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California Dreamin’

What could be better than a three-night stay for up to eight people at a luxury villa in the fabulous La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif.? Maybe it’s the discounts on golf, spa treatments, dining, shopping and cabana rentals
that come with the package. You and your friends or family will luxuriate in a 2,526-square-foot, three-bedroom villa, which is near many San Diego attractions, including the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, SeaWorld, Seaport Village, Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter, Legoland, Oceanside Pier and more. Blackout dates apply. Package includes two round-trip Southwest Airline vouchers.

Air miles donated by: Porter Funeral Homes and Crematory & Rick Wiseman

Value: $3,145

All That Glitters

In honor of the Derby Gala’s Diamond Celebration, Carol Meierotto and her staff at Meierotto Jewelers custom designed the diamonds for this classic John Hardy love-knot sterling silver bracelet. The bracelet features two diamonds, with a total diamond weight of 0.25 carat, set in the knot design.

Donated by: The Meierotto family

Value: $1,000

Giddy Up

Don’t you love the painting of the Triple Crown-winning racehorse American Pharoah that adorns our invitation for this event? It’s from a painting by renowned graphic and fine artist and Kansas City native Dino Murphy. You, too, can own an original Dino Murphy, created exclusively for this year’s Derby Gala. “Giddy Up” in the Mist depicts Kansas City’s famous J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain backed by the Country Club Plaza. 18″x24″ acrylic painting on canvas.

Donated by: Dino Murphy

Value: $1,575

On The Table

The dark temaku glaze atop this stunning, handmade stoneware table features rivers of glass weaving across the surface. For outdoor or indoor use, the table stands 24″ high and is 20″ wide. Created by Kansas native and potter Danny Meisinger.

Donated by: Danny Meisinger, Spinning Earth Pottery

Value: $600

Blazing the Hermann Wine Trail

You and three others can attend an amazing Hermann Wine Trail event, visiting seven wineries in the Hermann, Mo., area. Hermann is an  historic community with old-world charm. Situated just off I-70 between Jefferson City and St. Louis, it’s an easy two-and-a-half-hour drive from Kansas City. The package includes four tickets to one of the three  remaining 2017 themed Wine Trail events (your choice); $400 towards  a stay at the Herman Hill Vineyard & Inn, which features spa packages, and a two-night stay for two at the Stone Haus Bed and Breakfast;  $150 towards dinner at Black Walnut Bistro; and a $60 QuikTrip gas card.

Donated by: Diane & Linus Drouhard, Michelle & Doug Niedens

Value: $1050

Up, Up and Away

Ever taken a wine-tasting tour via helicopter? Now you can with KC Copters. You and a friend can lift off from the Johnson County Executive Airport for a scenic ride that lands at two of the best local wineries. There you’ll enjoy VIP service, wines to taste and a signature bottle of wine  from each stop. After the three-hour adventure, you’ll have $150 for  dinner at Rye KC in Mission Farms.

Donated by:

Dave Janus and Terie Zimmerman.
Dinner donated by Friends of The Mission Project.

Value: $950

Bottoms Up!

The Mission Project wants you to drink happy (and responsibly, of course), so we’ve all pitched in to make sure your home bar is well stocked. This package can also provide you with fabulous gifts for your friends. It includes a $100 gift card for Tom’s Town, a 1920s-style art deco tasting room, for drinks, food and a tour. Libations include a variety of wines, white and dark rums, Irish whiskeys, gin, white tequila, vodkas, bourbons, scotch and liqueur. Brands include: Tullamore, Amador,  Jefferson Ocean, Bombay Sapphire and Don Julio.

Donated by: The Mission Project Steering Committee

Value: $700

Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Relax for a week in a three-bedroom, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Central Oregon Coast beach house. Situated three hours west of Portland, near Waldport, Ore., the house, surrounded by mountains, is a short walk to a sandy beach and close to hiking trails, restaurants, wineries and  other attractions. Often you can watch whales, sea lions and other aquatic animals from the deck. Available Sept. 2017 through May 2018, excluding  12/20/17-1/12/18. Must be scheduled in advance. Package includes  Southwest Airline miles worth $750.

Donated by:

Family of Amelia Zang-Carta.
Southwest Miles donated by Chris Kuehl.

Value: $2,500

A River Runs Through It

Feel the exhilaration of fresh air and rushing water on the McKenzie  River in Oregon on a redsides rainbow trout fly fishing adventure for  two, guided by fly fisherman Matt Ramsey. Enjoy two nights of Pacific Northwest luxury at the Inn at the 5th in downtown Eugene, where you and a friend will share elegant accommodations and unparalleled service. This boutique hotel features a day spa and fine dining and is situated in the historic Fifth Street Public Market, full of artisan shops and eclectic restaurants. To ensure both good weather and good trout fishing, the best time to book the trip is between July 1 and August 31.

Donated by: Friends of the Mission Project

 Value: $1,050



Dining with the Stars

Delight in a scrumptious, sumptuous dinner for four at The Capital Grille  on the Country Club Plaza. Even better, it’s hosted by one of baseball’s all-time great players, Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels, and his charming wife Deidre, who happens to be the honorary co-chair for this year’s Derby Gala. Great food, great conversation. Plus an autographed photo of Albert Pujols. Date to be arranged with the Pujols. (This item is excluded from the Live Auction Raffle.)

Donated by: Albert & Deidre Pujols

Value: Priceless


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