September 13, 2012 | By Sylvia Smith | email@example.com
Travel accommodations, sports tickets, food and home items will be on the silent auction block at the Fourth Estate Award dinner Friday Sept. 21.
The dinner honors Washington Post writer and editor Bob Woodward for a lifetime of journalistic achievement.
The proceeds of the dinner and auction benefit NPC's National Journalism Institute, the Club’s non-profit arm, which provides professional development and training services to the journalism community, and scholarships to aspiring journalists.
Tickets are $125 for NPC members. Members may buy one additional ticket at that price. Ticket sales end TODAY, Friday, Sept. 14.
Click here to order tickets: http://press.org/about/awards/fourth-estate-award#Tickets NPC members who would like to purchase their tickets by phone should call the NPC reservations desk at 202-662-7501.
Here’s what attendees can bid on:
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS
-- Round-trip tickets for two to Bangkok on Cathay Pacific Airlines.
-- A three-night stay at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok.
-- Seven-night stay in an Acapulco penthouse donated by Michael Reilly.
-- A one-night stay in the presidential suite at the Westin Hotel in Annapolis with breakfast for two.
-- A two-night weekend stay in a deluxe room donated by the Willard InterContinental Hotel.
-- An autographed hat from Baltimore Ravens guard/center Gino Gradkowski.
-- A football signed by Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
-- A premium package for two donated by DC United.
-- An autographed basketball signed and donated by the Washington Mystics.
-- An MVP package from the Washington Nationals that includes four Diamond Club seats, four passes to watch batting practice from the infield, a parking pass and an autographed baseball.
-- An autographed home jersey signed by the Washington Capitals.
FOOD AND WINE AND FUN
-- Two $100 gift certificates donated by Old Ebbitt Grill/Clyde’s Restaurant Group.
-- Two tickets to the buffet at Maryland Live Casino.
-- Brunch for two at Seasons Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel.
-- Cheese consultation and a “cheese adventure” for two donated by Kiss My Curds.
-- A cooking class for up to eight people donated by cooking instructor Cary Pollak.
-- Ten dozen hand-made holiday bonbons donated by Sylvia Smith.
-- A gift basket donated by Georgetown Cupcakes, including a cupcake decorating party for 10.
-- Entrees for two and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot donated by the Black Fox Lounge.
-- A wine caddy and wine donated by Gayela Bynum.
-- 10 bottles of 2010 Ten Sisters Sauvignon Blanc and 2 bottles of 2010 Ten Sisters Pinot Noir donated by Ten Sisters New Zealand Wine.
-- Four admission passes to AFI Silver Theatre.
FOR THE HOME
-- A $500 gift certificate donated by Theodore’s Furniture.
-- Two gift sets from Vera Bradley.