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Sanford Children’s Center of Excellence Endowment Fund


All proceeds from Savor the Flavor  2014 will directly support the Sanford Children’s Center of Excellence Endowment Fund , which provides ongoing funding for all Children’s departments within the Bismarck region of Sanford Health; such as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Pediatric Rehabilitation Department, the Children’s Hospital,  Pediatric Oncology, Dakota Children’s Advocacy Center and many more. And the best part … all money raised at Savor the Flavor, for the Sanford Children’s Center of Excellence Endowment Fund, will be matched dollar for dollar by Sanford, therefore maximizing the impact of your giving.

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Sanford Health Foundation : Savor the Flavor : Live Auction

Savor the Flavor

2014 Live auction packages

The following amazing packages were auctioned off during the Luxury Live Auction at Savor the Flavor on Sept. 26, 2014 in Exhibit Hall D at the Bismarck Civic Center.

Ultimate UND Men’s Hockey Weekend
Ready for some old time North Dakota Hockey? Grab a friend, or three, and road trip to Grand Forks to watch the University of North Dakota Men’s Hockey team take on the Miami of Ohio Red Hawks. You’ll get the VIP treatment with your amazing tickets, Zamboni rides and more! Pack your camera, because you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime.

Package Includes: two lower bowl seats or four upper bowl seats, for the Friday, Nov. 14 Men’s UND Hockey game against the Miami of Ohio Red Hawks, two lower bowl seats or four upper bowl seats, for the Saturday, Nov. 15 Men’s UND Hockey game against the Miami of Ohio Red Hawks, Zamboni rides for two people during the first intermission of Saturday night’s game, Friday & Saturday night lodging in Grand Forks for two to four people (depending on tickets selected), $100 Gift Card to the Ralph Sioux Shop, $25 Gift Card to the Red Pepper, Autographed UND Hockey jersey signed by the entire UND Men’s Hockey team (will be mailed out to winner after Fan Fest Weekend)

A Perfect Retreat

Enjoy a cozy, one-week escape to a cabin in the heart of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Only 40 minutes from the breathtaking Yellowstone National Park, this four-bedroom cabin sleeps 12 and includes a hot tub to relax in after a day hiking, whitewater rafting, fly fishing or riding the trails.

Package available October to November 2014 or mid-April to June 2015. Requires agreement on date. Food not included. $200 maid fee not included, payable to owner.

Cannonball Run…
Hunt wild North Dakota pheasants with Cannonball Company and you will join the ever-growing number of pheasant hunters who have made southwest North Dakota their pheasant hunting destination of choice. Wild birds and friendly people have made Cannonball Company the largest pheasant hunting and upland game outfitter in North Dakota. We have more than 40,000 acres of prime pheasant hunting land from large CRP fields to small river and creek drainages. The landowners who make up our company have created the best pheasant hunting habitat in North Dakota. The sheer number of wild pheasants our hunters see every year still takes their breath away. Meals not included.

Journey Room Experience
Chef Stuart Tracy of Pirogue Grille will guide you on a culinary journey that shows off the freshness, diversity and amazing flavors of prairie cuisine at its finest. Enjoy a tasting menu for 10 people, consisting of five gourmet courses with specially selected wines for each course.

Dates and times must be coordinated with Pirogue Grille. Must take place on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening. Certificate expires March 2015. Gratuities are not included.

Fishing Trip for Two
Fishing trip You can’t not catch a fish when you and a friend go on a North Dakota fishing trip with professional fisherman Mort Bank. Bank is a freelance outdoor writer for “Fishing Facts,” “Outdoor Life,”  “In Fisherman,” “Field and Stream” and “Sports Afield.” He’s a world record holder for nine different fish species, and is a member of the of the International Fishing Hall of Fame, Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame. No gear? No worries. Your host can provide it for you.  You and your guest will also enjoy a Space Aliens Shore lunch.

Requires mutually agreed on date and time and a North Dakota fishing license.

Party on!
Gather 30 friends to join in the fun of a Mexican Fiesta at Tom and Cherie Freidt’s “Get-A-Way” in Mandan. Enjoy a Mexican Fiesta buffet that will delight the taste buds.

Got Meat?
With a sterling reputation for providing the very best meat cuts in town, Butcher Block Meats is providing the ultimate steak package for you and your guests. Clear out your freezer and make room for 40 of the best beef cuts around. These steaks are so tender, juicy and flavorful…you will need little, if any, seasoning.

Sushi and Wine by the Pool with In The Mix With Tom O’Neill
Gather a group of 10 friends to enjoy delicious sushi, wine and music by the pool, hosted at the home of Dr. Todd and Lila Twogood. Self-taught Chef Al Kunick will serve a variety of sushi dishes, while In The Mix with Tom O’Neill will entertain you with music. Limo service will be available for your arrival and departure.

Irish Night Out
Enjoy a cultural dining experience for up to 12 of your friends in the Blarney Stone’s Board Room, featuring traditional Irish cuisine and a variety of signature wines, spirits and Irish beer. Feel like a VIP as a member of their VIP Club and receive discounted mugs of beer, 10% off food purchases and reward points for every dollar you spend, which is redeemable for Blarney Stone merchandise. This is definitely a package to share with friends!

Dates and times must be coordinated with Blarney Stone. Anything above the $600 value for the food and beverages to be covered by the winning bidder. To be used by April 30, 2015. Gratuities are not included.

America’s Mattress
Treat yourself to a little luxury with this $2,000 gift certificate from America’s Mattress. Try out their wide selection of products including Trump Home, i-Series, i-Comfort, Perfect Sleeper, America’s Mattress by Serta and Serta-Pedic. Or indulge yourself with an adjustable bed or a full-body massage chair.>

“Taste of the Tavern, Meal & Memories”
Prepare for a very special evening at the Broadway Grill & Tavern where “Meals and Memories are Made.” Executive Chef Cody Monson and his staff have planned an exquisite culinary experience for you to enjoy while relaxing in our casual atmosphere. You will enjoy the creation of a five-course meal paired with libations in the privacy of CJ’s Parlor.


On the Road Again
Cruise the highways and byways in style while treating your family to an outdoor adventure, with a 4-night motorhome rental courtesy of RV Rentals of ND. Let the family memories begin!

Winner must purchase an insurance binder or provide a copy of an insurance binder prior to rental. Any miles traveled over 400 will be charged appropriately.  Cannot be redeemed in the month of July. 
Must be used by October 2015.

Historical evening out
Enjoy an evening out in the historic Patterson building in downtown Bismarck at the Peacock Alley. A chef-created private dinner for eight people awaits you in the Historic Langer Room. Enjoy freshly made salads, assortment of side dishes and premier cuts of Angus beef all paired with beers, wines or spirits.

Vegetarian options available.  Value of package not to exceed $700. To be used on a mutually agreed upon date in 2015.


Time Stands Still
Howard Miller “VERCELLI” Floor Clock

The Vercelli’s case is metal and is finished in aged ironstone with burnished gold accents. The matching pendulum bob is clearly visible in this open case design. Beautifully designed iron work creates the foundation for this floor clock, which features a cast stone dial that features hour markers and aged, brown hands. Quartz, battery-operated, dual-chime Kieninger movement plays full Westminster or Ave Maria chimes with strike on the hour, with optional 4/4 chime feature which plays 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 chimes accordingly. Volume controls include automatic nighttime volume reduction option, and an automatic nighttime chime shut-off option. Adjustable levelers under each corner provide stability on uneven and carpeted floors. Comes with a two-year warranty on parts and workmanship. Overall Dimensions:

Start Up Wine Cellar
This dual temperature wine storage unit is perfect for storing both red and white wines at the recommended temperature. You’ll be able to come home and easily access your favorite wines after a hard day of work or play. Fridge has been generously filled with 38 bottles of wine from the cellars of Vino 101 Consulting. The wines were personally chosen by Brent Skjerseth, certified specialist of wine, and are sure to please!

Surround Yourself With Sound
Take one look at the Samsung HW-H750, and you'll know there are some interesting things going on under the hood. Like any sound bar, it will dramatically improve your TV's sound by adding depth, detail and volume. But the window on this bar's front panel offers a glimpse of something more: a vacuum tube. Usually found in vintage audio gear, tubes are known for their warm, realistic sound. That's just what the 'H750's vacuum tube preamp delivers. Combined with the Class D power amplifier, it ensures your movies, TV shows, and music sound rich and vivid, with minimal distortion.

Home Entertainment from Lebeau Supply
Enjoy watching your favorite movies on a Samsung 60” television. Your front row movie ticket comes complete with all the accessories you will need to make your movie night a hit.

Brew Master For a Day
This is the opportunity for a group of up to 12 people to brew their own beer at the Missouri Crossing Brew Room at McQuade Distributing! Pick out your favorite style and spend a few hours brewing your own beer while feasting on a variety of American craft beer samples and food pairings. After a month or so, you and your group will bring home your own specialty beer!

Set up a brew day with Shannon at McQuade Distributing, 223-6850. Need at least a month’s notice to bring in brewing ingredients.

Vino 101 Consulting In Home Wine Experience
Brent Skjerseth, a certified specialist of wine at Vino 101 Consulting, will come into your home for a private wine tasting for eight to 10 people. Over the course of two hours, eight premium wines paired with appetizers will be sampled along with an educational discussion on the wines. The wines are carefully selected from the cellars of Vino 101 Consulting and will come from great family wineries such as Chalk Hill, Banshee, Ladera, Pine Ridge, Plumpjack, Chappellett and Castello di Amorosa.

Tasting to take place on a date and time mutually agreed upon by the auction winner and Vino 101 Consulting. Must be used by May 31, 2015.

University of North Dakota Hockey Greats Autograph Package
Add to your current collection or start a collection with this outstanding autographed memorabilia of former University of North Dakota Men’s Hockey greats. Included are authenticated pieces from Stanley Cup Champions Jonathon Toews and Mike Commodore, United States Olympians Zach Parise and T.J. Oshie along with NHL standout Matt Frattin. It is sure to become the centerpiece for any UND hockey fan!

4 Day Customized Napa Valley Experience
Truly experience Napa Valley your way. This is a four-day custom tasting experience set up through Gee Williquors Wine, Spirits, Beer and More’s certified wine specialist. He will match your wine tastes to winery experiences throughout the Napa Valley. This package includes airfare, accommodations for three nights and four days of custom tastings.

*The pictures beside the descriptions of these packages are solely intended to give you an idea of what the package includes.