The Center’s Derby & Dreams Golden Ticket

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Support The Center and get a chance to win the Live Auction Item of your choice from the list below with The Center’s Derby & Dreams Golden Ticket !!

Private sailboat cruise and lunch in San Francisco Bay? A week in Puerto Vallarta? The winner of the Golden Ticket Raffle will have the opportunity to choose a one-of-a-kind experience from the list below. The rest of the packages will be part of the live auction at our Derby & Dreams Gala.

Tickets: $100 – only 100 will be sold. Tickets may be purchased in advance of the gala, and at the event until sold out.

Drawing: February 22, 2020, during the beginning of Live Auction portion of The Center’s Derby & Dreams Gala.

You do not have to be present to win.

How Can I Purchase a Golden Ticket?

You may choose one of the Live Auction Items from the list below:

A Day of Sailing on a 34’ Hunter Sailboat in San Francisco Bay, Sausalito & Lunch for Four People – Center Board Member, Jennifer Sands and her husband Dean are donating a not-to-be- missed opportunity for you and three friends to view the beautiful and breathtaking city of San Francisco from the water on Dean’s beautiful 34-foot sailing boat. Leaving from Fort Baker under the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito and under Dean’s captainship, you and your guests will enjoy fabulous views, refreshing wines and a delectable lunch on a “Day Cruise” along the incomparable Sausalito and San Francisco Bay. Dates may be subject to change based on the tide schedule. Expires 2/22/21. To be scheduled with the owner. Donated by Dean & Jennifer Sands.

Explore North Lake Tahoe with a Four-Night Getaway in Incline Village, NV – Incline Village offers an abundance of things to do, see, explore and experience, all under the wide mountain sky. Enjoy a summer getaway or winter adventure in this lovely remodeled, 3-bedroom/2-bathroom home with lake view for up to six guests. Located minutes away from popular ski areas, Mt. Rose, Diamond Peak and Northstar Resort, winter enthusiasts will find plenty of powder to enjoy. Kings Beach and Sand Harbor are close by as are hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating activities. Feel free to cap off a busy or relaxing day with a glass of wine on the deck while enjoying the incredible view of Lake Tahoe. Blackout dates include Christmas through New Year’s, and major holidays such as the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day. No pets. Expires 02/22/21. Dates to be scheduled directly with owner. Donated by Don Ashton.

Golf for Four & Lunch at Serrano Country Club – Invite three of your golfer friends and be ready for a memorable golf experience at Serrano Country Club. The par-72 championship golf course will offer you a variety of unique designs to test all aspects of your game. After a round of golf, enjoy a casual lunch at the award-winning clubhouse accompanied by breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada, Mount Diablo, and Folsom Lake from the grand windows and terraces. Two carts are included. Expires 10/01/20. Donated by Tom & Andrea Howard.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival for Two – Experience three days and two nights stay for two at Bayberry Inn B&B (Sunday – Thursday) in beautiful Ashland, Oregon while attending the Oregon Shakespeare’s Festival. During your visit, enjoy being pampered with a full gourmet breakfast, complimentary port & sherry and baked goods in the afternoons. Festival Dates are February 28 – June 7, 2020 and October 13 – November 1st, 2020. (June 9 – October 11, 2020 only Sunday through Thursday). Make your reservations right away! Shakespeare tickets expire 10/20/20 and the stay at Bayberry expires 11/2020. Blackout dates are June 7th-September 2nd. Taxes & gratuity are not in the value of the certificate. All reservations are subject to availability. Donated Bayberry Inn & Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

A Week in Puerto Vallarta – One week in an oceanfront studio or 1-bedroom condominium at the beautiful Costa Sur Resort and Spa in Puerto Vallarta. Reservations subject to availability. No major Holidays. To be scheduled with owner. Expires 02/22/2021. Donated by Julia & Martin Hackett.

Four Passes for All Four Days for a PGA TOUR Tournament of Your Choice (Exceptions Apply) – Enjoy watching the best golfers in the world on the PGA TOUR at your selected tournament. By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide. *Tournaments excluded from selection include: All 4 Major Championships (Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship) and all 4 WGC Events (HSBC Champions, Mexico Championship, Dell Technologies Match Play and FedEx St. Jude Invitational) Donated by CAA Sports.

Kings vs Rockets Game For 2 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – Fabulous two seats to Kings vs Rockets game on Tuesday, March 17 – Section 106, Row D, Seats 6 & 7. Stop by Punch Bowl Social before the game or celebrate afterwards with the included gift card. Donated by Jim & Jan Coffrini & Broadstone Racquet Club Women’s Tennis Teams.

You Win, You Choose! A Southern or French Délicieuse Experience! Dinner for eight in your home prepared by our favorite Chef Tim Pittman of Pheasant Wood Catering. This five-course Southern or French inspired meal will delight you and your seven guests. Champagne with your first course, wine pairing with the main courses, and a dessert beverage with the final course ensures that this will be a pleasant evening. Expires 02/22/2021. Date to be scheduled directly with Chef Pittman. Donated by Chef Tim Pittman & Betty Williams.

Bourbon & Whiskey Derby Bonanza – Appreciate premium Bourbon and Whiskey? Then this package is for you as it includes a beautiful decorative cart and all you need to start a great collection. Includes Bourbon and Whiskey from St. Augustine Distillery, Crown Royal, other Kentucky Whiskeys and much more. Donated by Broadstone Racquet Club Women’s Tennis Teams.

A Day of Boating in Sac for Eight – Welcome aboard! Enjoy six hours of fun in the sun for a party of eight people. Cocktails and heavy appetizers included as you board our Master Craft X2 boat. Perfect for wakeboarding, wake-surfing, tubing or just cruising around. Captain Gordy will be driving while his co-captain Suzette will pamper you with food and cocktails. Donated by Suzette Page, Travel Agent, Crystal and Clear Travel.

Participate From Anywhere

You may purchase tickets and win from anywhere in the world. You do not need to be present at the drawing to win. When you buy your tickets we will ask you to select your prize.

Play With Confidence

The Center raffle is approved and licensed by the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts License #RF0005473. 100 tickets will be sold.

The Fine Print (Why can’t I buy tickets online?)

By law, raffle tickets are not tax-deductible and we cannot sell them online.

Golden Ticket Rules & Details

  • Only 100 tickets are being sold. 
  • The price is $100 per ticket.
  • Ticket price is not tax deductible.
  • The prize for this raffle is the winner’s choice of any Live Auction Item from the list on the back of the ticket.
  • The buyer must pre-select his/her item of choice from the list of Live Auction Items on the back of the ticket and inform The Center of their choice.
  • The buyer must read the restrictions & expiration dates of all the Live Auction items.
  • Live Auction items with their restrictions and expiration dates will be posted on The Center’s website:
  • The winner of the Golden Ticket is announced at the beginning of The Center’s Derby & Dreams Live Auction.
  • Winner does not need to be present to win. 

Questions? Contact Kay Iida at or (530) 626-1450 or Betty Williams