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Explore the French Countryside

One week stay for 8-10 in a French villa

Discover Burgundy while vacationing in the old vicarage of Villefranche St. Phal, Yonne, France. Conveniently located across from the village boulangerie (bakery) and next to the restored church that once hosted Joan of Arc on her way to Orleans. Newly renovated, this is the perfect outpost for a relaxing stay while exploring the charm of Burgundy (Chablis, Auxerre, Guedelon) Chateaux de la Loire Valley. Only an hour and a half from exciting Paris. Located near Charny, the renovated house offers great comfort with a wonderful yard and trees with a pastoral orchard view.

This trip includes:
Accommodations for 8-10 (four bedrooms, two full baths), orchard landscape, exposed post and beam architecture, and fenced in yard. Mutually agreed upon dates from Saturday to Saturday, valid for one year from February 1, 2013. Explore the area with a car rental courtesy of Auto Europe.

Donated by: Opus Consulting Group and Auto Europe

The Ultimate Outdoors Package

Experience the best of Maine's Outdoors

Four hour sail around Casco Bay, whitewater rafting for two and a supporting family membership from Maine Huts and Trails are all included in this amazing package, perfect for every outdoorsman or active family, topped off with a three day, two night stay at the Migis Lodge.

This package includes:
One boat, one captain, for four hours in June 2013 with Portland Yacht Services; White water rafting excursion for two on the Kennebec or Penobscot River any day during the 2013 season excluding Saturdays in July and August; Supporting family membership from Maine Huts and Trails; All-inclusive three day, two night at Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake including all meals, activites, and facilities.

Donated by: Portland Yacht Services, North Country River, Maine Huts and Trails, and Migis Lodge

Date Night

Enjoy a romatic evening out in Portland

A beautiful town-car provided by Maine Limousine Service will pick you up to begin this extraordinary evening. Dinner for you and that special person will be shared at the stunning, award winning, Grace Restaurant. A beautiful sterling silver, diamond heart pendant courtesy of Springer's Jewelers will make the evening extra special. After dinner, enjoy an overnight stay in a deluxe suite in one of Portland's most beautiful hotels, the Portland Harbor Hotel. A basket of Haven's best chocolates will await you to round out a perfect, romantic evening.

Donated by: Grace Restaurant, Springer's Jewelers, Portland Harbor Hotel, Haven's Candy, Maine Limousine Service

Every Golfer's Dream

One week stay in Scotland and Golf at St. Andrews

Enjoy a stay in a four bedroom, two bathroom townhouse that hosts up to seven guests and is designed with golfers in mind. Situated in a stunning harborfront location, this townhouse has been renovated to a very high standard. All rooms have uninterrupted views over the Forth Estuary towards the Isle of May and Bass Rock. With an abundance of world-class golf courses right at your doorstep, this is an ideal base for golfers, with St. Andrews just 10 miles away. Conveniently located within walking distance to quintessential Scottish pubs, shops, cafes, and restaurants, including the award winning Cellar Restaurant famous for their fish and chips.

This trip includes:
$500 credit covering two rounds of golf for two at St. Andrews on either the new, Jubilee or Eden course as well as an additional round of golf at the picturesque seaside course, Crail, the seventh-oldest golf course in the world!This trip is available starting September, 2013. The accommodations are adult-only and non-smoking.

Donated by: Leslie Patterson and John Bensted-Smith


NASCAR & Grand-AM Series VIP Weekend

Imagine the thrill of having a "backstage pass" to some of the best racing
of the summer in upstate New York

The winner of this weekend will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the best racing of the year at historic Watkins Glen International. With these exclusive VIP tickets and Pit passes, you and a friend will have the opportunity to meet some of the best drivers in the world!

This package includes:
VIP tickets and Pit Passes to NASCAR & Grand-AM series weekend August 9-11 in Watkins Glen, New York

Donated by: Brian Corcoran & Shamrock Sports


Summer in Maine

One week at Camp Kippewa for a family of five

Enjoy one week of a traditional Maine summer camp experience with your family of five! Share an amazing week with your loved ones while swimming, sailing, waterskiing, hiking, practicing archery, riding ziplines, trying out the climbing walls, cookouts, campfires, and more. Make some precious memories with your family and friends this summer at conveniently located Camp Kippewa, in Monmouth Maine.

This package includes:
Accommodations for a family of five (two adults and three kids), Tuesday, August 13 - Sunday, August 18. Optional to purchase slots for additional people. 

Donated by: Camp Kippewa


Fly Fishing at Its Finest

Grab your rod and reel and take a guided fishing tour on the Upper Kennebec

Embark on an epic fly-fishing adventure, equipped with great Cabela's gear, for an overnight at Pine Grove Lodge. Use your new equipment on a one day guided fishing adventure for two on the upper Kennebec River, near Bingham. This area is renowned for its salmon brook trout, rainbow trout and bass fishing.

This package includes:
One rod, reel, case and hardware from Cabela's, all-inclusive stay with meals at Pine Grove Lodge for two, one day guided fly fishing excursion with fly fishing instruction available upon request.

Donated by: Cabela's, David Giampetruzzi, Pine Grove Lodge


The Man Cave

Create a sanctuary in your own home

Relax with a brand new flat screen T.V. from Wal-Mart while you're watching your favorite sports team, shows, and movies. Indulge in some fine aged whiskey and premium quality cigars. Sit back and enjoy this perfect escape in your very own home!

This package includes:
Flat Screen T.V., cigar and flask set, aged whiskey

Donated by: Wal-Mart, Old Port Wine


The Ultimate Boston Sports Package

An amazing experience with all of your favorite New England Teams

If you live in New England, more than likely, you love the Boston sports teams! Many of us have fond childhood memories of enjoying our favorite Boston sporting events with our family and friends. The winner of this exclusive package will have the opportunity to attend a Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins, and Patriots game during their 2013 seasons. Enjoy a tailgating packing from Lowe's Home Improvement.

This package includes:
2 tickets to the 2013 Patriots vs. Buffalo game at the 40 yard line, only 8 rows from the field; 4 Red Sox rooftop box seats for Friday, May 10 game vs. Toronoto Blue Jays (time TBA); 4 Celtics tickets to the March 13, 2013 game vs. Toronto Raptors in lower section 9, row 24; 2 balcony level seats to a 2013-2014 Boston Bruins game -- date to be mutually agreed upon with donor.

Donated by: The Maine Red Claws, Thornton & Company, Deadriver Company, Monica Boissonneault, Lowes Home Improvement