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Auction Items and Raffle

 

The raffle and auctions are significant cancer fundraising components of the annual Lombardi Food & Wine Experience. Featuring the opportunity to bid on fine jewelry, hard-to-find large format bottles of wine, and assorted gift certificates, the raffle and auctions raise important cancer-fighting funds for the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.

Purchase a raffle ticket to win your choice of getaways - Napa or New Orleans - and fight cancer!RaffleWine Country or The Big Easy!

Each year, the Lombardi Food & Wine Experience planning committee puts together a fabulous raffle to raise additional funds for the fight against cancer. Past raffles have included a barrel of wine, and vacations to Italy, Napa, Las Vegas, the Danube River and Hawaii. This year, we are excited to announce that one lucky person will win their choice of vacations to Napa Valley or New Orleans!

Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100. Only 1,500 tickets will be printed.

The drawing will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Attendance is not required to win.

To purchase tickets:

  • Download the raffle brochure. Complete and return the enclosed form to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.
  • Call the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation at 414.649.7015
  • Purchase tickets at the Lombardi Food & Wine Tasting Gala on Friday, Nov. 8, or at the Celebrity Chef & Wine Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 9

Trip details and limitations include:

Napa Valley

Roundtrip airfare for two from Milwaukee. Choose your own travel time, certain limitations will apply. Travel must be completed by November 14, 2014.

Unwind in the sun drenched vineyards of this award winning resort. Three (3) nights and three days accommodations at the 4-diamond Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa Valley. The rooms have true wine country feeling with high ceilings, sumptuous bathrooms and Tuscan-inspired décor. Resort includes two swimming pools, three whirlpools, several outdoor fireplaces, bocce ball court and hiking trails.

Private town car round trip airport/hotel transfers.

Suggested daily activities include:
Day 1 | Enjoy a privately escorted tasting tour from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with professional sommelier at a choice of three of the top vineyards in Napa:
1. Frank Family Vineyards
2. Spring Mountain Vineyard
3. Quintessa
4. Jarvis Winery
5. Chappellet
A picnic lunch and limousine transportation will be provided.

Day 2 | Morning Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley with Champagne Brunch to follow.

Day 3 | Board the Napa Valley Wine Train at 6:00 p.m. and enjoy a three-hour train ride through the beautiful Napa Valley vineyards. This is a leisurely journey through beautiful wine country in meticulously restored vintage rail cars. Watch the beautiful sunset as the train travels past some of the most famous vineyards in the world and gives you an unobstructed view of the golden Napa Valley sunset.

Relive the luxury and tradition of railroad dining as the steward seats you in the Vista Dome Car for a gourmet dinner. White linen service for half of your journey – the other half – the comfort of the lounge car. In addition, you will have the opportunity to visit with the Executive Chef and tour the Rail Car kitchen.

Events, tours and sightseeing may be substituted based on time of travel and availability of features at time of booking. The order of listed daily activities is suggested and may be modified.

New Orleans

Roundtrip airfare for two from Milwaukee. Choose your own travel time, certain limitations will apply. Travel must be completed by November 14, 2014.

Three nights and three days accommodations at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, located in the heart of the French Quarter on famous Bourbon Street. With traditional gabled windows, French doors and wrought iron balconies, the hotel is distinctively European and unmistakably New Orleans.

• Relax in an R Level Club Room – a private elevator key takes you to an exclusive guest
floor, where a personal concierge waits to oversee your entertainment needs.
• Personal greeting and welcome by the Hotel’s General Manager
• Be surprised each evening with a nightly gift in your room

Private round trip airport/hotel transfers.

Jazzy Pass | Unlimited use of the streetcars makes it easy and efficient to travel throughout the city. Hop On and Hop Off.

Cuisine options include:
Dinner 1 and 2 | Choice of an evening of fine dining at one of these four New Orleans top restaurants: Muriel's, The Pelican Club, Cafe Amelie, August or R'evolution. (Dinner 3 is on your own.)

Lunch 1 and 2 | Food Network Dining Plan
You will receive gift cards for your choice of two restaurants that have been featured on the Food Network – Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Restaurant choices include: Katie's Restaurant, Crescent City Pie & Sausage Co., or Dooky Chase (where every President has dined for the last 50 years). (Lunch 3 is on your own.)

Choice of 3-4 activities (number is dependent on which options you choose) 
1. Admission to the New Orleans Museum of Art
This museum is the city’s oldest fine arts institution, has a magnificent permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The five-acre sculpture garden is one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States with over 60 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year old live oaks, magnolias and pedestrian bridges.

2. Admission to the Voodoo Museum
This museum is one of the most unique and interesting small museums in the country. Experience the mysteries, the secrets, the history and folklore of rituals zombies of gris-gris, of Voodoo Queens and all that jazz.

3. Private walking tour of New Orleans hosted by an historian/local expert.
Enjoy a private tour with your host, known for their amazing and colorful stories as well as their magnificent southern charm. Winner can select from a variety of tours.

4. Enjoy a two-hour Jazz Cruise on the Riverboat Natchez.
This riverboat is the last authentic steamboat on the mighty Mississippi River. It was her predecessor Natchez VI that raced the Robert E. Lee in the most famous steamboat race of all time. This jazz cruise includes VIP Service as the Captains personal guest and a chance to sit in his chair. Choice of afternoon or dinner cruise is available.

5. Privately escorted tour of the Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.
Experience 38 lush acres of gardens, ponds, and a majestic live oak alley on a private tour of this antebellum estate. Enjoy the southern splendor of “The Sugar Palace” when you step into 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana’s artwork.

6. Private Airboat Tour or Seaplane tour over the city

7. VIP Seating at the one of the city’s hottest Jazz Clubs with back stage access.

Events, tours, dining and sightseeing may be substituted based on time of travel and availability of reservations at time of booking.

Napa Valley and New Orleans trip limitations include:

  • No costs related to the travelers' requested changes or additions are the responsibility of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.

  • Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation is not responsible for any acts of suppliers for this trip outside of its control or any event that may prevent the trip, or any portion of the trip, from being completed.

  • Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation is not responsible for the health and well-being of anyone during the duration of the trip.

  • These trips may not be redeemed for cash.

  • Choose your own travel time. Certain restrictions apply.

  • Events, tours and sightseeing may be substituted based on time of travel and availability of features at the time of booking. The order of listed activities is suggested and may be modified.

  • Travel must be completed by Nov. 14, 2014. 


Auction | If you are interested in donating to the auction, please complete the online form or download the auction donation form to mail to us. Please contact us with any questions. Not only will you be part of a fun and influential Milwaukee charity event, you’ll also be making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer right here in eastern Wisconsin.

All proceeds from the raffle and auctions benefit the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation and the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinics throughout eastern Wisconsin.