Playing Together Auction Items, Sponsors, and More!

Brighter Beginnings’ 9th Annual Playing Together for a Brighter Beginning fundraiser is right around the corner! This year’s event will feature both a live auction and silent auction, a raffle for an instant wine cellar valued at $2000, a banquet dinner, and opportunities to support our work in the evening’s Fund a Need.



2:00 PM – Tennis Check In & Registration
2:30 PM – Tennis Matches Begin
5:00 PM – Champagne Reception & Cocktail Hour with live music
6:15 PM – Banquet Dinner
7:00 PM – Evening Program including Live Auction & Fund a Need

Instant Wine Cellar Raffle

Win an instant wine cellar containing over $2000 in premium wines and spirits! Raffle tickets can be purchased from staff at check-in tables. Each ticket is $20, or 6 for $100. The winner of the Instant Wine Cellar will be announced during our dinner program. You must be present to win!

Live Auction


The Happiest Place on Earth
Take a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth! This package includes four tickets to Disneyland and a Hyatt voucher for $215 towards your stay at any Hyatt hotel, including the Hyatt Place at Anaheim, just 2 miles from Disneyland.
Value: $835
Donated by Montrose Travel & Disneyland, Inc.


Host You Own Party at Amphora Nueva for 10
Host your own party for 10 at Amphora Nueva in Lafayette. Amphora Nueva has been family owned and operated for over 100 years, providing only the best olive oils and balsamics. Your party will include a spread of salads, tapanades, red & white wine, and delicious Semifreddi’s breads for dipping.
Value: $400
Donated by Amphora Nueva & Semifreddis


An Oceanside Stay
Win a romantic long-weekend getaway to a lovely 1 – BR condo in Oceanside, CA. The balcony has a direct view of the beach and you’ll only be steps away from a heated swimming pool & spa. Includes free admission to the city’s annual Valentine’s Day 5K and bike ride. Blackout dates: April 30 – Sept. 15 & holidays. Available for 3 nights, expires on Dec. 31, 2017.
Value: $780
Donated by Martha Rosales & Diane Rodriguez


Mexican Fiesta for 50
Throw a fiesta for fifty of your closest friends. We’ll provide the food, wine for sangria, and a case of Anchor beer.
Value: $1000
Donated by Mary Rocha, Delicato Family Vineyards, & Anchor Brewing Company


Wine Barrels A & B
Feature a selection of premium wines from Northern California Vineyards.
Value: $1000 each


Groveland Getaway: A Week in Tranquility
Win a full week stay at a lovely three-level town home in Groveland, CA. 4-BR, 4-BA, and a deck that overlooks the beautiful Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course. Tennis, pickle ball courts, and archery are close by, as is a swimming pool, clubhouse & golf pro shop, bar, and restaurant.
Value: $1,225
Donated by Dr. Barbara Bunn McCullough & Stuart McCullough


Tennis Pro Package
Win tickets to the finals of the 2017 Bank of the West Classic, and receive a free tennis racquet, tennis bag, racquet stringing, grip, dampener, and a $250 gift certificate to LaFoot in Rockridge for new shoes and orthotics.
Value: $1,344
Donated by Bank of the West, Rossi’s Tennis & Running, Allen Lescure, & LaFoot, Inc.


Leave Your Heart in San Francisco
Discover the city anew with 4 tickets to Pier 39’s attractions, a private tasting & tour for 8 at the famous Anchor Brewery, tastings for 4 at the Winery Collective, 4 tickets to a 2017 Giants game, and a $215 Hyatt voucher. Includes a SF Giants baseball signed by Sergio Romo, & a SF 49ers football signed by Joe Staley.
Value: $1,561
Donated by Pier 39, Anchor Brewing Company, San Francisco Giants, Montrose Travel, Winery Collective, San Francisco 49ers.


World-Class Vacation with WorldMark
Enjoy a one week stay in a 2- BR condo at any of WorldMark’s California or Hawaii resorts. Options include Anaheim, Angels Camp, Bass Lake, Big Bear, Clear Lake, Indio, Marina Dunes, Oceanside, Palm Springs, Pismo Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Solvang, and Windsor.
Value: $2,500
Donated by Dr. Liz Nickels

Silent Auction


  • Experience Oliver Ranch: Discover this picturesque 100-acre, world-renowned sculpture ranch in the heart of Sonoma County. Oliver Ranch is known internationally for its 18 remarkable site-specific installations. Don’t miss this opportunity, sign-ups are $150/ person or $300/ couple.
  • “Felicia’s Balloons” by Victoria Hamlin (oil paint on birch panel).
  • Original painting by Arthur Desrosier
  • Private Flight to the California Capital Airshow: Take a private round trip flight for two from Concord to Sacramento for the CA Capital Airshow. You’ll enjoy an unbeatable view of the Blue Angels and Golden Knights Precision Sky Diving Team, front row seats to watch a jet-powered dragster race plane, and full access to car show and static displays.
    Value: $600
    Donated by David Griest
  • Deluxe Picnic Basket by Foley Family Wines: Always be picnic-ready with this beautiful selection of six wines, picnic essentials, and a complimentary lunch for 4 on Chalk Hill Road.
    Value: $1000
    Donated by Foley Family Wines

Thank You to Our Sponsors


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