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Join the Big Cats, the REALLY BIG CATS
Attend the Berskshire Hathaway annual meeting as the special guest of Jim and Kevin Clayton
. The lucky buyer will fly aboard a private Clayton Citation Jet to Omaha, NE on Friday, April 29, 2011. You'll arrive in time for a luxurious private dinner and have the option to take in Nebraska attractions including a visit to Borsheims Jewelry, Nebraska Furniture Mart and Dairy Queen (all three largest in the world) where dozens of writers will autograph their books on Mr. Buffett. After an exciting day, retire in the hotel 4-diamond hotel where Bill Gates
and other Berkshire Hathaway board members stay adjacent to the shareholder's meeting.
Awaken Saturday to enjoy VIP seating near to Warren Buffett
and Charlie Munger
as the shareholder meeting movie begins at 8:00 a.m. Warren and Charlie will discuss the economy, Berkshire financial performance and everything else under the sun as questions are asked by the audience. The VIP ticket includes access to the exhibit hall where 42 Buffett companies display everything from See's Candies®, Clayton Homes®, GEICO Insurance® to Justin Boots® and Fruit of the Loom® - all at huge discounts, compliments of Warren Buffett. Jet back to Knoxville immediately after the annual meeting is adjourned to start building your empire.
Claws of Steel
No Bengals here when you pack your Terrible Towels and head to the Steel City. Steelers fan or not, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the most successful NFL team of all time will make you a convert. Dee and Jimmy Haslam and Pilot Travel Centers have graciously provided a trip for two people to a Pittsburgh Steelers home game. Travel in style aboard a private plane to that shrine of the Steeler faithful, Heinz Field, where you'll watch the players warm up from your VIP vantage point on the field. When it's time for kick-off, you'll be escorted to the Owner's Box to enjoy the game. Honorary citizenship in the Steeler Nation included. (Date of game to be determined by donor.)
Be a "Tony" Tiger
You will be the guest of Ginger and Bill Baxter for three nights in the elegant Wort Hotel located in downtown Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This historic landmark has the intimacy of a country inn and the world class service of a grand hotel. Settled next to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks the charm of the lodging is matched only by the beauty of the surroundings. Should you venture to Jackson Hole during ski season you will also receive complimentary lift tickets. Dates will be arranged with the Innkeeper subject to availability.
Biggest Night of Country Caterwauling
Enjoy the glitz and glamour of the Country Music Association's 44th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, November 10, 2010, compliments of Moll and Charlie Anderson. Just imagine the chance to see cool cats up close like last year's winners: Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Sugarland. As a bonus, enjoy the use of Maureen and Don Bosch's condo on Printer's Alley to complete your Nashville experience.
Cat on a Hot Tin Yacht
Create your own Pulitzer-worthy drama on a sunset cruise with 49 of your closest friends aboard the yacht of Dr. Bill Smith and Nyda Brook. Bill and Nyda will be your gracious hosts as you set sail from Fort Loudoun Yacht Club. As you and your ensemble relax on "Sensation", a well-appointed Westport 112, you will also enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and a delightful selection of wine. The end of the evening will call for no less than a standing ovation.
Crouching Parrot, Hidden Talent
Have you heard Einstein the African grey parrot call "here kitty, kitty"? You and your guests will be amazed by Einstein's enormous vocabulary and many talents when she visits your home with her keeper for a command performance. She has starred on Animal Planet, The Tonight Show, David Letterman and now she will be your very own star attraction. Package includes dinner for your audience members.
Catch a Tiger by the Toe
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Tell me who is going to go...to your birthday celebration, that is! Give your favorite cub a birthday party they'll never forget. This deluxe package includes a day at the zoo for 20 children with a party room or tent, a private keeper chat with the birthday child's choice of animal, unlimited carousel rides, cake and a kid-friendly lunch.
Prowl Around the Zoo
Host 20 of your favorite wild things at a Zoo-B-Que and tour where you will give your guests an exclusive behind the scenes evening they'll never forget. Zoo director "Jungle" Jim Vlna will take your group on a once-in-a-lifetime after-hours tour, which will be captured by a zoo photographer so you can remember the experience. Feed the giraffes and have a private audience with Knoxville Zoo's elephant artists as they paint a masterpiece just for you. Then enjoy a tasty barbeque on zoo grounds prepared by Jim and his expert Zoo-B-Que crew.
A Legacy to Outlast Nine Lives
Name the zoo's Aldabra tortoise! She may live as long as 200 years and grow to weigh up to 550
lbs - the second largest tortoise species in the world. This gentle giant is sister
to "Anderson" (named by Moll and Charlie Anderson
) and "Sir Michael" (named by Kim and Mike McClamroch's
son Michael). You and your children will watch her grow...your grandchildren will see her mature ...your great grandchildren
will marvel at her size. Naming comes with a recognition plaque at the tortoise exhibit and a photo session with you and your newly-named Aldabra.
These packages represent a taste of the live auction. Exciting packages will continue to be added so keep check back with us again.