Sneak Peak at our Live Auction Items
1. Crime Lab Tour and Lunch with the Sheriff
Calling all CSI, NCIS, and Castle fanatics: have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes of your favorite crime scene investigation TV shows? Now’s your chance! You and three friends will get a full tour of San Mateo’s Crime Lab, where you’ll learn the science behind the forensic team’s examination of evidence from criminal cases. Then, the four of you will enjoy lunch with Sheriff Greg Munks, a member of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office since 1977 and serving as head Sheriff since 2006. Meet this admirable man who has dedicated his entire adult life to keeping your neighborhoods safe through law enforcement! This item is available on a mutually agreeable date.
DONORS: Sheriff Greg Munks and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
2. Breakfast and Tour at the San Mateo Fire Department
Fulfill your childhood dream (or your child’s dream) and spend the morning eating a home cooked firehouse breakfast for 10 people with San Mateo County’s highly trained, and extremely motivated fire heroes serving San Mateo County day in and day out! Round out this one-of-a-kind experience with a tour of Station 21, where you’ll see San Mateo’s 100 foot aerial ladder truck up close, which carries heavy rescue equipment and special tools including “the jaws of life.” This is your chance to spend time with men and women who courageously put their lives on the line! This item is available on a mutually agreeable date.
DONOR: San Mateo City Fire Department
3. One-week Stay at a Beautiful Tahoe Vacation Home
Lake Tahoe is what vacation dreams are made of! Treat yourself and the whole family to a one week stay at this stunning lakefront vacation home in Meeks Bay. This six bedroom escape features its own private dock and beach, spacious living and dining areas including a large kitchen and indoor grill, cathedral style ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, an audio/visual center, along with panoramic views of the lake. What are you waiting for? The vacation home sleeps 14 comfortably. Available November 2015 through May 2016 and September 2016 through November 2016, subject to availability.
DONORS: Karen & George McCown
4. Bay Area Sports Fan Package
You and three friends will enjoy Premium Field Club Tickets plus a Pre-Game Field visit to a Giants game here at AT&T Park on a mutually agreeable weeknight in 2016 (exclusions: Opening Day, and the LA Dodgers and Red Sox series). We’ll also throw in a few Giants bobbleheads for your memorabilia collection! Experience a 49er game of your choice at Levi’s Stadium (v. Bengals on 12/20/15, v. Rams on 1/3/16, or during the 2016 season) with four pre-game Field Passes and Club Level tickets and a parking pass. You will also receive an authentic, custom-tailored 49er jersey of your favorite player, plus a visit for two to the sideline for 49ers training camp practice on a mutually agreeable date. That’s not all – join the voice of the 49ers, Ted Robinson, for a pre-game press box visit for one person – a once in a lifetime experience. Stay Faithful, Niner Fans!
DONORS: Ted Robinson, Larry Baer, and Joey Nevin
5. Six-night Stay at Mauna Kea Beach Resort
Say aloha to sun, surf and sand! Enjoy roundtrip airfare on United Airlines to the Big Island of Hawaii for six incredible nights at the recently remodeled Mauna Kea Beach Resort. When you’re not out enjoying the white sand Kauna’oa Beach, Mauna Kea’s gorgeous pools, onsite shopping boutiques, top-rated restaurants and wine bar, a state-of-the-art fitness center and tennis club, lavish spa services and 18 holes of championship golf, you can simply relax in your beautiful ocean-view room. Kick back and relax in elegant island style!
DONORS: Mauna Kea Beach Resort and an Anonymous Caminar Board Member
6. Wine and Chocolate Pairing
Join candy business experts Chip and Pam Huggins and Gary Guittard for an afternoon or evening of sweets and treats! You and seven other chocoholics will receive a rare and exclusive tour of the Guittard Chocolate Factory (not open to the public!) with owner Gary Guittard, a chat and book signing with Amy Guittard about her recently released Guittard Chocolate Cookbook, and endless chocolate samples along the way! Finish the day with a chocolate and wine pairing featuring a case of wine from Bill Campbell’s private (and impressive) wine collection that is sure to enlighten the senses and give you to the know-how to throw a wine and chocolate pairing party of your own!
DONORS: Pam & Chip Huggins, Amy & Gary Guittard, and Bill Campbell
7. Michael Collopy Photography and Experience
Enjoy a cocktail party and/or dinner in a private home on the peninsula, or in your own home, for up to 15 people with world renowned portrait photographer Michael Collopy. Michael has captured the most influential figures of our time, including Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones, Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis, Mikhail Gorbachev, Paul McCartney, George Clooney, and the Dalai Lama… to name a few. His books feature a wide-ranging and eclectic mix of modern-day peacemakers such as Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, and Elie Wiesel. Enjoy a presentation of his selected works, including some of his latest photographs to be used in his upcoming book, plus two large format framed prints of your choice.
DONOR: Michael Collopy