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CAPER auctions chock full of great stuff!

As part of the 30th annual CAPER, Family & Children’s Place is hosting live and silent auctions that feature everything from tickets to zoos, museums and events to vacations in faraway places such as Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Gulf Shores, Ala., and Las Vegas.

Auction proceeds – all items are generously donated by individuals, companies, and destinations – support our work to protect and heal children and families hurt by abuse. The staff at the agency got involved, too, creating baskets for auction. The baskets run the gamut from gardening to ’80s nostalgia to family fun and a St. Patrick’s Day Salute.

But if you want to bid, you have to be present at CAPER, since all silent auction bids will be made via BidPal. Live auction bids will match most all any live auctions, with animated gestures and callouts, and Murray McCandless is our live auctioneer for CAPER. He’s great and getting the crowd excited and creating some spirited competition.

CAPER is Saturday, Feb. 18, 3-6 p.m., at the Galt House Hotel and tickets are still available here: http://bit.ly/2ivwXSU

To whet your bidding appetite, here are some of the items up for auction:

Live auction

A one-week stay in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, donated by Tony Duncan, valued at $1,600.

A one-week stay in Gulf Shores, Ala., featuring miles of snow-white beaches, donated by Jim and Barbara O’Connor, valued at $1,980.

Three-night stay in Las Vegas, with airfare, donated by Matthew and Carrielee Koole, valued at $750.

Poker night with Coach Denny Crum and a bunch of your friends, donated by Coach Crum, valued at $500.

Maker’s Mark tasting Experience for up to 20 people, donated by maker’s Mark, valued at $400.

Eight one-way e-passes from Southwest Airlines, valued at $1,600.

Silent auction

Section of the court floor from the 2013 UofL Cardinals NCAA championship.

Coach Rick Pitino-signed basketball.

Indianapolis Colts signature football.

Hot air balloon ride for two people.

UPS Flight Simulator experience.

Trinity High School apparel and game day basket.

St. X game day basket.

Z31 Advanced Sonic Electric Toothbrush

Two tickets to Ryman Auditorium – the mother church of country music.

Apple Watch.

Four passes to the National Corvette Museum.

Four-hour limousine service for up to eight people.

These are just some of the more than 130 interesting and amazing items up for auction.

Join us at CAPER for some great food, fun, family time, a chance to meet and get autographs from the Cardinals men’s basketball team, along with legendary Coach Denny Crum and Susan Crum, and support a great and important cause.

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