BATC Foundation Raises over $30,000

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Over 60 items sold in both silent and live auctions

The BATC Foundation hosted its second annual silent auction during the 2012 BATC Awards of Excellence Gala held on Saturday, October 13th, 2012, at the Marriott Southwest hotel in Minnetonka. Almost 300 BATC members attended the gala that recognized the best of BATC members’ homes and companies in a variety of awards (please see the awards press release).

The Foundation solicited donations of auction items over the past several months, and received support from over 60 companies and individuals. (see list below). The silent auction raised over $30,000 that will support the Foundation’s work building and remodeling homes for area families in need.

The two top donations, a Cambria kitchen countertop package worth $4,500 and a home theater system from Admit One worth $10,000, were opened up to a live auction during the awards ceremony. Bob Bennett from Fireside Hearth and Home served as auctioneer and encouraged attendees to get out their checkbooks. The Cambria kitchen top bidder at $4,500 was Tony Sonnen, Gonyea Homes, and the home theater went for $6800, to Carla Warner, Warners’ Stellian.

The Foundation would like to thank these companies and individuals for providing auction items:

Admit One: Home theater system
AlVento: AlVento Gift card
BATC: Parade of Homes℠ and Remodelers Showcase® entries
Becker Furniture World: Becker Furniture and Panera gift cards
Bell Mortgage: Cash
Bob Bennett: Wine and Meritage Restaurant gift card
Boise Cascade: Odyssey putter
Brave New Workshop: Brave New Workshop tickets
Bremer Bank: Visa gift cards
Brush Masters: Golf Galaxy gift card
Builders Club: Cabelas gift cards
Café Latte: Café Latte gift card
Cambria: Kitchen Countertop Package
Canterbury Park: Canterbury Park tickets
Clear Channel Radio: Studio C and Roadhouse tickets
Comcast/Xfinity: Flip video camera
Contract Interiors: Wine, Meritage Restaurant gift card, Target gift card, Chipotle gift card
Creative Lighting: Gift certificate
Donna Hill: Beer package
Fireside Hearth & Home: Broil King gas grill
Gabberts: Gabberts gift card and design consultation
Grand Casino: One night stay at Grand Casino Mille Lacs or Hinkley
Guthrie Theater: Guthrie Theater tickets
Holiday Companies: Holiday gift cards
Illusion Theater: Illusion Theater tickets
In-Focus Systems: Blu-Ray DVD Player
Jared Allen Foundation: Signed Jared Allen Foundation shirt
Jensen’s Supper Club: Jensen’s Supper Club gift card
JMS Custom Homes: Wine
Joe’s Garage: Gift certificate
Katie Harms with Scherer Bros. Lumber Co.: Gopher Women’s Volleyball Tickets
John Kraemer & Sons: Capital Grille gift card
KS95: Timberwolves tickets
Lampert Lumber: Vikings Tickets
Lennar: Sharp Blu-Ray disk player
Louisiana-Pacific: Tennessee Titan signed football
Matt Blair: Framed photograph and 2011 Uptown Art Fair poster
Maynards: Maynards gift card
Michelle Olson: Three-night stay at Oaks of Olivet, Santa Rosa, California
Minnesota Twins: Bert Blyleven autographed and framed photo
Minnesota Vikings: Percy Harvin signed football
MyFox 9: Movie basket
My Talk 107.1: Blue Plate gift card, Simonson’s Spa gift cards, and Minnesota Zoo tickets
Old Log Theater: Old Log Theater tickets
Ordway: Ordway Tickets
Outback Steak House: Outback Steak House gift card
Pat Hegseth: 1/4 Beef-butchered and packaged, Mills Fleet Farm gift card
Pioneer Press: Ordway tickets
Pulte Homes: Samsung digital camcorder
Residential Science Resources: Whole house energy rating
Richard Berg: Byerly’s gift card
Rush Creek Golf Course: Rounds of golf
Ryland Homes: Apple iPad 2, GE stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher
Showcase Renovations, Inc.: Travail Restaurant gift card
Star Tribune: Framed Sports Section Newspaper, Lynx and Wild headlines
Timberwolves: Timberwolves tickets and bobble head
Titan: Target gift cards
Toll Brothers: Tosheba flatscreen TV and Canon digital camera
Tom Rauscher Architect: Gourmet dinner party for eight
WCCO Radio: Minnesota Zoo tickets
WCCO- TV: Timberwolves box seats
Weyerhaeuser: Callaway driver
Woodland Hills Winery: Wine basket