This Year’s IGEF Live Auction Features Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip to the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta


This Year’s IGEF Live Auction Features Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip to the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta

IGEF Fundraiser features auction packages that offer unique experiences designed to inspire a bidding frenzy during the 2018 Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Fundraiser at the IGIA Get Connected Convention.

“The IGEF Auction Committee has been working long and hard to obtain live and silent auction items the likes of which we have never seen before,” says IGIA President Michelle Hurd. “This year’s auction is going to amaze people and hopefully raise a lot of money for a worthwhile cause, providing college scholarships for youth with ties to the grocery industry.”

The trip to the Masters Golf Tournament is the pièce de résistance of this year’s IGEF Auction. Bidding for this package (valued at $13,000) will open at $7,000.

Can't come to Convention but really want this package? Get someone to bid for you. Ghost bidders are allowed and encouraged. 

The 2019 Masters Experience includes:

  • Airfare for two
  • Three nights' deluxe accommodations (one room) at the Lighthouse award-winning Hampton Inn & Suites Augusta—Washington Road Hotel
  • Friday, April 12, 2019 check-in and Monday, April 15, 2019 checkout
  • $500 gift card
  • Masters Badge—Saturday & Sunday
  • Two-day badge grants access to the grounds at Augusta National for the duration of play for the weekend.
  • This tournament pass allows access to all patron areas of the course, including the practice area.
  • Your badge on Sunday allows for course access as the 2019 Champion is crowned at the conclusion of the tournament!
  • Access to PRIMESPORT's Northwood Club Hospitality
  • Access begins at 7 a.m. and ends 1-hour after the conclusion of play.
  • The Northwood Club is a climate-controlled facility constructed exclusively for hospitality during Masters week. With tastefully decorated indoor and outdoor hospitality space, you'll have plenty of room to relax as you and your guests mix business with pleasure in this casual hospitality environment.
  • All-day hospitality includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon hors d'oeuvres with water, assorted soft drinks and open bar.
  • Full business center with concierge service.
  • Cell phone check.
  • Multiple flat-screen televisions located throughout the facility keep you from missing any of the action on the course
  • Wireless Internet access.
  • Private restrooms.
  • Round-trip event transportation.
  • Sit back and relax as we take the guesswork out of transportation to and from the course on both tournament days!
  • Our convenient, dedicated shuttle service allows you to set your own schedule for the day.
  • Official Masters Tournament Souvenir.
  • Dedicated on-site event staff
  • Prior to your departure, PRIMESPORT will provide you with a travel itinerary for your time in Augusta, along with contact information for your 24-hour, on-site event coordinator.

This package was donated by BODYARMOR and Hy-Vee.

Other 2018 IGIA Live Auction Items

Item # 1: Chicago Getaway

Four Pepsi Suite Tickets (suite overlooks first base) to Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 3:05 p.m. Parking pass and complimentary food/beverages throughout game. $1,400 suite value and $30 parking pass (donated by Pepsi Beverages Company), $350 Marriott Gift Card (donated by Dole Fresh Vegetables) and $175 Gift Card to Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants, with over 60 restaurants to choose from in the Chicagoland Area (donated by Dole Fresh Vegetables).

Value: $1,955


Item # 2: Cyclone Football Game Day Experience

Four Iowa State University Cyclones Football Suite Tickets, ISU vs Baylor University Bears in the ISU Athletics Department Balcony Suite (North endzone in the Jacobsen Athletic Building) on Saturday, November 10, 2018 (Kickoff TBA; Stadium opens one hour prior to kickoff), VIP parking pass, complimentary food/veverages and event host throughout game ($2,000 Value; Donated by Iowa State University Athletics Department

Value: $2,000


Item # 3: Golf and Dinner with Iowa Legend Chuck Long

Foursome Golf Outing and Dinner with Chuck Long, former Iowa Hawkeye player and coach, at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines. Experience package includes one golf foursome (18 holes and carts) and a private dinner following a round of golf.  After golf, the group will dine on a three-course dinner with wine pairings in the Wine Cellar, Wakonda Club’s own private dining space. 

Since 1922, Wakonda has been a part of the Des Moines landscape, offering a full golf, sports and dining experience. Located just minutes from downtown Des Moines and the most historic neighborhoods in the Metro, Wakonda Club is the premier club of Des Moines. (Priceless Value; Donated by Dupey Equipment Company and Jim Hawk Truck Trailers).

Value: Priceless


Item # 4: Wine Country Trip

Tour/Tasting at J Vineyards and Winery for four people, J Vineyards and Winery gift basket, tasting at Louis Martini for four People and Tour/Tasting/Wine Country Lunch at William Hill Estate for four People ($2,300 Value; Donated by E & J Gallo Winery).

Hotel accommodations at the Harvest Inn in the Heart of Napa Valley. Two $500 hotel certificates toward a two-night bed and breakfast package including complimentary breakfast buffet at the Harvest Table, their Wine Country Kitchen, parking, Wi-Fi and bottle of Napa Valley Wine upon arrival. ($1,000 Value; Donated by Des Moines Truck Brokers and Fareway Stores)

Airfare for four (up to $1,400 Value; Donated by Honeybear Marketing and Farm-Wey Produce)

Harvest Inn is an idyllic resort designed to celebrate the vineyard way of life, with 78 luxurious accommodations nestled into five uniquely crafted neighborhoods, two secluded swimming pools, and a plush spa with indoor and outdoor facilities.  Although well situated in proximity to the hub of activity in historic St Helena, California, Harvest Inn offers picturesque privacy, charming warmth and friendly ambiance.

Value: $4,700