Live Auction Excitement

From a New York City food tour to an outdoor canoe adventure, our live auction will have what you’re looking for! On Sunday, July 19, Urban Roots is hosting our 5th Annual Celebration Dinner at the Saint Paul Hotel. New this year will be a live auction. Check out the amazing packages you could bid on and win at our event!

Chef’s Table at Heartland Restaurant & Wine Bar (Party of 6)
Estimated Value: $2,000


The Chef’s Table experience includes a table outside the kitchen, a dedicated server as well as the presentation of each course by the Chef. An in depth behind the scenes tour of the facilities is given prior to the meal. The menu is custom designed, and wines are paired with each course (or pairings with beer, cocktails or nonalcoholic cocktails). The details of the menu and the scope of it are predicated by budget, personal preference and dietary concerns and constraints. Diners are not made aware of the actual menu, but are instead greeted with it when they arrive. The anticipation and surprise are part of the experience…Read More

Outward Bound Canoe Trip (Party of 12)
Estimated Value: $1,300


Voyage with your canoe through lakes and portage trails in pristine wilderness areas. Learn to read the river with skill and intimacy and take your turn paddling your canoe. Custom group canoe trips are designed specifically for your group. The wildnerness is our classroom and experience is our teacher. We will work with you to design course learning objectives and logistics. Plan a canoe trip for up to 12 participants for Fall 2015…Read More

Wine Region Escape in Sonoma, CA
Estimated Value: $5,000

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Gorgeous scenery 

and premier luxury surround you in Sonoma, California for 5 days and 4 nights at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa with Economy Class air for two. The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa sits in the idyllic California’s renowned wine country, replete with an abundance of nearby wineries, epicurean delights, and breathtaking scenery. For hundreds of years, ancient thermal mineral waters have graced this site. Today, the resort is proud to be one of the only luxury Spa resorts in the country with its own source of thermal mineral water. All guests may partake in daily complimentary hike and bike adventures. Your trip for two includes: Round 

trip economy class air, 5 days/4 nights accommodations in King or Queen room, daily complimentary breakfast, all room-related taxes, daily complimentary wine tastings in hotel lobby, complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival, free concierge reservation service… Read More
Savor New York City Food Tour
Estimated Value: $4,000

South Street Seaport, NY

Explore Manhattan’s history through its food in New York, New York for 4 days and 3 nights at the Grand Hyatt New York including your choice of one food tour. Come along with expert guides to explore the delicious foods and beverages in Manhattan’s most interesting neighborhoods. The historic East Village neighborhood is known for its rich culture, from art and fashion to music and politics, and very importantly, for its food! You won’t be able to get enough of the authentic NY pizza and hot dogs, homemade Ukrainian pierogies and soup, deli sandwiches, egg creams, Chinese dumplings and ice cream. The Lower East Side, one of the oldest, yet trendiest, neighborhoods in Manhattan boasts a rich immigrant history, and a menu to compliment it with authentic Neapolitan pizza, bialys, pickles, knishes, Greek spinach pie and souvlaki, gourmet chocolates and donuts. The eclectic neighborhood of NoLita, adjacent to Little Italy, is home to the Italian immigrants who came to America at the end of the 19th century. These streets house the oldest pizzeria in the U.S., the old police headquarters and DiPalo Fine Foods. Savor Italian cheeses and meats, Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches, delicious French quiche, Mexican yucca fries, Spanish tapas, handmade candy and NY style cheesecake while you learn about mafia history! Your trip for two includes: Round trip Economy Class air for two, 4 days/3 nights, all room-related taxes, free concierge reservation service and your choice of a New York City Food Tour (Flavors of New York or Lower East Side Artisian Tour or NoLita: Eat a Bite of Ethic New York)… Read More

Mario Andretti Racing Experience for Two
Estimated Value: $Priceless

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Get ready to bridge the gap between fantasy and reality with the Mario Andretti Racing Experience. The “world’s fastest driving experience” offers full-size Indy-style race cars similar to the race cars driven by Mario himself, and puts you in the driver’s seat! With no lead car to follow and two-way car radio communication with your personal spotter, it’s just you, the car and the speedway! Your choice of Arizona, Illinois, New Hampshire or North Carolina for 3 days and 2 nights with a Mario Andretti Racing Experience and accommodations at a Fairmont, Marriott, Hyatt or similar property. Your trip for two includes: 3 days/2 nights, all room-related taxes, free concierge reservation service, one 3-hour Mario Andretti racing experience; including a driver’s meeting with the crew chief, in car 2-way radio and personal racing instructors (per person) with a souvenir racing license and graduate certificate…Read More


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