Live Auction Preview!
Posted on August, 30 2011.

*UPDATED SEPTEMBER 8* With almost a week to go until Headdress Ball we´re sure everyone can´t wait to get "Under the Big Top" and see what excitement we have in store. One of the most exciting parts of our fundraiser every year is the live auction. Now you can preview the fabulous packages you can bid on this year! Keep your eyes on the Hope and Help website, Facebook and Twitter for all Auction updates. Coming soon: Daily Silent Auction item previews on the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Inc. Facebook Page and @HopeandHelpctr Twitter! Check out the updated Beach House package and the new Gift of Sight package! Here are our eight wonderful packages:

1. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment for 6

Dive into your exclusive SeaWorld experience of a lifetime for 6 special guests.  Your experience begins with Discovery Cove, Orlando’s one of a kind tropical hideaway.  Experience both power and playfulness during a personal swim with a bottlenose dolphin.  Interact with dolphins, birds, fish and rays in an all-inclusive setting.  Visit SeaWorld’s newest attraction, SeaVenture, and underwater walking tour where all 6 of you – wearing dive helmets – will feel right at home under the sea.  For the ultimate 1st class experience, all 6 of you will spend a day with a SeaWorld expert on a 7 hour Adventure Express tour.  As the sun sets over the harbor, the Seafire Inn celebrates the Makahiki Luau, where you will experience an authentic Polynesian festival and dinner filled with exotic tastes and entertainment.  During your weekend get-away 6 of you will spend two nights at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld.  Embark on your personal journey of discovery at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove.

Generously donated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

2. Beach Home Getaway

Looking for a quick beach getaway within 1 hour of Orlando?  We have the answer in this recently renovated designer 2 bedroom, 2 bath Penthouse Condominium located in Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach.  This luxurious condominium is located at the Royal Mansions Resort on a pristine section of Central Florida’s Coast.  Enjoy fantastic views of the beach, gorgeous preserved dune line and view cruise ships departing Port Canaveral from the balcony of this spectacular Penthouse.  This Condominium includes access to the amenities of the Royal Mansions Resort including direct boardwalk to a very quite area on the beach and an oceanfront pool.  This designer condominium is beautifully appointed with everything you will need to make your stay an enjoyable one.  For fun activities on the Cape, 4 admission tickets to Kennedy Space Center and a 10 person VIP package at Victory Casino Cruises.  Gift Cards and wine is included to make this a special getaway.  The accommodations in this condo sleep 4 and are available for one week in May/June.. 

Generously donated by Don Prentiss and Scott Rogers, Victory Casino Cruises

3. Fleming´s 100® for 40

Turn your special occasion into memorable times at Fleming´s Steakhouse and Wine Bar of Winter Park.  Gather 40 of your closest friends.  Fleming’s will supply the Private Dining room, The Fleming’s 100® — our award-winning collection of 100 wines by the glass as well as their extensive Reserve List, and tempting hors d´oeuvres. With 100 wines by the glass, Fleming’s will surprise and delight the most discriminating wine enthusiasts.  Fleming’s 100® for 40 is a brilliant alternative to a full-scale private dinner. Fleming´s will ensure that every detail — from the food and drinks to the ambience and timing — is exactly right and worthy of the occasion.  Generously donated by Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar of Winter Park

Generously donated by Fleming´s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

4. Universal Orlando Resort for 12

Get ready for the ultimate in VIP treatment when you and your friends embark on an exclusive tour of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for 12 people.  You’ll get free valet parking, access to both parks, a behind-the-scenes tour of both parks, private character meet and greets, exclusive access to the rides and attractions, and more VIP treatments throughout the day.  The package includes a 2 night hotel stay, which sleeps four people.  Perfect for a party, out of town guests, or just a fun-loving group of friends who want to be “VIP” for the day!

Generously donated by Universal Orlando

5. The Ritz – Carlton Destination Club

The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club has generously provided a one year membership in their exclusive residence club.  This Discovery Membership comes with 2,500 destination club points which will allow you to choose to visit some of their 10 highly sought after destinations, based on availability. Depending on your desire, it could afford you as many as two weeks on the beaches of the Caribbean, a week in the heart of San Francisco or a few days skiing in the Rocky Mountains. You will be assigned a dedicated personal concierge whose pleasure it will be to help you plan your year’s travel based on your preferences and assure you VIP status as only the Ritz-Carlton Destination Club can.


Aspen Highlands

Bachelor Gulch


Kapalua Bay

Lake Tahoe


San Francisco

St. Thomas

Generously donated by the Ritz-Carlton Destination Club

6. Cuisiniers for 85

Happy Holidays from Cuisiniers!  Invite your closest 85 friends for a deluxe cocktail party on December 3, 2011.  This prime December date has been reserved for you either at the Gallery at Interlachen, Cuisinier’s own premiere art studio or at your home.  This package includes an award-winning menu, full bar set-ups, bartenders, wait staff, venue rental, and a beautifully decorated buffet.  Ketel One Vodka has included a case of their spirits to help make the season bright!  Send out the invites and pick out the holiday music…and get ready to have a party no one will be quick to forget!  Now, what to wear?

Generously donated by Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine & Events and Ketel One Vodka

7. Bougainvillea Beautiful

Grab 3 of your friends and get ready for the beautification experience of a lifetime at Bougainvillea Clinique Medical Day Spa.  This amazing package includes 25 units of Botox - the favorite freezer, a syringe of Juvederm XC – the preferred filler, Obagi CRX skin care kits  - the choice for healthy skin, Obagi Radiance peel – the desired peel for tightening, lifting, smoothing and exfoliating,  and finally Obagi ELASTilash the ideal for longer, thicker and fuller eyelashes.  Plus, the lucky winner of this prize will receive one year of free fat banking.  Use your banked fat for breast augmentation, breast reconstruction and facial and skin rejuvenation for lines and wrinkles.  The Bougainvillea Clinique is one of the first aesthetic surgery facilities in the world to have an on-site StemSource® fat mini bank.

Generously donated by Bougainvillea Clinique Medical Day Spa

8.  The Gift of Sight

It’s almost like magic. One day you’re wearing glasses and the next day you don’t need them anymore!  LaserVue Lasik Center will guide you through the entire process from consultation, Lasik procedures for both eyes, and follow –up visits. LaserVue Lasik Center, helping patients achieve 20/20 vision in the Central Florida.  If hindsight is 20/20, you will be left wondering why you waited to have perfect vision.

Generously donated by LaserVue Lasik Center

In addition to our auction items we will be having a game of chance.

Take part in our game of chance for the ultimate Apple package at Headdress Ball. Tickets will be available for $20 the night of the event and we will pick the winner that night. The ultimate Apple package includes a 16GB White iPad with Red Leather Smart Cover, 32GB iPod Touch including car charger, Apple TV with HDMI Cable and $100.00 in iTunes Gift Cards.  This package is worth over $1200 so don´t miss out!