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Take a look at our Live Auction Items! If you cannot attend the Gala, but still want to bid on these items, email Katie Pappas at kpappas@jdrf.org for more information. Please note – this is not a final listing of items.

Fly away to Tuscany, Italy

Situated among the rolling hills of northern Italy, Casale Escaiole is a spectacular resort on the Castello di Casole estate. The estate dates back to the 10th century and was completely renovated in 2005. It has the feel of Old World Italy with all of the modern conveniences. This beautiful estate is very convenient to many Italian cities, landmarks and the coast. Enjoy a week-long vacation in a luxurious $3 million villa that sleeps 8.

Enjoy a week long vacation in a luxurious $3 Million Villa that sleeps 8 at this spectacular award winning resort.

Vacation of a lifetime in Turks and Caicos

If you are looking for tranquility and a wonderful getaway experience on one of the most breathtaking beaches in the world, then Grace Bay at Turks and Caicos is the perfect destination! Enjoy a one-week stay in a $1 million private condo in The Tuscany Resort. The Tuscany is small and spectacular, with miles of beaches and turquoise water literally outside your door. It is just minutes from golf, outstanding restaurants and snorkeling on the world’s third largest barrier reef!

Custom Designed Man Cave

You won’t find another auction item anywhere like this one. This incredible package includes four premium leather theater lounge chairs for enjoying movies or sports on your new 60” HDTV with state-of-the-art sound system; designer furniture, a fully-stocked bar and back bar; Keg-o-rator, pub table and chairs plus premium cigars and a desktop humidor. Office 360 will deliver your luxurious new room to your home.

Private Dinner for 8 with the 1976 Undefeated IU Basketball Team

This item is an once-in-a-lifetime experience for any hoops fan. Enjoy a private dinner for eight people with members of one of the greatest college basketball teams in history: the undefeated National Champion IU Hoosiers. The 1975-76 IU team is the only undefeated champion in the past 40 years. (Sorry, UK!) You and seven friends can relive that magical season with Quinn Buckner, Kent Benson, Tom Abernathy, Bobby Wilkerson and other members of this legendary team. This will be the first time these players have gotten together since the ‘76 Championship.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pagoda Roof-Top Experience

See the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” like few people have in the past 25 years. You and three friends get an exclusive behind the scenes experience in the legendary Pagoda at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This unique racing experience includes four 500 race tickets, pre-race credentials, a champagne toast and breakfast from the Plaza Cafe, a tour of the Pagoda Command, INDYCAR Race Control and the IMS Radio network booth. You will also do a walk-through of the pace car room in the Pagoda’s base.

Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming

Enjoy a one-week stay for four adults at the #1 rated resort in the U.S. in 2014! The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is a spectacular private resort set on 30,000 acres in Wyoming. Guests have the opportunity to experience the grandeur and adventure of the American West in sophisticated style. This remarkable experience includes all of your meals as well as an assortment of outdoor activities including hiking and trail adventures, horseback riding, fly fishing, and recreation around the Lodge and Spa.

Dinner for 4 for a Year

Want to experience the very best dining in Indy? Enjoy dinner and wine for four people at 12 of the top restaurants in the city. Each month you will experience outstanding cuisine and fine wine at a different locally-owned restaurant. This unique culinary tour includes St. Elmo’s, Late Harvest, Ruth’s Chris, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Prime 47, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, The North End, Cerulean, The Local Eatery & Pub, Noah Grant’s, Divvy, and Delicia.

A Tesla Weekend Experience in Chicago

Have you always wanted to drive a one-of-a-kind luxury vehicle? Here is your chance! A $140,000 Tesla P85D Sedan, the fastest sedan ever built, can be yours Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. You will pick up the Tesla on Friday and return it on Sunday. The item also includes a trip to Chicago for two adults Saturday night, with lodging at the Virgin Hotels Chicago and a $500 dinner gift card to The Gage, one of Chicago’s outstanding downtown restaurants.

Cane Corso Puppy

The Cane Corso (“Italian Mastiff”) is a fantastic pure breed dog, legendary in Europe and rapidly gaining popularity in the U.S. This majestic breed is a wonderful family pet, mild-tempered and eager to please. Smaller than Bull Mastiffs, adult Cane Corso’s reach 100-110 lbs. They are very intelligent, which makes them easy to train and socialize with kids, adults and other pets. This local litter of pups comes from an outstanding line of Cane Corso’s.