2024 Tucson Beefsteak Live Auction

Empower Coalition, Inc. and the Tucson Beefsteak is proud to present fantastic live auction items, opportunities and experiences, many of which are priceless, once in a lifetime opportunities.

Professional auctioneer, Paul Ramirez, will be hosting this year's live auction and will be sure to entertain you with his outstanding skills.

Cody Sabol Live Painting

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of art with our exclusive auction item featuring paintings by the talented live painting artist Cody Sabol. The lucky winner will not only take home the captivating masterpiece created during the 2024 Tucson Beefsteak event but also receive another stunning painting from Sabol's collection. From bold strokes to intricate details, Sabol's work promises to add elegance and flair to any space. Don't miss this chance to own a piece of artistic brilliance and support a thriving artist. Bid now to make these extraordinary paintings yours!

Midland Experience

Get ready to rock with 4 exclusive VIP tickets to the electrifying Midland concert at Rillito Downs Park supporting our locally grown talent, courtesy of the Tucson Conquistadors! But that's not all - groove to Midland's tunes with two extra VIP tickets to any of their concerts nationwide. Plus, dive into memorabilia frenzy with a signed jersey from their iconic music video and a Fender guitar autographed by the band, ensuring this experience stays alive long after the music fades.

Restrictions & Disclosures: Winner to choose concert date/location and is responsible for expenses to get to the concert location.

Ultimate U of A Experience

Experience the ultimate sports package with exclusive access and perks! You and your guest will enjoy the excitement of two courtside seats at a Phoenix Suns game, with a special meet and greet opportunity with University of Arizona legend Miles Simon, who will personally guide you through the team's practice facilities. But the excitement doesn't stop there! You'll also score two seats on scholarship row for the thrilling University of Arizona vs ASU game, complete with two courtside seats and premier parking. As if that wasn't enough, you'll receive a treasure trove of memorabilia including a personalized U of A basketball jersey, signed basketballs from the 2023-2024 Men’s Basketball and Football teams, an autographed women’s basketball from Adia Barnes, and tickets to various home games including soccer, volleyball, women's softball (6 tickets & parking), and gymnastics. Plus, enjoy the VIP treatment with a pair of courtside tickets and parking to any home women's basketball game, along with tailgate tickets and Wilbur Lounge passes for a Men’s basketball game. To top it off, delve into the inner workings of Arizona Athletics with an exclusive tour and the chance to attend a Men’s basketball practice. Get ready for an unforgettable sports extravaganza!

Private In-home Dinner for 8 with Chef Mat Cable

Embark on an exclusive culinary journey with Chef Mat Cable of Zio Peppe restaurant in the comfort of your own home. This auction item offers an intimate in-house dinner experience for a maximum of 8 guests, ensuring a personal and memorable affair. Chef Mat Cable, renowned for his innovative approach to Italian cuisine, will curate a bespoke menu tailored to your tastes. Witness his culinary mastery as he transforms premium ingredients into a delectable feast, sharing insights and stories behind each dish. Gather your closest friends or family for a private dining event that promises not only exceptional food but also a unique opportunity to interact with Chef Cable. Bid now to secure this rare chance for an unforgettable evening, blending the magic of Zio Peppe's cuisine with the warmth of your own home.

Restrictions & Disclosures: Must be redeemed by Jan 31st, 2025

The Tucson Police Tactical Experience, F-16 Fighter Pilot Experience, and Vltor 16” Defender Series Rifle

The Tucson Police Tactical Experience offers a firsthand glimpse into law enforcement, providing street safety protocols for the highest bidder and three guests. Participants can engage in defensive driving on the race track and experience virtual scenarios, tactical shoot house training, and firearm shooting before enjoying a photo opportunity with John Dillinger's iconic Tommy Gun and lunch with Chief of Police Chad Kasmar and Assistant Chief Mike Silva. You and a friend will enjoy a flight line tour, runway viewing of takeoffs and landings, then experience a once-in-a-lifetime F16 flight simulation. All while getting a personalized tour from the gracious donor of this experience, Ted Maxwell. Cap off the auction with a Vltor 16" Defender Series rifle and accessories from Abrams Airborne Manufacturing Inc.

Restrictions & Disclosures: The Tucson Police Tactical Experience needs to be scheduled in advance, on a weekday from 9 AM to 12PM, and only available if you’re 21 years or older and must be qualified to own a firearm. The flight simulator and tour to be redeemed by 1/31/2025.

Oro Valley Country Club One-Year Full Membership

Take advantage of a one-year Golf Single membership to the acclaimed Oro Valley Country Club with no initiation fee and no monthly dues. This beautiful 18-hole parkland course features brand new greens and incredible practice facilities surrounded by the Pusch Ridge section of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Oro Valley, Arizona. Join the fun with social events for every member of the family, world-class amenities like the full-service fitness facility and personalized service at upscale indoor and outdoor dining venues.

Private Chef Experience with Chef Daniel Scordato of Vivaci & Uptown Burger

Host the ultimate dinner party at your home with renowned Chef Daniel Scordato preparing a private dinner for up to 12 guests. A Tucson culinary icon, Chef Scordato will prepare an incredible meal for you and your guests that will be the most coveted dinner invitation of the year. All food and ingredients provided, service and alcohol is the responsibility of the winner.

Restrictions & Disclosures: Must be redeemed by Jan 31st, 2025. Winner to schedule their dinner at least 60-days in advance.

Diamante in Cabo San Lucas

Enjoy a one week stay week #25 June 22nd through June 29th 2024- Saturday to Saturday in either one of the beautiful golf villas featuring romantic hacienda architecture, combined with impeccable style in these spacious breathtaking units or the vast 5000+ square foot, gorgeous penthouse! The Penthouse is absolutely enormous and luxurious with spectacular views of the ocean and the massive lake like swimming pool. This trip is perfect for four couples. You will have access to the many outstanding amenities of Diamante Resort including golf, the Spa at Diamante and the incredible Crystal Lagoon. You will have access to fine dining such as the always amazing Nobu and many more. Hire a fishing boat and enjoy the coast while fighting and landing the most delicious Mahi Mahi. This package includes up to 10 rounds of golf to three world class private golf courses: The Dunes: ranked by golf magazine as the 98th best course in the world and also known to be the best course in Mexico. El Cardonal at Diamante: home to the World Wide Technology Championship and Tiger Woods designed Oasis Short Course at Diamante.

Restrictions & Disclosures: one week stay week #25 June 22nd through June 29th 2024- Saturday to Saturday. Airfare is not included in this over $10,000.00 value package that has been generously donated by the Lara family. Golf will need to be purchased by the winner on location up to $3,500.00 to be reimbursed upon receipt by the Empower Coalition.

Hawaiian Summer Vacation

Embark on the ultimate Hawaiian getaway with an 8-day, 7-night escape to the serene shores of Ewa Beach, Oahu. Your cozy retreat awaits in a charming 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath single-family home, providing the perfect backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation. Thanks to a generous $2,000 flight voucher, your journey to paradise is effortless, leaving you with more to spend on unforgettable experiences. With transportation included, you'll traverse the island in style aboard a spacious 4-door Jeep Wrangler, ready to explore every corner of Oahu's breathtaking landscapes. Upon arrival, delight in the convenience of a well-stocked fridge, ensuring that you can indulge in your favorite treats without a worry. Tee off in style with a coveted foursome at the prestigious Oahu Country Club, soaking in the sweeping views and lush fairways. And when it's time to unwind, head to the iconic Black Shamrock Tavern for a casual evening of piping hot pizza and ice-cold beers. Plus, embark on an Oahu Transportation tour, where you'll uncover the island's hidden gems and cultural treasures with knowledgeable local guides. With this unforgettable itinerary, your Hawaiian dreams are sure to become a reality.

Restrictions & Disclosures: Travel dates are flexible and to be confirmed at least two weeks prior to arrival and is valid through 1/2/2025.

Ares Collective VIP Package

Description: The Ares Collective VIP package offers fantastic culinary experiences and a one-year Ares Collective VIP card. You'll enjoy a 5-course tasting dinner for 10 people at Flora's or Commoner, crafted by Ares Collective Chefs and local guest chefs, with curated wine pairings. Additionally, host up to 50 guests for a Zoom baking class led by Prep and Pastry chefs, treat up to 20 guests to complimentary office catering or a private gathering, and receive brunch for 20 people at Prep and Pastry. Explore mixology with a private cocktail-making class led by the Ares Collective's beverage director. With the Ares Collective VIP card, enjoy priority seating, a 20% discount at select restaurants, and complimentary coffee for one year.

Restrictions & Disclosures: Must be redeemed by Jan 31st, 2025

White Mountain Golf Getaway

Description: Escape the heat with this amazing Arizona summer golf vacation package. Start your 5-night stay at a home in Pinetop Country Club with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Whether with your significant other, friends, or family, there's plenty of room to relax after golf, fishing, or hiking. The winner receives two rounds for themselves and three guests at the Pinetop Country Club. However, one trip may not be enough, so the package also includes a 3-night stay in a spacious mountain house in Torreon. Enjoy two additional rounds of golf at Torreon with access to both 18-hole courses. You'll be blown away by the beauty and accommodations.

Restrictions & Disclosures: To be used by Jan 31st, 2025. Travel dates to be confirmed and arranged in advance.

Inde MotorSports Ranch Experience

Escape to the high desert of Inde Motorsports Ranch in Willcox, Arizona for an action packed weekend of fast cars, excellent food and accommodations. Over the course of 2 days, you and a friend will learn how to take new Porsche Cayman S's to the limit around Inde's 2.75 Mile 21 turn road course; considered one of the best road courses in the Western US . Arrive at noon and let the fun begin until 4pm the following day. Provided Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast and overnight accommodations for two. Up to 12 hours track time and instruction by Inde's professional coaches. Donated by CJ & Lauren Dorland.

Restrictions & Disclosures: Car insurance is included, but must be 25 years or older with a valid U.S. Driver’s license. Must be redeemed by Dec 31st, 2024

Sustainable Bluefin Tuna Dinner and Private Omakase for Four

Experience the skilled craftsmanship as you and your guests watch the breakdown of a 200+ pound Tuna at Obon Sushi Bar in Tucson. In addition to the Tuna breakdown, enjoy welcoming cocktails, appetizers, and a beverage pairing before a 6-course meal. The winner receives four tickets to a future dinner, starting at 5:30 PM and lasting until 10 PM. For a more intimate setting, enjoy a private “Omakase” dinner curated by Executive Chef Anthony Dromgoole, including select sushi courses and a sake pairing. These personalized dinners are courtesy of Andre Joffroy and Obon Sushi + Bar + Ramen. Includes a one-night stay for two at the Leo Kent hotel between March 1st, 2024 and March 1st, 2025.

4 tickets (future) to our “Whole Sustainable Bluefin Tuna Dinner”
• Live Breakdown of 200+ lb Tuna
• Welcome Cocktail
• Passes Bites
• Beverage Pairing
• 6 Courses
*This typically starts at 5:30 and till around 10

Private Omakase for 4:
• Sake pairing with our branded Sake
• “Omakase” Chef's Choice of select sushi courses
• Executed by our Executive Sushi Chef Anthony Dromgoole

Ultimate VIP Golf Experience

Experience the epitome of luxury with our exclusive golf package featuring access to some of the most prestigious clubs across the country. From the breathtaking landscapes of Troon North, Eagle Mountain and Arizona Country Club to the coastal elegance of La Jolla Country Club, Santaluz Golf Club, San Diego Country Club, and the lush fairways of the Broadmoor in Seattle, prepare to tee off in style. With a friend of Empower as your gracious host, you and two friends will embark on an unforgettable golfing journey, enjoying unparalleled hospitality and camaraderie at each esteemed club along the way. Bid now for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play at these exclusive destinations and create lasting memories on the greens.

Restrictions & Disclosures: The winner and their guest will be hosted at each of these amazing golf courses by a friend of Empower. Dates must be agreed upon. Eagle Mountain and Troon North are foursomes with carts.

Ultimate VIP Golf Experience

Immerse yourself in greatness on the greens with this Premier Membership to Starr Pass. Included is a one-year full golf membership at the spectacular Arnold Palmer-designed Starr Pass Golf Club. Challenge your skills on the three nine-hole courses winding through the desert, offering dramatic elevation changes and breathtaking views of the Tucson Mountains. The Premier membership also affords you access to the resort amenities, discounted rates at the resort, and access to Hashani Spa. This package also includes complimentary cart fees, providing unlimited golf opportunities for enthusiasts of all levels. Additionally, as a Troon Property, Starr Pass grants access to all Troon properties at discounted rates.