually agreeable date and time. Reservations must be made at least six weeks in advance. Contact Jennie Brixey at
206-548-2419 or [email protected] to schedule.
Value: $600
Thank you Woodland Park Zoo
Take your family and get away to the Methow Valley for a threenight stay in beautiful Mazama, Washington, approximately four
hours from Seattle. This two-bedroom, two-bath house with loft
sleeps six comfortably and has gorgeous mountain views. The
home also includes a fully equipped kitchen, deck, infrared sauna,
books, and games. Walk to sledding, snowshoeing and crosscountry ski trails in the winter, or go hiking, mountain biking or
river rafting in the warmer months. Horseback riding and
shopping are also close by, and there is a family-friendly downhill
ski area (Loop Loop) 45 minutes away. Visit nearby Lost River
Winery for a free wine tasting. You’ll come home relaxed,
refreshed and renewed after a stay at this comfortable and
welcoming home away from home.
Mutually agreeable date and time. No pets or smoking inside. Expiration date: November 14, 2016.
Value: $600
Thank you Tim Newton and Beth DiDomenico
When you step aboard one of the five-star ships of the Holland America
Line, you will experience a voyage unlike any other. You can choose any
Caribbean or Mexican cruise for two (same stateroom) up to seven days in
length. Your journey will include extraordinary dining, spacious
staterooms, elegant surroundings, days filled with new discoveries and
gracious pampering by an award-winning crew. You can choose to partake
in as many or as few activities as you wish, from the renowned Greenhouse
Spa and Salon to cooking demonstrations and wine tasting in the culinary
Arts Center, and much more. Or simply relax and enjoy the spectacular
scenery from the beautiful wraparound teak deck. Go out and enjoy life on
the high sea!
Does not include travel to the point of embarkation. Certificate is for cruise only. Excludes Grand Voyages, Holiday
Voyages (Christmas and New Year’s), World Cruises, Alaska Cruise Tours and chartered cruises. Mutually
agreeable date. This certificate is good for a minimum outside stateroom. If space is available, the recipient may be able
to purchase a stateroom upgrade. Guests under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or
chaperone who is at least 25 years old. Does not include taxes or on-board charges. The certificate has no expiration.
Value: $2,100
Thank You Holland America Line Inc.
Savor the flavor of 100% rye whiskey and Barrel-Aged maple syrup
with this gift pack from Woodinville Whiskey. Visit their distillery in
Woodinville, purchase your favorite items with their $60 gift
certificate and then go to dinner with your friends (or alone multiple
times) with this $200 gift card to The Hollywood Tavern, an historic
roadside tavern with loads of atmosphere, a fire pit and a large menu,
located next door to the distillery.
No expiration date.
Value: $305
Thank you Eric and Renee Reese Real Estate
The Heffley Inn is a boutique hotel with spacious guest suites located
in the heart of Sun Peaks Village, British Columbia. This is a true skiin/ski-out accommodation with an intimate atmosphere and views of
the mountains from your window. Spend two nights, ski the slopes or
shop and then come back to the Inn and enjoy the hot tub, sauna and
steam room. Valid for two adults and two children.
Based on space availability. Not valid December 26, 2015 - January 2, 2016 and February 17-23, 2016. Expiration
date: October 30, 2016.
Value: $365
Thank you Heffley Boutique Inn
Lassie had it easy compared to what a police dog goes
through in a routine shift. See for yourself as you ride with a
Seattle Police Officer and dog handler and his police dog
partner from the Seattle Police K-9 Unit. Running shoes are
recommended for this lively evening!
Times available for rides are 6 a.m. - 2 p.m., 7 p.m. - 3 a.m. or 10 p.m. - 6a.m. One person, 18 years of age or older
.Must have valid ID and pass basic background check and must sign. waiver of liability. We regret that mobility- or
vision-impaired riders cannot be accommodated. Expiration date: November 13, 2016.
Value: priceless
Thank you Seattle Police K9 Unit
Enjoy a one week (7 nights) stay in a beautiful Sun Valley. Enjoy this 2
bedroom condo with two king beds, two full baths. This private, standalone unit is only a few short miles from Sun Valley & Ketchum Center
Want a sneak peek? Visit:
Non-smoking/no pets. Maximum occupancy four people. Expires 1/1/2017.
Value: $1,400
Thank you James & Laura Hodgson
The WACAP Staff has once again put together a tub of craft beer for
Holiday Cheers! You’ll receive dozens of bottles of interesting craft
brews from Ambers to IPA’s, from Ballard to Belgium.
A great item to jumpstart your holiday, New Year’s or Super Bowl
Value: $300
Thank you WACAP Staff
Winner of Luxury Travel Guides Global Awards for 2015, Rockwater
Secret Cove Resort in British Columbia, set on BC's Sunshine Coast, is
a luxury resort like no other. With stunning views and great
accommodations, it is a true romantic getaway destination. The winner
of this item will receive a one night stay in a luxury waterview
tenthouse suite as well as dinner (alcohol not included) and breakfast.
Whether you are celebrating an occasion, or just want a romantic
getaway, this is a place to create a very special memory.
Midweek from October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. (can be used at other times for its dollar value).
Value: $600
Thank you Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
Xakary, the Magician, is the only Northwest Magician to ever be
voted through by the judges on "America's Got Talent". Now you
can bring him to your home or other location for one hour of
magic at your child's birthday party with his Deluxe Birthday Party
Magic Show! While Xakary won't be sawing anyone in half like he
did with Heidi Klum on the show, your child will be the star of the
show and will get to help make a live rabbit magically appear! And
your child will get to participate in a really cool illusion -- Xakary
will make the birthday child float right in your living room. All the
kids will receive a giant magic dollar bill that teaches four more
tricks, plus Xakary provides toy-filled goody bags for up to 15 kids
(saving you lots of time and money). Finally, the birthday child will
receive a magic birthday picture, a light-up magic wand and a
magic kit.
Recommended for ages 4 through 12.(For 10-12 year olds, Xakary recommends substituting his Birthday Magic
Workshop, during which he teaches the kids magic for an hour. In place of the goody bags, Xakary would provide the
kids all the tricks they learn during the workshop. He will still perform the bunny trick and levitate the birthday
child.) Mutually agreeable date and time. Please book your show as early as possible to ensure that the time and date
you would like is available. (Xakary recommends at least 6-8 weeks prior). Locations that are more than 40 miles
from Seattle may be subject to a small additional travel charge.
Value: $400
Thank you Mike Dobias
Would you like to go horseback riding, mountain biking and
hiking? Do you enjoy Nordic skiing and snowmobiling? Or maybe
you just want to relax, indulge in gourmet meals, and relax and watch
the sunset from you private cabin. This item has it all!
Stay three days and four nights at historic Turpin Meadow Ranch,
with completely renovated cabin with a king bed and a gas
fireplace. Each day, you will indulge in the Ranch's gourmet meals
before heading off to enjoy the wilderness. Your stay includes your
choice of one seasonal activity for two people, each day. Activities
include: Snowmobiling, Nordic Skiing, Horseback riding, Hiking,
Wildlife Watching, or Mountain Biking. (Fly fishing is not included
but is available at an additional charge). When your adventures come
to a close, sit back and relax on your cabin's porch and watch the
Based on space availability. Expires October 31, 2016. Airfare not included.
Value $2,000
Thank you Turpin Meadow Ranch
Enjoy beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with a two night stay at the
elegant Fairmont Empress Hotel. Visit the sights and partake in
Afternoon Tea. A time honored tradition for over a century, the
world renowned tea lobby of the Fairmont Empress has served
England’s most beloved ritual and Victoria's grandest tradition of
Afternoon Tea to famed royalty, celebrities and dignitaries alike.
Surrounded by rich chintz fabrics, antiqued tapestries and rugs,
elegant wing back chairs, vintage furnishings and hand-carved tables,
the picturesque backdrop of the Inner Harbour provides the
quintessential Victoria experience to all who grace Afternoon Tea.
Chef and Team prepare house-made signature Empress scones,
delectable pastries and tea sweets daily, reflecting locally sourced
ingredients to ensure an authentically memorable experience.
Afternoon Tea is an absolute 'must do' for all who visit Victoria.
Thank you Fairmont Empress Hotel
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