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Silent Auction Items for the 2009 Event

To provide auction items for Peter's Fund Racer 2010, or to submit a bid, contact Scott Beebe at 617-350-5802 or David Newton at 888-797-2757.

The 2009 auction was a great success, raising $33,000! Thanks for your participation and generosity!


1.  New Years Eve 2009 at Sugarbush!   Take the luxurious 12 passenger "Lincoln Limo" CAT from Timbers Restaurant to "Grinder Flats" where you and your guests will look DOWN on the spectacular fireworks.  Then head to Allyn's Lodge for a fireside gourmet dinner for 12, including top shelf wines.  Ski down in the moonlight (if you can) or take the CAT back to Timbers for dessert.   An unforgettable way to usher in the new year.  NOTE: We reserve the right to keep this auction item open until 12/01/09..... $2400
2.  10 hours of architectural design services.  Not sure you can now afford that new house you've been eyeing?  Perhaps its time to reanalyze the space you're currently in.  Michael Wang AIA LEED AP will come to your house, discuss your project, measure the job in question and will then produce a base CAD drawing, plus 3 alternative concept sketches.  Having seen some of Michael's work, I promise you'll love the results. $500
3.  B's Best Hors d'oeuvres.  This collection of 20 recipe ideas for summertime cocktails will surely delight any chef wannabe.  Graciously put together by our good friend Bertie Holland, this will please more than your waistline.  For anyone who has spent any time in Brookfield you'll know what I'm talking about.  $100
4.  Super Shot Ski This special ski, with four shot glasses and the Peters FUNd Racer logo attached, allows friends to enjoy a shot together. Some agility and gross motor skill is required of participants.
5.  Romantic day sail from Marblehead on a classic 35 foot wooden sloop.  Catered lunch included will make for a great summer day for two.  Donated by Phil and Nancy Blaisdell. $200
6.  Lobsters Our friend Pat White, veteran lobsterman and former president of the Maine Lobsterman's Association, will personally pluck a dozen, hand-selected 1 1/2 pound crustaceans (or if you prefer, 10 2lbers) from the clear, clean waters of the Gulf of Maine and ship them directly to you on ice for your summer party. They'll arrive at your door alive and kickin' and just hours from the depths of their former home in the Atlantic. Minimum two week advance notice. Sincere thanks to Patty Fiorelli for the donation. $375
7.  $150 Gift Certificate for any Palm Restaurant in the US.   The Boston location has the best bartenders in town but you'll have fun wherever you go. $500
8.  4 Hand Painted Wine Glasses--you have to see these to appreciate how cool they are.  Two Leopard and two Zebra patterned glasses painted by artist Joanne Foley.  Check out her work at $125
9.  Karbon bib ski pants.  The best ski pants made and if you don't believe me just look at David Newton when he's skiing--he sports a set.  Size is Large. $80
10.  One week in spectacular Christmas Cove Maine.  Three bedroom house with deluxe chefs kitchen, 5 bathrooms with a large loft, decks almost on top of the water, huge stone fireplace--no detail has been left out of this stunning house in the heart of Christmas Cove.  With remarkable views, the house sits feet from the ocean on a peninsula ending where the Damariscotta River meets the Ocean.  You're a short drive to historic Pemaquid Point Lighthouse & beach to the north and Boothbay Harbor to the south, with golf 10 miles away. You wont believe this place until you see it--it's really incredible.  Thanks to the generosity of Trum and Vera Van Middlesworth (Vera is the architect) their house is available for a week this summer to be mutually agreed upon (Friday to Friday) but not to include a long weekend.  No pets allowed.  Private boat tour of the region is included!  If you've ever considered taking the family on a summer vacation in Maine, this is the auction item for you. $3100
11.  Enjoy a week in a 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath house 100 yards from the beach in beautiful Wild Dunes SC.  This house is loaded with wonderful amenities including your own home theater, designer kitchen and wireless internet.  There are 2 Fazio courses, tons of tennis, pools, fishing, boating etc all close by and you are only 20 minutes from historic Charleston. Good from Sept '09 to March '10 ONLY for a week to be mutually agreed upon with the owner but holiday weeks are excluded. Generously donated by Jeffrey and Jill Wolff. Check out for photos and details. $1350
12.  One week in a 3 bedroom Claybrook Condo (ski season 2009/2010 or summer 2010).  Enjoy all that Claybrook and Sugarbush have to offer in a luxurious penthouse condo located at the base of the mountain in the recently finished Claybrook complex.  Week to be mutually agreed upon with the owner (01/01/10 to 10/01/10) but not to include the weeks of MLK and Presidents Day.  Tom Guba will be most accommodative and will be happy to work out a week that works.  $2500
13.  More Claybrook offerings:  Spend a summer night at Claybrook and learn about all that the Mad River Valley has to offer in the "other" season.  This stay includes the following for two people--zip line rides, disc golf and a lift ride to the top.  Expires 9/27/2009 and not to include holidays. $300
14.  Four nights lodging in a 2 bedroom condo at Deer Valley Resort Includes 4 days of skiing (no boarding) for 4! Not valid over holiday periods or film festival and is subject to availability. Black out dates include: 12/18/09-01/03/10, 01/15/10-1/26/10 and 2/12/10-2/22/10. Good through 4/11/10.  The tickets alone are worth $1200 and the room that you'll be in is spectacular! $1600
15. One week during the 2010 high season in Hilton Head SC.  Choose from April 3rd, April 10th or April 17th for the start of your week in a 2br condo in the Shipyard Plantation.  Take a very short walk to the beautiful beach or ride a bike.  The unit is next door to the pool and tennis courts.  AND ...your stay includes free golf everyday for 4 people!  The nicest time of the year on Hilton Head, just ask the pros who are playing just down the ocean a bit at The Heritage. $1300
16. Maple Gift Selection in Basket: Includes 16 oz pancake mix, 250 mL of maple syrup, 8 oz maple cream and 3 maple candies.  You can check out their website at:   We have two of them so the two highest bidders will take these home for a tasty treat. $100
17.  "A Stitch in Time" - Applique quilt (in progress) by Gillan Wang, approximately 12" x 12".  Will depict somewhat abstract scene of two young skiers on a chair lift, and will be finished with purple-blue fabric border and machine quilted.  Most likely will include embellishments such as hand stitching, beads and other three-dimensional materials. $200
18.  Spend a day skiing for two with Peter Holland at a location in NH, Vt, or Me. "Chewy" is a certified instructor with PSIA.  You and a friend will enjoy a wonderful day on the slopes while learning a ton. Package includes lift tickets for two, a full day on the slopes and tips to improve your skiing (you’re welcome to bring more people along at your own lift ticket expense).  Date to be mutually agreed upon. $250
19.  Just what you need to get a family skiing--A Ski Package at Pats Peak!  This package includes rentals, four all day/all lift tickets to Pats Peak with four "learn to ski and snowboard" lessons (one hour). Compliments of one of the prettiest skiers on the East coast, Bertie Holland. Expires April '10 $200
20.  Learn to Rock Climb at Metro Rock.  This package for four will teach you all you need to know about rock climbing in this state of the art climbing gym just north of Boston.  The package includes: 
--Daily Rate for 4 people of any age (families with children or a group of four adults)
--Basic Safety lesson (age limit 14+ for this class) taught by our very own Jay Bruno.  Or if you're already a climber then this could be a two hour private lesson with Jay.
--All necessary equipment for 4 (harness, shoes, chalk bag, and ATC)
All of this is generously donated by the owners of Metro Rock, Pat Enright and Bruce Yap.
21.  One adult Seven Seasons Pass to Sugarbush Resort.  That means anyday, everyday during the '09-'10 season.  Thanks to Summit Ventures, the generous owners of New England's best ski resort. $850
22.  Two Celtics tickets to a game during the 2009-2010 season.  Drew Hurley has donated two seats in Sec 14, row A seats 5 and 6 (not to include the Lakers or whatever team Shaq is playing on) to a game to be worked out with him.  These seats are on the floor across from the Celtics bench but they're not courtside (they're off to the side). $300
23.  WOW!  Two smokin' hot tickets to the smokin hot Celtics and the seats don't get any better than these.  Have you ever heard of a guy named Red Auerbach?  That's right, the cigar smoking guy.  Well these were his two seats so you'll be sitting in the 12th row at midcourt, the perfect spot to see a game.  The game is to be mutually agreed upon with our good friend Bill Keravuori who has donated the seats (you can try for a game this season but if you'd rather wait until next year that's fine too). $900
24.  Walter Donovan has donated 4 Red Sox tickets to a game of your choice (to be worked out with him but not to include Yankees or Patriots Day).  They're in the State Street Pavillion right behind home plate, a wonderful spot to take in a Sox victory. $900
25.  OPENING DAY RED SOX vs. Tampa Bay. Be part of this annual rite of passage on Monday, April 6 (2:05 start) while taking in the Sox game from  Box 141, Row GG, Seats 1&2. Third base side, looking down the first base line. Thanks to Jim Newton, we have two seats. If you've never been, its not to be missed! $350
26.  What a great package. Two seats to the Red Sox, hotel room at Commonwealth Hotel, and breakfast at Eastern Standard. On Friday June 5th you and a guest will take in the Red Sox game against the Texas Rangers from the 5th row right behind homeplate and then spend the night right around the corner.  Thanks to Bobby Harkins and the Commonwealth Hotel, this is sure to be a great evening.  $675
27.  Four Red Sox Tickets to a warm weather game. Drew Hurley of The Arthur Hurley Co. has once again donated 4 awesome seats to a Red Sox game. In the 15th row right behind home plate the seats don't get much better than these. Pick a game, either weekday or weekend (Yankees and inter-league games excluded), and we'll see if the tickets are available. Game availability is subject but feel free to check before bidding if you would like.  Drew is a great guy and will bend over backwards to make a date work. $625
28.  Two incredible Red Sox tickets for the April 22 game against the Twins (7:05 start).  These seats are in the 6th row right behind the Red Sox on deck circle so if you want to get Big Papi's attention, you've got it (Sec 37).  Thanks to Eddie Ingalls you'll be part of the action........... $500
29.  A threesome at one of the country's best, The Country Club, with your host and our good friend, Jim Hitchings. Winning bid includes 18 holes, caddies and 19th hole activities. Good for the 2009 golf season ONLY. Expensive and well worth it. $1,600
30.  Golf for three at Eastward Ho.  Join our friend Peter Lacaillade for a round of golf on one of the best courses in America.  This Cape Cod jewel has water views from all 19 holes and is a real treat if you've never played it.  Peter's got game both on and off the course so you'd best come ready to "play". $950
31.  Six bottles of wine from the Rhone.  As some of you may know, 2001 was a great year. 
3 bottles of... 2001 Domaine Remizieres Hermitage Cuvee Emilie: Northern Rhone 100% Syrah in new barrels dense black fruits, cassis, violets, smoke and spice. Sweet, complex and long-lived drink over next 20 years.   And 3 bottles of... 2001 Domaine Perraud Cornas Le Vignon: Northern Rhone 100% Syrah in new barrels concentrate the black fruits with hints of tar, spices and black pepper. Rich and powerful and great for long term cellaring.
32.  Half case of 2005 White Burgundy--a blockbuster year.  3 bottles of... 2005 Domaine Latour-Giraud Meursault Genevrieres 1er cru: Organic agriculture, natural winemaking old vines 40% new barrels. Complex nose of citrus flowers and toast--great minerality and lively acidity. Drink now or over next 10 years. And 3 bottles of... 2005 Domaine Latour-Giraud Meursault Perrieres 1er cru: Organic agriculture, natural winemaking, old vines, 60% new barrels. Nose of lemon curd, spice and vanilla toast--rich mineral character with racy acidity. Enjoy now or over the next 10 years. $350
33.  Harpoon beer for a year.  Enjoy a case a month of any of the core products that this local brewery has to offer.  Winner must pick up at the brewery in Boston in two lots (six cases at a time).  Thanks to our friend Charlie Storey at Harpoon. $250
34.  America's first Petite Syrah.  A 3 liter bottle of the 2003, limited release, Concannon, autographed by the wine maker himself.  This wine exhibits a richness to the bouquet and a nose fairly intense of blackberries and green peppers. In the mouth this is wildly austere with a tight structure that needs time to breathe and time to age. It has plenty of thick tannins to age this wine for years it seems.  Please stop in to visit Joan at the Waitsfield Wine shop on your way into town.  On your right as you first enter Waitsfield.  A beautiful store and a generous supporter. $500
35.  A 3 L bottle of Renwood 2004 "Old Vine" Zinfandel from Amador County.  This wine is red brick in color and has aromas which are reminiscent of holiday spices, berry pie and cedar. The flavor has ripe fruit with a background of nutmeg and mace. The tannins are moderate and ripe. Aging in American Oak lends a note of vanilla and a hint of coffee bean to round out the mélange of flavors.  Donated by our friends at Waitsfield Wine Shoppe. $300
36.  1.5L bottle of 1999 Cakebread Merlot.  Famed winemaker Cakebread has created a wine that is black to purple in color, has rich aromas of black tea leaves and dried herbs (nutmeg?) and will wear well on the palate (lovely hints of fresh plum, black pepper and a little cassis/cherry like flavor). This is ready to drink now but will age well for the next 3-5 years. $200
37.  Case of mixed Bordeaux's.  These twelve bottles are lovingly donated by Jeff and Sarah Newton and are sure to stun you for years to come. Included are: Domaine du Gour de Chaule Gigondas 2004, La Louviere Pessac-Leognan Bordeaux 2000, Chateau Tour Leognan Pessac-Leognan 2003, Chateau Pipeau Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2003, Crozes Hermitage Les Jalets Paul Jaboulet Aine 2000, Chateau Peynaud Bordeaux 2006, Chateau Talbot Saint-Julien 2003, Chateau Siran Margaux 2003, Chateau Le Boscq Saint-Estephe 2003, Chateau Bonalgue Pomerol Bordeaux 2003, Chateau Lamothe Bergeron Haut-Medoc Bordeaux 2003, Chateau Duhart-Milon Pauillac 2003 $625
38.  "Mansfield Winter Morning"—a 23x7" winter photograph by Robert Lyons, a Vermont photographer. This picture is framed, complete with a 1 ½ matting. $225
39.  "Barns, Bristle, VT"—a framed, hand-painted piece of photography, by Vermont artist, Victoria Blewer. Each of Victoria's pictures are original prints, colored individually and are limited editions. $350
40.  Garden Basket-- A basket filled with items to make working in your garden fun.  Basket includes:
--Hardcover New York Times book of 1,000 Gardening Questions.
--Handmade flowerpot decorated in Yellows and Greens
--Women's Gardening Gloves
--Assorted Gardening Tools
--Brochure and $100 gift certificate from White Flower Farm in CT.  They will ship anywhere.  If you've never seen a basket of goodies put together by Jennifer Volpe then you're missing out!
41.  An original Bonnie Acker oil painting.  This framed beauty depicts a farm field in Addison County with the green mountains in the distance.
42.  Basketball signed by the Boston Celtics.  Yea, that's right--ALL the World Champion Celtics have signed a ball just for you, including the big three! $350
43.  A pair of Big Baby's sneakers signed by the man himself.  These things are HUGE, you can fit your entire family into these things but I'm told that they're the actual size he wears (I think they might be size 32). $180
44.  A pair of sneakers signed by Ray Allen.  This future hall of famer, with slightly smaller feet than Big Baby but a better game, has signed a pair of sneakers just for us (you).  A rare collectors item. $200
45.  Cary & Carl's Cancer Crushing Cooking Sauces: An assortment of custom made culinary sauces from the Yalicki kitchen in Moretown, VT. These include Carl's famous Christmas Grinch Barbeque Sauce; Savory Seafood Marinade; Jamaican Jammin' Juice; Sweet Maple Mesquite; Smokey Chipotle; and Sesame Citrus Marinade. These sauces are lovingly concocted from secret recipes which will forever remain a mystery due to the mental instability of the cook. $150
46.  A Susan Weaver original: "Hobbs" --- an 11" x 14" acrylic painting of a beautiful sorrel horse under a turquoise sky.  Susan has been a big supporter of our event and her work is highly sought after. $175
47.  Another Susan Weaver original: "New England Farm" --- an 11" x 14" acrylic painting of a farm house and series of barns washed in yellows and violets. $200
48.  Leave your pet(s) in the hands of experts! We will take care of your dog in our home while you're away, or if you prefer, we will check in daily with your smaller pets in the comfort of their home.  Either way, your pet(s) will be pampered, petted, and perfectly cared for.  Offer limited to one week or weekend for someone who lives in the greater Boston area.  Provided by a family who would like to remain nameless as they're embarrassed at how many pets they have (10). $150
49.  Yoga anyone?  Our friend, Bar Littlefield, has donated a 10-class coupon book, a yoga mat, CD and t-shirt from her yoga studio in Concord Center.  You can check it out at: $100
51.  Lake Champlain Chocolate Assortment, a chocolate lovers delight—this basket includes two eight piece "Chocolates of Vermont" boxes, a package of twenty-four milk and dark chocolate medallions, "Traditional Hot Chocolate," all natural chocolate covered rations, macadamias, and dark chocolate almonds. Plus a box of five organic truffles, and seven individually wrapped chocolate squares. $100
52.  Straight from the Volpe's kitchen a basket full of goodies including: Homemade Granola, gourmet coffee with two mugs, homemade blackberry jam, maple syrup, pancake mix, Irish oatmeal, set of four linen hand embroidered napkins, Kahlua to go with breakfast (this is after all a Newton event) and a favorite cookbook.  Lovingly donated by Jennifer Volpe. $250













#10. Christmas Cove Maine

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#46. "Hobbs"

#47. "New England Farm"

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