Raise A Racquet Silent Auction Items

We are excited to offer a wide variety of terrific items for bid in our Silent Auction. Please bid generously, as all proceeds benefit UNC Children's. To place a bid before the day of the event, please visit the Farm and use the bid sheets on display near the Pro Shop or email your bid from the buttons beside each item on this website. 

  • Bids submitted through this website will be transferred to the master, paper bid sheet in the Farm Clubhouse.

  • You may place a bid via this website until September 28, 2018.

  • Bids may be placed in person before and during Casino Night (September 29, 2018) and the Raise a Racquet event at the FARM on October 12, 2018.

  • Bidding on most items will close during Casino Night on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Several items will remain on auction through the Raise a Racquet tournament and luncheon on October 12, 2018 (noted below).

  • Several new items will be added after Casino Night especially for the Raise a Racquet tournament on October 12, 2018.

Keep watching for more items to come!



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Item #1 - 4 Carolina Hurricanes Tickets plus Parking

Retail Value: $728.00 -- Starting Bid: $300.00 -- Bid in Increments of $10

Enjoy these unbelievable, lower-level seats as you watch the Carolina Hurricanes take on the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, January 11, 2019. 7:30pm game time. Includes two VIP parking passes so getting in and out is easy! Go Canes!

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Item #2 - Rizzo Center - Overnight Stay plus Breakfast for Two

Retail Value: $202.50 -- Starting Bid: $95.00 -- Bid in Increments of $10

Stay overnight in luxurious accommodations at the Rizzo Center, one of Chapel Hill's hidden gems. Stay includes breakfast for two. Courtesy of Rizzo Center.


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Item #3 - Cross Ties Barbecue - $100 Gift Card

Retail Value: $100 -- Starting Bid: $40 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

Enjoy barbecue, ribs, brisket and more at this Carrboro hotspot! Cross Ties serves up real barbecue, scratch made sides, inventive salads and more in renovated turn of the century train cars. Courtesy of Cross Ties Barbeque.


Current High Bid: $60.00


Item #4 - Long Weekend at Lake House

Retail Value: $777 -- Starting Bid: $300 -- Bid in increments of: $10

Generously offered by Becky and Bob Woodruff. Located in Whispering Pines, NC. Come relax for up to three nights with family and/or friends in this 4 bedroom (includes a bunk house for the kids with two sets of bunk beds!). This is a spacious lake house on Thaggard Lake (Southern Pines) with canoes, kayaks, floats, bikes, a golf cart to ride around the lake, fishing, and more!


Current High Bid: $325

Item #5 - Deluxe Tennis Package from The Farm*

Retail Value: $288.95 -- Starting Bid: $120 -- Bid in Increments of: $10

This AMAZING tennis package includes:

A one hour lesson with Nate Lipson, Wilson Burn 100 Countervail Tennis Racquet, Luxilor 4G strings, and racquet stringing at The Farm Pro Shop. Amazing gear and instruction - don’t miss this great deal!

*This item will remain open for bids through October 12, 2018.


Current High Bid: $250


Item #6 - 2 Hours College Counseling with Premium Prep

Retail Value: $600 -- Starting Bid: $200 -- Bid in Increments of: $10

Preparing for college, choosing a college, and submitting college applications can be one of life's most overwhelming experiences. Premium Prep has been providing a distinct edge in college admissions for over a decade. Experienced counselors become closely acquainted with students and their families, ushering both through the increasingly complex and competitive application process. Families receive personalized assistance, support, and direction every step of the way. Courtesy of Alyse Levine of Premium Prep.

Current High Bid: $250



Item #7 - Family Portrait Package by Anna Creissen Photography

Retail Value: $375 -- Starting Bid: $110 -- Bid in Increments of: $10

Professional photographer Anna Creissen provides high quality photographs and unparalleled service. In this amazing package, you receive a one hour photo shoot with Anna at the Chapel Hill location of your choice. Anna will take over 400 photographs and provide a digital gallery with 50 edited images. In addition, you receive five full-size digital images and two 8x10 prints to keep.

Current High Bid: $140


Item #8 - UNC Men's Basketball Tickets plus Parking

Retail: $320 -- Starting Bid: $175 -- Bid in Increments of: $10

Go Tar Heels! Cheer on the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions with 4 lower-level tickets and a parking pass. Once the basketball schedule is announced, you will coordinate with UNC Children's to attend a mutually-agreed upon home game (excludes the Duke and NC State games).

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Item #9 - Morehead Planetarium Family Admission

Retail Value: $31 -- Starting Bid: $15 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

Gaze at the stars from the comfort of your planetarium seat. Enjoy admission for four (4) people to a Morehead Planetarium show. Fun for all ages! Courtesy of Morehead Planetarium & Science Center.


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Item #10 - PopUp Workout Private Class for 17*

Retail Value: $204 -- Starting Bid: $100 -- Bid in Increments of: $10

Are you already a fan of PopUp Workout? Are you new to the idea? Whether you are a regular already or want a new, great way to get in shape, share a class with up to 16 of your favorite people! A private class, led by instructor Katie Corley, is a sure way to get you moving and create some really fun memories! Class location at The Farm or at the location of your choice.

*This item will remain open for bids through October 12, 2018.


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Item #11 - Mina's Studio $200 Gift Card

Retail Value: $200 -- Starting Bid: $95 -- Bid in Increments of: $10

Mina’s Studio is one of Chapel Hill’s top salons. Whether you need a new hairstyle, color, or hair treatment, trust Mina’s staff to create the look you want. Mina’s also offers nail services such as manicures, pedicures and paraffin treatments. Or try a facial or make-up services. Mina’s has you covered!


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Item #12 - Kendra Scott Gold Necklace

Retail Value: $45 -- Starting Bid: $20 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

Wear this dainty gold necklace all the time! Simple enough to wear every day, yet elegant enough to dress up any outfit.

• 14K Gold Plated Over Brass
• Size: 15”L with 2” extension


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Item #13 - Hoover Bagless Cyclonic Stick Vacuum

Retail Value: $100 -- Starting Bid: $50 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

You will love this efficient, lightweight vacuum. Corded so you never run out of power!

Courtesy of Vacuum Cleaner Hospital.

  • Cyclonic filtration cuts through any mess with powerful suction

  • Switch from carpet to hardwood with powered brushroll

  • Convenient bottom-release dirt cup speeds clean up process


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Item #14 - "Let" by Elston Miles

Retail Value: $150 -- Starting Bid: $70 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

In true “Farm Animal” tradition, this masterpiece is the cat’s meow! Original painting for Raise A Racquet by the Farm's own Elston Miles. Acrylic on canvas, 14" x 18".



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Item #15 - Summer Camp - One Week Session plus Swim Lessons at The Farm

Retail Value: $260 -- Starting Bid: $100 -- Bid in Increments of: $10

Who has the best summer day camp in town? Yep - The FARM! Campers ages 5-14 can enjoy all Farm Camp has to offer: swimming, games, tennis, archery and MORE! Pick from a variety of one-week sessions that run from June - August, 2018. Courtesy of The Farm.



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Item #16 - Bourbon Tasting for Eight at The Crunkleton

Retail Value: $1400.00 -- Starting Bid: $550 -- Bid in Increments of: $10

Savor this night of excellent bourbon and terrific company as owner Gary Crunkleton takes you on a tour of several fantastic bourbons at The Crunkleton bar in downtown Chapel Hill. This tasting for eight people will be an experience like no other! Courtesy of The Crunkleton. Must be at least 21 years old to bid and attend.



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Item #17 - Set of 4 Michelin Tires from Chapel Hill Tire Co.

Retail Value: Up to $1058.26 -- Starting Bid: $500 -- Bid in Increments of: $10

Choose a set of Michelin tires for your car! Chapel Hill Tire will professionally install and align them, too. If the tires you choose exceed $1000, you can apply the credit and just pay the difference. Great opportunity to make your wheels safer and help a great cause! Offer is valid at all six Chapel Hill Tire locations; expires 03/31/19.


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Item #18 - Chapel Hill Country Club - Round of Golf for 4 plus Lunch

Retail:$425 -- Starting Bid: $210 -- Bid in Increments of: $10

Enjoy golf for four at Chapel Hill Country Club. Includes cart fees, guest fees and lunch at the Club (alcohol not included). Courtesy of Chapel Hill Country Club.



Item# 19 - Venable Rotisserie Bistro - $100 Gift Card

Retail Value: $100 -- Starting Bid: $40 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

Relax at Venable Rotisserie Bistro and enjoy great cuisine in a fun atmosphere. Located in historic Carr Mill Mall in Carrboro. Courtesy of Venable Rotisserie Bistro.


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Item #20 - $50 Fleet Feet Sports Gift Card

Retail Value: $50 --Starting Bid: $25 --Bid in Increments of: $5

Have fun with this gift card to Chapel Hill’s and Carrboro’s favorite place for shoes, sports apparel, and more. Valid at the Carrboro location on Main Street.




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Item #21 - Farm Tennis Camp*

Retail Value: $180 -- Starting Bid: $90 -- Bid in Increments of: $10

Fun for kids ages 5-14 of all abilities! Enjoy a week long session of Summer Tennis Camp in 2018! Sessions run from June - July at the Farm. Your child will work on all varieties of shots and strategies. Courtesy of The Farm.

*This item will remain open for bids through October 12, 2018.




Item #22 - City Kitchen and Silverspot ($50 City Kitchen and 2 Passes to Silverspot)

Retail Value: $79.50 -- Starting Bid: $35 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

Enjoy dinner and a movie at two of Chapel HIll’s favorite places - City Kitchen Restaurant and Silverspot Movie Theatre. Combine $50 at City Kitchen with two passes for admission to any movie at Silverspot Cinemas for a fantastic night out.

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Item #23 - Raise A Racquet 2019 Package*

Retail Value: $103.43 -- Starting Bid: $45 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

Be ready for next year’s amazing event a year early! This package gets you guaranteed tournament registration, plus lots of Raise a Racquet swag! Includes tournament registration and lunch for next year’s tournament, plus five tickets for a pro or UNC Men’s Tennis team player to play points for you! You also receive two car magnets, one window cling, and a Raise a Racquet travel mug. Please note this is for NEXT YEAR’S (2019) event.

*This item will remain open for bids through October 12, 2018

Current High Bid: $45

Item #24 - Clean Juice $50 Gift Card and Shirt

Retail Value: $65 -- Starting Bid: $30 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

Enjoy a smoothie or natural juice at Chapel Hill’s newest spot in Eastgate for healthy and delicious juices. In addition, Clean Juice products are packed with vitamin K, vitamin A, electrolytes, and antioxidants.

Current High Bid: $50

Item #25 - Barre3 5-Class Pass and Hat

Retail Value: $132 -- Starting Bid: $60 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

Get excited about one of Chapel Hill’s newest exercise phenomena. Barre3 incorporates balance and athleticism to meet the needs of clients and help get the results you want. Whether you are already a regular or you are eager to try it for yourself, this deal from Barre3 can’t be beat. Includes a Barre3 cap.

Current High Bid: $75

Item #26 - 2-Table Casino Party from Casino Party Aces

Retail Value: $695 -- Starting Bid: $320 -- Bid in Increments of: $10

There aren’t many things more fun than a Casino Party, and now you can bring the experience to your own home! Enjoy a two-table party with equipment and professional dealers to guarantee your friends a night they’ll never forget! Casino Party Aces is the company that provides services for the Raise A Racquet Casino Night on September 29, 2018 at The Farm!

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Item #27 - Tennis Clinic Extravaganza - Tennis Clinic and Lunch for 8*

Retail Value: $224 -- Starting Bid: $100 --Bid in Increments of: $10

Grab some friends and have a fantastic day of tennis at The Farm! This package includes a 1.5 hour tennis clinic with two pros on two courts. In addition, enjoy boxed lunches from Jersey Mike’s on the deck or in the clubhouse! Winner will schedule a mutually-agreed upon date with Nate Lipson.

*This item will remain open for bids through October 12, 2018.

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Item #28 - Green Beagle Lodge - $75 Gift Certificate

Retail Value: $75 -- Starting Bid: $30 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

Good toward lodging or day camp at Green Beagle Lodge, this Gift Certificate is perfect for any dog owner! At the Green Beagle Lodge, your dog or cat will enjoy all the comfort and care of home in a luxurious, eco-friendly pet resort. Nestled in a stretch of peaceful woods just off I-40, the Lodge will provide your companion with plenty of fresh-air, playtime, and love. Courtesy of Green Beagle Lodge.

Current High Bid: $55

Item #29 - Kendra Scott Necklace and Earrings

Retail Value: $195 -- Starting Bid: $75 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

Show your UNC spirit or just add beautiful color to any outfit with this modern necklace and earring set. The trendy lariat necklace is matte color over brass and gives you flexibility to wear it as a single strand or doubled for a layered look. It measures 48.5"L. The hoop earrings are rhodium plated over brass and feature a periwinkle Cat’s Eye. They measure 2.56"L x 1.8"W on the earwire.

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Item # 30 - "Purple Pedals" by Jay Baxley

Retail Value: $147.50 -- Starting Bid: $65 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

This fun print by budding photographer Jay Baxley will brighten up any space. High quality 18” x 12” print matted and framed (exterior frame dimensions 24” x 18”).

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Item #31 - Walk and Wag $100 Gift Certificate

Retail Value: $100 -- Starting Bid: $50 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

Let the professionals at Walk & Wag show your best friend some love! Whether you need walks for your dog or visits for dogs, cats, or other pets in your own home while you are away, Walk & Wag can provide the quality services you need!

Current High Bid: $70


Item #32 - Roy Williams Autographed Basketball

Retail Value: $285.99 -- Starting Bid: $115 -- Bid in Increments of $10

For Tar Heel Fans of all ages! This official Roy Williams autographed basketball is sure to be a conversation piece.

Current High Bid: $160


Item #33 - 2 Hours of Professional Organization

Retail Value: $200 -- Starting Bid: $90 -- Bid in Increments of: $10

Organizing duo Beril Ulku-Steiner (Swiss-trained long-time minimalist) and May Bryan (reformed packrat embracing minimalism) offer two hours of fun-filled decluttering, organizing, and inspiration for living with greater ease in your space. Choose an area of your home or office to tackle together and let us know how soon we can help.

Current High Bid: $90


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Item #34 - Fully Guided Raft Trip for Two, Nantahala Outdoor Center

Retail Value: $102 -- Starting Bid: $45 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

Enjoy a 3-hour, fully-guided whitewater rafting trip for two at the Nantahala Outdoor Center near Asheville, NC. Not valid on Saturdays or holidays in June, July and August. Passes expire September 30, 2019. Recognized as "One of the Best Outfitters on Earth" by National Geographic ADVENTURE, you can always trust NOC to provide you with the whitewater rafting experience of a lifetime.


Item #35 - Basketball Signed by UNC Men's and Women's Basketball Players

Retail Value: $275 -- Starting Bid: $120 -- Bid in Increments of: $10

This collector’s item basketball is courtesy of the Eric Montross Father’s Day Basketball Camp 2018. It features signatures from players on both the men’s and women’s current Tar Heel Teams! Truly an amazing piece for your collection. For a full list of players, please see below.

Men’s Players: Andrew Playtek, Brandon Huffman, Brandon Robinson, Cameron Johnson, Garrison Brooks, Luke Maye, Seventy Woods, Sterling Manly, Walker Miller

Women’s Players: Destinee Walker, Emily Sullivan, Jaelynn Murray, Jocelyn Jones, Olivia Smith, Paris Key, Stephanie Watts, Taylor Koenen

Current High Bid: $120


Item #36 - Scout and Cellar Clean Crafted Wine, 3 bottles

Retail Value: $81 -- Starting Bid: $35 -- Bid in Increments of: $5

Enjoy three bottles of Scout & Cellar’s most popular white wine. Scout & Cellar is clean-crafted wine, meaning grapes are grown with no synthetic pesticides, it is processed with no added sugars, and there are zero added chemicals. In this package, you receive a bottle of No Sex for Butterflies, a Chateau de Valcombe, Generac, France; Dove Hunt Dog, a Pinot Blanc; and a 2016 Rufia Branco.

Current High Bid: $35


Item #37 - 4 Durham Bulls Tickets in the PNC Club Box, 2019 Season

Retail Value: $228 -- Starting Bid: $100 -- Bid in Increments of: $10

Experience the Durham Bulls like never before! These tickets allow entry for four people into the PNC Club for a 2019 Durham Bulls Game. The PNC Club is an enclosed, open space, and your ticket allows you full access to the multiple food buffets and two tickets for beer/wine. Sit at a table in the club or head outside to your stadium seat, which is under cover with a great view. An amazing way to enjoy a game at the nation’s best minor-league park. Arrangements for the 2019 game will be made with Durham Bulls staff after the schedule is released. Special bonus: comes with 4 Wool E. Bull gnome bobble heads!!

Current High Bid: $130


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Item #38 - Uniquities $100 Gift Certificate

Retail Value: $100.00 -- Starting Bid: $40.00 -- Bid in Increments of $5

Come visit this exciting, updated boutique on Franklin Street!  A Chapel Hill tradition founded in 1992 by Julie Jennings, Uniquities offers “an edited selection of emerging to established designers, including MOTHER denim, Citizens of Humanity, Ulla Johnson, Red Valentino, Yves Salomon, See by Chloe and Self Portrait.” 


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Item #39 - Two Blue Zone Tickets to Carolina Tar Heels Football Game

Retail Value: $200.00 -- Starting Bid: $100.00 -- Bid in Increments of $10

Cheer on the Tar Heels from the best seats in the house! These Blue Zone tickets are valid for the November 3 game when the Heels take on Georgia Tech. Includes a parking pass to make your visit even better!

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Item #40 - Football Autographed by Larry Fedora

Retail Value: $195.99-- Starting Bid: $85.00 -- Bid in Increments of $10

A true collector’s item for any Tar Heel Fan. This football autographed by head coach of the Tar Heels, Larry Fedora, is a definite conversation starter!


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Item #41 - Four Tickets to UNC vs. NC State Football Game, Zone 3

Retail Value: $220.00 -- Starting Bid: $100.00 -- Bid in Increments of $10

Cheer on the Tar Heels from as they take on the Wolfpack of NC State at Kenan Stadium on November 24, 2018. These are great mid-level seats and offer a great venue for football! Zone 3 seats may be in sections 101, 102, 110-120, 130, 203, 209, 221 or 229 of Kenan Stadium.