SAVE THE DATE for the 2016 Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin Gala - Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Kohl Center
2015 Live Auction
*Thank you to the amazing donors of these items that were auctioned off on Saturday, May 2, 2015!
Trip of a Lifetime to Bandon Dunes with Private Jet Transportation
Donor: Wisconsin Founders of Sand Valley and TASC
True links are rare - and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has FIVE of the best in the world! Everything at Bandon Dunes has been created with the purest golf experience in mind. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the top golf resort in the country could be yours! Bandon Dunes, in gorgeous North Bend, Oregon, is waiting for your group of eight (8) to enjoy 3-days of unlimited golf (greens fees) at Bandon Dunes/Pacific Dunes/Bandon Trails/Old Macdonald, with 2-nights of lodging in eight (8) Lily Pond rooms, allowing the guests to relax, rest and revive.
But getting there may be half the fun! You will travel in style with exclusive private jet transportation for eight (8). The Citation Encore jet, provided by Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation offers a spacious interior with eight leather captain's chairs. The jet has an onboard bathroom, Wi-Fi, power outlets, and well stocked refreshments. Considered a top performer in its class, the Encore quickly climbs to a cruising altitude of 40,000+ feet (well above commercial airspace and weather) for a smooth ride and has ground speed equivalent of 500+ MPH so you will get to your destination quickly. You will feel like you are flying on the top of the world! You will have two experienced and certified Wisconsin Aviation pilots available to you. Included in this package is 1-additional flight hour for you to use during the trip. You may consider going to Portland for dinner, arrange time in wine country (Sonoma, CA or Williamette Valley, OR), gambling junket to Reno, NV or golf other renowned courses in the North West or perhaps on the way out. This will be a trip of a lifetime but the best part may just be that when you are done you will have the added benefit of door to door, non-stop flight with onboard amenities of food and refreshments of your choice to allow you to relax and reminisce about the best rounds of golf you've ever played!
Restrictions: Caddies, food and beverage to be purchased by winners. Golf must be played before July 15, 2015 or after October 15, 2015, Sunday-Thursday only (Please contact Mike Oliphant for special consideration within the restricted time of play). Due to planned avionics upgrades the plane is unavailable from May 26, 2015 to July 8, 2015. Golf clubs will need to be shipped separately to destination.
Special thanks to TASC and the Wisconsin Founders of Sand Valley:
Tripp Ahern, Barry Alvarez, Joel Barth, John Bell, Chuck Brandt, Mark Burish, Derrick Bushman, Mark Buthman, Sean Cleary, Craig Culver, Curt Culver, Dennis DeVetter, Todd Duellman, Tom Falk, Phillip Flynn, Doug Gray, Mike Grebe, Tom Hauske, Jr., Steve Hird, Rick Kekula, Ted Kellner, Jerry Kelly, Scott Kelly, Joe Laux, Brian Liddy, Darrel Malek, TJ Marini, Mark Meloy, Dan Mueller, Todd Nelson, Andy North, Mike Oliphant, Barbara Pavelski, Andy Read, William Ryan, Jr., Al Schmidt, Robb Sigler, Gary Steinhauer, Jim Stern, Eric Teduits, Jon Vandehey, Tom Vandehey, Bill Wernecke
Also special thanks to Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation:
Dan & Patti Rashke are the owners of Total Administrative Services Company (TASC) that is celebrating 40 years of doing business in Dane County. TASC provides employee benefits solutions to clients around the country including flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, health savings accounts, workplace charitable giving, payroll and other services.
Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro Chef’s Dinner with Green Bay Packer Scott Tolzien
Donor: Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro
You and seven of your friends will enjoy a night to remember as you revel in the comfortable surroundings of Eno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro. You and your guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner, tremendous service, and wonderful wines as Eno Vino and its team roll out the red carpet for you.
You will enjoy a five-course dinner which will be specially prepared by the Chef de Cuisine and his culinary team. You and your guests are in for a special treat, as each course will be paired with a different wine from Eno Vino’s extensive collection.
Your dining experience will include special guest former Wisconsin quarterback and current Green Bay Packer Scott Tolzien. Scott will make this a night to remember for you and your friends.
Restrictions: Due to the special guest at this dinner event, a date must be determined & approved by all parties for this reservation. Friday and Saturday Evening Reservations May Not Be Accepted. This event dinner does not include gratuity. Expiration of April 30, 2016
Hit the Links with Wisconsin Basketball’s Bo Ryan at the Eno Vino Golf Outing
Get ready for a day to remember as you and two friends will have the chance to join Coach Bo Ryan on Wednesday, August 26th as Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin and Eno Vino team up to fight cancer on the links. Eno Vino will serve as your host for the day, and University Ridge Golf Course will serve as the backdrop for what is sure to be a memorable round of golf.
Following your day on the links, you and your friends will head to Eno Vino with for cocktails and a gourmet steak dinner at one of Madison’s best restaurants.
Number of Participants: Three Golfers & Coach Ryan
The Wisconsin Men’s Basketball Team Experience
Donor: Wisconsin Men’s Basketball
Get ready for a once in a lifetime experience. You and one guest will get the chance to follow the University of Wisconsin Men’s Basketball team on the road for a game during the 2015-2016 season and take a walk in their shoes. The trip will include transportation with the team, overnight accommodation and the game day experience. The only catch – you need to work with the Wisconsin basketball office to identify a mutually agreed upon road game.
Restrictions: Students in 7th-12th grade are not eligible. Parents and coaches of 7th-12th grade students are not eligible. Agents are not eligible. Mutually agreed upon date with UW Men’s Basketball office.
Hamel Family Wine Dinner with Coach Bo Ryan at Rare Steakhouse
Donated by: Rare Steakhouse, Kelly & Bo Ryan, and Pam & George Hamel
A very special dinner for 8 plus Kelly & Bo Ryan in the Private Wine Cellar at Rare Steakhouse on the square in Madison where the Executive Chef will prepare a special multi-course tasting menu paired with Hamel Family Wines from Sonoma Valley, CA. In additions to the Ryans, Vintners Pam and George Hamel (former UW jayvee basketball player) will join the party as well.
If you love talking basketball ,or perhaps more accurately, listening to great basketball stories, this auction lot is for you as Bo promises to regale you with some of his favorite stories. If you love wine, then this lot is for you as well, as the Hamel’s will not only bring their own small production wines from Sonoma Valley, but will also bring some special additional surprises from their personal wine collection. Finally, if you simply want to enjoy a great dinner at Madison’s favorite steakhouse, paired with wonderful wines, in a private setting with friends, then this is the auction item for you.
Restrictions: Rare Steakhouse’s dinner date to be mutually agreed upon among all parties, in advance, with the donors. Dinner is valid for one year from today.
Special Wine Country Experience in California
Donated by: Hamel Family Wines and Smart Motors
Have you ever wanted to have a winery all to yourself and a select group of your lucky friends for a private dining experience one magical evening? Are you also looking for a unique getaway experience that’s located right in the heart of Sonoma Valley? Then this once-in-a-lifetime experience at Sonoma Valley’s newest and most exciting winery--Hamel Family Wines (“HFW”) is the item for you. The winning bidder will enjoy a two night stay for three couples at the Ranch House situated among the vineyards at the Hamel Family Ranch. Once settled in on the estate, you’ll be given a private tour of Hamel Family Wines' new Estate House, Winery, and Caves that have been called “spectacular” by the SF Chronicle, where the author of the story added that she would, “love my everyday life to include relaxing on a padded wood lounge chair on the hillside terrace overlooking Sonoma Valley vineyards, a grove of 100-year-old olive trees and Sonoma Mountain, with a host bringing me wine.”
During your stay, you’ll also experience:
· a private tasting that includes several yet-to-be released wines;
· a private, multi-course dinner prepared by HFW’s Executive Chef, Clinton Huntsman (formerly of Bouchon and Calistoga Ranch), and expertly paired with HFW's current releases;
· continental breakfast prepared one morning at the Ranch House;
· and last but certainly not least, to whet your whistle for your weekend in paradise, the winning bidder will leave tonight with a magnum of the inaugural 2011 vintage of Isthmus, HFW’s Bordeaux-inspired red wine.
Be sure not to miss this very special experience!
Restrictions: Dates to be mutually agreed upon and scheduled in advance. Lot includes roundtrip airfare. The Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is valid for one year from this evening.
St. Regis Monarch Beach Vacation in Orange County, CA
Donor: Mike Shannon
Looking for a grand couple's vacation? Here is your chance to win a three-night stay for two people in a Signature Resort View Guestroom at St. Regis Monarch Beach in gorgeous Orange County, CA. This package includes:
· One-day of golf for two people
· Two 60-minute massage treatments at the Spa Gaucin.
Restrictions: Valid until 5/30/16. Excludes gratuity. Some blackout dates apply, including holidays. Flights and transportation NOT included.
Custom Framed NCAA Regional Championship Photo with a piece of the Net
Donor: UW Men’s Basketball and the University Book Store
Custom Framed Blown-Up Photo of Coach Bo Ryan following the NCAA Regional victory vs. Arizona to move on to the 2015 Final Four. The photo will be autographed by Coach Ryan, and also includes a piece of the net cut down by Coach Ryan.
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The American Cancer Society’s 8th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin Gala will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Kohl Center in Madison. Festivities will begin at 5:00pm with a reception that includes a silent auction followed by an elegant dinner, live auction and special guest speaker. The 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin Gala raised over $1 million, maintaining its status as the #1 Coaches vs. Cancer event in the nation!
UW-Madison Coach Bo Ryan, UW-Milwaukee Coach Rob Jeter, UW-Parkside Coach Luke Reigel, UW-Platteville Coach Jeff Gard, and Edgewood College Coach Justin Meyer have teamed up to help beat cancer in Wisconsin. More than 700 guests are expected to attend and will include: corporate sponsors, business and philanthropic leaders, underwriters and guests. Also on tap to attend is special guest speaker, ESPN Reporter and University of Wisconsin Alumnus Andy Katz!
It is estimated that this year nearly 32,000 people in Wisconsin will be diagnosed with cancer – that’s more than 87 people every day. Our coaches are dedicated to beating this terrible disease, and they want you on their team. Over the past seven years, Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin has raised more than $2.7 million to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back. At the University of Wisconsin, the American Cancer Society has funded over $44 million in research since 1947. ACS currently funds 21 grants in the state of Wisconsin total at an investment of over $12 million.
How to get involved
Due to the popularity in this annual event, individual tickets will not be sold. However, there are a variety of ways you can participate:
For more information, contact Amy Rohrer at email@example.com or (608) 662-7553.