Here are Live Auction items that will be appearing in the NVC Foundation Mardi Gras Fundraiser program held on Saturday, February 4th from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm PT at the Renton Pavilion Events Center.
1. PUGET SOUND SALMON FISHING TRIP FOR 2
The winning bidder and a friend will enjoy a day on Puget Sound in a 21ft Sea Swirl powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4 stroke Outboard. You will be picked up at the Edmonds Marina, and we will fish until we have retained your legal limits or until early afternoon. You will be provided high quality tackle and we know where the fish are biting! Lunch, snacks and beverages are also provided.
Donated by: Rich Kincaid
2. GLENN MITSUI FRAMED ART “HEART MOUNTAIN PAPER FLOWERS”
Local artist Glenn Mitsui has created a special piece to commemorate his mother, Tami Mitsui, “Paper flowers were made to bring beauty to a place where there was none. The nine paper flowers represent my mother’s family members who were incarcerated at Heart Mountain.”
Donated by: Glenn Mitsui
3. JULIO RODRIQUEZ AUTOGRAPHED JERSEY
Autographed, framed Seattle Mariner jersey signed by the 2022 American League Rookie of the Year centerfielder Julio Rodriquez.
Donated: Les and Denise Inaba
4. COMEDY NIGHT
You and 50 of your closest friends will enjoy an evening of fun, laughter and appetizers at Terry’s Kitchen. You will laugh until you cry with the Comedy show headlined by Aaron Bright, who has appeared at world famous comedy clubs such as The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and The Parlor. Also appearing, Per Junkerman!
No Host Bar
Donated by: Aaron Bright, Terry Takeuchi, Per Junkerman
5. LUXURIOUS 7 DAY CRUISE FOR TWO ON HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
When you step aboard one of the five-star ships of Holland America Line, you will experience a voyage unlike any other. You can choose from one of the following destinations: Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico or Canada/New England. Your journey begins with an ocean view cabin for two, include extraordinary dining, spacious pampering by an award-winning crew. You can choose to partake in a s many or as few activities as you wish, from the renowned spa and salon, to cooking demonstrations and wine tasting and much, much more. The certificate has no expiration date. Airfare to and from the departure and arrival ports not included however guests may purchase at an additional cost. Does not include taxes, on-board charges, shore excursions or hotel services charges.
Donated: Holland American Line
6. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS!
You and a friend will enjoy exceptional seats to a mutually agreed upon Seattle Seahawks game during the 2023 season. The winning bidder will also take home a autographed football by retired linebacker KJ Wright, part of the 2014 Super Bowl winning team!
Donated by: Dale Watanabe and KJ Wright
7. OYSTER DINNER PARTY
Dean Hoshizaki (oyster farmer) will come to your home to personally cook for you and 10-20 of your guests, 221 of the freshest oysters you will ever eat! The oysters will be prepared BBQ with toppings, raw on ice and some kaki fry, along with some extra seafood surprises!
The oysters have been slow grown for over 5-7 years, in Jasper Bay, Lopez Island. Oysters come out of the water in the morning for you to enjoy in the evening. We call these “One-Tide” oysters.
Delivery in in the months of March, April or May on a mutually agreed upon date
Donated by: Dean and Karen Hoshizaki
8. SEATTLE KRAKEN TICKETS
Two tickets and a parking pass in the arena parking lot, to a mutually agreeable date in the 2022-23 season. There are still 15 remaining home games this season
Tickets are section 12 Row H seats 1 & 2
Donated by: Anonymous
9. RAISE THE PADDLE
Welcome to the 2023 NVC Foundation Mardi Gras Gala. It has been 6 years since the NVC Foundation’s last fundraising event. The primary reason for this hiatus was due in large part to the COVID pandemic.
We all experienced a disruption in our daily lives, whether it be work related, business related, or family related. There was however one constant throughout the pandemic–building costs such as utilities, cable, and WIFI charges continued during this period.
Unfortunately, unforeseen developments have occurred in the neighborhood surrounding the NVC Memorial Hall. An increase in crime and vandalism has threatened the safety of our members, volunteers and guests who visit the hall. The situation deteriorated to the point where a security fence and an automated gate have been erected around the property and parking lot to provide safer access to our facility and protect the property from increased vandalism.
Funds raised from “Raise the Paddle” will help to offset the cost of the fence and automated gate construction. Thank you for your support.
10. ONE WEEK STAY AT SUN PEAKS GRAND RESIDENCES IN SUPER NATURAL BRITISH COLUMBIA
Winning bidder will enjoy an elegantly appointed one bedroom apartment complete with a king size pillow top bed, an inviting living room and a fully equipped kitchen and dining room where you can celebrate the day’s adventures. Take in the views from your very own balcony. Pet Friendly for an additional charge. July 7 – 14, 2023
Donated by: Dean and Karen Hoshizaki
11. MARINER SUITE FOR 20
Help cheer the Seattle Mariners to another playoff run! 2023 Mariner’s suite for 20 and 4 VIP parking tickets. Enjoy a Mariner game on a mutually agreed upon date, from the comfort of your very own private suite for you and 19 friends. Convenient parking and skybridge entry. Access to Terrace Club Lounges. Catering available at additional charges.
Donated by Gobo
12. WILLOWS LODGE OVERNIGHT STAY FOR 2
Northwest Luxury in the Heart of Woodinville Wine Country! Spend one night at the intimate, award-winning, Willows Lodge in Woodinville. Discover the perfect opportunity to enjoy peaceful seclusion as you stroll the beautiful gardens and courtyards. Your package includes a $250.00 gift certificate that you can use at The Spa at Willows Lodge or the Barking Frog restaurant.
Donated: Willows Lodge
13. YAMA JAPANESE MIZUNARA CASK WHISKEY
Bainbridge Yama Mizunara Cask Whiskey begins its journey from grain to glass in the fertile fields of Washington state’s Skagit Valley where organic Full Pint and Alba barley is grown on a family farm near the saltwater confluence of the Skagit River and the Puget Sound. After harvest the barley is trucked 77 miles to Bainbridge Organic Distillers facility, where the un-malted grain is milled, mashed and fermented. After fermentation the mash is double-distilled. Cuts are made “by hand” and based on the qualities of the spirit as it flows from the still. After the second distillation the whiskey is diluted to 126.5 proof in preparation for being introduced into the virgin Mizunara casks. Bright aromatics of mango, vanilla, toasted sandalwood, tropical flowers, marzipan and star anise. Flavors open on nutmeg and clove, pear and toasty wood notes, settling out to honeyed vanilla and toasted marshmallow. Finish is warm and lingering with fading spice and a pleasant oak grip.
Donated by: Keith Barnes
14. POT OF GOLD
What’s it worth to you? After all the guests have contributed to the pot, some lucky bidder will walk away with all the cash and prizes. The NVC Foundation already sweetened the pot with gift cards, jewelry, etc. So will you be the lucky winner?
Value: Always more than you think!