United Ways online auction kicks off this week - KMOV.com

United Ways online auction kicks off this week

United Way’s online auction August 31 – September 8 at www.givebidwin.com
ST. LOUIS, MO (August 30, 2011) —  United Way’s Online Auction is August 31 – September 8. Go online to www.givebidwin.com and sign up to bid on at least 100 items and one-time experiences starting at values of $25 and ranging all the way to priceless. Browse any time of day or night to see all sorts of fun and different items. Great gifts for others or a nice treat for yourself are just a mouse click away.

Details on just some of the online auction items:


Two-Night Stay in Hollywood. Live the life of the stars by taking your trip to Hollywood, California and stay at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel and Spa. This swanky hotel’s amenities will help you enjoy the life like the stars with the splendor of its deluxe rooms. Hollywood is one of those cities you don’t want to miss; so here’s your chance to see it in person and shoot for the stars, with your camera of course.

Week stay in Door County, Wisconsin. Beat the summer heat in St. Louis. The stay at this two-bedroom condo (easily sleeps up to six) is for the week of August 16 – 23, 2012. Golf, swimming, tennis and more is available to while away the hours.

Trip to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Trip for two to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, July 31 through August 4. Includes coach round trip airfare for two, four nights in a 4-Star Hotel and two Grade A Tickets to four Olympic events: Soccer at Wembley Stadium: Men’s Prelims Tennis Quarterfinals at Wimbledon Centre court: M&W Singles & Mixed Doubles; Semis: M&W Doubles Swimming at Aquatics Centre: Men’s 1500 Freestyle; M&W 4x100m Medley Relay & W 50m Freestyle Track & Field at Olympic Stadium: W Heptathlon Shot Put & 200 Heats; W 100m Round 1; W Discus Throw Qualifying Rounds; M Long Jump Qualifying Rounds; M 1500m Round 1; M Shot Put Final & W 10,000m Final. Transportation to/from airport and to/from Olympic events. One dine around dinner & lunch with the Budweiser Group and private hospitality room each day/night.

Two night stay at YMCA Trout Lodge. Fishing, biking, canoeing, archery and zip lining are just a few of the activities you can venture on at the YMCA Trout Lodge. Located in Missouri’s Eastern Ozarks, Trout Lodge is situated on a 360-acre lake surrounded by 5,200 acres of forest-covered hills. Trout Lodge has been a favorite destination for St. Louis-area family getaways for more than 50 years. This three day, two night stay at the YMCA Trout Lodge is good for 2 adults and 2 children and includes room, meals and activities. Don’t pass up this great experience the kids are sure to love!


VIP trip for four to the CMAs. Got a little country in you? Here is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close to all your favorite country music stars with a VIP trip to the 2012 Country Music Awards in Nashville, TN. This trip includes round trip airfare (from St. Louis) for four, transportation, stay at the historic Hermitage Hotel, tickets to the awards show and your very own personal concierge.

See the sold out Wilco concert in style. Be a part of history by attending the sold out Wilco concert during opening week at the newly renovated Peabody Opera House. You and three friends will enjoy the sounds of this great American alternative rock band from the comfort of one of the Peabody luxury suites on Tuesday, October 4.

Carlos Santana package: two concert tickets, two VIP backstage passes, an autographed guitar and $120 gift card for Carlos by Carlos Santana footwear. Rock out with this great Carlos Santana package. It is equipped with two tickets and two backstage passes, allowing you the full Santana experience at his concert on September 6 at the Fox Theater. Also, it prepares you to keep rockin’ on after the concert with an autographed guitar and a $120 gift card for Carlos by Carlos Santana Footwear.


Dau Furniture man cave. Every man dreams of his own man cave, but now he can have one. This customized room comes complete with a 48’’ Sony HDTV and Blu-ray player home theater system, two luxurious reclining chairs, a lamp and a coupon to Dau Furniture, to purchase other man cave desires. Now doesn’t this sound like a good idea for the spare bedroom?

Olive oil tasting party. Di Gregorio on the Hill is opening its doors to a private, after-hours olive oil tasting party for 5-10 people in their retail location. This exclusive party comes with light appetizers, cheese, bread, wine and specialty olive oils, of course. Have your friends or family join you for a one-of-a-kind opportunity in St. Louis’ historical Italian food district. Buon appetito!

Throw the first pitch. At a Cardinals baseball game you might see a non-player throwing the first pitch pre-game and wonder “How do I become one of them?” Well this chance doesn’t come often, but here it is: Your opportunity to throw the first pitch at the Cardinals game vs. the Chicago Cubs on September 24. So wear your Cardinal red and start off the September 24 game.

Rams on-field package for two. This package includes two pregame field passes that will let you experience the game like the players, as well as two lower level tickets that will let you sit back and enjoy the game. You won’t get that experience from your living room.

Grant’s Farm Private Party or Corporate Event. Host your next corporate or private event at Grant’s Farm. This package includes everything you need for a memorable evening for you and up to 349 more guests. Your four-hour event in the historic Bauernhoff area of Grant’s Farm includes beer, food (3 entrees, 3 sides, and 2 desserts), service staff, private tours of the Deer Park, and a “Clydesdale meet-and-greet”.

Firefighter for a Day. Come spend the day as a firefighter. You’ll join a crew for a shift as an honorary member of the Ferguson Fire Department. Experience what it’s like to be a firefighter. Get fitted for gear and learn how it feels to work in a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus. Get your hands on equipment like the Jaws of Life and thermal imaging cameras. Ride with the crew on the fire truck and spray water from a fire hose. Come along on a call and see what its really like. Most importantly, enjoy a hearty meal prepared for you by your crew.

Two Blues tickets and a chance to visit the KMOX broadcast booth. Hockey season is still a month away but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be thinking about scoring tickets! With these two tickets, not only will you see the Blues in action, but you'll also be escorted up to the broadcast booth to meet Chris Kerber and Kelly Chase, the Blues' radio play-by-play announcer.

Proceeds from the auction go to United Way of Greater St. Louis to help more than one in three people in this region.

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