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Lake Geneva Getaway: You don't have to get on a plane to just getaway from it all! In just under 2 hours, you can enjoy a weekend getaway on the Geneva Lake. This fully furnished lake house (with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths) has a private pool and is just a short walk to Geneva Lake and a short drive to Fontana beach. If golf is your thing, you can enjoy some great golf courses nearby. And if THAT isn't enough, this package comes with $200 worth of gift certificates to local dining. Relax, unplug, and unwind just a short drive from Chicago.
Swine and Dine with Kevin Hickey and Alpana Singh: Foodies! This one's for YOU! This very special sign up event is exclusive to 40 people in the Back Yard at The Duck Inn (theduckinnchicago.com). Kevin Hickey (chef and patron) will host you for a very special pig roast complete with craft beer and wine. Co-hosting this special event with Kevin will be Alpana Singh (former host of Check Please, master sommelier, and restaurateur). For $125/person you'll be spoiled with the best roast, libations, and hosts. What more can your taste buds ask for? Event will take place on Monday, June 17th from 6 - 9pm.
Chicago Skyline Sightseeing Flight: Cozy up in your personal carriage of the clouds with a scenic flight for 2 over the Chicago skyline! Indulge (or perhaps test) your sense of adventure as Whitney Young parent, Howard Norber (an aspiring protégé to the world renowned beatnik aviator, Truman Sparks) takes you on an enchanted flight over downtown Chicago and the waterfront. You'll enjoy exhilarating views as you witness the city from a new and beautiful perspective during this relaxing flight of approximately 1 hour in Howard's Mooney M20 airplane. Up up and away!
The Lyric Opera: The Barber of Seville, Don Giovanni…. or will it be West Side Story or Dead Man Walking? Whatever your operatic taste, the Lyric Opera has some amazing performances coming up this year. Two tickets will give you the experience of the show and date of your choice while you sit back and enjoy the historic the opera in the 2nd largest opera auditorium in North America.
Developing a Unique College Admissions Angle: Applying for college can be an overwhelming task. Let this auction item take some of the burden off of the planning process. Learn how to hone your passions and develop a sharp, competitive admissions angle that will differentiate you from the “rest of the pack!” Winners of this auction item will receive a custom college planning software subscription as well as access to a college planning handbook. As a BONUS, the winner will receive $500 additional credit towards additional college counselling programs.
Beverly Yoga Center: Ooooommmmmm... life is stressful, learn to relax and stretch out while practicing yoga. This certificate gets you TEN classes at the Beverly Yoga Center (located on the 2nd floor at 1917 W 103rd Street).
Fitbit Alta: Get empowered to make a change and embrace your weight and fitness goals! Get motivated to push your activity levels each day with this wristband that tracks all your key daily fitness stats, such as steps, distance, active minutes, calories, and even amount and quality of sleep. You’ll be reminded to move more and be able to keep records of your activity. Boost your fitness and stay connected with the ability to monitor from your smartphone. This slim design and long battery life won’t cramp your style.
Asleep with the Fishes at The Shedd Aquarium: Ever wondered how fish sleep at night? Do you marvel at the beauty of underwater life under a moonlit sky? You and 3 of your guests can spend the night at The Shedd Aquarium at their Asleep with the Fishes event on May 24th and see the aquarium like never before – at night! Your overnight will include animal and science activities, an aquatic presentation, animal encounters, aquatic crafts, a scavenger hunt and a Caribbean Reef feeding dive. You’ll also be free to explore any of the open exhibit spaces throughout the evening. Pack your sleeping bag, jammies and toothbrush because this sleep over will be like no other!
Teeth Whitening: Ever wonder why someone’s smile seems to light up a room? Wish you had those same pearly whites? You, too, can have that same glamorous smile with this in office Zoom Whitening program. It comes with custom home whitening trays too! Say cheese!
Cocktails, Anyone?: Spend some time with 39 of your favorite Whitney Young supporters as you join in on a cocktail reception held at this funky Pilsen home where cocktails and heavy appetizers will be served. Mark your calendar for Saturday April 27th from 6-9 pm and come ready to catch up with old friends or make new ones!
Cooking Class: Chef Naveen Sachar will make you feel right at home because he has a knack for instilling confidence in even the most inexperienced cooks with his easy-going approach to preparing flavorful, fresh, and well-balanced Indian and Thai food. You and a friend will learn the wonderous ways of preparing Asian cuisine in one of Chicago’s best recreational cooking schools. Pass the salt, please.
Sailing Trip from Monroe Harbor: There’s nothing more beautiful than viewing the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan. Enjoy a 4-hour sailing trip from Monroe Harbor for you and 3 friends on a 28ft. sailboat captained by Aaron Greven and first mate Kristin Boeke-Greven. Your experience will includes beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks.
Pass the s’mores, please! Enjoy a summer night with this portable, foldable fire pit with everything you need for a fun cozy night outside. This, all-inclusive gift includes 2 bottles of wine, 4 unbreakable, stemless wine glasses, 5 telescoping skewers for toasting marshmallows and making your s'mores! And don’t you worry… chocolate candy bars and graham crackers are also included!
Baby, you’re a STAR! Need some social-media worthy pictures of yourself? Can’t get that selfie quite right? Let a professional help you! Spend 1.5 hours being captured in your best light. You pick the outfits and we’ll make you look great in pictures. Winner will receive 25 processed photo files for your use. Whether it’s for professional, social or personal, you’ll look your absolute best.
Whitney Young graduation seats, reserved parking spot, and swag.
Tickets from Bears, Bulls, Cubs, Northwestern football, Steppenwolf, Chicago Fire, Second City, Lookingglass, Zanies, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Marathon and more.
Gift cards from Osteria Via Stato, Cafe Selmarie, Five Roses, Coal Fire, Om on the Range, Steak 48, Nacional 27, Ann Sather, Brooklyn Boulders, Momotaro, Starbucks, Whole Foods, Tourtoise Club, Target, The Lakefront Restaurant, Amazon, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reba, Mathnasium, Two Blind Brothers, Wear Moi, iTunes, Lou Malnati's, Horse Thief Hallow and more!
Gift baskets! Brewery tours! College Essay Packages! Spa packages! Staycations! Poker parties! Cocktail parties! Bowling parties!
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Whitney M. Young Magnet High School
211 S. Laflin Street
Chicago IL 60607