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2020 Derby Day Gala Auction Items


Each year at the Derby Day Gala we offer a handful of exclusive, unique and one-of-a-kind items and experiences during the fun live auction.   The auction items this year may be the most impressive.

All proceeds from the auction, and the entire Gala, benefit the Southwest Virginia Chapter of the American Culinary Federation.  To learn more about our local ACF Chapter and the great contribution their members make to the Roanoke community, see their Facebook page.

You do not have to be present to bid this year – although it’s more fun if you are!

The Gala Auction is a live auction held during the Gala on Sat. May 2, 2020.  However, this year there will be a few items that you can Buy Now, before the Gala.  Also, we if you or a friend cannot attend the Gala this year, but would still like to bid on an item (or two), we will coordinate a digital live bidding process this year. Contact us for more details on how this will work and how you can participate.

Link to the Derby Day Gala – Home Page.

⇒ Item #1

One Week stay at La Villa Paladin luxury villa.

Monzanillo Mexico

 

A once in a lifetime fantasy vacation fantasy on the Mexican Riviera.

Get your group of 10-14 together and plan to make this vacation yours. 

Don’t want to wait?  Or risk being outbid – see Buy It Now info below.

Enjoy a beautiful blend of Mediterranean and Mexican style in the peaceful and natural setting at our luxury villa rental at La Punta (“The Point”) in Manzanillo, Mexico.

Created by owner Scott Piazza, and Italian designer Paolo Cressini, the Casa Piazza luxury vacation rental villa is spacious and airy, designed for relaxed tropical vacationing and lively entertaining.

This stunning 7,000 square foot villa is located in the exclusive gated community of La Punta, on the Mexican Riviera in Manzanillo Colima Mexico. Villa Paladin offers breathtaking ocean views from almost every room. The home is tastefully appointed and contains all of the furnishings and amenities you would expect in a luxury villa, and more. Unwind in the magnificent open air palapa. Relax and enjoy fabulous Pacific sunsets. With its 5 luxurious bedroom suites, Villa Paladin is perfect for family gatherings, vacations with friends, honeymoons or corporate retreats. Great beaches, golf, tennis, shopping and world class fishing are only minutes from your doorstep. The Villa comes fully staffed with chef and housekeeper. Additional staff is available upon request.

La Villa Paladin luxury vacation villa is dedicated to making your vacation perfect in every respect.

  • Casa Piazza will have our full time private staff available for the winning group, which consists of our house manager, personal chef, maid, houseman/groundskeeper and offsite Administrator.
  • Chef-prepared meals to your taste included (you pay food & beverage costs only). All meals prepared on-site, your special dietary needs graciously accommodated.
  • .
  • Total living area 7,000 square feet.
  • A driver/guide for the week is available for a reasonable cost paid directly at arrival.  
  • The villa have total of five bedrooms (four have King beds, the other has a queen and bunk beds).
  • Each bedroom has air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • Villa La Paladin is available for two (2) years from the date of our auction, based on availability. Choose your your week and book ASAP.
  • Typical week goes  from Saturday to Saturday.
  • Blackout dates are the week of the major holidays. (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter).
  • The Manzanillo, Mexico international airport is 35-40 min. from our villa, Airport code ZLO.
  • Rooftop palapa w/kitchen, wet bar, dining area, Jacuzzi.
  • Two  swimming pools and a hot tube.
  • Poolside lounging area w/chaises, chairs, outdoor dining pavilion.
  • Satellite TV/VCR, DVD player, WiFi, and sound system. 
  • Controlled, 24 Hour Security.
  • Costs not included are food/beverages, resort fee, staff gratuity, ground transportation (local if needed and to and from airport), offsite recreation fees (e.g. golf, fishing, scuba diving, etc.)
  • Villa Retail Value – Up To $8,000.00

 

Buy Now for $10,000!

That’s $300/night per couple!  Based on 5 couples jointly sharing the week.  

Don’t want to risk being outbid on May 2nd?  Want to make certain you and your group obtain this once in a lifetime vacation, then buy it now!   Contact at 540.309.1781 or email larry@tourroanoke.com.


⇒ Item #2

Two 50-Yard Line Tickets to 2020 Washington Redskins Home Game

Section 101, Row 2 Seats 1 & 2
Includes One night hotel stay.

Don’t want to wait?  Or risk being outbid – see Buy It Now info below.

Your pick of the game, but contact us early to be secure your game date.  These tickets are so close to the field and right behind the team bench.  Excludes the Dallas Cowboys game.

2020 Home Game opponents include: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, and the Carolina Panthers.

Hotel stay with this package is at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington VA.

Buy Now for $1,500!  

Don’t want to risk being outbid on May 2nd?  Want to make certain you are the winner of this item, then buy it now!   Contact at 540.309.1781 or email larry@tourroanoke.com.


⇒ Item #3

Party Like a Chef – Group Experience 

Ten guests, three breweries, lots of great local beer, lots of tasty food made on-site, one big meal to finish the day.  

Lots of laughs, selfies, and memories.  

Don’t want to wait?  Or risk being outbid – see Buy It Now info below.

Up to ten guests will load up on the Roanoke Craft Beer Tours bus along with the ACF Chefs and tour three of our favorite local breweries.

At each stop, a chef will serve their favorite beer snack.

The last brewery stop on the tour will end at Chaos Mountain Brewery where you will enjoy a VIP Dinner prepared and served by the ACF chefs.

All guests must be at least 21.

Must be scheduled prior to Feb. 2020.  Date based on guest requested date and chef and bus availability.

Buy Now for $1,400!  

Don’t want to risk being outbid on May 4th?  Want to make certain you are the winner of this item, then buy it now!   Contact at 540.309.1781 or email larry@tourroanoke.com.


⇒ Item #4

“ROCKIN’ AND ROLLIN”

This one of a kind original pastel from Fine Artist Eric Fitzpatrick, captures the energy of a night on the town…from the jammin band to the cool couples lost in the beat!

A waitress weaves her way through the
action of the dance floor where some local soulmates  are strutting
their stuff…and the band plays on!

Fitzpatrick original pastels are a rarity, and this is the largest
one he has ever done…so we are talking “COLLECTOR’S ITEM!” The artist
is glad to support the SW Virginia Chapter of the American Culinary Federation once again, and urges rock
aficionados and art lovers alike……. to BID HIGH!!

Don’t want to wait?  Or risk being outbid – see Buy It Now info below.

The painting is framed by Simple Framing by Kristi.

Buy Now for $1,500!  

Don’t want to risk being outbid on May 4th?  Want to make certain you are the winner of this item, then buy it now!   Contact at 540.309.1781 or email larry@tourroanoke.com.



⇒ Item #5

Hotel Roanoke Romance Package for two.

Provided by Hotel Roanoke and the Salt Foot Sanctuary.

Don’t want to wait?  Or risk being outbid – see Buy It Now info below.

Everyone needs time to relax and renew.  This package is great for a staycation, anniversary or birthday gift.
Includes:
One night stay, dinner at the Regency Room and Sunday brunch all at the award winning Hotel Roanoke.
Plus, enjoy a blissful foot soak and massage for two at the new Salt Foot Sanctuary in the Hotel Roanoke, soon to be featured on the hit show, Salvage Dawgs.

Must be used prior to May 4, 2020.

Buy Now for $1,200!  

Don’t want to risk being outbid on May 4th?  Want to make certain you are the winner of this item, then buy it now!   Contact at 540.309.1781 or email larry@tourroanoke.com.

 


⇒ Item #6

Tailgaters Fest – for up to 20 guests at your next tailgate party.

Provided and prepared by local ACF Chefs

Don’t want to wait?  Or risk being outbid – see Buy It Now info below.

No need to prepare the food for your group’s next tailgate function. Enjoy the culinary talent of up to ten local chefs preparing the best tailgate spread you can imagine. Whether your party is at Lane Stadium, a local high school football game or a function at your home or office, your friends will have tailgate party envy.

We’ll work with you to create the perfect menu for your group.  We’ll focus on classic tailgate cuisine and items that will hold up to travel.  We’ll provide the meat dishes and sides, and the disposable service platters with Sterno for heating as needed.

It’s a takeaway tailgate fest! This means we’ll prepare all the food and prep it for travel and service.  You’ll simply pick it up at the Virginia Western Culinary School kitchen in downtown.

Must be used prior to the 2020 Superbowl.  Chefs require 30-day notice prior to the date of your event.

Buy Now for $700!  

Don’t want to risk being outbid on May 4th?  Want to make certain you are the winner of this item, then buy it now!   Contact at 540.309.1781 or email larry@tourroanoke.com.