Our Fourth Annual Gerad Meteyer Foundation Silent Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 19, 2011 will feature over 100 exciting Silent Auction items. For those of you attending, don't forget your checkbooks!

Back by popular demand, we are providing an opportunity for those who cannot attend the auction to get in on the action by placing bids on the following items, specially selected for advanced bidding:

Item 1 ~ Detroit Tigers v. Tampa Bay Devil Rays: 2 tickets, Section 340, Row 1, Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Value: $50, Starting bid: $15

Item 2 ~ Detroit Tigers v. Texas Rangers: 2 tickets, Section 340, Row 1, Thursday, April 19, 2012
Value: $50, Starting bid: $15

Item 3 ~ Detroit Lions v. Green Bay Packers - Thanksgiving Day 2011: 2 tickets and parking pass (Section 129 Row 33)
Value: $600, Starting bid: $150

Item 4 ~ Detroit Lions v. San Diego Chargers - Christmas Eve 2011: 2 tickets and parking pass (Section 129 Row 33)
Value: $300, Starting bid: $75

Item 5 ~ Bellis Therapeutic Spa in Farmington: one 1-hour massage & one 1-hour facial
Value: $160, Starting bid: $60

Item 6 ~ Darrell's Firestone in Farmington: gift certificate for oil change with oil filter change (4 available)
Value: $30 each, Starting bid: $12 each

Item 7 ~ Eastside Mario's in Livonia: gift certificate for $20
Value: $20, Starting bid: $12

Item 8 ~ Electric Beach Tanning in West Bloomfield: $30 tanning gift certificate
Value: $30, Starting bid: $15

Item 9 ~ Emagine Theater: 4 movie tickets
Value: $40, Starting bid: $25

Item 10 ~ Gaylord Country Club: 18 holes of golf for 4 with cart. No blackout. Expires 11/2012.
Value: $240, Starting bid: $50

Item 11 ~ Maggiano Little Italy in Troy: $25 gift certificate
Value: $25, Starting bid: $15

Item 12 ~ Michawaye Golf Course in Gaylord: 18 holes for 4. No blackout. Expires 10/18/2012.
Value: $188, Starting bid: $50

Item 13 ~ Odawa Casino Resort Stay & Dine Package (overnight with dinner). Blackout dates apply. Check with Casino. To redeem restaurant, be club member.
Value: $150, Starting bid: $50

Item 14 ~ Penn Grill & Bar in Plymouth: two $25 gift certificates
Value: $50, Starting bid:$30

Item 15 ~ Royal Oak Brewery: $25 gift certificate (2 available)
Value: $25 each, Starting bid: $10 each

Item 16 ~ Salon Edge II in West Bloomfield: haircut and blow dry
Value: $35, Starting bid: $20

Item 17 ~ Simple Organizing Solutions: Professional organizing services for residential & businesses
Value: $50, Starting bid: $28

Item 18 ~ Yoga Shelter in West Bloomfield: 30 days of yoga
Value: $109, Starting bid: $50

Item 19 ~ Zehnder's Splash Village of Frankenmuth: overnight & indoor waterpark for 4. Dragonfly Room. Call ahead for availability. Expires 6/29/2012.
Value: $280, Starting bid: $125

Item 20 ~ Belle Tire Gift Certificate
Value: $100, Starting bid: $50

Item 21 ~ Arnold Palmer autographed golf photo featuring a young Palmer in 4.5 x 7 cutout, autograph in 2.5 x 3 cutout, sm. darker red stain on mat, entire mat is 9.5 x 12.5 framed in gold.
Value: $50, Starting bid: $12

Item 22 ~ Running Fit package, donated by Running Fit: $50 gift cert, water bottle, Saucony shirt, Artic Ease Cryotherapy wrap, reflective shoe tags, ibungee speed laces, shoe pocket
Value: $100, Starting bid: $55

Item 23 ~ Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark (Boyne Mountain Resort): 1 day waterpark admission for 4. Not available during holidays/special event blackout periods. Not valid with other offers.
Value: $100, Starting bid: $40

Item 24 ~ Bikram Yoga of Northville: 5 yoga classes
Value: $70, Starting bid: $30

Item 25 ~ Mackinac Island Grand Hotel: 2 night stay, no meals. Arnold Line ferry tickets included.
Value: $994, Starting bid: $200

Item 26 ~ Day trip to Mackinac Island: Lunch or dinner for 2 at Dixie Saloon. Includes two Shepler's Ferry tickets and a bucket of candy from the local candy store.
Value: $80, Starting bid: $35

If you would like to place a bid on any of the items above, send a message to meteyer@hotmail.com or contact any of the Meteyer family members via Facebook or phone.


Your name
The name of the item
Your bid (must be at least the amount of the posted starting bid)
Your mailing address
Your phone number

Remember, these items are going up for silent auction this Saturday, so if you truly want to win the item, bid high, since others will have the chance to out-bid you at the fundraiser. Note that the IRS allows charitable contribution deductions "for the excess of the purchase price paid for an item over its fair market value." In other words, feel free to overbid and enjoy the tax benefits!

Please keep in mind that if you are the high bidder on an item, you are responsible for paying for the winning bid amount PLUS shipping charges. You may pay via PayPal or personal check.

This is an incomplete list of items that will be available on Saturday. We have more than 100 items and more donations are arriving almost daily!

As always, thank you for supporting the Gerad Meteyer Foundation and our mission to send underprivileged diabetic children to Camp Midicha. We couldn't do it without you!