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GLA New York Gala 2019–Live Auction Preview

If you’re unable to attend the Gala on October 10, 2019, please consider supporting GLA’s mission to conquer Lyme and other tick-borne diseases by bidding on one of the amazing live auction items, including a VIP Avril Lavigne Experience! You may bid by proxy by emailing [email protected] by 12pm ET on October 9, 2019 with your top bid. For auction rules, click here.


Meet Avril Lavigne and be her VIP guest for her performance at Live in the Vineyard in Napa Valley, CA from November 1-3, 2019

WIN BEFORE THE GALA! The first person to email [email protected], and confirm payment for minimum $100,000 bid, will win this amazing Avril Lavigne experience! 

Live in the Vineyard (LITV) pairs exclusive access to today’s hottest musicians with Napa Valley’s most revered winemakers and world-renowned chefs during an intimate, once in a lifetime event. This year, GLA board member Avril Lavigne will be performing at the event and is inviting you to be her “VIP guest” for her performance at this private food & wine festival, which has become one of the most sought-after tickets in the country.

LITV provides a high-end, luxury experience for guests who appreciate the art of living well through discovery and exploration. The events take place amongst the lush scenery of the legendary Napa Valley, with three days and two nights of exclusive, intimate events featuring unparalleled musical performances and epicurean experiences like no other.

Grand prize package includes:
-RT airfare on southwest airlines into SMG, OAK or SFO depending on flights chosen
-Two (2) nights hotel at Napa River Inn
-Ground transportation to LITV sanctioned events once in Napa
-Tickets to the following: Friday Grand Taste, Friday Mainstage concert featuring Avril Lavigne and more, Saturday mainstage concerts and Sunday send off brunch with musical performances and best of all…
-Personal meet & greet and photo opportunity with Avril Lavigne (on Friday)

Restrictions: Winner and guest must be 21 years or older. 



A golf lover’s dream come true!

The lucky winner will fly with two friends to San Antonio to play a round of golf with six-time PGA TOUR winner Jimmy Walker at The Club at Cordillera, Jimmy’s home course. Afterward, you’ll head to the Walker residence where you and your friends will enjoy a special Texas meal prepared by Jimmy himself. The next day you will get to play another round at TPC San Antonio, a private course which hosts two PGA TOUR events each year. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you won’t want to miss!

Restrictions: Includes round-trip airfare and hotel for three guests for two nights. Does not include breakfasts, lunches, dinner on the second night, ground transportation, other incidentals. Subject to mutually agreed upon dates either in November/December 2019 or after The Masters in 2020.



charlie palmer gala auctionOnce-in-a-lifetime dining experience!

Dinner for ten prepared by the master of Progressive American Cooking and James Beard Award winner, chef Charlie Palmer. Chef Palmer will prepare a special meal for you and your lucky guests in the comfort of your own home or at his famed Aureole restaurant. Includes wine from Charlie’s Private Cellar. If you love good food and wine, this is a must-have experience!

Restrictions: Based on mutually agreed to date.




big apple circus gala auctionBe the center of it all!

You’ll kick off the circus in the ring with Big Apple’s Ringmaster, then enjoy the show with five of your best friends with prime VIP Ringside seats, where you’ll get to delight in unlimited cocktails and bespoke circus concessions. You and your entourage will also be granted entry to the VIP Circus Lounge for a more immersive circus experience. After the show, you’ll all be whisked backstage for a private tour and photos with circus stars.

Restrictions: Travel dates subject to availability. 



Dinner in the famed Cipriani Wall Street Vault!

Enjoy a private dinner for up to 10 guests, including Cipriani Bellinis and house wine, in the famed Vault at Cipriani Wall Street. Once the home of The National City Bank, Cipriani Wall Street has preserved the original vault which can be transformed into a beautiful and intimate space for private dinners. Steeped in New York’s history, this unique room has a one-of-a-kind wine cellar.


Restrictions: Based on mutually agreed to date. Gift Certificate excludes applicable administrative charge & NYS Sales Tax, Gratuity & additional Alcoholic beverages



VIP experience in the heart of Orlando!

Enjoy the best of Orlando! Relax in surroundings inspired by the beauty, romance and charm of the picturesque seaside village of Portofino, Italy—all just steps away from two amazing theme parks and Orlando’s most exciting nightlife.

What’s included: Three-night stay in a suite at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel; two 3-day park-to-park tickets (Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure), early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, complimentary resort-wide transportation, priority seating at select restaurants, complimentary package delivery to guest rooms, and resort-wide charging privileges with your room key card.

Restrictions: Blackout dates will apply. Awards are not transferable. Must be used before October 10, 2020.

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