Sultana’s Pre-Gala Auction
5:00-7:00pm, February 25

Sultana’s Pre-Gala Auction offers a rip-roaring time and an opportunity to support the Foundation’s programs by underwriting the costs of our Annual Gala. In this sometimes wild in-person auction, guests are invited to bid on everything from utensils to tents to port-a-pottys. Gifts of any amount are welcome and contributions above $1,000 will be recognized on the Gala invitation and website.

Invitations to the Pre-Gala Auction are limited to Sultana Captain’s Table members only (individuals who have made a $1,000 gift since January 2022). If you are not currently a Captain’s Table member and wish to attend, you can either join the Captain’s Table, or purchase one of the items below using the “buy now” option.  If you would like more information about Captain’s Table and how to join please contact Liza Brocker at lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org / 410-778-5954.

For those who cannot attend in person, you can still participate by purchasing one of the below-listed items using the “buy now” option below. (If you have questions or simply want to circumvent the online buying process, please feel free to contact lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org or call 410-778-5954.)

Live Auction Items

Teacher Appreciation Day

The winner of this item has the honor of hosting a table of ten of the best and brightest local teachers.

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 1

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $2,500

 

SOLD OUT

Master of Blast

Have you ever wanted to fire a swivel gun? Join the crew and shoot the gun to “kick-off” the event. The winner of this item can bring several friends or family to participate and witness this once in a blue moon opportunity

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 1
This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with an opening bid of $500
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $2,000

 

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Pre-Gala Pre-Game

You and your closest 9 friends get to come to the Gala an hour early. Have a cocktail and some special snacks at your own private party and watch the Sultana staff scurry to get ready!

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 1

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with an opening bid of $500
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $2,000

 

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Facilitator of The Facilities

Could this possibly be the most important item at the Gala? It is certainly the most visited…get recognized for your contribution…to the bathroom trailer. Rule the throne and your friends will thank you.

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 1

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with an opening bid of $400
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $1,500

 

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Name the Golf Cart

You win it, you name it. Want it to say sponsored by…”your name here”? Do you just want to call it Gail? Francis? You can christen the carts or simply own the win with your own name…the winner of this item has the opportunity to be recognized for sponsoring the golf carts. These carts move guests to and from the parking area and offer an exciting glimpse into the driving skills of a number of local students while at the same time saving your shoes!

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 1

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with an opening bid of $250
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $1,500

 

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Dock the Boat

There are some people who simply prefer to make an entrance. Arrive by boat to the May Gala, tie up at the Clovelly dock and get a ride to and from the tent via one of our special golf carts.

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 1

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with an opening bid of $400
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $1,500

 

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Event Concierge

The winner of this item doesn’t have to post up for anything at the Gala. The only thing your concierge can’t do for you? Visit the bathroom trailers. Want a bottle of wine for your table? No problem. Want a few cookies from the dessert table? Absolutely. How about a cocktail? No need to wait in line…we’ll get it for you!

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 1

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with an opening bid of $400
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $1,500

 

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Pick The Gala’s Signature Drink

The winner of this item has the opportunity to select the “signature drink” for Sultana’s Annual Gala on May 13, 2023. There is also a “mock-tail” version of this item. Within the dictates of feasibility and good taste, you can let your imagination run wild. Just remember, you will be credited at the Gala for selecting the drink!

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 2

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with an opening bid of $500/ea
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $1,500/ea

 

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Drive Time for a Good Time

A professional driver and the Sultana van will be provided for the winner of this item. Why drive yourself to the gala when you and your friends can be chauffeured?

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 1

This item will be auctioned at the Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with an opening bid of $400
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $1,500

 

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Pick The Gala’s Signature Dessert

Not interested in deciding the signature drink? If you have a sweet tooth how about the Signature Dessert? Cookies, Candy and Pie—Oh My!

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 1

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with an opening bid of $250
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $1,000

 

BUY IT NOW

Ice Ice Baby

It takes a whole lot of ice to keep your drinks cool. Help us buy an immense amount of ice for this event.

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 1

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with an opening bid of $250
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $1,000

 

BUY IT NOW

Name That Tune

Four lucky people have the opportunity to review the playlist from the amazing gala entertainment and help us choose the music. This is your chance to make this “your” party!

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 4

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with an opening bid of $250/ea
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $1,000/ea.

 

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Lay it all on The Dancefloor

Your name is right on the floor with a giant Thank You and a “light monogram” created by our talented sound and lighting team.

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 1

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with an opening bid of $250
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $1,000

 

BUY IT NOW

VIP Parking

We have room for 4 special parking spots for VIPs at the Gala. These spots are as close as you can get without parking inside the tent!

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 4

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with an opening bid of $250/ea
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $750/ea.

 

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Sultana Fast Pass

Hang one of these lanyards around your neck and skip to the front of all the lines. People won’t hate you…they will just wish they were you.

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 5

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with an opening bid of $300ea
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $750/ea.

 

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Choose your Own Adventure (Table)

Love the band and want to sit as close as possible? Hate the noise and want to sit far away? Do you prefer next to the bar or the food? This is your chance to decide precisely where you want your table to be located.

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 2

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with an opening bid of $500ea
You can take this item off the auction list and “buy it now” for $1000/ea.

 

BUY IT NOW

 

Silent Auction Items

Uniform Kit for Staff

Every year we buy gear for the crew or the boat, paddling staff and general staff. Help underwrite the uniforms with your generous donation.

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 15

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with a fixed price of $200/ea

 

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New Canoes

The old Sultana Canoes were previously the old Chesapeake Conservancy canoes. It is time to start fresh and give the kids new modern canoes to experience the Chesapeake watershed. You can even have naming privileges!

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 10

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with a fixed price of $1,500/ea

 

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AED for the Paddling Program

We like to be prepared for every possible scenario and an AED as part of the paddling gear is a necessary addition.

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 1

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with a fixed price of $1000

 

SOLD OUT

Sultana Galley Appliance

Have you ever priced a marine stove? How about a refrigerator? We have and it is time for new ones for the Schooner’s Galley.

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 1

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with a fixed price of $2,500

 

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New Kayaks

Just like the Canoes, Sultana’s Kayak fleet has some aging boats that need to be replaced. You can name these too!

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 10

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with a fixed price of $750/ea

 

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Kayak and Canoe Paddles

There is no paddling without paddles. Help us replace our aging collection so that all those new boats also have new paddles!

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 20

This item will be auctioned at The Pre-Gala Auction on February 25th with a fixed price of $75/ea

 

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