2023 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.
2-Night Stay at Aria and Golf for Three at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas
Don’t miss this unforgettable golf experience for you and two guests to play a round of golf at the legendary Shadow Creek Golf course designed by renowned architect Tom Fazio in Las Vegas Nevada. This golf course was the site of The Match in 2018 between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and now the 2022 Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play. Mountain views and challenging, tree-lined holes will make for a great round no matter how well anyone plays. You’ll also enjoy a two night stay at Aria and airfare to Las Vegas. Play Monday to Thursday between October and November. Three rounds at Shadow Creek plus hotel and airfare valued at $8,000.
The Tucson Police Tactical Experience & F-16 Fighter Pilot Experience
Going to the high bidder and three of their guests, the Tucson Police Tactical Experience will give you a taste of what it’s like to keep the streets safe. Hammer the gas as you navigate the race track in a patrol car and learn what defensive driving is all about. After that, train like a Tucson Police officer in their virtual simulator that puts you in real-world scenarios, train in the tactical shoot house with simulation rounds, shoot Tucson PD pistols, carbines, and other awesome weapons on their firing range, and, finally, a photo op with the actual Tommy Gun favored by the infamous John Dillinger. The tactical experience ends with lunch with Chief of Police Chad Kasmar and assistant Chief Mike Silva. 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. Once you’re ready to police the streets, take to the skies where you and a friend will be welcomed to a flight line tour and a trip to the runway to watch takeoff and landings followed by a once in a lifetime F16 flight simulation. You’ll have a personalized tour from Doug Hadley who has graciously donated this experience and his time to help support veterans and their families in southern Arizona.
U of A Sports Fan's Ultimate Year of Sports
Go Cats! This item is a can’t miss for the University of Arizona sports fanatic. Not only will you get two season tickets to U of A basketball, the winner also gets an inside tour of Arizona Athletics, an autographed basketball signed by the 2022-23 men’s basketball team and a football signed by Coach Fisch! The season tickets to the 2023 U of A Basketball (Section 6, Row 15, Seats 5 & 6) and one game courtside, (4) tickets to U of A football plus tailgate and parking passes, you’ll also get tickets to individual volleyball, soccer, baseball, gymnastics and softball games! The U of A Basketball season tickets donated by Matt Schmidt & AZ Injury Law. Football tickets cannot be used during homecoming or family weekend. Courtside basketball tickets are not available for the UCLA, USC, and Oregon games
Diamante in Cabo San Lucas
Enjoy a one-week stay in a 5,600 Sq Ft, four bedroom Golf Villa at the luxurious Diamante, Cabo San Lucas. The Golf Villa offers romantic hacienda architecture and modern glamor combined in impeccable style in these spacious, breathtaking units. You’ll enjoy access to the many outstanding amenities of Diamante Resort including golf, the Spa at Diamante, the unforgettable Crystal Lagoon, fine dining and much more! Includes up to ten rounds of golf to three world class private golf courses: The Dunes Course (#1 ranked Mexico golf course and #36 in the world), in addition to two Tiger Woods-designed courses: El Cardonal and the Par-3 Oasis courses. Saturday to Saturday stay; available for 60 day advanced reservation for weeks 15 to 45 Airfare not included. Over a $10,000 value. Generously donated by the Lara family.
Ares Collective VIP Package
The Ares Collective VIP Package offers three amazing culinary experiences and a one-year Ares Collective VIP card. The first of the three experiences is a 5-course tasting dinner at Flora’s hosted by Ares Collective chefs and Local Guest chefs with a full wine pairing. The second experience is a private “Brunch & Bubbles” for 20 people hosted at Prep & Pastry, sweets and brunch goodies all supplied. Last, but certainly not least, of the three experiences is a private cocktail making class with the Ares Collectives Beverage Director. Also included in the Ares Collective VIP package is a one year Ares Collective VIP card. This card gives you priority seating at all Ares Collective Restaurants, 20% off all Ares Collective concepts, a free office catering for up to 20 guests, a free wine dinner at Commoner or Flora’s for 8 guests, a Zoom baking class hosted by the Prep & Pastry chefs, and, finally, a free cup of coffee for a year at Flora’s or Pep & Pastry.
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.
White Mountain Golf Getaway
Make sure your Arizona summer vacation includes a White Mountain getaway and golf, lots of golf. Start your escape from the heat with a three-night stay at a cozy three-bedroom mountain house at Pinetop Country Club. Whether you’re taking your significant other or a group of friends, you’ll have plenty of room to kick back and relax after a long day of… golfing. The winner will get three rounds of golf for you and three guests to Pinetop Country Club. However, one trip to the pines may not be enough tamp down that Arizona summer. That’s why this package also includes a second trip north with lodging (and more golf) at Torreon Golf Club. Bring the family and enjoy the mountain air while you fire up the grill and enjoy all of the amenities Torreon has to offer. You’ll get another three rounds of golf at Torreon where you’ll have access to both of their 18-hole courses. If you’re counting, that’s six rounds of golf for you and your friends, at two amazing courses with incredible accommodations. Travel dates to be confirmed and arranged in advance.
2024 Alaskan Fly Fishing Experience for 2
Join Project Healing Waters of Southern Arizona and 10 veterans on a fly fishing trip of a lifetime! Located four hours north of Fairbanks, you and one guest will marvel at the majesty of the Alaskan landscape, make unforgettable memories and see first-hand the fruits of your contribution at the Tucson Beefsteak. From June 16th to June 24th, 2024, you’ll make the trip to Alaska as a volunteer and be there to help make this an unforgettable experience. Aside from the scenic views, amazing fishing and loads of outdoor experiences, your heartstrings will be pulled as you build relationships and hear the amazing campfire stories of the 10 veterans joining you on this trip. The Project Healing Waters Alaskan excursion is designed to give veterans the perspective, community and support they need to make the sometimes difficult transition out of Military service.
Oro Valley Country Club One-Year Full Membership, Autographed Golf Memorabilia, and Golf Across Arizona
Take advantage of a one year Golf Single membership to the acclaimed Oro Valley Country Club with no initiation fee and no monthly dues. Play on a beautiful 18-hole course 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, plus benefits beyond the Club as part of the Invited Clubs family. The Honorary Membership is suitable for one year (Single Golf Membership). The estimated value is $14,580 ($6k initiation fee and $715 per month for 12 months). If that’s not enough, this item also features autographed 18th hole pin flags from all PGA Major tournament winners in 2021 (The Masters: Hideki Matsuyama; PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson; U.S. Open: Jon Rahm; The Open Championship: Colin Morikawa) and a signed Masters 18th hole pin flag by 2015 Masters champion Jordan Speith. If that’s STILL not enough, we’ve included rounds of golf for you and your friends at some of the best courses Arizona has to offer.
Beautyrest Mattress and Adjustable Base Package
The luxurious Beautyrest Black® C-Class Medium Mattress is all about next level comfort and cooling. A premium, zoned coil system delivers support where your body needs it the most and features a plant-based cooling material that is sure to keep warm sleepers nice and cool. A luxurious bed isn’t complete without a luxurious Mattress Firm 900 Adjustable Base, PureCare Mattress Protector, PureCare Elements® TENCEL™ Lyocell Sheets, and (2) PureCare SUB-0° SoftCell Chill Soothe Me Reversible Hybrid Pillow. Includes a Platinum Delivery of the items ($150 value). This package is valued at over $7,700 and was donated, on behalf of veterans and cool comfortable sleep, by Mattress Firm.
La Paloma One Year Lifestyle Membership
Enjoy a one-year Life Membership at La Paloma Country Club with no monthly dues or initiation fee (valued at over $6,000) and includes all amenities and golfing privileges on the La Paloma courses six times per year at the member cart fee. Unlimited use of the tennis complex featuring eight TruBounce hard courts and two Har-Tru clay courts, four pickleball courts, seasonally heated and cooled junior Olympic-sized lap pool, 24-hour full equipped athletic club, complimentary fitness classes with access to personal trainers, plus access to the resort pool complex featuring five outdoor pools and a 177-foot SlideWinder waterslide. The Life Membership at La Paloma Country Club offers convenient dining options at the Montecito dining room, bar, lounge and patio, AZul, Sabino's Swim Up Bar & Grill and Espresso.
Sustainable Bluefin Tuna Dinner and Private Omakase for Two
Experience the skilled craftsmanship as you and one guest watch the breakdown of a 200+ pound Tuna at Bisutoro “Whole Sustainable Bluefin Tuna Dinner” at The Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix. In addition to the Tuna breakdown, when you arrive at Bisutoro, you’ll have welcoming cocktails, appetizers, and a beverage pairing before your 6-course meal. The winner will get two tickets to a future dinner and dinner starts at 5:30 PM and goes until 10 PM. For a little more intimate dinner setting, you and one guest also get a private “Omakase” dinner complete with the Chef’s choice of select sushi courses and a sake pairing. Your private Omakase dinner will be prepared by Executive Chef Ernie Soto. These two incredible, personalized dinners are courtesy of Andre Joffroy and Obon Sushi + Bar + Ramen.
LA Lakers Experience
Even if you aren’t a fan, this LA Lakers experience surely won’t disappoint. The winner and two guests will enjoy a trip that features a personalized experience hosted by 1997 U of A national champion Miles Simon. You’ll tour the LA Lakers practice facility and you'll even get to watch a South Bay Lakers practice (the Lakers G-League team)! After a day at the Lakers practice facility, you’ll get three premium seats (section 118, row 10) to watch the Los Angeles match-up against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, March 24th. On top of all that, you'll get a $2,000 gift card to use for travel and lodging expenses.
Miraval Tucson Arizona Experience
An unforgettable experience for two guests at one of the world’s top spa destinations, Miraval Arizona. Receive a two night, three-day stay for two guests in luxurious, casita-style accommodations, under the Miraval Unlimited Package. Included in the package, all healthful and flavorful meals, snacks, smoothies and non-alcoholic beverages. Full access to Miraval’s extensive resort amenities including use of the Life in Balance Spa, Body Mindfulness fitness center, Coyote Moon Bar & Lounge, Life in Balance culinary kitchen, tennis courts and three heated swimming pools. Unlimited participation in a vast array of wellbeing activities, including hiking, fitness, meditation, equine, photography and much more. Plus each guest receives a $175 resort credit per night of stay to apply as they choose toward selected spa services, activities, and private sessions. Over a $13,000 value. This certificate expires December 31st, 2023, so stays will need to be redeemed prior to this date.