The David Pettigrew Foundation at Mark Ryan Winery

Pre-Event Bids

You can bid on any silent auction item by email up before the event until noon Novemeber 10th. Bids are to be submitted to Marna Pettigrew ([email protected]).

Your email must state your name, identify the item, and state the amount. We will write your bids onto the bid sheets prior to the opening of the silent auction on Novemeber 11th, and of course, people have the right to bid at the event. The winner on each item will be the highest bid on the bid sheets at the closing of the silent auction on the evening of the event.

2017 Silent Auction Items

1. Double Chair Lift from Steven Passes' "Big Chief" Lift

Double Chair Lift from Steven Pass

A 1964 Riblet Double Center Pole Chair from Stevens Passes' "Big Chief" chairlift. This is very cool! Riblet has been building chairlifts since 1939 and has finished approximately 500 chairlifts in North America and a number of lifts in both South America and Australia. The lift is being replaced at Stevens Pass, and this is your opportunity to have a piece of Stevens Pass history.

  • Donated by: Stevens Pass
  • Value: Priceless
  • Opening Bid: $300
  • Buy it Now: $1,000

2. Ski Anywhere in America

Ski Anywhere

This is an amazing opportunity to ski anywhere is in the U.S.! The use of two "Gold Passes" from the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA). Each of these two medallions allows any user to obtain a one-day lift ticket at any ski area in the United States for four days! That is, each Pass is good for 4 days and can be used a one or more ski resorts. The "Gold Pass" program is used as a fundraiser for the United State Ski & Snowboard Association to raise funds for the U.S. Winter Olympic team. The 2 passes are fully interchangeable –anyone can use them (Mom, Dad, the kids, significant other, etc.) These passes can be used anytime in 2017-2018, except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The passes will be delivered to you by NSAA a day or two before you intend to use them, and you will be obligated to return them to NSAA within a day or two after you use them. The reason for this is that the passes are in constant use around the country throughout the winter and must be passed on to other people. Offer expires June 30, 2018.

  • Donated by: National Ski Areas Association
  • Value: Up to $1,000 depending on resort chosen
  • Opening Bid: $400
  • Buy it Now: $1,600

3. Golf with Charlie Burdell at Broadmoor


Charles Burdell, Jr., former judge and past president of the Broadmoor Golf Club, will host 3 golfers for lunch and 18 holes of golf at Seattle's Broadmoor Golf Club on a mutually agreed date. Offer expires December 31, 2018.

  • Donated by: Charles Burdell, Jr.
  • Value: $400
  • Opening Bid: $150
  • Buy it Now: $600

4. Two Great Magnums

Garrison Creek Cellars

Enjoy two 2012 fabulous magnums from Garrison Creek Cellars Wine. One is a Syrah and the other is a Cabernet Sauvignon. Both were barrel aged 32 month in new French oak. Garrison Creek Cellars is one of the most beautiful wineries in Washington, located at the foot of the Blue Mountains just outside of Walla Walla, Washington. Its wines are spectacular.

  • Donated by: Garrison Creek Cellars
  • Value: $400
  • Opening Bid: $200
  • Buy it Now: $500

5. NorthStar Winery Delight SOLD!

NorthStar Wine

A NorthStar Winery blending seminar experience for four people at the NorthStar Winery in Walla Walla, Washington. NorthStar Winery is recognized as one of the world's foremost producers of Merlot. Six people will experience a unique hands-on opportunity to immerse themselves in the art and craft of blending this world-class wine. In addition, you will take home with you tonight a bottle of 2012 NorthStar "Premier" Merlot. This is a great opportunity to learn about wine making and enjoy some of Washington's best wine.

  • Donated by: NorthStar Winery
  • Value: $695
  • Opening Bid: $180
  • Buy it Now: $700

6. Three Fabulous Washington Wines

QuilCeda Creek Cabernet

These are the best:

  • 1. A bottle of 2008 QuilCeda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2. A magnum of 2012 Saviah Cellars "The Funk Estate" Walla Walla Syrah
  • 3. A bottle 2005 Garrison Creek Block 19, Syrah
  • Donated by: Doug Berry, Saviah Cellars (Rich Funk, owner and winemaker) and Ed Pettigrew
  • Value: $625
  • Opening Bid: $400
  • Buy it Now: $650

7. Incredible Private "Companion Rescue Workshop" Plus Pizza Lunch

Private companion rescue workshop at the Alpental Training Pad conducted by David Pettigrew Foundation instructors John Stimberis, Rob Gibson, Bram Thrift, and Jay Wiseman. This three hour workshop is one of the Foundation's best. It teaches skills necessary to effective operate a rescue beacon, probe the snow to determine a victim's location, and how to strategically move the snow to uncover your companion. The program will be followed by a pizza luncheon ("Pie for the People") at the Snoqualmie Pass Fire & Rescue Station with the instructors and Fire Captain Jay Wiseman. The luncheon will include slides and/or a video on mountain rescue and safety techniques presented by John Stimberis, President of the American Avalanche Association and a long time Foundation workshop instructor. You have your choice of February 11 or February 25, 2018 or if weather is a problem, some Sunday in March, 2018. This event is limited to eight (8) participants.

  • Donated by: John Stimberis, Rob Gibson, Bram Thrift, Jay Wiseman, Snoqualmie Pass and Ed and Marna Pettigrew
  • Value: Priceless
  • Opening Bid: $300
  • Buy it Now: $1,500

8. Stunning Diamond Earrings From LT Denny Jewelers

Stunning Diamond Earrings From LT Denny Jewelers<

Earrings, 18 karat white gold, floral design set with .31 ct. ttw. round brilliant diamonds. This is an absolutely beautiful set of earrings donated one of Seattle's premier jewelers.

  • Donated by: LT Denny Jewelers
  • Value: $1,000
  • Opening Bid: $400
  • Buy it Now: $1,500

9. Extraordinary Dinner by Chef Mike Toni and Obelisco

Miller Nash Pier 70 Office

A private dinner for 20 guests prepared by A Platinum Event's renowned chef, Michael Toni, who was a close friend of David's. This dinner will include incredible red wines by Obelisco Winery and will take place at one of the most spectacular locations in Seattle, the Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Boardroom above Aqua Restaurant on Pier 70. The Boardroom overlooks Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. All of Obelisco's red wines come from its renowned Red Mountain estate vineyard. Wine maker Doug Long's award winning red wines all are 90 points or above..

  • Donated by: Mike Toni, A Platinum Event, Obelisco Winery, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
  • Value: $4,000
  • Opening Bid: $1,200
  • Buy it Now: $3,500

10. Craft Whiskey Tasting

The Red Door Seattle

Enjoy a fun night at Fremont's popular The Red Door exploring a wide range of whiskies. This evening comes with heavy appetizers and is curated by owner Pete Hanning, himself. This is limited to 8 or fewer people.

  • Donated by: The Red Door/Pete Hanning Graham & Dunn LLP
  • Value: $300
  • Opening Bid: $150
  • Buy it Now: $400

11. Famous Northwest Whiskey

Bottle of Woodinville Whiskey

Woodinville Whiskey Company is donating:

  • 1. One bottle of Woodinville Whiskey
  • 2. Two bottles of Woodinville Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup
  • 3. Two Glencairn Crystal Whiskey Glasses
  • 4. One tasting card with expert tips and tasting notes

This is a great opportunity to support one of our local businesses..

  • Donated by: Woodinville Whiskey Company
  • Value: $100
  • Opening Bid: $70
  • Buy it Now: $150

12. Exquisite Cocktail Collection

Exquisite Cocktail Collection

Make your own delicious cocktails with four Coupe glasses, a delightful cocktail mixer, and a bottle of Hendricks Gin.

  • Donated by: Laurie Givan, Marna Pettigrew and Kusak Cut Glass
  • Value: $200
  • Opening Bid: $100
  • Buy it Now: $275

13. Kerloo Cellars Signed Magnums

Kerloo Cellars

Two Magnums of Kerloo Cellars' wonderful Grenache red wine signed by winemaker and owner Ryan Crane. Kerloo began in Walla Walla a number of years ago and now has an outstanding and fun tasting room in South Seattle. Ryan is a real expert and a well regarded winemaker.

  • Donated by: Kerloo Cellars
  • Value: $250
  • Opening Bid: $150
  • Buy it Now: $300

14. Golf at Aldarra Golf Club

Aldarra Golft Club

Golf for three with Ed Pettigrew at the beautiful Aldarra Golf Club in Sammamish, WA. This magnificent course designed by Tom Fosio is considered one of the very best in the Northwest. Lunch is included. Expires September 30, 2018.

  • Donated by: Aldarra Golf Club and Ed Pettigrew
  • Value: $400
  • Opening Bid: $250
  • Buy it Now: $550

15. Classroom Visit by the Fidgetman

Fidgetman Shark Tank

After a wild ride in the Shark Tank and making a deal with Barbara Corcoran, Mercer Island's very own, Jason Burns, aka the Fidgetman from Fidgetland will come to one lucky classroom and teach the entire class how to make fidgets.

By the end of the visit, not only will the kids know how to make a fidget, but they'll have their own to take home with them.

Date and time to be decided mutually by Jason and the winning classroom.

  • Donated by: Jason Burns
  • Value: Priceless
  • Opening Bid: $300

Next Chance

The date for the David Pettigrew Foundation at Mark Ryan Winery is November 11th, 2017. If you'd like to be the first to know when more details about the event as they are released and when you can sign up, simply enter your email address below to be added to our invitation list!

Team Up

Interested in being a featured sponsor at one of our fundraisers or would like us to join you on one of yours?

We are happy to hear any opportunities, suggestions or ideas for fundraising and making an impact. Please contact us.