Enjoy an evening filled with silent auction items followed by

an exciting live auction hosted by Kristine Fladeboe.


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Purple Gala 2017 Live Auction

Cheers to 25 Years!

Raise a glass in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Alzheimer's Association Purple Gala!  You and your table guests will enjoy special French champagne personally selected by John Farrell of Haskell's, served in one-of-a-kind, ten only, etched commemorative champagne flutes, poured from a specially etched champagne bottle, all with white glove service.

Donated by:    Haskell’s,  Jane and Mark Chronister, Lakeville Trophy

The Porsche Driving Experience with Hotel and Airfare

It's all about performance!  This trip for two to the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles, California, is the ultimate experience. You will be able to hone your driving skills via one-on-one instruction on unique Porsche test track modules and off-road courses that are purpose built to demonstrate the power, responsiveness and safety at the core of Porsche engineering.  
You will get to select your course experience or create a bespoke experience for your group.  You will also receive a private tour of the Porsche Experience Center and an opportunity to utilize the Driving Simulator. You will fly Southwest Airlines into LAX and while enjoying the Porsche experience, you will luxuriate for two nights at the Terranea Hotel in Palos Verdes, CA.

Donated by:    Porsche Minneapolis,  Southwest Airlines

Super Bowl LII VIP Experience

Super Bowl LII is less than a year away with Minneapolis set to be center stage. Come February 2018, you can be part of the action with two tickets to the big game and a ride there in style in a chauffeured Bentley Bentayga SUV!  The ticket location is to be determined closer to the game date. Join the excitement during Super Bowl week in Minneapolis, when you and a friend will experience a special VIP on-set viewing of both the Herd with Colin Cowherd and the Doug Gottlieb Show.  Get an on-stage pass to visit these two Fox Sports Radio programs for 30-minutes each live from both Colin Cowherd and Doug Gottlieb's Super Bowl-week sets!

Donated by:    Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Bentley Minneapolis, Scott Shapiro and Fox Sports Radio

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BBQ Dinner for 30 and BBQ Secrets in Your Home

Learn BBQ secrets from former Minnesota State BBQ and NY State Rib Champion, Ross Bowen, President of the Minnesota BBQ Society, and his team. The Two Little Pigs BBQ team will cook a meal of chicken, ribs, pork, brisket and sides at your home for up to 30 people. Ross will also share the secrets of competitive BBQ-ers and mentor any guest/s interested in entering the world of competition BBQ into a backyard or professional contest.

Donated by:   Liliana & Ross Bowen

Cocktails with Andy Cohen!

You and a friend will have 40,000 FlexPerks to get you to New York where you'll spend two nights in a Queen room at the just-opened Moxy Hotel in Times Square.  For fun, you'll enjoy cocktails with Andy Cohen as part of the exclusive studio audience in the Bravo Clubhouse as we tape the show LIVE from Soho in NYC.  

Donated by:    Stacy Shapiro and Bravo Media, Moxy Times Square, U.S. Bank FlexPerks Rewards

One Week in Puerto Vallarta

Enjoy a week at Casa Tres Amigos in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, just 85-steps away from the beach in Old Town. Casa Tres Amigos, contributed to honor Walk To End Alzheimer’s “Team  I Love Lucy!!,” is a 2,400 square foot, three-bath, two-bedroom luxury condo with full American amenities, including laundry and daily maid service. The condo sleeps up to six in two queen beds, and one king bed.  The top floor of the condo includes a private swimming pool and deck. This package includes spending money towards airfare or just plain fun in the sun!

Donated by:    Casa Tres Amigos, Friends of the Association

A Taste of Linden Hills - 

Chef Prepared Dinner by Chef Steven Brown of Tilia

The Linden Hills neighborhood in Minneapolis is joining together in support of families in their community living with Alzheimer’s disease. The winning bidder and friends will enjoy a four-course dinner for 10-12 people prepared by Chef Steven Brown of Tilia Restaurant in Minneapolis at the site of the original Lake Harriet Commercial Club which formerly housed the first Lake Harriet Masonic Lodge. The evening will feature wine and beer with appetizers and a musical interlude by neighborhood musicians, featuring Beth Rapier and Tony Ross of the Minnesota Orchestra. This package also includes wine pairings with dinner.

Donated by:       Chef Steven Brown - Tilia, Tom Braun and Felicity Britton, Tony Ross and Beth Rapier


Golf the Best Minnesota Courses

Minnesota is home to some of the best private golf clubs in America. This once-in-a-lifetime package is your chance to play six of them. Gather your favorite foursome for this unique opportunity: an unescorted round of golf for you and three guests at six local private courses without a member.  Courses include: Dellwood Country Club, Hazeltine National Golf Club, Midland Hills Country Club, Olympic Hills Golf Club, Rush Creek Golf Club, Woodhill Country Club. Play is for the 2017 golf season and courses may have restrictions and may require caddies. All courses will have a dress code.

Donated by:       Dellwood Country Club and Patrick and Bernie Fiske, Hazeltine National Golf ClubMidland Hills Country Club, Olympic Hills and Jane and Mark Chronister, Rush Creek Golf Club, Woodhill Country Club and Beth and David Lyman