'Once in a Blue Moon' ReturnsCED, June 08
Article Date: 06-01-2008
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The second annual live auction in San Diego - featuring unique adventures and treasures - will benefit The AED Foundation's workforce development and education initiatives.
Need an adventure? Drawn to the dazzling? Start planning now for which of the extraordinary trips and intriguing treasures you'll bid on at the second annual "Once in a Blue Moon" auction sponsored by The AED Foundation and Ritchie Bros. The auction will take place live at the Annual Meeting in San Diego on the Inaugural Evening, Friday, Jan. 15, 2009 during the Ritchie Bros. Reception. Generous companies have already donated unusual gifts that are creating excitement and anticipation.Recently donated by BLS Enterprises, a fabulous Daniel Swarovski Couture Collection Cuff Bracelet will be featured at the auction. Custom-made for this event, the bracelet cannot be purchased in any store anywhere in the world.A once-in-a-lifetime, three-day fishing trip for two at the renowned Ritchie Bros. world-class resort on Stuart Island, British Columbia, has been donated by the auctioneer company. Luxury, fun and stunning views converge in this private haven that no one can purchase - no one except the high-bidder at this auction.Several items from last year are also back on the auction line-up by popular demand. The Richard Petty Driving Experience has been jointly donated by Caterpillar and by FCC Equipment Financing, so you and a buddy can enjoy this ‘need-for-speed' thrill together.Vermeer Corp. has once again donated the highly popular first-class Fishing Excursion in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. EPG Insurance has donated three nights and three rounds of golf for two at Pinehurst Resort, which was recently voted the "World's Best Golf Resort" by Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine. Also, IronPlanet has contributed the luxurious Calistoga Ranch spa package for two with a four-hour winery tour by town car to three exclusive wineries.Visit www.aedfevents.com to view details and photos of all the auction items and the generous companies whose donations make the event a success. And if you'd like your company to shine among these stars, consider donating an auction item - call Carol Schrader, director of Development for more information at 630-468-5113. The Annual Meeting Golf Event also has sponsorship opportunities available.AED Foundation events benefit professional education programs, including the only management certification program in the construction equipment industry.
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