The Jumbo Raffle Experience!
We will have a variety of Jumbo Raffle Packages you can win! Each separate ‘package’ is built as a full experience with values from $600 to over $2,000. From travel, to wine, to the arts, you’ll be able to share your winnings with your family and friends, or even just pamper yourself!
Tickets can be purchased during the reception at the following prices:
$150 - Body Length of Tickets (top of head to toes!)
$100 - Arm’s Length of Tickets (top of the shoulder to wrist)
$50 - 3 Tickets
To be or not to be? You will definitely want to be at this year’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon with two Admission Tickets to any performance in the 2018 schedule. Enjoy dinner at Brothers’ Restaurant, a local and family-run hotspot for over 40 years.
“The play is the thing” here in the Bay Area, too, with two Admission Tickets to any performance in the exciting TheatreWorks Silicon Valley 2018-2019 schedule. Treat yourself to dinner for two at the stylish downtown Palo Alto restaurant, Bird Dog, where you will enjoy contemporary California cuisine in a “multi-cultural mash-up” of styles and flavors. The presentation of food and beverage at Bird Dog is every bit as artistic as the cosmopolitan environs.
Set your own stage at home or at a nearby location that is meaningful for you with an amazing Professional Family Photography Session with Schumacher Photography. Capture precious memories when you choose from a museum-quality black and white photograph, signed and matted to 16 x 20 inches, or a $500 photo credit, included with your family photo session. “I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul remembering my good friends.”
The family that plays together, stays together! Take in a weekday round of golf for four at Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course in San Jose, or make it a two-some at Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club. Roll on into your own skating party for up to 10 people at Silver Creek Sportsplex in San Jose. Root for the Oakland A's with a voucher for four Outfield Plaza Seats for any game in the 2018 season!
Be cool and take a friend along for ice skating at Solar 4 America Ice in San Jose. Get your game on with a football autographed by of the San Francisco 49ers! Add to your collection with a Huston Street autographed baseball and a San Jose Sharks’ hockey puck autographed by Brenden Dillon. Cheer on Stanford when the Cardinal plays UC Davis on September 15th, using four General Admission Tickets. Go big or go home!
It’s a family affair with this Silicon Valley package of treats and delights! Fly high at the Hiller Aviation Museum with two VIP Passes for 4 Admission each. Visit Happy Hollow Park & Zoo and Children’s Discovery Museum, both in San Jose and both with Admission Tickets for a family of four. Let the kids run wild at Safari Run Open Play Park in San Mateo with Admission Passes for 10 children. Are you a Foodie Family? You will love the Indian cuisine at The Mynt in San Jose or the vintage Palo Alto Creamery for a fun breakfast, lunch or dinner. For families on the go, stop in at Aqui Cal Mex for four meals, or one of Hobee’s California Restaurants.
Spend a perfect summer day spinning and splashing at California’s Great America with two All-Day Admission Tickets. Explore and experience the wonders of The Tech Museum in San Jose with four General Admission Tickets. Enjoy a family-style pasta dish at Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria. Explore the interactive science exhibits and hands-on programs at CuriOdyssey in San Mateo with a 3-Month Season Pass. Parents, there is a beautiful magnum bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Lamborn Family Vineyards’ estate on Howell Mountain in Napa Valley, signed by Winemaker Heidi Barrett of Screaming Eagle fame. Capture photo memories to cherish a lifetime with a Classic Kids’ Professional Photography Weekday Sitting for two subjects, including an 8 x 10 inch Black and White Archival Photograph. Families and friends are flowers in life’s garden!
“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” Be amazed by the Peninsula Symphony with two tickets to the May 11th concert “From Vienna to Silicon Valley”. Hear the Symphony Silicon Valley perform any concert in their Classics Series. If the play is your thing, take in performances of your choosing with Broadway by the Bay and Peninsula Youth Theatre, using two tickets to any production. Be a Member for One Year at History San Jose, and take in membership discounts, free admissions to exhibits, and invitations to special events. Learn about Japanese culture and appreciation of natural beauty with four tickets to Hakone Estate & Gardens, a property protected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the oldest Japanese gardens in the Western Hemisphere!
Plan your own stay-cation with a good book from Books, Inc., dinner for two at Osteria Toscana and a weekend overnight stay at The Cardinal Hotel in downtown Palo Alto. Invite friends to join you for a movie for four at Landmark Theatres, or host a party at home and serve a magnum of highly rated Ridge Vineyards’ Ridge Zinfandel 2013 Geyserville estate. Take a friend to the Celebrity Forum at Foothill College for any open seating selection from the 2018-2019 Forum Series and savor the Persian food at Chelokababi Restaurant for dinner in Sunnyvale. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Scratch Restaurant in Mountain View, where comfort food meets cosmopolitan. Create a special evening with a fantastic dinner at Mistral Restaurant in Redwood City, where the chef’s “new American cuisine” is heavily influenced by Mediterranean style of preparation and seasoning. Don’t miss Galerie Mistral, a collection of art by local artists in a display that rotates every three months. Expand your horizons right here in Silicon Valley!
Treat yourself to some of the best while staying right here in Palo Alto… make it a Locals’ Stay-cation! Spoil yourself with a weekend night in the luxurious Westin Palo Alto; soak in the whirlpool, work out in the fitness center or take a swim in the outdoor pool. Dinner at Sundance ~ The Steakhouse always promises a lovely evening, perhaps after opening a bottle of Field Recordings’ Paso Robles wine. Venture all the way to Menlo Park for breakfast, lunch or dinner, often with live music, at Café Borrone. You’ll also enjoy Resposado, known for its fine Mexican cuisine and extensive Tequila offerings. Margaritas, anyone?
Make your car shiny and like-new with Exterior Detail service at Auto Pride Car Wash. After taking care of your car, how about some TLC for your pets? Use this gift certificate for any Veterinary Services at Adobe Animal Hospital. For a wide variety of fish and seafood dishes, head to The Fish Market for lunch or dinner. Hang out downtown for drinks with friends at Gravity Wine Bar & Bistro where small plates are served at community tables downstairs in the Wine Bar and full meals are served upstairs in more intimate, cozy table settings. Choose between Joya and La Strada Restaurants for dinner, thanks to the Giovannotti Family. The variety in Palo Alto is sure to please! Bon appetit!
The vineyards of the Santa Cruz Mountains have great wines to offer. Located from the peak at Summit Road to the coast at Santa Cruz, these wineries are fantastic for local tours and wine tastings. First, make a stop at Bucks of Woodside for breakfast, lunch or dinner and soak in some of the establishment’s legacy in the Silicon Valley Tech world. Invite your friends to join you for a Bocce Party at Camp di Bocce in Los Gatos (among other locations), including 90 minutes of court time, sodas and two large pizzas for a party of 10 people.
Savor your wine tasting at three Summit wineries: Byington Vineyard & Winery for a tour and wine tasting for 10 people; Regale Winery & Vineyards for a wine tasting for two people in the exclusive Members Garden and Club Lounge; and Loma Prieta Winery for a wine tasting for four people, including Bocce Court, Picnic Area, and your choice of any wine. Enjoy lunch or dinner for two at Capers Restaurant in Campbell or Loft Bar & Bistro in San Jose. While in the south Bay, stop in at Guglielmo, a third generation family-owned winery in Morgan Hill. Bring your friends for a tour and wine tasting for 10 people. For a little variety, taste and compare two bottles of The Fableist Wine Company’s Cabernet Sauvignon from the company’s vineyards in Paso Robles. By the end of your tour, you will have tasted wines from San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Luis Obispo Counties – truly a local oenophile!
Do something nice for YOU because YOU deserve it! Pamper yourself with this delectable assortment of treats and self-care opportunities. L Salon in San Mateo offers a gift certificate for both a Hair Coloring and a Haircut. Stop in San Carlos to shop with your Gift Card from Holly Hill Urban Style. Sign up for a 5-Class Package to any yoga class offered by Yoga Source in Palo Alto. Play at Paper Pizzazz with a gift certificate for personalized Invitations, Stationery, Gifts, and Greeting Cards. Take home from Kara’s event a bottle of Bargetto Winery’s 2016 Pinot Grigio, a bottle of Guglielmo Winery 2016 Chardonnay, and a beautiful Colorful Creation Floral Arrangement in a gorgeous green ceramic plantar pot, designed by Kara employee Colleen May!
You can look and feel your best after an appointment at SkinSpirit for advanced skin care and medical spa treatment. Why not spoil your car with six Coupons for Express Exerior Lava Wash at Classic Car Wash’s four locations in San Jose and Campbell? Spoil yourself, too, with a weekend overnight stay at the newly renovated Sheraton Palo Alto and a One-Hour Private Hot Tub Room with Steam or Sauna for two people at Watercourse Way in downtown Palo Alto. Thyme Restaurant’s fresh “farm to table” cuisine will please your palette with simple, tasty entrees in a warm, relaxed setting for conversation with friends. Make Thyme for Life!
A beautiful basket full love donated by members of our Kara Community – JUST FOR YOU! Indulge in TWO One-Hour Massages, from Watercourse Way and Bliss Beauty! Wrap yourself in a Warm Embrace Body Wrap and Cuddly Socks when you curl up with one of the three Books in in this basket of Care and Compassion. With three Candles, a Lavender Salt Scrub, En Prevision CD, an Aromatherapy Gift Set, a Tea Steeping Cup, and a bottle of Cotes du Roussillon, you will surround yourself in an embrace of the five senses.
Plant a Windowsill Grow Box and watch your mini herb and leaf garden begin to grow. Treat yourself to a Shopping Spree with your Nordstrom gift card. Freshen up your look by visiting L Salon for a hair coloring and hair cut. Try out the Ergonomic Massage Wand on stiff muscles in your back and shoulders. All of these goodies come in a lovely natural woven basket (16 inch diameter by 10 inches tall), packed with tender Care and Compassion!
“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” ~ Aldous Huxley