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Don't miss the chance to win one of these amazing experiences in our live auction at the Beach Party. The live auction program begins at 6:45 PM.

Please note: All auction items expire one year from event date unless otherwise noted. Upon Auctioneer’s indication of "sold", the highest bidder there upon assumes full risk and responsibility.

Ultimate Chicago Cubs Fan Experience

This one-of-a-kind Chicago Cubs sports package is the ultimate baseball fan’s dream! Get in on the history-making action with premium viewing for the city’s most iconic baseball team as they make their final stride toward the World Series!

Your group of ten with have the exclusive opportunity on Sunday, September 18, 2016 to learn the unique history of Wrigley Field with a private behind-the-scenes access tour in the 102-year-old ballpark. Be sure to bring your camera and brightest smiles for all the great photo opportunities throughout the Friendly Confines.

Head down the street for a pre-game refreshing beverage or snack at one of Wrigleyville’s best watering holes - Deuce’s & The Diamond Club. Here you will find a beer to quench any palate while you hang out in the massive outdoor patio around the reflecting fountain and gear up for the game. Deuce’s is sure to be a home run!

Grab the rest of your group of twenty friends and head back into the stadium where you will all get to take in the Chicago Cubs versus Milwaukee Brewers game in the lap of luxury. Enjoy the 1:20 game from the confines of a former owner’s suite, complete with good eats and cool drinks through the provided catering, beer and soft drinks we have included. No need to worry about parking as you will also have two parking passes for the day. Play Ball!

Donated By: Teddy and William Conway; Deuce’s & The Diamond Club; J.B. and M.K. Pritzker; Judy Tullman

Restrictions: Tour of Wrigley Field is for 1-10 people and will take place on September 18, 2016 at 9:00am – must arrive at least 10 minutes before start time. Tours are conducted rain or shine.

Make Your Pet a Star in 2017

Give your pets some star power by making them the logo animals for the PAWS Chicago 15th Annual Beach Party in 2017! This long-standing Beach Party tradition is highly sought-after by many, but only available to one lucky furry family each year.

Your pets will be on PAWS Chicago’s highly visited website, on Beach Party invitations, flyers, and more! Your pets will also be PAWS Chicago’s furry guests of honor at the 2017 Beach Party receiving complimentary pet tickets to the event. This is the ultimate gift for your furry loved ones. Don’t miss out on this chance to make your pet a PAWS Chicago star!

Donated By: PAWS Chicago

Restrictions: Maximum of 3 pets total for cover pets

Visit the “Home of Golf” - St. Andrews, Scotland

You and a fellow golf lover will have the opportunity to visit St. Andrews, Scotland – the “home of golf” where all the greats have played, and you can too!

With this experience, you’ll discover golfing and vacationing at its best with a week’s stay at The Fairmont St. Andrews - a five-star resort recognized as one of "The World's Top Golf Resorts" by Conde Nast Traveler and one of "The World’s Best Golf Hotels" by Golf Digest. This 520 acre resort encapsulates luxury, elegance and truly breathtaking surroundings, with a peaceful setting and stunning cliff top views of St. Andrews and the North Sea. The Fairmont boasts excellent dining experiences for every palette, ranging from their new Italian eatery La Cucina to St. Andrews Bar and Grill serving the freshest of steak and seafood. You will be able to enjoy the dining with your complimentary breakfast each morning of your stay. Feel free to enjoy the spacious swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and relaxation room to complete the experience and help you to relax and unwind.

Of course, golf is the primary attraction on this trip, and The Fairmont resort prides itself on its two championship golf courses, The Kittocks and The Torrance. The Kittocks course has some of the most beautiful holes in Scottish golf with unparalleled vistas, as the course hugs the dramatic Fife coastline. This course has been awarded “Golf Club & Course Experience of the Year” by Golf Tourism Scotland. The Torrance course has classic Scottish riveted bunkers and large greens throughout the Scottish links style design and has been home to The Scottish Seniors Open and The European Seniors Tour. You can play six or more rounds of golf on either course on us! There’s even a team of PGA pros on hand to help you with your game. Furthermore, you can enter your name into the lottery every day to play at Old Saint Andrews, the home of the British Open.

Donated By: Anonymous

Restrictions: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue.

Luxurious Escape to Your Place of Joy – Ko Olina, Hawaii

On Hawaii’s most dynamic island, the brand new Four Seasons Resort in Ko Olina, Oahu welcomes you and a loved one to an exclusive five-star beach resort, combining thrilling adventure with authentic Hawaiian tradition.

Start by flying from the city of your choice with your two round-trip economy class airfare tickets and arrive on Oahu’s sunny western coast. The Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina provides you with a tropical home away from home where you can splash into lively pools and lagoons, play tennis, golf, or visit the spa. Wrap yourself in the effortless elegance of the Four Seasons during a five-night stay in a stunning one-bedroom oceanfront suite. This personal sanctuary with separate sleeping and living areas allows you to spread out and relax in style or step on to your private balconies to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Start each day off right by indulging in an international breakfast delivered to your room from the on-site restaurant, La Hiki. Take in stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the stunning Lanikuhonua, where Hawaiian royalty once used to frequent. We have arranged for a special one-hour massage for two, in one of the resort’s Asian-inspired Healing Hales (huts). Redefining the luxury spa experience, the Four Season’s Naupake spa infuses native plants and salts, indigenous art forms, and hand carved designs throughout all areas of the spa. Enjoy the beach and the sea with the resort’s beachside amenities - from sunrise yoga to an exciting outrigger canoe ride - the beach is your launch pad for water adventures in Oahu. Conquer the sea standing on your own two legs with the resort’s paddleboards - an invigorating way to explore the waterways and Ko Olina's calm lagoons from a standing position. Take advantage of the complimentary surfing lessons at Pokai Bay with native West Oahu resident, Uncle George, while he shares his incredible story of growing up in the surfing mecca of Makaha.

Cap off your trip with your feet in the sand at dinner for two at the Fish House, Oahu’s premier line-to-table seafood restaurant. Set on the edge of the Four Seasons Resort’s white sand beach, this luxurious locale will be an evening to remember.

Donated By: Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina; Nancy Officer

Restrictions: Rooms are subject to availability. Advanced reservations are required. All major holiday and blackout dates are not available for reservation. Blackout Dates: December 19, 2016 – January 10, 2017. The original gift certificate is required and must be presented at check-in to avoid full charges. Alcohol and gratuity are not included. Includes: $1,500 toward airfare to Honolulu on airline of the winner's choice.

Chicagoland will Tote Your Toto in 2017

For the first time in PAWS Chicago’s history, your furry friend can become part of a limited edition collection that will be remembered forever! Show everyone how precious your dog or cat really is by featuring him or her on a brand new 2017 Limited Edition PAWS Chicago tote bag.

Your pet will have their very own illustrated portrait that depicts their unique style and personality, custom designed and illustrated by local artist, Eliza Rosen. Your pet will then be forever memorialized by having their portrait featured on the exclusive 2017 PAWS Chicago tote bags. These bags will grace the homes of numerous PAWS Chicago supporters and hit the streets of Chicagoland when they are sold at pawschicago.org/shop for a limited time and offered as the exclusive gift for 2017 Beach Party event sponsors.

Along with this one-of-a-kind opportunity, you will also receive the original illustrated artwork of your pet, courtesy of Eliza Rosen, to display and admire in your home or office. Make sure your pet joins the ranks of other pets such as “Belle of the Ball Regal Beagle” and “Duke the World’s Most Interesting Dog” that were featured on the 2016 limited edition PAWS Chicago tumblers.

Donated By: PAWS Chicago; Eliza Rosen; Heather & Mark Yeager

Sundance Film Festival VIP Getaway

Experience the Indie VIP scene first hand, as your group of four rubs elbows with the stars at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Get an up-close view of the celebs on the red carpet at one of the world’s most exclusive film festivals of the year from January 21-25, 2017.

Getaway to the mountains and settle into your private townhome in Lower Deer Valley, Park City, Utah for four nights. Centrally located to Historic Main Street in Deer Valley, this lovely townhome featuring two master suites with 2 1/2 baths over three-stories, is in a premier location right near the heart of the festival. The home is a stone's throw away from world-class skiing, where you might be able to catch celebrities taking advantage of the quiet slopes during the festival.

This fabulous package is worthy of any Hollywood mogul as you’ll be right in the middle of all the action with four tickets to at least one film screening, as well as invitations to some of the top professional events each day and exclusive parties each night. Have lunch with the Governor and head of the Utah film office one day, attend an industry party one night, and taste a piece of Chicago’s culinary scene at entertainment lawyer Corky Kessler’s private home on another night. You’ll feel like a veritable Hollywood insider as you hit the Park City streets in true VIP style.

When you are ready for a break from the paparazzi and want to take some photographs of your own, your group will head out for a scenic snowshoe tour in the peaceful woods of Park City. This adventurous activity is a great way to see the sights you can only see by foot and reflect on the unforgettable memories captured at Sundance.

Donated By: All Seasons Adventures; Corky Kessler; The Village Dog, Wilmette

World-Class Luxury in Cabo

Relax in style as your group of six experiences the life of luxury during a seven-night stay in a beautiful private home located in the exclusive Palmilla area of Los Cabos - a favorite retreat of the rich and famous. Just 10 miles north of Cabo San Lucas, Villas Del Mar is one of the most elite gated communities in the area. This exquisite home has a spectacular ocean view, its own private spa and pool, and we have arranged a chef who will prepare four delicious meals of your choosing during your stay. We are including full access to one of Mexico's finest private beach clubs – Club 96, on Palmilla Beach, as well as Espiritu Health Club, a fitness-lover’s dream overlooking the Bay of Palmilla. You’ll even have a golf cart for your personal use to get you where you want to go.

In addition to world-class accommodations and stunning ocean views, this ultra-luxury package includes an afternoon sail for the entire group, cruising the Sea of Cortez on a private 53-foot catamaran; perfect for whale watching, snorkeling or just enjoying margaritas with your amigos. When not dining in the home with your chef, you’ll have a memorable dinner one evening at one of the hottest organic farm-to-table restaurants, in all of Mexico; Flora Farms OR Acre - You choose!

This trip of a lifetime is complete with access to a personal butler throughout your stay to help you with additional transportation, tee times, spa appointments, and any other reservations or indulgences. It’s truly a week in paradise - all thanks to your friends at PAWS!

Donated By: Heather & Mark Yeager

Restrictions: Must be booked no later than December 1, 2016 and be used before June 1, 2017. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Black-out dates include: November 19-27, 2016; December 27-January 10, 2017; March 3-11, 2017; April 13-27, 2017.

Includes: airport transfer both ways in private car, welcome amenity, $600 gift certificate for Flora Farms OR Acre [must book in advance to ensure availability], private butler services, catamaran sail [must book in advance to ensure availability]. DOES NOT Include: Alcoholic beverages [other than welcome-amenity and catamaran]; transportation off property other than airport; additional meals, services, amenities, reservations, etc.

Experience Margaritaville with Two Legends

Get in the island state of mind when two of you head to California for a one-of-a-kind Parrothead experience.

Start your trip by heading to Laguna Beach to visit with PAWS Chicago Founder, Paula Fasseas and Peter Fasseas, for a private meal on the beach of their personal residence. Enjoy great conversation, breathtaking views and Paula’s renowned margaritas as you hear the personal journey of how PAWS Chicago got started. After enjoying your meal with Paula (cheeseburgers in paradise perhaps?), retreat to one of the most luxurious Southern California resorts, Montage Laguna Beach, for a one-night stay. Wake up to the scenery of the Pacific Ocean coastal bluff and perhaps enjoy one of the resort’s rejuvenating wellness options at the Spa Montage, gourmet dining at one of three restaurants, or relax outdoors by one of two onsite pool decks, before a car service whisks you away to the jewel of Southern California – La Jolla.

You know it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, so get ready to go see the world premiere production of the Jimmy Buffet Musical at La Jolla Playhouse on May 27, 2017. Not only will you see an inspiring and energetic musical performance about island escapism, you will meet multi-Tony Award winning producer, Anita Waxman. Hear Anita tell tales about her nearly 30 years of experience producing award winning Broadway musicals such as Rocky, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Gypsy over dinner at the La Jolla Playhouse on-site restaurant, James’ Place. Anita will also show you the ropes backstage, where along with the rest of the cast and crew, you may just find Jimmy Buffet catching the show!

Be sure to rest up at your hotel because the next evening you will both be headed to the Jimmy Buffet Musical Opening Night Party, where you will be celebrating with the producers, cast, and none other than the man himself, Jimmy Buffett. Margaritaville is no longer a state of mind, but a state of being!

Donated By: Paula Fasseas; Virginia Follmer-Stafman; Montage Laguna Beach; Anita Waxman

Restrictions: Tickets to Jimmy Buffett Musical are applicable for Saturday, May 27, 2017 only and Opening Party tickets are for Sunday, May 28, 2017 only. Montage Laguna Beach Hotel Stay based on availability - not valid on Fridays, Saturday, or Holidays. Blackout dates include May 26 to September 5, 2016 & 2017. Includes: $500 credit towards hotel stay of your choice

Exotic Balinese Paradise Retreat

Your group of eight will be pampered for eight beautiful, idyllic, and adventurous days in a luxurious villa, enjoying the mystic charms and timeless beauty of Amed on the north-easternmost point of Bali.

You will stay at the Villa Pantai, where the accommodations are nothing short of amazing, unpretentious luxury, in uncommonly beautiful surroundings. Villa Pantai is modern, yet classic, elegant yet relaxed, and designed so that you can escape the limits of time and immerse yourself in the most indulgent of experiences; spectacular sunrises; dolphins playing - all from your villa balcony. Enjoy welcome cocktails on arrival, daily complimentary breakfasts, and one pool-side Balinese dinner with entertainment.

Explore the waters of Bali and the exquisite varieties of underwater life, with four scuba lessons for some of the best diving on the island. Amed is a world-class diving destination where you can explore Tulamben, where the wreck of Liberty, a US Army Transport ship torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942, lies just off-shore.

Seeking mind and body rejuvenation? Four one-hour Balinese massages are included as well. Enjoy your massage in your own private open-air pavilion and rest by the beach, with the soothing sounds of ocean waves. If you can pry yourselves away from your stunning villa, your vacation also includes a visit to either The Pura Lempuyang Temple, where the faithful ask for blessings as they ascend the “Stairway to Heaven”- these 1,700 steps wind their way through lavish jungle and awe-inspiring views; or The Tirta Gangga Water Palace, a holy temple surrounded by a majestic maze of pools, fountains, lush gardens, stone carvings and statues. After eight idyllic days, you’ll understand why Amed is Bali’s best-kept secret.

Donated By: Anonymous

The Pantai home includes full service housekeeping staff, plus car and driver for local excursions, as well as roundtrip airport transfers. The staff is available to prepare any additional meals – lunch and/or dinner that are not already included in the package (at the cost of the winner). Restrictions: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. The Villa Pantai accommodates a maximum of eight guests. Check in and check out must occur on Sunday. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue. Scuba dive lessons and tours run on specific days of the week and at specific times.