Reach for Ralph Live Auction Items 2016

McCormick’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, dinner and drinks for 8: Overlooking the shores of beautiful Lake Minnetonka in the heart of downtown Wayzata, McCormick’s Pub and Restaurant features a cozy pub and adjoining elegant dining room, steeped in the Irish tradition of warm hospitality.

A unique guest experience blends the best of traditional Irish pub fare, as well as Continental and Nouveau American cuisine made entirely from scratch with fresh, locally sourced food and fish from the sea that’s hand-butchered, never frozen. Book a date in 2016

Donated by Tim McCormick

BBQ Party for 30 People at Your Home: Food for 30 people, Ribs, Chicken, Pork, Brisket, and Sides. Presented and cooked by Minnesota State BBQ Champion Team, Ross Bowen and Two Little Pigs. BBQ tips from MN BBQ Society Past President Ross Bowen and Team! All recipes and techniques will be shared openly! Date to be mutually agreed upon with Ross Bowen
Winner of the :
2013 1st in Brisket, Smokin in Steele
2012 Reserve Champion, Manitoba Open
2011 Minnesota in May Grand Champion
2009 NY State Rib Champion and Reserve Champion, NY State

Donated by Ross Bowen

Bonita Springs One Week Stay in Bonita Springs, Florida: This beautiful 2 bedroom/2 bath oceanfront condo on the Gulf of Mexico that sleeps six. It’s located in the gated community of Barefoot Beach and was voted one of the top ten beaches in America.

Times available: August 2015 – April 2016 excluding Thanksgiving (11/20 – 27), Christmas (12/18 – 31), and Feb 26 – March 31.

Donated by Michael and Mary Drazan

Tuscan Cooking Class Dinner for 10 in your home: Enjoy a 6 course meal, along with formal table service, kitchen clean-up for a group of 10 in your home. Take a culinary tour of Italy with your celebrity Chef, Italian Gourmet Antonio Cecconi. All ingredients are supplied along with one cooking assistant to aid with the evening fun. Roll out pasta and make Tiramisu.

Date to be mutually agreed upon.


Red Cow Restaurant and Bar, dinner and wine for 6: Providing a sophisticated twist on the classic neighborhood tavern, Red Cow celebrates finely crafted eats and drinks with a focus on gourmet burgers, craft beers, and fine wine. Includes 1 bottle of red wine & 1 bottle of white wine, appetizers, 3-course burger tasting, dessert. Monday or Tuesday before July 14, 2017, at any Red Cow location.

Donated by Red Cow

Lake Minnetonka Cruise on the Mer-Na, 3 hour cocktail and appetizer cruise for 4: Denny Newell is a long time Hammer supporter with a beautiful antique boat. Mer-Na is a rare, 36’ motor yacht complete with original crystal fixtures, brass faucets, burgundy mohair upholstery and bronze deck hardware. This nautical wonder has won many local and international awards. Date to be mutually agreed upon during the 2016  or 2017 boating seasons.

Donated by Denny and Mary Newell