2013 Summer Dreams Auction
-- Dreams Are Built Here --
5.18.13 / 5:00 p.m. / The Westin Bellevue
Presenting Community Partners:
Coldwell Banker BAIN-Kirkland
Seattle Luxury Group
Vance A. Hill
A Note from our Presenting Community Partners - Click Here
You are invited to attend the Summer Dreams Auction, benefitting the kids of the Kirkland and Redmond/Sammamish Boys and Girls Clubs. This year, two clubs are joining forces to put on our biggest auction yet!
Guests will enjoy cocktails, appetizers, dinner, entertainment and one-of-a-kind auction items, followed by dancing, with all proceeds from the evening going back to the Clubs.
Join us for a festive evening and help provide the foundation for our kids’ dreams!
Evening At A Glance
5:00pm - Doors Open: Check-In & Silent Auctions Begin
6:50pm - Silent Auction Closing
7:15pm - Live Auction Begins – Find Your Seats!
9:00pm - Check-Out Opens
9:45pm - Dancing Begins!
The Menu Choices
Grilled Filet Style New York
Tri-colored dauphinoise potatoes, haricot vert
Fried shaved onions, caramelized onion sauce
Dill Infused Wild Salmon Filet
Butternut squash risotto, seasonal vegetable, red pepper chutney, citrus buerre blanc
Seared Natural Chicken Breast
Cannellini beans ragout, sautéed spinach, grape and caper vinaigrette
Wild Mushroom & Cheese Ravioli (Vegetarian)
Cured Tomato Sauce, Fried Leeks and Roasted Fennel
The beat will start bumping immediately and guests will hit the dance floor after the last auction item is bid upon. There will be something for everyone, whether you prefer to jive, boogie, hustle, break dance, or swing. Stick around and enjoy the fun!
Stay Safe and Stay the Night!
Extend what is sure to be a fun, special evening by staying the night at the Westin at a special rate as our guest! Rooms will fill fast and this rate is good until May 10th, so click here to reserve your room today!
Raise-the-Paddle for Our Kids!
Your donation at any level keeps the doors open at the Boys & Girls Club. Proceeds from the Raise-the-Paddle portion of the auction will go directly towards providing summer camp scholarships for kids in need. Each day we strive to provide an opportunity for kids to realize their fullest potential while participating in our programs. We rely on the support of our community to ensure these services are available to more than 16,000 kids we serve in King County. Your donations will aid us in deepening the impact we make with each of the young people who walk through the Club’s doors.
A $1,000 donation provides an entire summer of programs and services for a youth in need. Our goal is to raise enough funds to ensure that we never have to turn a child away due to economic hardship. Please help us in achieving our goal of raising over $50,000 during the Raise-the-Paddle portion of the evening!
How You Can Help
Donate. Help support our auction by donating or procuring items, making a cash donation, sponsoring the event or volunteering. Summer Dreams 2013 Procurement Form
Join the auction committee. The auction committee is looking for volunteers to procure items and help with the event. Committee jobs include item solicitation, recruiting key community leaders/donors to the auction, event set-up and creation of decorations and props for the event.
Make a cash donation. We are always in need of last-minute cash for airline tickets and car rentals and other items that will make a package complete. Any donation is a great help! Click here to make your donation today!
Become an auction sponsor. There are many sponsorship opportunities available at various levels. Please Click Here for more information.
Questions or to find our how you can get involved please contact:
Meg Diemer - Kirkland Club
Jeremy Peck - Redmond/Sammamish Club
Thank You to our Sponsors
Honda of Kirkland | EvergreenHealth | Swedish Medical Center | Jane Hague | Jennifer LeMond | Todd Thompson | Eastside Autmotive & Tire | Guthrie Foundation | Harry and Claradell Shedd | Conover Insurance | Kelly Hansen | Oliver Marketing | Nicole Mangina Inc. | Dina Yarbrough Photography | Sound Mortgage
- Past Events and Successes! -
Kids for Kids Raffle Presented by Nicole Mangina Inc.
The Kirkland Boys & Girls Club recentrly concluded its Kids for Kids Raffle. The raffle raised more than $11,500 for kids! 2013 marks the seventh year in a row that sponsor Nicole Mangina of Nicole Mangina Windermere Real Estate has sponsored the event. Nicole and her husband, KBGC Board of Directors President, Gary Hartnett, again have met the needs of the kids. Their donation of the grand prize assisted the Club in raising this amount. THANK YOU to all the kids and supporters who helped us raise these funds for our youth by selling tickets!
And the winners are....
Grand Prize: Samsung 51" 1080p HDTV: Michelle Regalado
1st Prize: Nintendo Wii Gaming System: Leslie Monday
2nd Prize: Amazon Kindle: #1 Kim Mangione, #2 Claire Dingle
3rd Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Cucina Cucina Italian Restaurant: #1 Josh Lowry, #2 Kathy TelQuist, #3 Jennier Lowry
Thank you for your support!
Texas Hold 'Em Tournament - November 17th, 2012
Shuffle, Flop, Bluff, ALL IN! From aficionado to beginner, it’s all in the luck of the draw or is it? Join host and KBGC Board Member Leslie Monday, at the 4th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament at the Kirkland Boys & Girls Club. This fun-filled evening will begin with a cocktail hour and appetizers so that you can familiarize yourself with your competition, and hopefully learn their ‘tells’. After enjoying a couple drinks and a hearty meal, let the games begin! During play, servers will refresh drinks, snacks, and cigars. Date Saturday November 17th, 2012 (Husky’s Away Game). Now for the exciting part, the Win. To join this event is $100, $50 of that is your donation to the Club, $50 goes to the Winning Pot. There will be 3 winners at the end of the evening: the1st place winner will take home 60%, 2nd place takes home 30%, and 3rd place 10%. If 40 people join us tonight, that means a Winning Pot of $1,800!
Don James Golf Classic - Friday September 14th, 2012
Don James Golf Classic raises over $160,000 for Kirkland Boys & Girls Club!
See Executive Brief for highlights of the Event!
The Kirkland Boys & Girls Club, presented by Cobalt Mortgage, hosted their 19th Annual Don James Golf Classic at the Golf Club at Newcastle on Friday the 14th. They sold out both courses at the course with 288 golfers and 38 sponsors for the big event and raised over $160,000 for community youth programs at the KBGC – a record-setting year!
The event was again presented by Cobalt Mortgage, headquartered in Kirkland, for its 10th year now along with media sponsors ROOT Sports and KJR Sports Radio. The noon shotgun start was complete with fun and entertaining contests, raffles and hole-in-one giveaways, thanks to our generous sponsors. After playing the rounds, the golfers came in for a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by dinner and the live auction featuring unique one-of-a-kind items.
During the auction, the guests had the opportunity to hear from former national championship coach of the Washington Huskies, Don James, KJR Sports Radio personality, Dave “Softy” Mahler, auctioneer extraordinaire, Jim Jungers, and our Keynote Speaker, Club mother and Board Member Jennifer LeMond. Cobalt Mortgage President Keith Tibbles took the stage to surprise the Kirkland Boys & Girls Club with a $20,000 check to start the night off with a bang. Executive Director of the KBGC, Doug Wozeniak, later stated, “That is the largest single gift the Club has received in close to five years now. The announcement of the $20k gift led us to break all records for this year’s tournament fundraising efforts, proceeds that will allow for hundreds of kids to utilize our services.”
The event was a success thanks to the many sponsors, donors, attendees, and volunteers. Please see Kirkland.positiveplace.org for a full list of sponsors for this event. Cobalt Mortgage has provided financing to thousands of homebuyers. Founded in early 2002, the firm has a decade-long reputation of responsible lending. One of the largest privately held mortgage-banking firms in the west; Cobalt has offices through the United States, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Washington and is licensed in 18 states. With strong leadership provided by co-founders Keith Tibbles and Ernie Gehre, the company is dedicated to responsible lending practices, community involvement, and education. As corporate supporters of the Boys & Girls Club, and Dollars for Scholars (a program of Scholarship America®) the company makes a positive impact in the communities where they operate.
Access Telephone Solutions | Acura of Bellevue | Alliant | Allstate - the Penz Agency
ARC | AT&T | CarToys | Columbia Athletic Club | Complete Office | Conover Insurance
Coordinated Benefit Plans | Dub Pub | Erik Reault | Ezell's Chicken | Fairweather Masonry
FastSigns | Image Source | Honda of Kirkland | Jeff Bell | Keller Rohrback
Mahon & Rutledge Appraisal Group | Nicole Mangina Inc. | Oki Golf | Oliver Marketing
Pacific Heritage Appraisal | Pacific Office Automation | Pacific Tool Inc. | Raskin Partners
Remax - Carla Marsh | Scott Mahon Appraisal Services | The Turning Point - Mach 3
United Guaranty Corp. | United Healthcare | WCI