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Silent Auction Items for the 2012 Event

To provide auction items for Peter's Fund Racer 2013, or to submit a bid, contact:
Bill Newton (617-678-9264),
Scott Beebe (617-350-5802 or cell 617-599-2000), or
David Newton (888-797-2757 or cell 617-763-6544).

The 2012 auction was a great success, raising $33,000! Thanks for your participation and generosity!


1.  Threesome at Boston Golf With Walter Donovan:  For anyone who has played golf with Walter you know he’s got very little game on holes 1 thru 18 but there’s nobody better at the 19th hole.  Your charming host will treat you to a great day on this Gill Hanse gem! $3000
2.  Golf with Malcolm Hodge at Brae Burn Country Club. You and a guest will join Malcolm Hodge and his lovely wife Mimi for a round of golf at the site of a few US OPENs and Ryder Cups. A beautiful golf course 10 mins from downtown Boston you'll love your day on the links. And if by the end of 18 holes you haven't had enough, belly up to the 19th for many cocktails!  Date to be determined or you can play in the mixed member guess in late July. $750
3.  2 One Hour Golf Lessons at Sugarbush with PGA pro RJ Austin:   Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Sugarbush while working on your game with RJ.    We will guarantee that your game will improve and you will leave both lessons with a smile on your face.
4.  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 October thru December 2012 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
5.  One week in a 3 bedroom Claybrook Condo.   Enjoy all that Claybrook and Sugarbush have to offer in a luxurious penthouse condo located at the base of the mountain.   A winter week (good through April 2013) to be mutually agreed upon with owner, but not available during holiday weekends (Christmas-New Years, MLK and Presidents).  Unit rents for $6500/week in the rental pool.  Tom Guba will be most accommodative and will be happy to figure out a week that works.
6.  Same beautiful condo as above but to be used in the summer or fall of 2012 for one or two weeks.  If you and your family have never experienced Vermont in the summer or foliage season, this auction item is for you.  You'll love it so much you'll want to stay for a second week!  (min bid of $1500 for one week, $2500 for two). $2200
6A.  Private Placement of 3 bedroom at Claybrook.  The condo above has been rented for THIS year’s Peter’s FUNd Racer.   Friday and Saturday nights only.   All proceeds from the transaction go to our charity.  Thank you, once again, to the Gubas for their incredible support.  And of course to the awesome family who will be enjoying the place! $4,000
7.  One Week stay at the Grand Summit Hotel Sunday River (Ski in/out, Sleeps 8) Choose one of the following two VACATION WEEKS for a stay at Sunday River’s Grand Summit Hotel (ski in/out) with a group of 8.  Accommodations at the Grand Summit Hotel include a one bedroom suite and adjoining studio.  The suite consists of one bedroom with a king bed, living room, full kitchen, a queen murphy bed, small deck, one bathroom and two 40” flat screens.  Studio has a queen murphy bed, a pull-out queen sofa, one bathroom, a small kitchen and a 40” flat screen.  Stay also includes access to fitness center, heated outdoor pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna, and steam room.  This wonderful package comes courtesy of the McGoldrick family.
December 28, 2012 - January 3, 2013
February 22, 2013 - February 28, 2013
8.  Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, WY:  Enjoy 4 nights in a 2 bedroom condo at the fabulous Spring Creek Resort.  This package includes breakfast each morning and one dinner for four in the Granary Restaurant.  If you choose to use your stay during the summer, you will also be entitled to a half day safari for 4 and a round of golf at the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club.  You may also choose to use your stay during the winter and ski where it is steep and deep.

Black-out dates are from 7/1/12 to 8/15/12.   Expires 4/1/13.   Does not include alcohol, gratuities or taxes.  Valued at $3800.   Thank you to Stephen Price, GM of Spring Creek Resort, and proud board member of PFR.
9.  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.
10.  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 Trip Newton's bride, Patty Fiorelli, for the donation (expires 10/15/2012). $440
11.  Dinner for up to ten people at the location of your choice in the greater Sugarbush area.  Dinner (along with appetizers and dessert of course) will be purchased and prepared by chefs Gerry Nooney and Tyler Lewis.  Mr. Nooney is the head of all food and beverage at Sugarbush and putting on intimate, elegant affairs is his specialty.   The plan is to have at least 90% of the ingredients come from local farmers.  The wine will be top shelf and will be paired with the food courses, thanks in large part to our friend Joan at The Waitsfield Wine Shop.  All you do is help with the menu selection, choose your lucky guests, and then sit back and enjoy your own party.   Surely, this will be a night to remember. $1000
12.  1967 Bottle of Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella:  WOW!  This bottle is older than most of the people here at the event.  This stunner is one of Veneto's most famous and prestigious wines--Amarone della Valpolicella has played a vital role in boosting the region's status in the wine world and ranks among the top wines in Italy.  If you'd like tasting notes stop in to see Joan at The Waitsfield Wine Shop (who so generously donated the bottle) on your way north Friday before bidding high on Saturday.  Retail on this puppy is $389! $275
13.  3 liter bottle of Laboure-Roi 2006 Volnay (Red Burgundy) This lovely wine exhibits bright red fruits--strawberries and raspberries—with a hint of chalk and the beginnings of a smoky, gamey edge with a nice intensity. On the palate this medium bodied wine has light, fine tannins, a crisp acidity and good length on the finish. A wonderful young Volnay!  Thanks to Tommy Tesauro and our friends at Yankee Spirits. $200
14.  3 liter bottle of Darcie Kent Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Madden Ranch 2008 With aromas of black fruits, blueberries and just a trace of oak, this wine opens up on the palate with a bevy of juicy fruits complimented by depth of flavors and a strong backbone. This wine finishes with length and the full body you’d expect from this unique single vineyard.  I'm thinking a big rib-eye on the grill and this bottle of vino, how about you?  Thanks (again) to Tommy Tesauro and our friends at Yankee Spirits. $225
15.  6 liter bottle of Rotari Talento Brut I’ll do the math for you—that’s 8 (EIGHT) bottles of bubbly in one.  Buyer must have lots of friends, or at least plenty of groupies hanging around.  This pale pink sparkler is elegant and tight and boasts a wide array of small fruit and floral aromas. This will pair well with fried calamari or shellfish thanks to its delicate nature and bright acidity, or you can enjoy it on its own as an aperitif (with a couple dozen oysters???).  Thanks (again and again) to Tommy Tesauro and our friends at Yankee Spirits.  WOW! $450
16.  Elegant Wine Package
Enjoy six magnificent bottles of wine from the Rhone region of France, two crystal Sommelier Bordeaux wine glasses by Riedel and a swan neck decanter.  The wine selection includes two bottles of 2003 Chateaneuf du pape, two bottles of 2004 Saint Joseph and two bottles of 2005 Hermitage. Special thanks to our good pal Errin Siagel for this wonderful package!
17.  Two 3 liter bottles of Bogle Phantom: Three distinctive varietals combine lush berry and fierce spice into a wine characterized by its incandescence.  Deeply luscious and succulent blackberries ignite this vintage of this rich ruby apparition. Thanks to our friends at Church Street Wine Cellars. $270
18.  An originally made outdoor ski bench --- Great gift for the avid skier.  Looks good outside any ski condo and is perfect for putting on ski boots in the morning, or having an apres ski drink at night.  Lovingly donated by Susan Weaver and Peter Dean.
19.  A Beautiful Hand-Crafted Wooden Loon:    Collaborative effort specifically and lovingly done for Petersfundracer:  Common loon hand carved by Maine artisan, Richard Snow and painted by our very own Susan Weaver
20.  Salvaged from Vermont.  A beautiful 27” x 27” octagon, stained glass window. 
21.  Small, red Avalanch parka.  Perfect for a teenager or a very hot Mom.  Thanks to Bertie Holland and Pat's Peak. $80
22.  Size youth 14 black ski pants with suspenders, also from Avalanch.  Sold separately, but looks perfect with the above parka.  Thanks again to Bertie Holland and Pat's Peak. $30
23.  Thank you once again to Bertie Holland and Pat's Peak for an adult, large, light grey ski pants from Avalanch. $100
24.  One adult Seven Seasons Pass to Sugarbush Resort.  That means anyday, everyday during the '12-'13 ski season.  Thanks to Summit Ventures, the generous owners of New England's best ski resort for this wonderful item. $1100
25.  Four Tickets to the Red Sox vs. The Evil Empire:  “Welcome” the Yankees to town from Loge Box 122, Row LL on Saturday, July 7th.  Jim Newton and Horizon Solutions have donated 4 great seats to fan friendly Fenway for what is certain to be a great game.  YOU can have all the beer and chicken you’d like, hopefully the players will stay off the stuff.  See the sightline below.
26.  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. Good for this season only. $100
26B. Two Sets of Six All Day Passes to Pats Peak in Henniker NH:  The two top bidders will each buy 6 all day tickets to Pats Peak, the best spot in the east for families and a great place for kids to learn how to ski.  It’s likely you’ll get a beer in the pub après ski with Chewy, and if you’re really lucky with Bertie too!  Priceless. $225
EM and JC
27.  Walter Donovan has donated 4 Red Sox tickets vs. the Texas Rangers Sat 6/23 @ 1:30 PM  Come watch the Sox beat up on the two time world series (losers) from the last two years.  The seats are in the State Street Pavillion right behind home plate, a wonderful spot to take in a Sox victory. $570
28.  Walter Donovan has donated ANOTHER 4 Red Sox tickets vs. the Angels on Thurs July 19th @ 7 PM.  Most of us have never seen Pujols in action but now’s your chance!  Same location as the item above. $1300
29.  Walter Donovan has donated YET ANOTHER 4 Red Sox tickets vs. the Rangers on Aug. 8th @ 1.  Not saying you have to take him but Newt’s 59th birthday is within a couple days of this game.  Or you can take a client to this midweek game but my guess is you’ll have more fun with the former.  Just saying. 
Again, same section in the State Street Pavilion seats.
30.  Two Red Sox Tickets in the 6th Row behind the Sox on deck circle.  Eddie Ingalls has graciously donated two seats and if you've sat in these before you'll know that they are special.  The date is Wednesday, May 2nd against the Athletics.
31.  Beer for a Year from our friend, and your new best friend, Charley Story, from the Harpoon Brewery. This includes a case a month of your choice, seasonals included.  Pick-up to be arranged thru Trip Newton. $300
32.  From local sensation, Grace Potter, a poster and CD autographed specifically for one of our generous Peter’s FUNd Racer supporters. $100
33.    A gorgeous black fox and leather ladies hat by Mitchies Fur. $75
34.  8 hours of architectural design services.  Not sure you can now afford that new house you've been eyeing?  Perhaps it’s time to rethink the space you're currently in.  Whether a residential project or other potential endeavor, Michael Wang AIA and John Rufo AIA of Form + Place, Inc. will listen to your ideas and produce a series of design concept sketches to help you visualize the possibilities. Having seen  (and lived in ) some of Michael's work, I promise you'll love the results. $550
35. Felt Slant Bike:  The Felt Slant is part cruiser, part commuter.  The cantilever frame and understated graphics are distinctly Felt and will turn heads when you get to the office or the beach (or maybe it's you turning the heads???).  The balloon tires and upright handlebars make for a smooth ride, but it is up to you to keep your beverage from spilling.
36.  Necklace and matching earrings by local artist:  Mad River Valley jeweler Erin Regan has personally hand crafted this special auction item for some lucky Peters FUNd Racer participant.  You'll look great in these or if you're not into jewelry you can buy them for that special loved one.  I'm thinking they'd make a great gift for anyone getting married this coming year (hint, hint).
37.  Men's Sugarbush Golf Sweater:  Even Trip Newton would look great in this 100% cashmere sweater, size Men's L.  Our friend RJ, at the Sugarbush golf club, has donated this wonderful item that has a retail value of $275.
38.  Oakley Elevate Goggles:  Be a super cool, cool guy (or gal) in these smoking hot pair of ski goggles.  The spherical lens is great for all light conditions preventing eye strain with better optical clarity which will add to your overall depth perception.  These puppies will have you turning like John Egan in no time (seriously, it's all about how you look).  Thanks to Kari at the General Store at Claybrook--stop in and see her this weekend.
39.  16GB IPad 2: Any electronics guru (i.e., David Newton) will tell you that this is a must have.  Email, video, music, internet and publications all on one device.  A very generous donation from our friend Kerry Westhelle of Small Dog Electronics in Waitsfield, VT.

Note:  Price difference must be paid by winning bidder if s/he would like to exchange for newer model.
40.  Etch-a-Sketch IPad 2 case:  A very cool Ipad case for your current (or new: see above) Ipad.  Aesthetically pleasing look for those who want to show off their inner artist.  Many thanks again to Kerry Westelle at Small Dog Electronics.
41.  White Chill Pill Speakers:  If you're looking to take your party mobile, be sure to have these babies with you.  Fantastic sound and compatible with any Apple device, these are a necessity when on the go.  Another gracious donation from Kerry Westhalle at Small Dog Electronics
38.  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.
39.  House Portrait by Jo Anne Goodwin-Rogers:  For anyone who has seen Jo Anne's work from previous events this is an item not to be missed.  This would make a great gift for, say, an Aunt and Uncle who have multiple houses and might want a painting of one of them.  Just as an example. $250
















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