Silent and LIVE Auction Items

Preview the approximately 250 Silent Auction items on the Changing the Odds  BidPal website . There are many one of a kind items and group experiences in both the live and silent auctions.  Talk to your friends, neighbors, co-workers or family and have a plan to bid on the group experiences before you arrive on Friday night!

As of Monday, March 27th, purchase Golden Tickets through our website for “Date Night for a Year”.  The winner will get Date Night for a Year….12 awesome Charlotte-based experiences for two people to enjoy.  Included are an overnight stay at the new uptown boutique hotel, Ivey’s, Comedy Zone tickets, US National Whitewater passes, NASCAR Hall of Fame passes, and 10 dining experiences, including $150 at The Palm, $100 at Carpe Diem, $100 at 5 Church, $100 at Roosters, $100 at Mama Ricotta’s, $75 at Babalu, $50 at Cafe Monte, $50 at Wolfgang Puck Kitchen & Bar, Dinner for 2 at Brixx and Ice Cream for 2 at Marble Slab Creamery.  The prize value is $1,443.  Don’t miss out – purchase tickets in advance! We will sell only 300 Golden Tickets at $20 each or 3 for $50. The winner will be selected immediately following the Live Auction and must be present to win.  Get Your Ticket Now!

Don’t get caught by surprise! View our spectacular LIVE Auction Items below!



Enjoy an authentic seaside oyster roast experience with 30 guests in your Charlotte-area own home featuring Pamlico NC boat white shrimp and Witch-Duck Chesapeake Bay coal roasted oysters.  Your Chef and two servers bring seafood décor, galvanized tubs, lobster pots, fish netting and a ship’s wheel to deliver a low country oyster roast experience that includes:*

  • Pamlico NC Boat White Shrimp steamed with Black Oak smoked pork sausage
  • Witch-Duck Chesapeake Bay Coal Roaster Oysters with lemons, cocktail sauce, horseradish
  • Ashley Farms (Winston-Salem, NC) Mesquite Grilled Chicken Breast boneless, skinless chicken breast marinated in a delicate blend of herbs
  • Split Creek Goat Cheese and Herb Macaroni and Cheese toppings to include chives, pancetta, asparagus tips, vine ripened tomatoes and caramelized onions
  • Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Harvest Corn Salad and Homemade Southern Slaw
  • Garlic Breadsticks, Sourdough Rolls and Condiments
  • Selection of local craft beers, wine, soft drinks, iced tea

Donated by Best Impressions Caterers

Value: $3,000
*Must be arranged at least 60 days in advance, subject to availability
*Valid until March 30, 2018



2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Race

If you live for high intensity, rubber-burning, pedal-to-the-metal action, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is the circuit for you.   When you win this auction item, you choose a race from the 2017 schedule* and head to the track to witness some of the greatest stock car drivers on the planet jockey for the coveted trophy!  With hot pit and garage passes, the winner and 3 guests have access to the garage and pit road before AND DURING the race.  You will see the stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series prepare for the race that every driver and team wants to win. It is an experience you’ll never forget! When you need a break from the excitement, watch the race from your grandstand seats.  

This experience includes:

  • Four (4) Grandstand Tickets
  • Four (4) HOT Pit and Garage Passes – Age Restrictions may apply

Redeem at least 2 weeks prior to the race, please check the dress code

Donated by NASCAR

Value: $2,500

*The winner may select the Daytona 500 race, which is part of the 2018 Nascar Cup Race series



There is a private island community located just south of Charleston in the temperate South Carolina Lowcountry where you can hike, golf, boat, swim, bird-watch, fish, dine, shop, socialize, or just relax to your heart’s content. With luxury homes set among stunning vistas of forest, river, fairways, beach, and marshlands, Kiawah is in a league of its own.  Spend a week with family or friends in a gorgeous, professionally decorated, well-appointed home that is just a 7 minute walk or 2 minute bike ride to the beach!

This experience includes:

  • 7 Night Stay
  • Four-bedroom house (sleeps 8) This 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home has everything you could want, including a relaxing back deck overlooking the lagoon. Conveniently located in the exclusive Vanderhorst Plantation, you will not want to leave! The house has 1 King, 2 Full, 2 twins and a set of bunk beds with a trundle.
  • Delightful Kiawah Island activities abound. Explore Kiawah’s spectacular natural environment while biking, boating, kayaking, or fishing. Meet friends on one of Kiawah’s championship golf courses. Discover Kiawah Island’s many choices for dining, shopping, and spa relaxation.

Must Be Use By 3/31/2018. Booked based on Availability

Donated by Steve and Susan Hader

Value: $5,187 peak season


NYC Getaway with Private CNN Experience, Airfare and more!

Jet to NYC, Go Behind the Scenes at CNN and Have Breakfast with CNN Anchor Alisyn Camerota, Tour the Tisch MS Research Center of New York, and Enjoy the Big Apple. 

This whirlwind experience includes:


Experience the world of live TV news at the CNN studios in New York City!  CNN’s New Day show is offering one winner and a guest the opportunity to spend a morning behind the scenes at the show’s daily broadcast followed by breakfast with CNN anchor and New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota. For someone interested in TV production, journalism, current events and national news stories, this is a one-of-a-kind, truly special experience that includes the opportunity to:

  • Enjoy preparing for the broadcast in the Green Room with New Day guests
  • Watch the broadcast live in the studio alongside the production team and learn about TV production while in the control room during the broadcast
  • Meet and interact with co-host Alisyn Camerota and others involved in the CNN broadcast
  • Take a photo with Alisyn Camerota on the set
  • Have breakfast with CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota after the broadcast

Private tour of the Tisch MS Research Center of New York for two guests

  • See the research assistants at work and ask questions about their projects and studies
  • Tour the new, state-of-the-art stem cell laboratory under construction for the Phase II trial
  • Tour the clean room where stem cells are manipulated and stored
  • A short Q&A with Dr. Saud Sadiq, Director of the Research Center

Roundtrip airfare for two on Jet Blue Airlines*

Two nights at the W Hotel* Enjoy your 2 night stay in a standard king room at the chic and perfectly located W Hotel at Union Square.

Dinner for two at Bessou, 5 Bleecker Street° Enjoy a 3-course dinner for two at Bessou where the food is a modern take on everyday Japanese comfort food.

Donated by CNN (courtesy of Alisyn Camerota), Tisch MSRCNY, Jet Blue Airlines, Apollo Jets/Mark Hader, & Bessou


*Note: CNN’s New Day broadcasts from 6am to 9am ET daily.  This certificate entitles the winner and one guest to attend a daily broadcast Monday through Friday, all year round starting April, 2017. The winner can choose which weekday they want to come, but arrangements must be made at least 3 week(s) in advance.   At least one of the guests must be 18 or older.  No expiration date.

*Note: All arrangements must be made in advance. Some exclusions apply. See certificate for details.