74 days: TFAC Tasting Challenge – Silent Auction

I have a plan to raise $10,000 for some awesome organizations by Sept. 22, 2013 – the day I run in Ironman Lake Tahoe. Only 74 days away! Raised so far: $6,382! Want to increase this total? Chip in a few bucks to one of our causes here, or participate in one of our upcoming fundraising events.

Over the last 100 days of our fundraising drive, we have an ongoing fundraising challenge! Every day for the last 100 days before Ironman Lake Tahoe, I’ll be picking out a motivational winner that earns $5 to the TFAC cause of their choice. Lots of winners so far – the first series of deposits have been made! How do you win? Go find out the details here.

Our first really big event is coming up in less than two weeks! Sunday July 21 in Vancouver, WA – a wine & beer tasting event with food, fun, and a silent auction. 100% of the proceeds will go toward the TFAC charities. We’d love it if y’all could attend! If you are unable to be there, we will be offering up the silent auction items online. The first announcement of this event can be found here. Please make sure and RSVP to me or Suzanne! We will be rolling out some exciting news this week on the silent auction!

TFAC Tasting Challenge – Silent Auction

The announcement was 12 days ago and is in the italicized preamble stuff above: we’re hosting a wine & beer tasting fundraising event – the TFAC Tasting Challenge – on July 21, 2013 in Vancouver, WA!

I sincerely hope to see you there! If you haven’t already sent in your RSVP, please make sure to do so on Facebook promptly by following this link.

We have some really fun wine and beer selections in store for you – all from the Pacific NW, and in styles that will (hopefully) expose you to something new and interesting – with some truly fun & surprising educational tidbits that will make you go, “HUH?”. Plus, there will be some awesome food! In addition, if you chat with me I can guarantee that at bare minimum you will experience mediocre company and conversation – if you chat with others there, then I am 100% certain you will have an even far better experience than that!

Of course, I realize that many of you won’t be able to make it in person. Trust me, we don’t want you to feel left out! There will be a silent auction for this event, and you are invited to join in on the fun from wherever you may be!

Silent auction details:

  • So far we have 12 auction items lined up – maybe more! If you have anything you’d like to donate to the auction, please drop me a note at jeffreymx6@gmail.com
  • Bidding will open up on Thursday July 18 at 8am PDT
  • Bidding closes on Sunday July 21 at 8pm PDT (the night of the event)
  • Each item will have a starting bid price set, plus the option to “Buy it Now”.
  • When bidding is done, I will contact you with payment instructions (we are going to work a loophole here to get you some tax benefits!) and then we’ll make sure you get the goods!
  • The auction will work on your computer, tablet, smart phone… the hosting site has it set up to make sure you can bid as much as you can, from wherever you may be!

Starting today and over the next week I will be rolling out at least one new auction item per day on social media via Facebook and Twitter. I’ll also be updating the Silent Auction page right here on this blog if you want to check in that way.

Auction Item #1

Auction Item #1 - Swim Essentials Package

Auction Item #1 – Swim Essentials Package

The first item announced for the auction is the “Swim Essentials Package”.  Details on this item can be found at: http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/8787/auctions/9650/auction_items/201219

Auction Item #2

Auction Item #2 - a wonderful bottle of 1995 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon

Auction Item #2 – a wonderful bottle of 1995 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon

The second item is a stellar bottle of wine, a 1995 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon from the cellar of our dear friends Jim and Marie (thank you!!!!). Details for this auction item can be found at: http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/8787/auctions/9650/auction_items/202623

You can follow along as auction items are added over the next 7 days, and see the entire list of auction items as they are unveiled – this is where you’ll be doing the bidding starting next week! Check in daily as new items are posted. Heck, why not go ahead and bookmark this in your browser right now? TFAC Tasting Challenge silent auction site: http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/8787/auctions/9650

Bid early. Bid often. Come to the fundraiser. I’m not asking for much, am I?

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