Night at the Tower

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 7:15-10:30 p.m.

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1952 Chevrolet Bel Air

This Chevrolet Bel Air includes deluxe stainless bodyside mouldings and wheel covers, luxurious interior appointments and so much more. Powered by an inline ‘stove-bolt’ 6-cylinder engine and backed by a 3-speed column-controlled manual transmission, this particular car is finished in an original cream paint scheme accented by a contrasting brown roof and interior upholstery.
Donor: Evangeline and Frank Thompson
Value: $15,000

Dinner at Camelot on Weatherby Lake

Experience an enchanting evening with 10 guests at Kansas City’s breathtaking Camelot Castle on Weatherby Lake. Includes an exquisite dinner by premier catering company Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions.
Donor: Laura Welch, Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, Park University, Santee Floral Designs
Value: Priceless

November 2017 West Point Experience

Join West Point graduate Dave Ebbrecht and his wife Ana for a memorable, private tour and visit to the United States Military Academy at West Point in Highlands, New York. This unforgettable experience includes two nights at The Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast in the Hudson Valley, two tickets to join Dave and Ana at the West Point vs. Duke football game on Nov. 11, 2017, a tour of the West Point campus, brunch at the historic Thayer Hotel, and roundtrip airfare on Southwest Airlines.
Donor: Ana and Dave Ebbrecht, The Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast, Southwest Airlines, The Thayer Hotel
Value: Priceless


Downtown Kansas City Experience

2 nights at the One Light Guest Suite, and dinner for two at No Other Pub.
Donor: Cordish, No Other Pub
Value: $500

Essential Self-Defense Class

Self-defense class for 10-15 women for up to four hours at the Museum with David Dollase, a retired Army Ranger and security specialist.
Donor: David Dollase
Value: $500

Henry Repeating Rifle

A custom one-of-a-kind rifle with the National World War I Museum and Memorial’s emblem imprinted on it.
Donor: Henry Repeating Arms
Value: $1,200

Historical Tour of Fort Leavenworth

Private 4-hour tour of Fort Leavenworth and the Command and General Staff College, one signed copy of the book Honoring the Doughboys by Jeffrey Lowdermilk signed by the granddaughters of General Pershing and General Patton, two bottles of General Patton Pinot Gris, and an artillery shell lamp.
Donor: Fort Leavenworth, Command and General Staff College, Jeffrey Lowdermilk, Helen Patton, Evangeline and Frank Thompson
Value: Priceless

Kansas City Chiefs Game Day Owner Experience

A rare opportunity to enjoy the game from the Hunt Family Owners’ Suite, four pre-game sideline passes, and two valet parking passes.
Donor: Kansas City Chiefs and the Hunt Family
Value: $2,000

Kansas City Royals "Royal Palace" Experience

Four Lower Level tickets to a Kansas City Royals 2018 season game at Kauffman Stadium, a behind-the-scenes tour before the game, and one reserved parking pass on a mutually agreed upon date. Must be redeemed by July 1, 2018. Not applicable for Opening Day, or Cardinals, Yankees, or Red Sox series.
Donor: Kansas City Royals
Value: $1,200

Kansas City Symphony Euphonic Experience

Two tickets to a performance by the renowned Kansas City Symphony (20 dates to choose from), dinner for two at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, and one overnight stay in a deluxe guestroom at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown (expires 3/31/2018) with car service between the hotel and Kauffman Center.
Donor: Kansas City Symphony, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City Transportation Group, Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Value: $350

Katy Perry Concert and Stay at The Raphael Hotel

Two tickets to the Katy Perry concert at the Sprint Center on Oct. 27, 2017. Includes one night stay at The Raphael Hotel and dinner for two at Chaz on the Plaza. Includes car service between the hotel and Sprint Center.
Donor: The Raphael Hotel, Chaz on the Plaza, Kansas City Transportation Group
Value: $557

KC Mavericks Suite

Suite for 10 to a Kansas City Mavericks game on a mutually agreed upon date. Parking passes included. Food and beverages not included.
Donor: NPB Companies
Value: $500

Lunch with Sporting KC Player Roger Espinoza

Lunch for four with Sporting KC's Roger Espinoza. Includes $150 gift card for lunch at the Bristol Seafood Grill in Leawood, Kan. (includes food, drinks, tax. Excludes gratuity). Includes a signed jersey.
Donor: Sporting KC, Roger Espinoza, Bristol Seafood Grill
Value: Priceless

NASCAR Hot Pit Experience

Rev up your engines with two 2-day tickets including Hot Pit passes* to the NASCAR race at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 21-22, 2017. Includes a meet-and-greet with Triple Crown champion J.J. Yeley on Oct. 21, 2017. * Must submit copy of driver's license for NASCAR approval and winners will be accompanied to the track area by the Hot Pit pass donor.
Donor: Rick Young and J.J. Yeley
Value: Priceless

Orlando Condo Stay

8-day / 7-night stay at a 2 or 3 bedroom condo in the Orlando area for up to six people. Offer is valid through Sept. 16, 2018 and travel must be completed before expiration. If used during a week that falls on a home game for the Orlando Magic or Orlando City FC, includes two tickets to one or both games.
Donor: Global Connections, Inc. and Debbie and Tom Lyons
Value: $1,200 - $1,400

Private Tour of National World War I Museum and Memorial

Private tour of Museum with four guests, hosted by Advisory Board member Rear Admiral J. Stanton Thompson (Ret.), the most senior ranking naval officer in the state of Missouri. Includes lunch at the Over There Cafe with Rear Admiral Thompson, and a framed print of the Museum.
Donor: J. Stanton Thompson, American Dining Creations, Ed Barkley
Value: $300

Season Finale Live Special of The Bachelor

An experience not available to the public! Four tickets to the VIP room for the Season 22 live special finale of The Bachelor on March 12, 2018 (date subject to change) in Los Angeles, Calif. Includes a meet and greet with host Chris Harrison. Auction winners will be accompanied by Museum’s VP of Facilities, Operations Management and Technology, Chris Wyche.
Donor: Chris Harrison
Value: Priceless

Sgt. York’s Homestead

Special opportunity! VIP tour for 4-5 people over two days to sites in and around Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park, including Sgt. York’s birthplace and gravesite; York Historic School; replica WWI trenches with a tour by a “doughboy;” and Sgt. York’s private home (not open to the public); as well as a private meet and greet with Sgt. York’s children and grandchildren. Includes a two-night stay at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park. Also includes one signed copy of the book Honoring the Doughboys by Jeffrey Lowdermilk.
Donor: Debbie York, Jeffrey Lowdermilk, Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
Value: Priceless

SPC Portrait Art

Voucher for $500 toward an SPC Portrait Art package. Five available.
Donor: SPC Portrait Art
Value: $500

The following trips provided by American Fundraising Foundation include deluxe accommodations for two, airfare, and a travel specialist to help you book the trip. No blackout dates and redeemable within three years.

Travel Package: Alaska – The Call of the Wild

Sailing the Inside Passage, you’ll discover what life is like at the edge of our vast northern wilderness.

Travel Package: Castles of Ireland

Fields of clover, legends of leprechauns, quaint pubs where playing darts is “serious” business, and living like Kings and Queens … all this will be yours while you stay in grand Castles and elegant Manor Homes during your magical escape to emerald green Ireland.

Travel Package: Greek Island Adventure

Get off the beaten path and escape to the magical islands of Greece! The soft sands & crystal blue oceans await one lucky couple in our auction

Travel Package: The Pleasures and Treasures of Tuscany

For food, fun and laughter, there’s no better place than Tuscany where, on your seven-day trip, the two of you will see incomparable treasures and art in Florence and learn to be spectacular chefs during your cooking class in an authentic Tuscan kitchen.

Travel Package: San Francisco Wine Country

Jet to the “City by the Bay” for an incredible escape to Northern California. You'll explore the quaint streets of San Francisco and the rolling hills of the Napa Valley.

Travel Package: Spain; Barcelona & Mallorca

For sightseeing, sun and relaxation there are no two better places than exciting Barcelona and the sun-kissed island of Mallorca in the sparkling Mediterranean.

Travel Package: Thailand

Imagine being surrounded by a lush rain forest… in the tropical paradise of Thailand, complete with the world’s best beaches!

Travel Package: The Wine, Wonder and Romance of France

This exciting trip for two has it all… the excitement and beauty of Paris and the romantic chateaux and vineyards of the finest wine region of France!