Each year our supporters donate many unique and wonderful items for our Silent Auction. Preview the items that will be offered this year below and plan to attend this year’s gala to bid on your favorites. It’s a fun and exciting way to support Morgan’s Wonderland and The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland!
Even if you are unable to attend, you can offer valuable support by donating an item for the auction. Your donation is vital to our success and your contribution will be recognized in our gala program. If you would like to contribute an item, download and complete the form below and submit with your donation.
The Live Auction is the source of a significant portion of our Free to Soar Gala proceeds. From unique adventures to a one-of-a-kind art piece created by Morgan Hartman, there’s something for everyone in our Live Auction.
Experience the Magic of South AfricaHere’s a fantastic opportunity for you and a guest to enjoy an adventurous, seven-night African photo safari in luxurious comfort. You will fly to Johannesburg, South Africa, where you will be met and escorted to the Maritime Bushveld Estates to spend two nights enjoying indigenous flora and wildlife, South African cuisine and wine and an optional day of sightseeing in Johannesburg. You will then fly to the luxurious Ezulwini Game Lodges situated in Kruger National Park where you will stay two nights in Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge and three nights at Ezulwini River Lodge. All meals, wines and beer are included as are two daily escorted safaris to view and photograph African animals in the wild including the BIG FIVE (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant). This package also includes a 3,000 dollar American Express Gift Card courtesy of the Gordon Hartman Family Foundation to assist with travel expenses. Trip must be used by December 24, 2017.
Value: 9,800 dollars
Luxury Stay at Port AIf you’re searching for the perfect beach get-a-way, look no further than this Ocean Sounds Beach House in Port Aransas! This spacious, 3-level home has 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths and sleeps 13. Enjoy the large kitchen designed for entertaining, the wonderful decks and an amazing beach view. Take the community boardwalk to the beach, lounge in the neighborhood swimming pool and hot tub or take in all the charm of Port A. No matter what you choose to do, you and your group will enjoy a memorable 5 night beach vacation!
Available dates October 1, 2016 through May 24, 2017 excluding major holidays, Sandfest and Spring Break. Additional nights to extend your stay may be available at regular daily rates.
Courtesy of Drs. Pete and Maria Hey
Value: 2,600 dollars
Lake Tahoe Mountain AdventureYou and your guests will enjoy a five-night stay at this beautiful South Lake Tahoe retreat, where California and Nevada meet, with accommodations for up to 10 guests. Relax in the enormous master suite with its king-sized bed and private bathroom, and enjoy the breath-taking view of the mountains from the back deck. You’ll love the comfortable living space with its 10-person dining table and kitchen that’s a chef's dream. This is the perfect location for access to all Lake Tahoe activities any time of year. Enjoy winter sports at 9 ski areas within a 30 minute drive including Heavenly and Squaw Valley. Hike, mountain bike or sail on North America’s deepest lake in the summer. This package includes certificates for two Southwest Airlines round-trip tickets. Expires 9/24/2017.
Courtesy of Nanette & Mark Roenigk
Value: 4,800 dollars
Suite Spurs ExperienceCheer the Spurs on to victory at their Saturday, December 10, 2016 game against the Brooklyn Nets! This package includes admission for 12 to the courtside Gulf States Toyota Terrace Ledge Box. Also included are 4 parking passes, VIP entry access, food, beverages and a replica Spurs Championship Ring. This is the ultimate experience for the ultimate Spurs fans!
Courtesy of Gulf States Toyota
Value: 4,875 dollars
It’s Great to be First!Morgan’s Inspiration Island, the world’s first fully-accessible water park, will celebrate its grand opening spring 2017.
If you’re the winner of this extra-special auction item, you and your guests will be among the first to experience Morgan’s Inspiration Island. This exclusive VIP package will entitle you to a private four-hour event for 100 people. Your invited guests will experience all the fun of our five splash pads and River Boat Adventure ride. Blanco BBQ will provide delicious food for your guests in our Lighthouse special-event area that overlooks the entire park.
In addition, the winner of this fabulous package will get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour of Morgan’s Inspiration Island as well as receive eight admission tickets and free use of a cabana for one day during the 2017 season.
To ensure exclusivity, this private, VIP event should take place on a Sunday in April 2017 (either the 9th, 23rd or 30th) or on a weekday in May 2017. The event should be scheduled to end by 8 p.m. due to darkness.
Value: 11,500 dollars
Picture Yourself in New York City!Spend two glorious nights in New York City at the ultra prestigious, 5-star Pierre Hotel where you will sit for a Masterpiece Wall Portrait on canvas to be created by Kramer Portraits. (Up to eight people can be in the portrait.) The portrait is a 16 x 20 inch (unframed) image that is hand finished with oils and acrylics for color and highlights. Kramer Portraits has created methods of enhancing photographic images with hand applied artistic touches, resulting in timeless portraits that are indistinguishable from freehand oil paintings costing tens of thousands of dollars. The Pierre Hotel is located on 5th Avenue near Central Park and within walking distances of shopping, museums, restaurants and exciting theatre. This package also includes certificates for two round trip airfares on Southwest Airlines. Various dates will be available throughout 2017. (Please note that the Pierre Hotel room contains a king size bed and is for two persons only.)
Courtesy of Kramer Portraits and Southwest Airlines.
Value: 8,100 dollars
A Morgan Hartman OriginalAs you know, Morgan Hartman is the inspiration for Morgan’s Wonderland and all that has followed in support of those with special needs. This active young lady has lots of interests, including art. Here’s your opportunity to acquire a Morgan Hartman original – a one-of-a-kind, colorful painting created by Morgan. No matter where you display the painting, you’ll think about Morgan and all the good things being accomplished at Wonderland, Texas. As the proud owner of a Morgan Hartman original, you’ll have a unique collector’s item, and who can put a price on that?