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7 day/6 Nights for 2 at the Thulani Private Villa in South Africa

A perfect South Africa Experience for 2 with a 7 Day / 6 Night Stay at the Thulani Private Villa located in the 55,000-acre Blue Canyon Conservancy. This private villa features five impeccably-appointed bedrooms and baths, a private wine chamber and a falling waters pool.  Attention to detail is apparent in how luxuriously this beautiful lodge is furnished.

Included in this package, winners will enjoy daily breakfast, lunch, & dinner exquisitely prepared by Thulani’s own personal chef; a special Welcome Dinner; 2 Game Drives a day with drinks and snacks; free Wi-Fi; two bottles of South African wine; plus housekeeping & laundry service for the duration of your stay. 

You may also wish to partake in other extra activities available nearby, such as: Hot Air Ballooning, a Microlight Flight tour, a Morning Bushwalk with Cheetahs, a Sunset Drive on a Big 5 Game Reserve, a picnic on top of Mariepskop Mountain, a Blyde River Canyon Boat Trip & Waterfall Hike, or you may just sit outside at the Villa and enjoy the picturesque views and take a swim in the pool.

Also included is an optional visit to a nearby Spring of Hope partner school to see first- hand the work this Foundation has done since 2005 improving the sanitary conditions at local schools.

While your airfare is not included, South Africa Airways will offer a discount on all available fares at the time you make your reservations.  Instructions will be provided.

Multiple couples may like to visit Thulani together.  The winning bid is the package described above for 2 people.  Each additional couple must match & donate the winning bid amount to the BallenIsles Charities Foundation in order to join together for a group vacation.  Timing is subject to availability.

Click Here for complete details on Thulani. (23-page color brochure) 

Click Here to watch a short video on Thulani. 


3 Nights at The ROCKS Luxury Residence in Arizona plus Golf for 2 

3-Night Stay in a luxurious Three Bedroom Villa at The ROCKS Luxury Residence Club in Scottsdale, AZ. Plus 2 Golf Certificates for 2 to play 18 holes with cart. The ROCKS, managed by Troon Golf, is a secluded and secure enclave of luxurious residences with exclusive amenities and an impeccable staff. Enjoy elite amenities with the beautiful clubhouse, fitness center, and upscale-dining to make your golf trip a special vacation. While at The Rocks, 2 lucky people will play Troon North Golf Club twice! Voted Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play,” their two 18-hole courses stretch through the natural ravines in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. Revered as Scottsdale’s crown jewel, the challenge, visual sensation, and special ambiance of Troon North sets the standard by which all other courses are measured. 2 Golf Certificates expire 4/1/19. Monday-Thursday anytime; Friday-Sunday after 12:00; space available; may call course for tee time up to 7 days in advance. 



1 Week in a 3 room Grand Suite (2 bedrooms) at Club Regina in Cabo San Lucas, a Raintree Vacation Club Resort

Club Regina, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico 

Club Regina Los Cabos rises above the shoreline where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. Every unit faces the ocean and from many units you can enjoy colorful sunsets and sunrises from your terrace. From November through March, it is unusual not to see whales playing in front of the resort. The resort is a mecca for those seeking the best under the Baja sun – from championship golf courses to some of the best sports fishing in the world.  

Los Cabos includes the cities of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. In the center of San Jose del Cabo, you can find art centers offering the works of both well-known and up-and-coming Mexican painters, sculptors and jewelry designers. Cabo San Lucas offers a wide variety of international and local culinary experiences as well as an incredible nightlife. This is where great memories begin.


Club Regina Los Cabos offers hotel, club suite, and grand suite rooms, which can sleep up to six guests. Their kitchens feature granite countertops and a state-of-the-art GE appliances package, maple dove-tail dresser drawers, and a craftsman-style door. Rooms have the best views of the Sea of Cortez found anywhere on the Baja Peninsula. The resort itself offers access to certified golf specialists, valet parking, a mini market, a Kids’ Club, and a spa. All rooms have wireless internet access. Please note that parking and use of the fitness center (located at resort next door) are not included.

Room Amenities Resort Amenities
Fully-equipped kitchens Intra-resort shuttle
Jetted tubs 2 restaurants, 2 bars & 1 pool bar
Flat-screen TVs 4 swimming pools
In-room safes Business center
Mini-bars Car Rentals
  Wireless internet

Reservations are from Saturday to Saturday and excludes Christmas, Thanksgiving, & Easter weeks.  Timeshare may be exchanged for other Mexican resort locations subject to availability.


2 Rounds of Golf for 4 at TPC Sawgrass

4 Players for 1 Round of gold on THE PLAYERS STADIUM Course at TPC Sawgrass, 1 Round of Golf on Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, & 2 Rooms for 1 Night at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. These courses have won numerous accolades and Golfweek Magazine ranked the Stadium Course the No. 1 “Best Course You Can Play in the State of Florida.” With its signature island green on the par-3, 17th hole being one of the most recognized in golf, this legendary track has captured the imagination of golf fans all over the world and is consistently named among the top golf courses worldwide. Now is your chance to play this famous course! THE PLAYERS Stadium certificate includes greens fees, carts, forecaddie fees & all applicable taxes. The Dye’s Valley certificate includes greens fees and all applicable taxes. Certificates are valid: 2/1/18 to 12/31/18 (Blackout dates may apply to Dye’s Valley Course). 



Golf for 3 with Jeff Fitzherbert (Director) at Trump International WPB

Enjoy a round of golf with Jeff Fitzherbert at Trump International in West Palm Beach.  The Championship Course, designed by Jim Fazio, opened in 1999 and gained international recognition in its early tenure. It’s been rated the #1 golf course in the state of Florida by Florida Golf Magazine and is a top 50 course in both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.

The Championship course is a par 72 layout, playing from the Championship tee’s measuring 7,326 yards and 6,973 yards from the membership back tees. There are additional sets of tee’s ranging from 6,666 yards to 5,314 yards allowing the course to be playable yet challenging. The elevation of the 18th tee is 58 feet above sea-level, making Trump International the highest elevated course in this ultra-flat state. 

As host of the LPGA Championship for 8 years, the Championship Course is the perfect place to host a golf tournament, bring potential clients, or just play a round on a course that stands out as the country’s elite. At Trump International Golf Club, a round of golf will never be just a round of golf.

This round of golf is available from 3/1/2018 until 12/31/2018 and will be arranged by Jeff Fitzherbert at a convenient time for the winning group subject to availability.

Palm Beach Yacht Club Membership 

Join the finest Restaurant in the entire Palm Beaches for 1 year! The Palm Beach Yacht Club is the recipient of the “Epicurean International Award”, limited to 100 restaurants world-wide; the prestigious “Distinguished GOLD Club of the World Award”, enjoying the distinction with just 160 other Private Clubs internationally; and, most recently they were named to the Top 20 Yacht Clubs by “Platinum Clubs of America, 5-Star Private Clubs.” The Palm Beach Yacht Club dining room caters in the grand style to its members and their guests. The Club is known for its fabulous local fresh Fish and Shellfish and naturally-raised Certified Black Angus steaks. The ambiance of the dining room is pleasing with its intimate atmosphere and stunning views of Palm Beach and the Intra-Coastal Waterway. The night view is spectacular, and you MUST be there for a new, full moon rising over Palm Beach. New membership only. Successful bidder must join between 1/29/18 and 1/29/19. 


Duckhorn Vineyards Wine Dinner for 10 in the Private Dining Room at The Cooper Craft Kitchen & Bar

Create the perfect party for you and four other couples or family members (total of 10) to celebrate a special event, or reciprocate and say Thank You to others, or just have a great evening out with friends on the town! This five-course dinner will be specially-designed by Executive Chef Adam Brown and paired with five special wines from the Duckhorn Wine Company. Duckhorn Vineyards has been named a “Top 100 Winery” in the world for the 7th time by Wine & Spirits and was honored to be chosen as Wine Spectator’s most exciting wine of 2017 out of the thousands of wines reviewed. There is no doubt this will be a fantastic dinner for the lucky bidder!

The specific wines chosen for this event include:

  • 2016 Decoy Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2015 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay
  • 2015 Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot
  • 2014 Canvasback Red Mountain Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon

DuckHorn logoCary Combine, Florida District Manager for Duckhorn Wine Company, will host the dinner and speak about the wines.

Founded by noted restaurateur & BallenIsles resident, Richard Rosenthal, The Cooper provides a warm, upscale dining experience, mixing sustainable seasonal dishes with an innovative take on classic American cuisine. The successful bidder will schedule this very special dinner directly with The Cooper who will coordinate all the details. Not valid Friday or Saturday evenings or holidays. This certificate expires on 12-31-18.


2018 International GT Sports Car Race

International GT is a North American racing series that includes three different championships for late model Porsche and Ferrari competitors. Home primarily to sportsman drivers, with the occasional professional driver/coach joining the action in endurance races.  International GT annually presents The Stuttgart Cup for Porsche Caymans, The Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy for 996, 997, 991 Cup Cars, and The Maranello Cup for Ferrari 430, 458, 488 Challenge cars.   Most race weekends feature a minimum of one enduro and two sprint “points” races that count toward the season championships. Learn more about International GT at and follow us on Facebook at  and Twitter @InternationalGT. 

2018 Certificate Details 

  • *Track Touring laps (not available at all tracks) 
  • 3 day credentials for 2 people, including parking, paddock and pit access (International GT only). 
  • Behind the scenes tour of International GT Team, including in-car driver telemetry, photo op, meet & greet with drivers and team owners. 
  • Pace car ride for an official International GT feature race. 
  • Winners circle photo op with Official Winners circle souvenir hats 

2018 International GT Schedule 

Sebring International Raceway March 2-4 
Road Atlanta  March 29-31
Road America May 18-21
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course June 22-24
Watkins Glen International Raceway September 7-9
Virginia International Raceway September 21-23
 Circuit of the Americas November 2-4


Red Sox Tickets 

4 Box Seats: “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” is uniquely nestled in the city of Boston. 4 Field Box Tier 1 Seats 4 Rows up behind 1st base allow you to see everything & almost touch the field (Right Field Box 8 Row D Seats 9-12). Fenway Park is a place where dreams are made, traditions are celebrated and baseball is forever. See the home of Red Sox legends, Williams, Yaz, Fisk and Rice. Plus see the world famous Green Monster which stands 37 feet 2 inches overlooking left field. Arrangements can be made in advance for the winner to sit on the green Monster and watch Batting Practice before a game (usually a few hours before the scheduled game). Winner must notify donor by 3/1/18 in order to get a choice of game for 2018 season (No Yankee or Houstons games; Opening Day; Marathon Monday). Tickets can be delivered digitally if desired. 


Paella Party for 20 at Your Home 

Treat your friends and family to a wonderful dinner & as the host and/or hostess enjoy the entire evening yourself! Your Paella Party will be prepared & served by Gianni, the very talented owner/chef at A Taste of Spain and More. Gianni will discuss the menu items & choices of Paella options with the winner to assure a perfect evening. The Hosts will supply all alcohol & use a $100 Total Wine Gift Certificate to purchase Spanish wines to accompany the paella feast. The dinner will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time except for major holidays. 

The dinner includes: 

  • Paella mixta 
  • Mediterranean Salad with homemade Citrus Vinaigrette 
  • Fresh artisan bread 
  • Total Wine $100 Gift Certificate for Spanish Wines

Chef services include: prepping, cooking and serving of Paella, salad and bread.