Mentor Iowa Auction

Dear Mentor Iowa Champions,

 

THANK YOU to everyone who was a part of the first ever Mentor Iowa online auction.  Although we missed seeing everyone in person at the Hyperion Field Club, we are very excited to announce we netted more funds than last year.  Mentor Iowa is very honored to know even in these tough times, our champions step up and continue making an impact with our referred youth.  All of our sponsors and auction item donors have been incredibly generous during this time.  PLEASE support these incredible individuals and businesses as they continue to support Mentor Iowa and our mission during these unprecedented times.

At this time we do not have a date secured for our award banquet.  We are keeping close attention to the pandemic and will make a decision in September whether we move forward with the award ceremony this year or conduct it in early 2021.  Thank you for your patience as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Mentor Iowa is honored to recognize the following 3 individuals with our Tidrick Honors award, Female Mentor of the Year and Male Mentor of the Year:

 

Mentor Iowa’s Tidrick Honors recipient – Judge Colin Witt

Judge Colin Witt is the recipient of the 2020 Tidrick Honors award.  Mentor Iowa has had many champions who have blessed us with their support in our 46-year history, and we are delighted to honor Judge Witt due to his wide variety of help and support to our program.

Colin began his journey with Mentor Iowa in 2001 when he was an attorney with Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.  A famous quote from Colin when he was going through the orientation/training process was he wanted to work with the child who had been on the waiting list the longest.  Once all of his background checks and training’s were completed, he was then matched with a 10-year-old boy named Bobby.  Prior to meeting Colin, the only people who Bobby had in his life who were considered mentors were in prison or had been and gone.  Bobby and Colin were regulars at Mentor Iowa group events and became friends.  Bobby’s life was very inconsistent with those coming and going in his life and from decisions he made.  When a suggestion was given to Colin and his wife Jennifer if Bobby could live with them, after discussion they agreed to help Bobby out and provide some stable conditions for his life.  As a result, Bobby had a good friend named Larry who would be by his side along this journey.  Although not referred to the program, it is safe to say Colin and Jennifer made an impact in Larry’s life too.

Colin’s next phase for making an impact with Mentor Iowa was serving as a member of the board.  Colin served as a board member for Mentor Iowa from 2004-2005.  He was able to lend his expertise in several areas to help the children referred to the program.  He served as one of our legal experts and gave a perspective from being an active mentor.

Colin’s time on the board did not last long as he achieved his dream of becoming a Judge in 2005.  Due to a conflict of interest policy, he did have to resign off of the board of directors.  Judge Witt utilized his knowledge of Mentor Iowa to help the children who entered his courtroom.  He referred many children to Mentor Iowa in hopes of them attaining a mentor to help them see life from a different point of view.  He also would lend his name to support Mentor Iowa with letters of support to promote the program to help more children in need.  Judge Witt would look at a quote that was in his chambers before entering his courtroom, “Know what you know, know what you don’t know and don’t confuse the two.”  This quote inspired Judge Witt to make the best decision to help the life trajectory of the family who enters his courtroom.

When it comes to someone who made an impact in the community during their life, Judge Witt was a leader everyone should strive to be.  Not only was Judge Witt involved with Mentor Iowa, he also made an impact with Youth Emergency Services & Shelter, ArtForce Iowa, National Association Counsel for Children and the Iowa Children’s Justice Advisory Committee (just to name a few).  His passions included his love of the Iowa Hawkeyes, arts and physical fitness; which were evident in many of his daily life routines.  Judge Witt passed away in February this year, and Mentor Iowa is creating a new program in his honor.  The Judge Colin Witt “Phoenix” award will be designed to help our graduating high school seniors receive funds to help with post high school aspirations associated with education or work.  We are truly honored to honor Judge Witt with the Tidrick Honors award and look forward to presenting it to his family at a later date.

Mentor Iowa’s Female Mentor of the Year – Jaime Niblo

Jaime Niblo is the 2020 Female Mentor of the Year award recipient.  Jaime’s journey with Mentor Iowa started in 2011 when Kristen Peterson, Mentor Iowa Volunteer Coordinator at the time, gave her a “gentle” push in becoming a mentor.  That push produced 3 great matches through Jaime’s involvement with Mentor Iowa.  All three of these matches have made positive impacts in the lives of everyone involved and created lifelong friendships.

Through Jaime’s time with Mentor Iowa, she has been a mentor for three young women.  Her first mentee was Stevie and her match timeframe was from 2011-2013, her second mentee was Jacineya from 2013-2016 and Ivy from 2016 to current.   One of Jaime’s most memorable moments came one holiday season, “One Christmas, a generous donor donated a $200 visa gift card and my Mentee was the chosen recipient.  Her single mother was raising two children on her own and was only able to work part time so they struggled financially. Because it was Christmas break and the kids were home from school for two weeks, this meant they would need more food at home than usual. We decided to have her mom make a grocery list and my Mentee and I would head to Costco!  Upon opening the list, I noticed there were much more things needed than just food, items like laundry detergent, toilet paper, socks and underwear, etc. I have never seen a 10-year-old girl so appreciative of socks in my life! I will always remember the tears on her mother’s face when we came back with everything on the list and more.”

Not only has their match relationship been beneficial to Jaime’s three mentee’s, but it also has made an impact with Jaime.  In Jaime’s words “I have had the privilege of mentoring three different girls. All three girls have come from such different backgrounds and circumstances, but at the end of the day their needs were all so similar.  Such needs as to feel and to be loved, to have someone they can depend on and trust will be there for them, and as simple as showing up when you say you will.  I have learned so much from these three girls and am so thankful to take these experiences with me.”  During this time with Mentor Iowa, she started her own Real Estate Brokerage, JLN Realty.  She is a great role model for her mentee’s and showing with hard work and dedication, you can achieve any dreams you set for yourself.

As with any relationship, there can be challenges that test the strongest of bonds.  The most challenging part for Jaime was not knowing if she was doing enough.  She would often ask herself, “Could I be doing more? Where do I draw a line?”  That is a great quality of a mentor when they are doing enough, but also challenging themselves to do more.   Another challenge for Jaime was struggling with the coordination of seeing her mentee’s and scheduling times with their parents.  In Jaime’s words, “I was heartbroken when one of the mentee’s parents pulled them from the program as not seeing value for their child.”  Through these challenges, bonds were still created and Jaime made an impact for the children she was paired with.

Jaime has taken her role with Mentor Iowa to different levels within the program.  She volunteers at many events where Mentor Iowa is the charity of choice.  She has helped push for Mentor Iowa to be the charity of choice for several golf outings and promotes the program whenever she can.  Jaime is also a sponsor for our annual Divots & Dimples Charity Golf Outing and is also involved in our adopt-a-family program.  Jaime has also championed several “Facebook Fundraisers” events in honor of special occasions in her life to benefit Mentor Iowa.

Mentor Iowa is extremely fortunate to have Jaime as a dedicated mentor and champion for our program.  We look forward to presenting Jaime with the 2020 Female Mentor of the Year award later this year.

 

Mentor Iowa’s Male Mentor of the Year – Jackson Waechter

Jackson Waechter is the 2020 Male Mentor of the Year award recipient.  Jackson has always enjoyed working with children and mentoring young folks.  When he moved to Iowa in 2009 he was single and didn’t know a lot of people in the area.  He made a couple of friends, Craig & Stacy Kearney, who were enjoying being mentors with Mentor Iowa.  He invested some time learning more about Mentor Iowa to see if it was for him.  After reviewing the Mentor Iowa program, he felt it was a great and fun way to be involved in the Des Moines community while doing something he was already passionate about through mentoring.  After successfully completing his background checks & orientation, Jackson became a mentor in 2012 with 10-year-old mentee, Shamar.

From Jackson’s involvement with Mentor Iowa, he knows it is a great program which makes it easy to mentor a child.  He and his mentee really appreciate the awesome group events sponsored each month as they make them fun and engaging for everyone!  When asking Jackson about some of his favorite memories, “One that really stands out is a time we went to the movies.  After the movies we came back to my car and couldn’t get it unlocked.  After trying for several minutes to get in, we realized that we were at someone else’s car that looked like mine!  Shamar and I still joke about that to this day!  A favorite group event of ours is going to SkyZone!  It is always a great time doing slam dunks on their trampolines!”  Jackson has been impacted from his relationship with Shamar and the Mentor Iowa program.  In Jackson’s words “I think being a mentor has made me a better person and a better father. It has also helped me relate to the younger generation in ways I never imagined!”

Through 8 years of their relationship, there have been a few challenges that have occurred along the way.  Jackson mentioned, “Mentoring can be tough at times because you don’t always have much control over decisions that your mentee makes. I think that’s the beauty of it though. You aren’t there to make sure nothing goes wrong. You’re there to help with the tough times, lend a helping hand and an ear to listen, and provide the guidance you can.”  Even though tough times can occur in any relationship, the end result in a stronger match with an unbreakable bond.

As Shamar is looking forward to a career with the United States Postal Service after graduation, Jackson still plans on being involved in his life.  Jackson is still going to be involved with Mentor Iowa once Shamar turns 19 and has taken on the duties as the Board Treasurer.  As an Actuarial Director for Farm Bureau, his expertise with numbers helps guide Mentor Iowa and remain fiscally responsible.

Mentor Iowa is extremely thankful for the many efforts Jackson has made with Shamar.   We are very honored he is a member of the Mentor Iowa family and we look forward to honoring him with the 2020 Male Mentor of the Year award in the near future.

ONLINE AUCTION ITEMS – Registration is open on Wednesday, April 15th.  Go to bidpal.net/mentoiowa to sign up!

 

DONATIONS

 

1.  Double Your Dollars

Did your favorite online auction item go for more than your budget but still want to make an impact with Mentor Iowa? This is a winner every time for you and Mentor Iowa by making a donation to Mentor Iowa.  When you make a donation to Mentor Iowa, the Michael and Kimberly Krantz Charitable Foundation will match it up to $10,000.00. Every little bit helps, so make a donation in any increment and double your dollars!

FUNDING IMPACT
$1,000 – Sponsor a monthly group event
$500 – Provides 5 stipend awards for our newly created Judge Colin Witt “Phoenix” award
$250 – Provides 17 DCI background checks for prospective mentors
$100 – Fills a backpack given out during our Back to School Bash
$75 – Adopts a Child for our Adopt a Family program
$50 – Purchases a Jeans for Teens/Clothes for Kids gift card
$25 – Helps assist our mentees through the Jimmy Milhollin Mentee Assistance Fund

Donated by the Michael & Kimberly Krantz Charitable Foundation

 

BILL FULTZ ART CATEGORY – 100’s

Bill Fultz was a champion for many years to Mentor Iowa.  Bill was an influential Advertising Executive, community leader, award-winning artist and accomplished pilot. For over 15 years, the Mentor Iowa art category had a piece of Mr. Fultz’s artwork as an auction item.  Besides his donations of art, he and his wife, Judge Karla Fultz, would make holiday donations to Mentor Iowa as presents to the family.  Bill was a mentor to many young aspiring professionals pursuing an advertising career.  Mr. Fultz passed away in 2019 but his legacy will live on with his countless pieces of art and corporation logo’s.  It is an honor to name the Art category in Mr. Fultz’s name.

 

101.  Urban Farmhouse

This beautiful art piece created by Peri Woltjer with Out of My Mind Designs is one of a kind AND is hand signed by Ms. Woltjer on the back in orange pen. Ms. Woltjer has been a longtime champion and friend of Mentor Iowa for many years and we are very honored to have this Urban Farmhouse repurposed window as an item for you to bid on. This piece measures 24 x 24 in size.

Donated by Peri Woltjer of Out of My Mind Designs

102.  What We Love About Dogs

This framed piece is perfect for any home who has a beloved dog in their family.  The piece which is titled “What We Love About Dogs” is designed by Sticks and adds the perfect decor to any room in your home.  The professional framing was completed by Dot’s Gallery and Frame Shop.

Donated by Sticks, Inc., Dot’s Gallery and Frame Shop

Iowa – The Hawkeye State

This Lazy Susan features many neat attractions about Iowa – The Hawkeye State.  This piece comes from the Sincerely, Sticks line and is the perfect addition to your home.  It also serves as a wonderful conversation piece and see all of the wonderful area’s beautifully designed in Sticks fashion.

Donated by Sticks, Inc.

104.  Wanna Go For a Walk (or spin)

This Lazy Susan is for the lover of dogs.  It features several images of dogs and fun commands and joys of having a pet.  This piece comes from the Sincerely, Sticks line and is the perfect addition to your home.  It also serves as a wonderful reason for loving your fur child in unique designs created in Sticks fashion.

Donated by Sticks, Inc.

105.  Entirely Unexpected

Family Workshop (good for 2 adults & 3 children) at the Des Moines Art Center gift certificate.

Donated by the Des Moines Art Center

106.  An Original

Enjoy this framed original painting created by artist, Bailey Johnson.  This piece measures approximately 18″ x 12″.

Donated by Amy Smith

107.  Dream Catcher I

This piece is somehow both dramatic and calming. Abstract in its style and large in scale (which contributes to the impactful nature of the style), this piece evokes natural elements like water, wind, stone and metal.  It measures 5 ft. x 8 ft. and will look beautiful hanging either horizontal or vertical.

Donated by The Elements at Prairie Trail

108.  Dream Catcher II

This piece is somehow both dramatic and calming. Abstract in its style and large in scale (which contributes to the impactful nature of the style), this piece evokes natural elements like water, wind, stone and metal.  It measures 5 ft. x 8 ft. and will look beautiful hanging either horizontal or vertical.

Donated by The Elements at Prairie Trail

109.  I See You

This classic shot features a horse at sunrise on a farm in Northern California. The haze is caused by a large forest fire nearby. This beautiful piece is ready to hang up with its nice, large wooden frame.  The size measures 30″x42″.

Donated by Cullen Powers with Powers Media House

110.  Des Moines Iconic History

The Travelers sign is an iconic part of the Des Moines skyline. This piece is printed on metal, is lightweight and easy to hang.  The size measures 20″ x 20″.

Donated by Cullen Powers with Powers Media House

111.  Lift Your Spirits

While you are at home creating new memories with your family, why not add a few new special touches to lift your spirits.  These neutral pieces created by Des Moines artist Peri Woltjer will feel right at home in an Urban Farmhouse or Contemporary Condo.  The window measures 24 x 24 inches with wood block attached including mixed media hearts.  A mini plaque on each heart reads Wisdom, Memories and Friends.  The hand painted down pillow measures 18 x 18 inches.  The screen heart is on a turned pedestal and is 24 inches tall.

Donated by Peri Woltjer of Out of My Mind Designs

 

FOOD & WINE CATEGORY – 200’s

 

201.  Party Time

Wine tasting party for 20 at WineStyles.

Donated by WineStyles

202.  The Berkshire Difference

Why settle for a pale imitation when you can have the real thing? Berkwood Farms 100% certified pure heirloom Berkshire pork is distinctive for its rich ruby color and exquisite marbling, tenderness, and depth of flavor.  This package features a $100 gift card to Berkwood Farms, a 20 ct. box of pork sticks and a XL Berkwood Farms t-shirt.

Donated by Berkwood Farms

203.  A Trip to Timbukbru

This fun package features many different items from Timbukbru located in Clarion, Iowa.  You will receive (2) 64oz Beer bottle “growlers” both filled with the winning bidders choice of Timbukbru beer in their Clarion Brewery, an XL Timbukbru Hoody (can be exchanged at the Brewery for a different size if it’s unworn), an XL Timbukbru T-shirt (same rules apply as hoody), (2) Timbukbru Tulip Brandy glasses, (2) Timbukbru Wine glasses and a Timbukbru adjustable baseball hat.

Donated by Joe Nelson

204.  Madison County Winery

This basket has a wide variety of your favorites from Madison County Winery.  You will receive a tasting for 6 certificate (includes tastings, cheese platter, chocolate platter and bottle of wine).  Also included are 2 etched wine glasses. 2 empty beer growlers and a certificate for 2 growlers fills of craft beer from their partner breweries. (Twisted Vine Brewery & Big Rack Brewhaus)

Donated by Madison County Winery

205.  Shield of Quality – Fareway

You will receive a $100 gift card to Fareway to purchase all of your grocery needs.

Donated by Fareway

206.  Grumpy Goat

The lucky winner of this package will receive 3 $25 gift cards to the Grumpy Goat Tavern.

Donated by the Grumpy Goat Tavern

207.  No Other Place I Would Rather Be

The lucky winner of this package will receive 2 $50 gift certificates to The Other Place.

Donated by The Other Place

208.  Happiness is Cheesecake

The lucky winner of this package will receive a $50 gift card to the Cheesecake Factory.

Donated by The Cheesecake Factory

209.  It’s All Good at GoodSons

The lucky winner of this package will receive 5 $20 gift cards to GoodSons Food & Spirits.

Donated by GoodSons Food & Spirits

210.  The Bombshell

This package allows you to receive 4 Saturday Bombshell Brunch Combo gift certificates at Americana Restaurant and Lounge.

Donated by Americana Restaurant and Lounge

211.  Subway is Your Way

This package will allow you to eat fresh at the Subway Restaurant located on Ingersoll Avenue.  (which is right by the Mentor Iowa office)  You will receive 10 FREE Any 6″ Sandwich coupons good at Ingersoll Avenue.  Also included is a $20 gift card to Subway.

Donated by Subway (Ingersoll), Penske Truck Leasing

212.  Johnny’s Hall of Fame

The lucky winner of this package will receive 5 $20 gift certificates to Johnny’s Hall of Fame.

Donated by Johnny’s Hall of Fame

213.  Shared Plates, Craft Cocktails and Wine

The lucky winner of this package will receive 5 $20 gift certificates to RoCA.  (Restaurant on Court Ave.)

Donated by RoCA

214.  Bread for a Year

Your excitement level will “rise” with their Panera Bread “Bread For A Year” gift certificate, which can be redeemed at any Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Central Iowa, Eastern Iowa or Moline, IL.

Donated by Panera Bread Bakery-Café

215.  Louie Nation

The lucky winner of this item will win a $50 gift certificate to Bar Louie.  You can use this gift certificate for their famous Reverse Happy Hour, Burger Nation and delicious brunch held on Saturday’s & Sunday’s.

Donated by Bar Louie

216.  Coffee Fix

The lucky winner of this package will receive a $25 gift card to Starbucks to satisfy their coffee fix.

Donated by Marty Lester

217.  Wings. Beer. Sports.

The lucky winner of this package will receive a $25 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings to satisfy their wings craving.

Donated by Marty Lester

218.  Legendary Food, Legendary Service

The lucky winner of this package will receive a $25 gift card to Texas Roadhouse to enjoy some tasty options from their amazing menu.

Donated by Marty Lester

219.  The Big Steer

The winner of this package will enjoy a memorable meal at The Big Steer located in Altoona with this $30 gift certificate.

Donated by The Big Steer

220.  Change Happens One Choice at a Time

You will make good choices when you win this package.  The lucky winner will receive 5 coupons good for a free small 20 oz. Smoothie from Smoothie King.  Good at Mills Civic Parkway in WDM, SE Alice’s in Waukee and Ankeny Blvd in Ankeny.

Donated by Geoff & Kyndi Jensen – Smoothie King

221.  King for a Day

You will make good choices when you win this package.  The lucky winner will receive 5 coupons good for a free small 20 oz. Smoothie from Smoothie King.  Good at Mills Civic Parkway in WDM, SE Alice’s in Waukee and Ankeny Blvd in Ankeny.

Donated by Geoff & Kyndi Jensen – Smoothie King

222.  1908

You will enjoy a wonderful meal served by the wonderful staff at 1908 Draught House.  You will receive 2 $25 gift cards good at the Norwalk, Waukee, Johnston, Court Avenue and West Des Moines 1908 Draught House locations.

Donated by 1908 Draught House

223.  Eat. Drink. Be Social.

Enjoy a fun night out at Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop and enjoy their triple combo of restaurant, pub and nightlife fun.  You will receive 2 $25 gift cards to Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop with this fun and tasty package.

Donated by Wellman’s Pub

224.  Blue Toro Cantina + Grill

Blu Toro Cantina + Grill is an upscale restaurant that uses Mexican-American flavors forward to American grill favorites. Beyond traditional Mexican fare such as fresh pressed tortillas, entrees and chips, you’ll find American entrees like Steaks, Chicken, Halibut, Scallops, and Salmon. Their vibrant bar, which is focused on the finest tequila selection in the Midwest, and handcrafted margaritas, brings a casual upscale lounge area to West Des Moines.  You can use this $25 gift card to indulge on these many delicious options!

Donated by Blu Toro Cantina + Grill

225.  World Famous Jethro’s

This package will give your permission to try the world famous BBQ from Jethro’s BBQ.  You will receive a $25 gift card to Jethro’s and enjoy the many different choices from their delicious menu.  This gift card is also good at Splash Seafood Bar & Grill in Des Moines.

Donated by Jethro’s BBQ & Splash Seafood Restaurant

226.  Triple Threat

This package will allow you the chance to choose where you would like to go.  You will receive a $25 gift card to either Whiskey River, Founders Irish Pub and The District Venue.

Donated by Whiskey River on Main

227.  The Big Time

This package will allow you to enjoy many delicious options from Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano. This $25 gift card will allow you to enjoy fresh products in a relaxed atmosphere with delicious prepared meals for you to enjoy.

Donated by Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

228.  Eat. Drink. Enjoy

You will enjoy some fun at G. Mig’s 5th Street Pub.  You will receive a $25 gift card and a G. Mig’s XXL t-shirt with this package.

Donated by G. Mig’s 5th Street Pub

229.  Exceptional Folks Drink Exceptional Beer

You will receive two 32 oz growlers and two free fill coupons to 515 Brewing Co. with this package.  There is a wide array of fresh beer that is brewed for you to enjoy with these growlers!

Donated by 515 Brewing Co.

230.  Foundry Distilling Co. Private Tour

Enjoy an afternoon at Des Moines’ Distillery, Foundry Distilling Co. for your group of up to ten people.  Your group will tour this innovative new distillery, enjoy cocktails, and sample the spirits being produced in Valley Junction.

Donated by Foundry Distilling Co. – Andrew Tomes

231.  Firebirds

You will enjoy a warm and delightful atmosphere while enjoying amazing menu & beverage options from Firebirds Wood Fired Grill.  You will receive 5 $10 gift cards to Firebirds Wood Fired Grill.

Donated by Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

232.  Deli Deliciousness

You will receive a $20 gift certificate to enjoy PGA Golfer, Zach Johnson’s favorite place to eat in Des Moines.  Located close to the Mentor Iowa office, the Manhattan Deli has a special every day that will make your mouth water.

Donated by Hagar’s Manhattan Deli

233.  Legendary Food, Legendary Service

Enjoy some hand-cut steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, made-from-scratch sides and fresh-baked bread with this $25 gift card to Texas Roadhouse.

Donated by Kim & Steve Stewart

234.  Best Gift Ever

You will receive a $25 gift card to Outback Steakhouse.  The home of juicy steaks, spirited drinks and Aussie hospitality.  Featured items include steak, chicken, ribs, fresh seafood and their world famous Bloomin’ Onion.

Donated by Kim & Steve Stewart

235.  BBQ Champion

You will receive a $25 gift card to Smokey D’s.  Smokey D’s is the BBQ winner of over 90 state BBQ championships and over 1,000 local, regional and national awards.

Donated by Kim & Steve Stewart

236.  Local Food, Drinks, Sports – The Station on Ingersoll

Enjoy an awesome sports environment with a wonderful menu to match.  You will receive 5 $20 gift cards to The Station on Ingersoll to watch their DirectTV Sports Packages available on the 23 tv’s while enjoying their delicious food options and amazing drink specials.

Donated by The Station on Ingersoll

237.  Did You Save Room for Pie?

You will receive 2 gift certificates each good for one (1) homemade pie from The Flaky Crust Pie Shoppe.  The owner of The Flaky Crust Pie Shoppe, Gail Marske, is a 2019 Blue Ribbon winner at the Iowa State Fair for her Apple Pie.  You also will receive a “Welcome Home Des Moines” magazine which features an article on Ms. Marske and is autographed by her as well.

Donated by Gail Marske with The Flaky Crust Pie Shoppe

238.  SUGARS…You Can’t Eat Just One!

You will receive three (3) gift certificates for two (2) dozen frosted butter cookies from Sherrie’s Sugars.

Donated by Sherrie Sauls with Sherrie’s Sugars

239.  The Chicken – Classic Roadhouse Joint

You will receive 2 $25 gift cards to The Chicken in Orilla, Iowa.  The Chicken’s menu has something for everyone, serving southern chicken specialties like Broasted Chicken, the Hot Chicken Sundae and Nashville Hot Chicken, as well as more classic favorites including several burgers, salads and sandwiches.

Donated by Full Court Press

240.  El Bait Shop

You will receive a $25 gift card to el Bait Shop. With over 260 American Craft Brews on tap and more than 75 more in bottles, you are sure to find something to enjoy. Their menu of tasty Mexican favorites, wings and sandwiches is sure to please.

Donated by Full Court Press

241.  The Iowa Taproom

You will receive a $25 gift card to the Iowa Taproom.  The Iowa Taproom supports the growing tradition of diversity, creativity and excellence in Iowa beer. Their menu has unique Iowan-inspired selections and American favorites, including Iowa Chops, Morning Farm Burger, Hand-Breaded Pork Tenderloins, Iowa Ham Balls, Kielbasa Fritters, Chicken Wings and much more.

Donated by Full Court Press

242.  The Royal Mile

You will receive a $25 gift card to The Royal Mile.  Downtown’s premier British Pub opened in 2001, the Mile features a menu of favorite English dishes, British beers and an extensive Scotch list. Enjoy a pint of bitter with your bangers and mash!

Donated by Full Court Press

243.  Hessen Haus

You will receive a $25 gift card to The Hessen Haus.  Grab your lederhosen and turn up the polka! Enjoy a menu full of traditional German food, including favorites like Wienerschnitzel, Spaetzle, Kävetelli, Currywurst and Schweine Flugel. Share a boot with your friends. Prost!

Donated by Full Court Press

244.  The Cheese Shop of Des Moines

You will receive a $100 gift card to The Cheese Shop of Des Moines.  The Cheese Shop of Des Moines proudly offers over 100 artisan and farmhouse cheeses, craft beer and wine, cured meats, a limited food menu, plus events and workshops in a cozy atmosphere.

Donated by The Cheese Shop of Des Moines

If an individual or business has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and can no longer fulfill their donation, Mentor Iowa will refund the purchase amount or provide you with a donation slip which will be 100% tax deductible.  The choice will be yours. 

 

 

FOR THE HOME CATEGORY – 300’s

 

301.  Claim It

Claim this beautiful reclaimed wood piece with hairpin legs.  This piece is perfect for a side table or plant stand.  The dimensions of this piece is 20″ x 14″ (approx.) and 2 ft. high in height.

Donated by West End Architectural Salvage

302.  The Cadillac of Coolers

This sturdy YETI Tundra will store and keep all of your items ready to go for a fun day out and about.  This Reef Blue colored cooler can hold 13.8 gallons, 45 cans and 55 pounds of ice for your travel or enjoyment needs.

Donated by O’Donnell Ace Hardware

303.  Blades of Steel

You will receive a gift certificate for a sharp-n-lube mobile mower service for a push mower or riding lawn mower from A+ Lawn & Landscape.

Donated by A+ Lawn & Landscape

304.  The Complete Package

You will receive 1 COMPLETE detail package gift certificate from R Jones Collision.  This package includes a hand wash & dry, clean rims & condition tires, polish exterior, wash windows (inside & out), vacuum interior, clean door jambs & trunk, bug & tar removal, degrease engine compartment, dust dash and shampoo floor mats.  Also included is a R Jones Collision emergency care bag.

Donated by R Jones Collision 1

305.  Rock & Relax

This comfy children’s rocking chair will allow your little one to relax and chill while reading a book, watching a show or playing a game.  The aqua blue fabric and wood frame are a solid addition to any children’s room.  The chair is approximately 2 foot high and 2 foot wide.

Donated by Iowa Prison Industries

 

306.  A Bucket of Fun

This bucket from Lowe’s at Jordan Creek will allow you to get any home project done and save money at the same time.  You will receive the following Kobalt brand items:  claw hammer, pry bar, bow/hack saw combo tool, lock back knife, 5 piece pliers set, 8-piece screwdriver set, folding met hex key set, 9-inch magnetic torpedo LE, 25 pt. auto lock tape, 5 – gallon Lowes bucket and 52-piece drill/drive bit set.  Also included is a 3 count of Blue Hawk latex dip gloves, Lowe’s hats and a t-shirt.

Donated by Lowe’s at Jordan Creek

307.  Man Cave Monster

You will be the envy of all your friends when they see this refrigerator in your man cave.  This fridge features the Monster logo and it lights up too!  You will be able to keep all of your beverages cold as it measures over 5-foot-high and 21 inches wide.

Donated by Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company

308.  It’s All Goode

Goode Greenhouses has been providing Des Moines the highest quality plants, products and personal service since 1905.  Spruce up your home with this $25 gift card to purchase some of their quality greenhouse flowers.

Donated by Kim & Steve Stewart

309.  Unbelievably Fabulous Transformation

Your home will have an incredible before and after transformation to it after you have utilized your two – 2-hour design consultations with Interior Designer, Juli Verrant, with Verrant Interiors.

Donated by Juli Verrant with Verrant Interiors

                   

310.  High Performance

This Ozark Trail 26-Quart High-Performance white cooler is ideal for the avid camper.   This handy equipment keeps ice for more than 4.5 days and features heavy-duty, seamless, one-piece construction that’s virtually unbreakable and built to last.

Donated by Joe Nelson

311.  There’s No Better Feeling Than Driving a Clean Car

Keep your car looking sharp and fresh with these 3 Complimentary Express Wash coupons from Mister Car Wash.

Donated by Mister Car Wash

312.  Purposeful Pottery

This bright and beautiful flower petal themed serving tray is approximately 18” x 18” in size.  This piece is from a collection made in 2007 for the Pottery in Prevention program and is signed on the back by the artist.

Donated by Kim & Connie Schmett

313.  Fiesta Time

The fun and festive themed bowl is perfect for holding your favorite chips for a fiesta party.  This piece was created for the 2006 Pottery in Prevention program and is signed by the artist, Lauren Green, on the back of the piece.

Donated by Kim & Connie Schmett

314.  Unending Patterns      

The bowl features wave patterns throughout the entire piece.  Featuring blue, white and green colors; this bowl will be perfect for any setting.

Donated by Kim & Connie Schmett

315.  Let the Sunshine In

This sun themed chip bowl pops in color and features a sun/sunrays theme with a beautiful blue background.  This piece was created for the 2007 Pottery for Prevention program and is signed by the artist, K. Badger, on the back of the piece.

Donated by Kim & Connie Schmett

316.  You Light Up My Life

This Enbrighten LED Lantern is perfect for camping or any situation where you need light.  This lantern features a USB port and runs on 8 D batteries lasting up to 750 hrs on low setting or 20 hrs on high setting.

Donated by Joe Nelson

317.  Frame Your Memories

Do you have a photo, piece of art or family heirloom in need of a good frame?  Let the experts at Dots Gallery & Frame Shop utilize their experience and let them frame your memories to last a lifetime.  You will receive two (2) $25 gift cards to help pay for your framing needs.

Donated by Dots Gallery & Frame Shop

 

ERIC “Coop” COOPER MEMORABILIA CATEGORY – 400’s

Eric Cooper was a Major League Baseball umpire and 9-year board member for Mentor Iowa.  The highlight of his career was being selected to the umpire crew for the 2014 World Series.  Coop joined the board in 2006 and from that moment on he donated many priceless memorabilia pieces to our auction for those to bid on and enjoy.  He also is a member of the Hoover High School Hall of Fame.  Coop passed away in 2019 but his dedication to his craft lives on through the countless umpires he has mentored through the years.  It is an honor to name the Memorabilia category in Mr. Cooper’s name.

 

401.  Charlie Hustle – The Hit King

Framed and matted 8 x 10 photo autographed of baseball legend, Pete Rose.  Mr. Rose also inscribed his hit total of #4,256 which still stands as the all-time MLB leader.

Donated by Joe Nelson

402.  Ed Podolak Autograph

Authentic autograph from Kansas City Chiefs and Iowa Hawkeyes football star, Ed Podolak.

Donated by Jodi Engstrom

403.  Mr. Walk Off – Bote Edition

This amazing piece is signed by Chicago Cubs star David Bote.  This piece also comes with a picture of Mr. Bote signing the piece.  On the back of the picture is a PSA/DNA certification to verify Mr. Bote signed it.  You also will receive a Pacific Coast League baseball signed by Mr. Bote and also included is the ball cube.  This package is a must for any Cubbie fan.  Before Mr. Bote made it to the big leagues, he was a star for the Iowa Cubs!

Donated by Joe Nelson

 

404.  Opportunity

Kurt Warner is one of the most inspiring individuals who made it to the NFL.  From being cut in the NFL to making it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Kurt Warner makes everyone from Iowa proud to know he grew up and learned how to play football in our state.  You will receive an autographed 8 x 10 of Mr. Warner during his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  He signed the photo with a yellow paint pen.  An acknowledgement letter from the First Things First Foundation to verify the autograph.

Donated by Kurt Warner – First Things First Foundation

405.  Big Al – Albert Almora

Mr. Almora was nice enough to sign this Pacific Coast League baseball.  He signed the baseball with a pen and also included his number, 5, with his signature.  You will also receive the protective baseball cube with this package.

Donated by Joe Nelson

406.  The Big KAT (Karl-Anthony Towns)

This package is fun for the lover of basketball at the highest level.  You will receive an autographed Timberwolves jersey from Karl-Anthony Towns (KAT).  KAT is a professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. Towns was named to the Dominican Republic national team as a 16-year-old. He was selected with the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and went on to be named NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2015–16 season. He has received two All-Star selections. You also will receive an Iowa Wolves ticket voucher good for four (4) sideline or corner level tickets to one (1) Wolves home game during the 2020-21 regular season.

Donated by the Iowa Wolves

407.  World Series MVP

You will receive an autographed baseball of 2016 World Series MVP, Ben Zobrist.  Mr. Zobrist signed this baseball and also included his number, 18, with his signature.  The baseball is a Pacific Coast League ball and the protective baseball cube is included with this package.

Donated by Joe Nelson

408.  Let’s Go WILD

You will receive a memorabilia package including the following Iowa Wild items – Locker Room nameplates of Marc Hagel & Alex Petan, Jersey nameplate of MacDonald, Andrew Hammond autographed card, autographed puck from Chase Lang and $4 off MVP haircut gift certificate to Sport Clips.

Donated by Iowa Wild

409.  Go PACK Go!

This is a must for any Green Bay Packers fan as you will receive a 2019 Collector Series Football with transferred signatures of the entire team and coaching staff.

Donated by Green Bay Packers

410.  Take Me Home, Country Roads

Here is the complete memorabilia package for West Virginia Men’s Basketball Coach, Bob Huggins.  “Huggy Bear” as he is affectionately known as, signed a Huggstown hat, basketball and 2007-08 West Virginia Mountaineers men’s basketball 8 x 10.

Donated by Joe Nelson

411.  Stone Cold Kittle

This signed George Kittle San Francisco 49ers George Kittle jersey is autographed in black sharpie on the number 8 on the back of the jersey featuring his nameplate.  George Kittle is arguably the best Tight End in the NFL and played in Super Bowl XIV.  George Kittle is also a legendary Tight End for the Iowa Hawkeyes.  Also included with the jersey is an authentication card from Beckett Authentication Services.

Donated by The Rookie

 

CARL GRANT JR. OUT & ABOUT CATEGORY – 500’s

Carl Grant Jr. was a mentor, financial supporter and longtime friend to Mentor Iowa.  He became a mentor with Mentor Iowa in 2000 to his mentee, Tim.  Besides being a mentor, Carl and his wife Marcene, were ongoing sponsors for our auction and holiday parties.  Mr. Grant lived life to the fullest and was passionate about tennis, golf, biking, fishing and traveling.  His favorite travel spots were trips to Colorado and Hawaii.  He always had hist days planned for his adventures or everyday life.  Mr. Grant passed away in 2017 but his smile will live on in our memories and we will cherish the many ways of support he provided to Mentor Iowa.  It is an honor to name the Out & About category in Mr. Grant’s name.

 

501.  Convenience at its Finest

QuikTrip supports Mentor Iowa in a wide variety of ways.  Enjoy these two $50 gift cards to QuikTrip and spoil yourself with whatever you are in the mood for.  Whether it is gas, QT Fresh Meals, fountain pop, or just anything you need to get through the day; use these gift cards and put a big smile on your face enjoying whatever you purchased.

Donated by QuikTrip

502.  Get Your Wiiings!

This package is perfect for the aspiring fan of aviation.  Included is a Discovery flight in a Cessna 172 at Exec 1 Aviation in Ankeny.  Also included is a Top Gun DVD and two four packs of Red Bull products.

Donated by Voss Distributing

503.  The Sky is the Limit

You will receive a coupon from Tecvisions Balloon Rides.  This coupon is good for one ride in a Hot Air Balloon ride for two passengers.  Certificate expires April 26, 2021.

Donated by Tim and Elsie Cloyd

504.  Can You Escape

Test your knowledge and skills of instruction and navigation with this certificate good for four tickets in a room of your choosing at The Escape Rooms – Des Moines.

Donated by The Escape Rooms – Des Moines

505.  The Wild Rose

You are already a winner by winning this package donated from our friends at Wild Rose Entertainment.  This package is for the Wild Rose Casino located in Jefferson, Iowa.  You will receive a two night stay in one standard room, dinner for two at Coaches Corner, $100 in free slot play and misc. Wild Rose items.  Value of this package is $450.

Donated by Wild Rose Entertainment

506.  Target – Marks the Shopping Spot

You will have the ultimate shopping spree with this package.  Included are 7 gift cards valued at $325 to purchase everything you need and maybe some other items too.

Donated by Target – Altoona, Ankeny SuperTarget, Target – Valley West Mall, Target – West Glen, Steve & Kim Stewart, Marty Lester

509.  Save Money, Live Better

You will receive 5 $20 gift cards to go shopping at Wal-Mart.

Donated by Penske Truck Leasing

508.  Work Hard. Have Fun!

You will receive a $50 gift card to do some shopping at Amazon.

Donated by Marty Lester

509.  OH BACON!

Be one of the first to go to the 2021 World’s Premier Bacon Festival.  You will receive a certificate good for 2 tickets to the World’s Premier Bacon Festival.  Date & Location TBD.

Donated by the Iowa Bacon Board

510.  Need for Speed

Experience indoor go-kart racing to the extreme with these 6 passes to Pole Position in Grimes.

Donated by Pole Position

511.  Travel Happy at the Drury Inn

Enjoy a free one-night weekend stay at any Drury Brand Hotel.  Drury Hotels have more than 150 hotels in 27 states.  Certificate expires April 27, 2021.

Donated by Drury Hotels

512.  Live It Up!

This package is good for one weekday (Sun – Thurs) Stay in a King or Queen Room at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa.  You also will receive two lunch buffets at Robert’s Buffet.  Expires 10/26/2020.

Donated by Riverside Casino & Golf Resort

513.  Bang for Your Buck

Enjoy one Staycation Package which includes One Free Hotel Stay and 2 Free Buffets at the Heartland Café & Buffet located in Lakeside Hotel-Casino in Osceola.  Expires 6/30/21.

Donated by Lakeside Hotel-Casino (Osceola)

514.  Discover Hilton Garden Inn

You will receive a certificate good for a one (1) night stay in a standard room at the Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines.  This coupon is also good for Breakfast Coupons to the Great American Grill.  Coupon expires 12/30/2020.

Donated by Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines

515.  Life of Luxury

Relax with a complimentary One Night Stay to be used on a Friday or Saturday Night with Breakfast for Two at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.  Expires 4/30/2021.  Void on high occupancy nights.  Void February 14th and December 31st.

Donated by Des Moines Marriott Downtown

516.  Grand Falls

Enjoy a nice trip to Larchwood, Iowa and stay at the Grand Falls Casino Resort with a 1 standard room reservation stay (Sun – Thurs) and two Robert’s lunch buffets – must be a Resort Club member to redeem.  Expires 4/26/21.

Donated by Grand Falls Casino Resort

517.  The “Suite” Life at Embassy Suites – Des Moines Downtown

Spoil yourself for a night with this gift certificate good for a complimentary 1 night stay at the Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown.  Complimentary breakfast, evening reception and access to indoor poor are included.

Donated by Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown

518.  Shop Til You Drop

This package will allow you to enjoy guilt free shopping when you purchase this $25 VISA card.

Donated by Penske Truck Leasing

519.  Good as Gold

This package will be a fun night out listening to the talented musicians involved with the Des Moines Symphony.  You will receive two tickets in the GOLD section at any Masterworks Concert.

Donated by Des Moines Symphony & Academy

520.  Laughter is the Best Medicine  

After all of the stress going on in the world sometimes you just need a good laugh.  Enjoy a night full of laughter at the Funny Bone Comedy Club with your 2 “Admit 2” gift certificates.  Certificates expire 04/2021.

Donated by Funny Bone Comedy Club

521.  The Gift of Theatre!

Enjoy a great theatrical performance with this certificate good for 4 tickets to a Des Moines Community Playhouse performance on either Mainstage or Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre.

Donated by Des Moines Community Playhouse

522.  Hear Them Roar – at the Kansas City Zoo

You will receive 4 in-kind passes to the Kansas City Zoo. A visit to the Kansas City Zoo is a journey around the world, an interactive experience that utilizes all the senses to entertain, educate and engage visitors of all ages.

Donated by the Kansas City Zoo

523.  Hy-Vee / Your Employee-Owned Grocery Store

You will see smiles in every aisle when you use this $100 gift card to Hy-Vee.

Donated by Des Moines Hy-Vee Stores

524.  A Night With the Nadas

You will receive the VIP treatment to see the Nadas perform.  You can choose one of the following Nadas concert experiences (Any online-only show, Nadas Silent Night, Iowa State Fair, Wooley’s, other shows may be available upon request).  With this VIP package you will receive 4 tickets to your preferred show, access to closed sound check, access to preferred seating, backstage meet and greet (plus photo’s) with the band and a merchandise package.

Donated by the Nadas

525.  Lasting Art

Ever think about getting a tattoo?  Now is the time with this package from Sacred Diamond Tattoo.  You will receive a $50 gift certificate and a Sacred Diamond Tattoo Size L t-shirt.

Donated by Sacred Diamond Tattoo

526.  Always & Forever

Let the amazing tattoo artists from Sacred Diamond Tattoo create the perfect tattoo for you.  Let the design come to life with this package from Sacred Diamond Tattoo.  You will receive a $50 gift certificate and a Sacred Diamond Tattoo Size XL t-shirt.

Donated by Sacred Diamond Tattoo

If an individual or business has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and can no longer fulfill their donation, Mentor Iowa will refund the purchase amount or provide you with a donation slip which will be 100% tax deductible.  The choice will be yours. 

SUE RICHARDSON SPORTS & FITNESS CATEGORY – 600’s

Sue Richardson was a lifelong teacher and relished the opportunity to be a part of young people’s lives with her positive outlook.  She loved to exercise by walking and playing tennis.  She also enjoyed watching her children play sports and participating in musical events.  Her love of giving back to the community was instilled in her children too.  Her son, Tyler Brady, hosts an annual golf tournament in his mother’s honor.  The TB Invitational in honor of Sue Richardson has raised thousands of dollars for Mentor Iowa and Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa.  Ms. Richardson passed away in 2007 but her memory will live on through Tyler’s golf tournament in her honor and the impact she made on the many children she taught.  It is an honor to name the Sports & Fitness category in Ms. Richardson’s name.

 

601.  I Wanna Go Fast

This race package offers four Upper Grandstand Tickets with Fan Walk access to the Iowa Speedway’s June 13th, 2020 NASCAR XFINITY Series Iowa 250.

Donated by Iowa Speedway

602.  The Club of Choice

Foursome with carts at the Hyperion Field Club.  Expires 12/31/2020.

Donated by Hyperion Field Club

603.  Copper Creek – Home of Divots & Dimples

Four gift cards for 1 free round of golf with cart for 18 holes at Copper Creek Golf Course in Pleasant Hill.  Valid Monday – Thursday.  Copper Creek is the course of choice for the annual Divots & Dimples charity golf outing supporting Mentor Iowa!

Donated by Copper Creek Golf Course

604.  The Ultimate Course

You will receive a gift certificate good for four (4) rounds of golf and one (1) dozen Taylor Made golf balls.  Expires 11/30/20

Donated by The Preserve on Rathbun Lake

605.  Toad Valley Golf & Mini-Golf

You will receive 2 rounds of golf (cart not included) and two rounds of mini-golf at Toad Valley Golf Course.

Donated by Toad Valley Golf Course

605.  Principal Charity Golf Classic Experience

2 VIP Champions Club tickets (valued at $250 each) to the 2020 Principal Charity Classic.  Tickets valid for Sunday, September 6, 2020.  1 VIP parking pass ($15 value) included.  Champions Club includes exclusive location with covered seating with a luncheon buffet, beer, wine and soda included with your ticket.  Also included are autographed from Senior PGA legends, John Daly and Miguel Angel Jimenez.

Donated by Principal Charity Classic

607.  You Choose Where to Play

Four golf passes good weekday only at either Waveland Golf Course, Blank Golf Course or Grandview Golf Course.  Cart not included.  Expires 12/30/2020.

Donated by the City of Des Moines

608.  Time to “Bunker” Down

Four gift cards for 1 free round of golf with cart for 18 holes at Copper Creek Golf Course in Pleasant Hill.  Valid Monday – Thursday only.  Copper Creek is the course of choice for the annual Divots & Dimples charity golf outing supporting Mentor Iowa!

Donated by Copper Creek Golf Course

609.  Accelerate

Achieve your athletic goals with this gift certificate good for 10 sessions at Acceleration Iowa (URBANDALE location).  Expires 3/31/2021.

Donated by Acceleration Iowa

610.  Pack the Jack

You will receive two (2) reserved tickets to an Iowa State football game of your choice between UNLV (September 19) or West Virginia (November 27) held at Jack Trice Stadium for the upcoming 2020 season.

Donated by Iowa State Athletics

611.  Let Them Show You the Ropes!

This certificate is good for four one-day passes (Harness Rental included) at Climb Iowa.  Anyone entering the gym, whether climbing or spectating, will need to complete a Visitor Agreement.  If under 18, the agreement must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Donated by Climb Iowa

612.  Menace in Action

This package is designed for the soccer lover.  You will receive two (2) Family 4-pack of Tickets each good for four (4) general admission tickets to any 2020 Menace home game in May or June.  At this time the schedule has been moved back to start May 10th.

Donated by the Des Moines Menace

 

613.  The “ROYAL” Treatment

This package will provide you with four (4) ticket vouchers to see the Kansas City Royals redeemable for one view Level seat each for any Monday-Thursday 2020 regular season Royal game in April, May, June, July, August or September.  Vouchers exclude Opening Day, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox series.  The baseball season is currently postponed but not cancelled at the time of the auction.  Full refund will be applied if the season is cancelled.

Donated by the Kansas City Royals

614.  Your Ultimate Golf Experience

You will receive four (4) 1 free round of golf with cart passes at Woodland Hills Golf Course.  Each pass is good for 18 holes of golf with cart Monday-Friday and weekends/holidays after 12 pm.  Also included is a $25 gift card to enhance your golf experience at Woodland Hills Golf Course.

Donated by Woodland Hills Golf Course, Kim & Steve Stewart

615.  Cy-Hawk Series

This package is all about bragging rights for the State of Iowa.  You will receive 2 tickets to the Iowa vs. Iowa State football game at historic Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 12th.  These 2 tickets are between the 25-30 yard line about 40 rows up, south on the West side.

Donated by Susan & Frank Stork

616.  Big 12 Battles

This package will allow you to see some of the Big 12’s brightest football teams loaded with future NFL stars.  You will receive 2 tickets to the Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners football game on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 & 2 tickets to the Iowa State Cyclones vs. Baylor Bears football game on Saturday, November 14th, 2020.  These seats are located on the 50-yard line.

Donated by David Erickson

617.  The Scott Helverson Experience

Have you ever wondered what is happening on the football field during an NFL game?  The trash talk, the hits, the sounds and seeing the athletes up close must be incredible to be a part of.  Now is your chance to ask all of these questions and more when you and two friends get to play a round of golf with carts at the Hyperion Field Club with NFL Referee, Scott Helverson.  If you run out of NFL questions to ask, you can talk to Mr. Helverson about his time as a Wide Receiver with the Iowa Hawkeyes under legendary coach, Hayden Fry.

Donated by Hyperion Field Club, Scott Helverson

618.  Minnesota Lynx

You will receive a certificate good for two (2) 100 level tickets to a 2020 Minnesota Lynx home game.  Certificate expires August 1st.  The season is currently suspended.  If season is cancelled a full refund will be returned to the highest bidder.

Donated by the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx

619.  Follow Me To Beer

This package emulates riding your bike and having fun!  You will receive a fun package from Confluence Brewing including an XL women’s bike jersey (jersey can be exchanged for different size) and $20 gift card.

Donated by Confluence Brewing Company

 

620.  St. Louis Cardinals

Bring on baseball with these two (2) tickets to a Monday-Thursday St. Louis Cardinals home game.  (Exclusions include Opening Day, September 23, games against the Cubs and T-Shirt of the Month dates.)  Also included is an autographed baseball from St. Louis Cardinals shortstop, Paul DeJong.  He signed the ball with a blue ball point pen and it is a Pacific Coast League baseball.  Protective ball cube comes with the baseball.

Donated by St. Louis Cardinals, Joe Nelson

If an individual or business has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and can no longer fulfill their donation, Mentor Iowa will refund the purchase amount or provide you with a donation slip which will be 100% tax deductible.  The choice will be yours. 

 

 

TRAVEL CATEGORY – 700’s

 

701.  St. James’s Club Morgan Bay

You will receive a certificate good for 7 to 10 nights of Deluxe Oceanview accommodation, for three rooms double occupancy at St. James’s Club Morgan Bay.  Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2022.

$115 per person/per night (based on double occupancy + tax/service)

Set amid 25 acres of lush hillside gardens tucked into a private cove on the northern coast of St. Lucia, this beachfront resort features well-appointed guestrooms and suites offering stunning ocean and tropical garden views, five restaurants, four pools, non-motorized water sports, tennis, spa, fitness center & kids club.  Enjoy the day exploring an array of water sports and land activities, relax, or experience the majestic ambiance only St. Lucia can offer.

This Resort Certificate provides 7 to 10 nights accommodation (double occupancy) for 3 rooms (valued up to $915 per room depending on dates of travel) at St. James’s Club Morgan Bay.  All reservations are subject to a required supplement of $115 per person/per night which provides all dining, all beverages (including alcohol), resort facilities & activities.  Government tax/service is additional.  Guests choosing to upgrade to a higher category may do so for as little as $50 per night + tax.  Air transportation is not included.  Should you require air they are available to assist.  Resort black-out dates do not apply however, minimum 7 night stay and additional peak surcharge of $50 per person, per night applies Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 & Feb. 1-24.  Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 & Feb. 1-24.  Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply.  Expiration date is a “Book By” date not a “Travel By” date.

Please look at www.eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

Donated by Elite Island Resorts

702.  Hammock Cove Antigua

You will receive a certificate good for 7 nights of Luxury Waterview Villa accommodation, for up to two villas double occupancy at Hammock Cove Antigua – ADULTS ONLY.  Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2022.

RESORT INFORMATION/NIGHTLY SUPPLEMENT – HAMMOCK COVE ANTIGUA – ADULTS ONLY

$250 per person/per night (based on double occupancy + tax/service)

Located adjacent to Devil’s Bridge National Park, this intimate villa resort provides a truly indulgent and customizable holiday for discerning travelers. All 42 private single-story villas are equipped with king beds, “infinity edge” plunge pool, large scenic veranda overlooking stunning turquoise waters, 24-hour dining, and personal cocktail lounge.

The Certificate provides 7 nights accommodation for up to two rooms (double occupancy) (valued up to $3,800 depending on dates of travel), All reservations are subject to mandatory supplement that provides dining, beverages (including alcohol), resort facilities & activities. Government tax/service is additional. Guests choosing to upgrade to a higher villa category may do so for as little as $50 + tax per room, per night. Resort black-outs do not apply however, minimum 7 night stay and additional peak season surcharge of $50 per person, per night applies Dec. 21-Jan.3 & Feb. 1-24. Air transportation is not included. Air transportation must be purchased prior to final confirmation of stays Dec. 21-Jan 3. & Feb. 1-24. Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Expiration date is a “Book By” date not a “Travel By” date.

Please look at www.eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

Donated by Elite Island Resorts

703.  Palm Island Resort & Spa

You will receive a certificate good for 7 nights of Private Island accommodation for up to two rooms, double occupancy at Palm Island Resort & Spa – Adults Only. Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2022.

RESORT INFORMATION/NIGHTLY SUPPLEMENT – PALM ISLAND RESORT & SPA ADULTS-ONLY

$140 per person/per night (based on double occupancy + tax/service)

An exclusive, 135-acre private island hideaway, situated near the southern tip of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, offers 5 dazzling white-sand beaches, sumptuous dining, non-motorized water sports, nature trials, tennis, fitness center, free-form swimming pool with waterfall and spa. The award-winning world-class resort is set in pure paradise where tranquility reigns and an unforgettable experience of a lifetime is inevitable.

This Resort Certificate provides 7 nights accommodation for up to two rooms (double occupancy) (valued up to $3,000 depending on dates of travel) at Palm Island Resort & Spa. All reservations are subject to a required supplement of $140 per person/per night which provides all dining, all beverages (including alcohol), resort facilities & activities. Government tax/service is additional. Guests choosing to upgrade to a higher category may do so for as little as $50 per night + tax. Air transportation is additional. Please ask for full details. Resort black-out dates apply. Dec. 21-Apr. 15. Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Expiration dates is a “Book By” date not a “Travel By” date.

Please look at www.eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

Donated by Elite Island Resorts

704.  The Verandah Resort & Spa

You will receive a certificate good for 7 to 9 nights of Waterview Suite accommodation, for three rooms double occupancy at The Verandah Resort & Spa. Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2022.

RESORT INFORMATION/NIGHTLY SUPPLEMENT – THE VERANDAH RESORT & SPA, ANTIGUA

$125 per person/per night (Based on double occupancy + tax/service)

The Verandah Resort & Spa is an eco-friendly Caribbean beachfront resort with two spectacular white-sand beaches, four pools, nature trails to historic Devil’s Bridge, four restaurants, tennis & fitness center, non-motorized water sports, kids club, mini golf, mini cinema, and the world class Tranquility Body & Soul Spa. Perfect for those seeking a romantic hideaway, family vacation or just looking to escape and leave the world behind.

This Resort Certificate provides 7 to 9 nights accommodation (double occupancy) for 3 rooms (valued up to $900 per room depending on dates of travel) at The Verandah Resort & Spa. All reservations are subject to a required supplement of $125 per person/per night which provides all dining, all beverages (including alcohol), resort facilities & activities. Government tax/service is additional. Guests choosing to upgrade to a higher suite category may do so for as little as $50 per night + tax. Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Air transportation is not included. Should you require air we are available to assist. Resort black-out dates do not apply however, minimum 7 night stay and additional peak season surcharge of $50 per person, per night applies Dec. 21-Jan. 3 & Feb. 1-24. Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec. 21-Jan 3 & Feb. 1-24. Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Expiration date is a “Book By” date not a “Travel By” date.

Please look at www.eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

705.  The Club Barbados Resort & Spa

You will receive a certificate good for 7 to 10 nights of One Bedroom Suite accommodation, for three rooms double occupancy at The Club Barbados Resort & Spa – Adults Only.  Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2022.

RESORT INFORMATION/NIGHTLY SUPPLEMENT – THE CLUB BARBADOS RESORT & SPA ADULTS-ONLY

$125 per person/per night (based on double occupancy + tax/service)

The Club Barbados, located on the prestigious platinum west coast of the island offers guests an adults only experience. There is plenty to enjoy with spacious accommodations, three freshwater swimming pools, water sports, two dining options, tennis, fitness center, spa, piano bar & lounges. The Club exudes intimacy with its romantic oceanfront setting, tropical gardens, cozy walkways, and friendly social atmosphere.

The Resort Certificate provides 7 to 10 nights accommodation (double occupancy) for 3 rooms (valued up to $800 per room depending on dates of travel) at The Club Barbados. All reservations are subject to a required supplement of $125 per person/per night which provides all dining, all beverages (including alcohol), resort facilities & activities. Government tax/service is additional. Guests choosing to upgrade to a higher room category may do so for as little as $50 per night + tax. Air transportation is not included. Should you require air we are available to assist. Resort black-out dates do not apply however, minimum 7 night stay and additional peak season surcharge of $50 per person, per night applies Dec. 21-Jan. 3 & Feb.1-24. Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec. 21-Jan. 3 & Feb1-24. Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Expiration date is a “Book By” date not a “Travel By” date.

Please look at www.eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

Donated by Elite Island Resorts

706.  St. James’s Club & Villas, Antigua

You will receive a certificate good for 7 to 9 nights of Premium accommodation, for three rooms double occupancy at St. James’s Club & Villas. Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2022.

RESORT INFORMATION/NIGHTLY SUPPLEMENT – ST. JAMES’S CLUB & VILLAS, ANTIGUA

$125 per person/per night (based on double occupancy + tax/service)

Experience a private 100-acre peninsula on Antigua’s southeastern coast where clear turquoise waters surround your own private oasis. Two magnificent white-sand beaches, six pools, four distinct restaurants, non-motorized water sports, tennis & fitness center, supervised kids activities, spa and nightly entertainment. St. James’s Club will leave you with amazing island memories to last a lifetime.

This Resort Certificate provides 7 to 9 nights accommodation (double occupancy) for 3 rooms (valued up to $1,200 per room depending on dates of travel) at St. James’s Club & Villas. All reservations are subject to a required supplement of $125 per person/per night which provides all dining, all beverages (including alcohol), resort facilities & activities. Government tax/service is additional. Guests choosing to upgrade to a higher category may do so for as little as $50 per night + tax. Air transportation is not included. Should you require air we are available to assist. Resort black-out dates do not apply however, minimum 7 night stay and additional peak season surcharge of $50 per person per night applies Dec.21-Jan.3 & Feb. 1-24. Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec. 21-Jan 3 & Feb. 1-24. Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Expiration date is a “Book by” date not a “Travel by” date.

Please look at www.eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

Donated by Elite Island Resorts

707.  Pineapple Beach Club

You will receive a certificate good for 7 to 9 nights of Oceanview accommodation, for two rooms double occupancy at the Pineapple Beach Club – Adults Only.  Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2022.

RESORT INFORMATION/NIGHTLY SUPPLEMENT – PINEAPPLE BEACH CLUB ADULTS-ONLY

$125 per person/per night (based on double occupancy + tax/service)

The simple unadorned pleasures of the Caribbean await at the Adults-only Pineapple Beach Club Antigua. Set on 30 acres of tropical paradise with a spectacular quarter-mile white sand beach, two freshwater swimming pools, non-motorized water sports, comfortable accommodations, three dining options, tennis, fitness center & more. This resort is perfect for those seeking laidback fun in the sun, a romantic hideaway or looking to explore the beautiful island of Antigua.

This Resort Certificate provides 7 to 9 nights accommodation (double occupancy) for 2 rooms (valued up to $1,050 per room depending on dates of travel) at Pineapple Beach Club. All reservations are subject to a required supplement of $125 per person/per night which provides all dining, all beverages (including alcohol), resort facilities & activities. Government tax/service is additional. Guests choosing to upgrade to a higher room category may do so for as little as $42 per night + tax. Air transportation is not included. Should you require air we are available to assist. Resort black-out dates do not apply however, minimum 7 night stay and additional peak season surcharge of $50 per person, per night applies Dec. 21-Jan. 3 & Feb. 1-24. Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec. 21-Jan. 3 & Feb. 1-24. Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Expiration date is a “Book By” date not a “Travel By” date.

Please look at www.eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

Donated by Elite Island Resorts

708.  Los Establos Boutique Inn, Panama

You will receive a certificate good for 7 nights of Plantation Estate accommodation, for up to three rooms double occupancy at the Los Establos Boutique Inn, Panama.  Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2022.

INFORMATION/NIGHTLY SUPPLEMENT – LOS ESTABLOS BOTIQUE INN- BOQUETE, PANAMA

$125 per person/per night (based on double occupancy + tax/service)

Award winning 5-star boutique Inn boasting magnificent gardens, adventure walks, & breathtaking views.

Los Establos Boutique Inn, winner of TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Award, is a distinctive collection of comfortable suites and accommodations nestled 4,000 feet above sea level. Spread across 16 acres in the midst of a lush coffee plantation. This charming estate offers panoramic views of the Baru’ Volcano set against Boquete’s green mountains, blue waterfalls and rushing rivers. All deluxe accommodations feature marble bathrooms, regional artwork, and private patios, allowing for full enjoyment of the fresh mountain air. Amenities such as flat-screen TV’s with satellite, plush bathrobes, and WI-FI ensure modern comforts coincide with Mother Nature’s magnificence. Stroll along secret paths as you breathe in the aroma of coffee and perfumes of the region’s lush tropical garden.

This Certificate provides 7 nights accommodation (double occupancy) at Los Establos Boutique Inn for up to 3 rooms (valued at $1,000 per room). All reservations are subject to a required supplement of $125 per person/per night which provides all dining, all beverages (including alcohol), plus your choice of one daily activity per person (not day of arrival/departure) Government tax/service is additional. Guest choosing to upgrade to a suite category may do so for $30 per night + tax. Air transportation is not included. Should you require air we are available to assist. Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Expiration date is a “Book By” date not a “Travel By” date.

Please look at www.eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

Donated by Elite Island Resorts

 

 

HEALTH & BEAUTY CATEGORY – 800’s

 

801.  A Gift for YOU

Spoil yourself and let Massage Therapist, Patricia Banwell, take out all of your stress with this One Hour massage gift certificate.

Donated by Patricia Banwell – Massage Center

802.  ME

This package will help you relieve the stress in your world.  You will receive a 60-minute massage from the professionals Massage Envy to refresh you and take on the world with a stress free body.

Donated by Massage Envy

803.  Peaceful Serenity

This package will help you obtain peaceful bliss and spoil yourself at the same time.  You will receive a pedicure, 60-minute facial and blowout gift card from the professionals at Serenity Couture Salon & Spa at Valley West Mall.

Donated by Serenity Couture Salon & Spa at Valley West Mall

804.  Reclaim Your Complexion

This FDA-cleared Microneedling treatment is safe for all skin types and will help your skin be smooth and healthy.

Donated by Janet Calhoun with Vibrant Skin & Body

805.  Signature Facial

Relax, de-stress with this 90-minute individualized facial with plant-based skincare products that are safe for all skin types.

Donated by Janet Calhoun with Vibrant Skin & Body

806.  Lay Your Head on Me

Here is the perfect package to spoil yourself.  You will receive a Sleepgram pillow which is right pillow for you to sleep on. It has luxury fiber rather than chemical foam allowing you to sleep better and live healthier.  Also included are 2 30-minute therapeutic massage gift certificates from Ronda Stickel LMT with Massage for Health.  Ronda Stickel is a licensed massage therapist who uses Young Living Essential Oils during the massage. These oils are therapeutic, relaxing and smell fabulous.

Donated by ADIO Chiropractic, Ronda Stickel with Massage for Health

807.  Pearly Whites

This package includes all the items needed to keep your teeth bright and shiny.  This Sheer White patient treatment kit features 5 bleach sets that include 1 upper & 1 lower tray and is only available from your dentist.

Donated by Hinke Family Dentistry

 

If an individual or business has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and can no longer fulfill their donation, Mentor Iowa will refund the purchase amount or provide you with a donation slip which will be 100% tax deductible.  The choice will be yours. 

 

 

KATHY “Sparky” KOENIG CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES CATEGORY – 900’s

Kathy Koenig was a longtime champion for many organizations, nonprofits and causes throughout her life.  Through the combination of her kind heart and talented hands she was able to knit hundreds of hats and mittens every Christmas for our referred children and their siblings.  This extremely generous donation helped keep our children safe and warm during our extremely cold winters.  Sparky’s daughter, Mindy Toyne, has been a long time champion of Mentor Iowa by being a mentor, board member and was the 2019 Tidrick Honors recipient.  Sparky passed away in 2019 but her legacy lives on with her children and grandchildren who continue to give back to Mentor Iowa and our community in many ways.  It is an honor to name the Clothing & Accessories category in Mrs. Koenig’s name.

 

901.  Stepping Up The Game!

This amazing accessory is a uni-sex pair of diamond cuff-links.  This set of cuff-links will provide the finishing touches to an amazing outfit paired with a French cuff shirt.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

902.  Hothouse Blouse

Look stylish with the cabi brand Women’s size XL Hothouse Blouse from their Fall 2019 Collection.  It features a scarlet flower pattern, long sleeve, button up and is semi sheer.

Donated by Jennifer Parker – cabi

903.  Cabi – Slim Boyfriend Jeans

These size 16 cabi – Slim Boyfriend Jeans are very comfortable and feature a distressed look.  This pair of jeans sits low on the waist, features a tapered leg opening, has a classic 5-pocket design and is a cotton blend.

Donated by Jennifer Parker – cabi

 

904.  A Classic Look

Look stylish with this size XL Classic Blouse with a platinum look and feel.  This blouse features a unique and classic designed cuff which will make you stand out in the crowd.

Donated by Jennifer Parker – cabi

905.  Perfect “10”

Feel confident by wear this pair of 10 earrings from the cabi jewelry line.  These textured earrings will be the perfect accessory to your favorite outfit.

Donated by Jennifer Parker – cabi

906.  Tudor Bracelet

Make a beautiful statement by wearing this amazing bracelet!  This bracelet features black diamonds, pearls and gold accents to provide the perfect accessory to your outfit.

Donated by Jennifer Parker – cabi

907.  Expect Great Things at Kohl’s

Enjoy some guilt free shopping at Kohl’s where you Expect Great Things.  Your 2 $50 gift cards will allow you to choose from a wide array of quality items to purchase.

Donated by Kohl’s

908.  #WeAllCan at American Eagle Outfitters

You will receive 2 $50 gift cards good at American Eagle Outfitters.  Other stores in the AEO brand include Tailgate Clothing and Aerie.

Donated by American Eagle Outfitters

 

FOR THE FAMILY CATEGORY – 1,000’s

 

1,001.  Say Cheese

This certificate is good for $250 towards 1 Family Session including 5 polished digital files.

Donated by Julia Mae Photography

1,002.  Life’s Best Things

This package is good for four (4) complimentary admission passes to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.  Passes expire 02/03/2021.

Donated by Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

1,003.  Jump Around

Get a great work out in with this family four-pack of 30 minute free passes to Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Grimes.  You will receive 4 individual 30-minutes free gift certificates with this package. Passes expire 10/26/2020.

Donated by Sky Zone Trampoline Park – Grimes

1,004.  Reiman Gardens

You will receive 4 passes good for one adult or two children to visit Reiman Gardens at no charge.

Donated by Reiman Gardens

1,005.  All Aboard

This package provides you with 4 2020 complimentary passes to ride on a train with the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad.  Passes expire 10/31/20.  Not valid on dinner, lunch, picnic, or special event trains.

Donated by Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

1,006.  Imagine That

You will receive two (2) adult admission passes and two (2) children admission passes to see all of the amazing animals at Blank Park Zoo.  The passes expire on 3/25/2021.

Donated by Blank Park Zoo

1,007.  The Palms

You will receive 6 passes good for One Free Regular 2D Admission of equal or less value with THE PURCHASE of ONE ADMISSION.  How exciting it will be to go see a movie with a friend again and see the finest films from Hollywood!  Passes expire 12/30/2020.

Donated by Fridley Theatres

1,008.  Imagine, Create, Discover, Explore

You will receive a Family Day Pass for up to 5 people to enjoy an entire day to imagine, create, discover and explore at The Iowa Children’s Museum.

Donated by The Iowa Children’s Museum

1,009.  Make Your Garden Grow

You will receive four (4) passes to enjoy all of the beautiful sights the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden has to offer.

Donated by Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

1,010.  SEW Beautiful

Your new bundle of joy will love the amazing colors in this baby quilt measuring 3 ft. x 4 ft.  There are also 2 matching burp cloths which are part of this package.

Donated by Amy Smith

1,011.  Stay-Shop-Play  

You will receive 2 all-day unlimited ride wristbands to Nickelodeon Universe, 2 passes to Moose Mountain or Rock of Ages Blacklight Mini Golf and a 2020 Mall of America coupon book.

Donated by Mall of America

1,012.  History Takes Flight

Enjoy a 330,000 square foot facility with three hangars, a Children’s Learning Center, Flight Simulator rides, Museum Store, Restaurant, Education Classrooms and a Gallery for temporary exhibits.  You will receive 4 admission passes to imagine, innovate & inspire your aviation curiosity.

Donated by the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

1,013.  RRRibit Quilt

This fun frog themed quilt is approximately 5 ft. x 5 ½ ft. in size and will memorize your little ones who are mesmerized by our amphibian friend.  This custom made quilt was created by 2013 Tidrick Honors recipient, Louise Whitlow.

Donated by Louise Whitlow

1,014.  Baby Bundle

This package will improve your quality of life with the following Norwex products for your new bundle of joy.  Included in this package are the following Norwex products:  Baby Hooded Towel Set (graphite with gingham trim), Baby’s Bath Brush (grey elephant), Kids Bath Sponge, Pet to Dry Unicorn and Baby Body Pack.

Donated by Louisa Dykstra with Norwex

1,015.  Smile

You will receive a mini photo session with 10 images at a location (no studio work) from Dana Hall Photography.  Certificate expires 10/26/2020.

Donated by Dana Hall with Dana Hall Photography

If an individual or business has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and can no longer fulfill their donation, Mentor Iowa will refund the purchase amount or provide you with a donation slip which will be 100% tax deductible.  The choice will be yours. 

 

NEW ITEMS – 4/20/2020 – 1,100’s

1,101.  Pretty Bird

Enjoy this framed original painting created by artist, Bailey Johnson.  This piece measures approximately 18″ x 15″.

Donated by Amy Smith

1,102.  Your One Stop Shop at Target

You will have the ultimate shopping spree with this package.  You will receive a gift card valued at $100 to purchase everything you need and maybe some other items too.

Donated by LaRue Maddox

1,103.  Fareway – Shield of Quality

You will receive a $100 gift card to Fareway to purchase all of your grocery needs.

Donated by LaRue Maddox

1,104.  Smiles in the Aisles

You will see smiles in every aisle when you use this $50 gift card to Hy-Vee.

Donated by LaRue Maddox

1,105.  Say High at Hy-Vee

You will see smiles in every aisle when you use this $50 gift card to Hy-Vee.

Donated by LaRue Maddox

1,106.  You Will See Quality at Hy-Vee

You will see smiles in every aisle when you use this $100 gift card to Hy-Vee.

Donated by Hy-Vee – Mills Civic Parkway

1,107.  Being the Best is Always Moving

QuikTrip supports Mentor Iowa in a wide variety of ways.  Enjoy this $100 gift card to QuikTrip and spoil yourself with whatever you are in the mood for.  Whether it is gas, QT Fresh Meals, fountain pop, or just anything you need to get through the day; use these gift cards and put a big smile on your face enjoying whatever you purchased.

Donated by Marty Lester

1,108.  Fill in the Gap

Enjoy this $50 Options gift card usable at any Gap, Inc. store.  Stores include Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Athleta.

Donated by Gap, Inc.

1,109.  So Many Options to Choose From

Enjoy this $50 Options gift card usable at any Gap, Inc. store.  Stores include Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Athleta.

Donated by Gap, Inc.

1,110.  Kohl’s Cares

Enjoy some guilt free shopping at Kohl’s where you Expect Great Things.  Your $50 gift card will allow you to choose from a wide array of quality items to purchase.

Donated by Kohl’s

1,111.  Easy Shopping at Kohl’s

Enjoy some guilt free shopping at Kohl’s where you Expect Great Things.  Your $50 gift card will allow you to choose from a wide array of quality items to purchase.

Donated by Kohl’s

1,112.  Live Your Life at American Eagle Outfitters

You will receive a $50 gift card good at American Eagle Outfitters.  Other stores in the AEO brand include Tailgate Clothing and Aerie.

Donated by American Eagle Outfitters

1,113.  Retail Standout

You will receive a $50 gift card good at American Eagle Outfitters.  Other stores in the AEO brand include Tailgate Clothing and Aerie.

Donated by American Eagle Outfitters

1,114.  Cake Anyone?

You will receive an incredible custom made cake from Mentor Iowa board member, Lisa Maas.  Lisa can create most types of cake you would like for any occasion.  There is nothing like a custom made cake to put a big smile on your face AND they taste delicious too!  Certificate expires 4/26/2021.

Donated by Lisa Maas

1,115.  The Great Martini

Mentor Iowa’s own Executive Director, Marty Lester, will perform a 30-minute magic show for your child’s party or classroom.  This magic show will entertain audience members 2nd grade or lower.

Donated by Marty Lester

1,116.  Call Em as You See Em

You will receive this game worn autographed package from Major League Baseball Umpire, Pat Hoberg.  Pat Hoberg has been a big league umpire since 2017.  He is a graduate of Urbandale High School and Grand View University.  This autographed package includes a game worn shirt inscribed “MLB #31” and a MLB signed umpire hat.  If you look closely at the picture, the hat is a special edition hat that was specially made for Jackie Robinson Day.

Donated by Pat Hoberg

1,117.  Beer Snob or Bucket List

You will receive two fun accessories to help show your affinity for your favorite libations.  You will receive a beer caddy that can hold 6 bottles of your favorite bottled beverages.  The wine towel features the following motivational quote, “The first thing on my bucket list is to fill my bucket with WINE.”  Both items are from the Mona B. brand.

Donated by Marty Lester

1,118.  Reflection

Michael Aram finds inspiration from nature for many of his handcrafted metalware pieces. The Reflective Frame is in tarnish-resistant silverplate.  This frame fits a 4 x 6 photo.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

1,119.  The Rock

Michael Aram’s Rock Collection is inspired by jagged edged stone formations as seen through the combined lenses of Rock and Roll Glam, Cubism, and Art Deco. The collection feels very now while referencing past cultural and artistic movements and follows the artist’s love of incorporating natural forms into the home.  This frame fits a 4 x 6 photo.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

1,120.  Charger / Platter

Add a layer of elegance to your tablescape with Michael Aram’s Hammertone Charger, finished with a sophisticated hammered black-tone finish to complement your dinnerware.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

1,121.  Exquisite Look

These earrings are from the Spartina 449’s Delicates Collection.  For delicate style with ease, these earrings are for you.  These dainty earrings feature exquisite crystals and delicate shapes designed to be your go-to, lightweight everyday earrings.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

1,122.  Pear Drops

Up for bids is a beaded choker from Spartina 449.  This subtly beautiful piece features cinch-able sparklers which are designed to fit snugly while adjustable tassels drape the nape of your neck.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

1,123.  Daily Special Deliciousness

You will receive a $50 gift certificate to enjoy PGA Golfer, Zach Johnson’s favorite place to eat in Des Moines.  Located close to the Mentor Iowa office, the Manhattan Deli has a special every day that will make your mouth water.

Donated by Hagar’s Manhattan Deli

1,124.  Business Up Front, Party in the Back

You will receive a $50 gift certificate to enjoy the many options available at Mullets.

Donated by Marty Lester

1,125.  Time to Tap

You will receive a $50 gift card to the Iowa Taproom.  The Iowa Taproom supports the growing tradition of diversity, creativity and excellence in Iowa beer. Their menu has unique Iowan-inspired selections and American favorites, including Iowa Chops, Morning Farm Burger, Hand-Breaded Pork Tenderloins, Iowa Ham Balls, Kielbasa Fritters, Chicken Wings and much more.

Donated by Full Court Press

1,126.  Light the Fire

You will enjoy a warm and delightful atmosphere while enjoying amazing menu & beverage options from Firebirds Wood Fired Grill.  You will receive a $50 gift card to Firebirds Wood Fired Grill.

Donated by Marty Lester

1,127.  Reverse Happy Hour!

The lucky winner of this item will win a $50 gift certificate to Bar Louie.  You can use this gift certificate for their famous Reverse Happy Hour, Burger Nation and delicious brunch held on Saturday’s & Sunday’s.

Donated by Marty Lester

1,128.  A Wonderful Experience

You will enjoy a wonderful meal served by the wonderful staff at 1908 Draught House.  You will receive 2 $25 gift cards good at the Waukee, Johnston, Court Avenue and West Des Moines 1908 Draught House locations.

Donated by Marty Lester

1,129.  Triple Combo of Fun

Enjoy a fun night out at Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop and enjoy their triple combo of restaurant, pub and nightlife fun.  You will receive 1 $50 gift card to Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop with this fun and tasty package.

Donated by Marty Lester

1,130.  Wellman’s

Enjoy a fun night out at Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop and enjoy their triple combo of restaurant, pub and nightlife fun.  You will receive 1 $20 gift card to Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop with this fun and tasty package.

Donated by Wellman’s Pub

1,131.  Spectating at its Finest

Spectators Sports Bar & Grill is known for its casual bar-food spot in a resort with daily specials, arcade games, TV sports & weekday happy hour.  You will be amazed at all of the sports memorabilia located throughout the restaurant.  You will receive 1 $50 gift card to Spectators Sports Bar & Grill located in Altoona.

Donated by Connie & Steve Koehn

1,132.  Sports Memorabilia Everywhere

Spectators Sports Bar & Grill is known for its casual bar-food spot in a resort with daily specials, arcade games, TV sports & weekday happy hour.  You will be amazed at all of the sports memorabilia located throughout the restaurant.  You will receive 1 $50 gift card to Spectators Sports Bar & Grill located in Altoona.

Donated by Connie & Steve Koehn

1,133.  The OP

The lucky winner of this package will receive a $50 gift card to The Other Place.  The Other Place is a great place to watch the Kansas City Chiefs during the NFL season!

Donated by Eileen & Jim Snodgrass

1,134.  Biaggi’s

This package will allow you to enjoy many delicious options from Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano.  This $50 gift card will allow you to enjoy fresh products in a relaxed atmosphere with delicious prepared meals for you to enjoy.

Donated by Anjie Shutts & Peter Kitundu

1,135.  The Station on Ingersoll

Enjoy an awesome sports environment with a wonderful menu to match.  You will receive a $50 gift card to The Station on Ingersoll to watch their DirectTV Sports Packages available on the 23 tv’s while enjoying their delicious food options and amazing drink specials.

Donated by Sherri & Brent Gast

1,136.  Melted Cheese All Day Every Day! 

You will receive a $100 gift card to The Cheese Shop of Des Moines.  The Cheese Shop of Des Moines proudly offers over 100 artisan and farmhouse cheeses, craft beer and wine, cured meats, a limited food menu, plus events and workshops in a cozy atmosphere.

Donated by Jaina & Charles Johnson

1,137.  Beaverdale’s Best

GoodSons is a comfortable neighborhood bar located in the center of Des Moines’ Beaverdale neighborhood.  GoodSons has fast and friendly service, delicious menu items, unique atmosphere and great location makes it a must on every drinker’s list of places to go.  The lucky winner of this package will receive a $50 gift card to GoodSons Food & Spirits.

Donated by Marcene Grant

 

1,138.  O’Donnell Ace Hardware – The Helpful Place

You will receive a $100 gift card to O’Donnell Ace Hardware.  As a local Ace Hardware, their stores are members of the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry. Ace Hardware began as a small chain of stores in 1924 and has grown to include more than 4,600 stores in 50 states and more than 70 countries. As part of a cooperative, every Ace Hardware store is independently owned. From neighborhood hardware stores to lumberyards to super-size home centers, each Ace Hardware is unique and tailored to meet the needs of its local community. They are committed to being “the Helpful Place” by offering customers knowledgeable advice, helpful service and quality products. As the helpful hardware folks in your community, their promise is, “helping you is the most important thing we have to do today.

Donated by Thomas Sherrard

1,139.  Where Good Sports Meet

You will receive a $100 gift card to Sportman’s in Spirit Lake.  Sportsman’s has conducted a charity golf classic and Mentor Iowa has been the charity of choice since 2008.  As a result, Mentor Iowa has received over $15,000 from the generosity of the owners, staff and volunteers with Sportsman’s.  This friendly bar hosts its annual 6th annual Tiki Bicycle Ride on Saturday, August 1st and this will be a great reason to use your gift card.  You can find more information regarding this bike ride by checking out Sportsman’s on Facebook.

Donated by Eileen & Jim Snodgrass

1,140.  Beer Can Alley

You will receive a $50 gift card to celebrate any occasion at Beer Can Alley.  Enjoy their wide variety of beverages while enjoying incredible live music performances.

Donated by Marty Lester

1,141.  B.C.A.

You will receive a $50 gift card to celebrate any occasion at Beer Can Alley.  Enjoy their wide variety of beverages while enjoying incredible live music performances.

Donated by Marty Lester

1,142.  Dan Gable – The Wrestling Legend

Mr. Gable was nice enough to sign this Iowa Hawkeyes Wrestling decal at a signing in January 2020. He signed the decal with a black sharpie. The decal measures 4 1/2 x 7 and size.  Great piece of memorabilia to have from this legendary University of Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling coach and Olympic Gold medalist.

Donated by Kelly Scothorn

1,143.  The Gateway to Good Food

You will receive a $50 gift card to Gateway Market.  Gateway Market is Iowa’s GOOD FOOD store, creating memorable food experiences by offering an abundant selection of the finest natural, organic and specialty foods sourced both locally and from around the world. Their welcoming, customer-centered environment encourages culinary exploration and honors the simple pleasures of the table.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

1,144.  Good Food Guaranteed

You will receive a $50 gift card to Gateway Market.  Gateway Market is Iowa’s GOOD FOOD store, creating memorable food experiences by offering an abundant selection of the finest natural, organic and specialty foods sourced both locally and from around the world. Their welcoming, customer-centered environment encourages culinary exploration and honors the simple pleasures of the table.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

1,145.  Gusto Pizza Co. – Get Some

Get some of the best pizza in central Iowa with this $50 gift card to Gusto Pizza Co.

Donated by Jan Reinicke