Incredible Tiger Jam Auction Experiences
Auctions are an important way to raise incremental funds for the charity and leave a lasting memory for guests in attendance. The live and silent auctions at Tiger Jam have done just that. Over the past 20 years, Tiger Jam has been a driving source of funds for TGR Foundation, raising over $20 million for the foundation’s educational programs. Much of this success is thanks to the auction donors, bidders and winners each year. Not only do the winners leave Vegas knowing they have made an impact, they also leave with an unforgettable experience and incredible story to tell.
Every year, there are amazing concert experiences featured in our silent auction. Some popular concerts have included Britney Spears in Las Vegas, Beyoncé, Toby Keith and Justin Bieber. Many guests come back to Tiger Jam each year sharing the once-in-a-lifetime experiences they have had after winning a concert package.
“In 2016, I purchased tickets in the pit to a Bruce Springsteen concert. Pit tickets to see Springsteen are very hard to get. Well, the winner was me (I would not be denied) and my wife Cindy. We attended the last concert of the 2016 tour in Foxboro, MA. It was a night neither of us will ever forget. It just shows the amazing experiences you can have by bidding in the Tiger Jam auctions.”
-Rick Singer, TGR Foundation President and CEO
“The Toby Keith meet and greet and concert experience in Lake Tahoe I won once was just plain awesome. The weather was perfect, and he was so cordial and personal, it was so cool.”
-Bill Ross, Tiger Jam Guest
From beach resorts to overseas travel, the vacation packages in the Tiger Jam auction can take guests to incredible destinations. A variety of vacations have been donated over the years including stays at Palmilla Los Cabos, Pelican Hill Resort, Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City and the Royal Canadian Pacific Cruise.
“The vacation package to Albany, Bahamas Resort was an amazing experience. I took my entire family and it is still probably our favorite family trip in recent years!”
-David Fontanilla, Tiger Jam Guest
“I won the Ireland package, this was an awesome trip! Initially I had no interest in bidding then Ray (another Tiger Jam guest) starting bidding and I had to jump in and have some fun, getting “stuck” with it turned out to be the best ever. The experience itself to play some of the oldest courses was great but staying at Mount Falcon and going ‘falconing’ was truly a highlight as I love birds of prey. Also, if you ever get a chance you have to go to the K Club and play Arnold Palmer’s course and stay in the hotel designed and built like Versailles. So, I really owe this trip to Ray! Thanks buddy!!
-Robert Sanchez, Tiger Jam Guest
Sports Memorabilia & Experiences
While sports experiences are a definite favorite in the silent auction, so are the memorable items donated by sport legends and hall of famers. Many of the athletes that donate signed memorabilia to the auction have also attended Tiger Jam over the years, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, John Elway, Barry Sanders and Wayne Gretzky. A memorable moment from the Tiger Jam live auction in 2008 was when Dwyane Wade and Alonzo Mourning auctioned off an NCAA Final Four experience on stage!
Tiger Woods Memorabilia
Speaking of sports memorabilia, every year, Tiger Woods makes sure to include items from his own collection to raise money in the auction. Some of the items have included signed pin flags from his Masters wins, a putting lesson with him at a future TGR Live event and a meet and greet with him and the Tiger Jam artist that very evening!
While the silent auction is full of sports memorabilia and travel packages for guests to bid on, behind the scenes entertainment packages are some of the most popular. From a walk-on role in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, to a GRAMMY Awards Rehearsal and an Ellen show VIP experience, these packages have provided guests with memories of a lifetime.
“My wife is an Ellen super fan, so I jumped at the opportunity to surprise her with tickets to attend a live taping. Tricia and I were blown away by the VIP experience. Ellen’s positive energy reverberated through the entire audience and each commercial break turned into a dance party, so we got to let loose a little. Ellen’s guests are always top notch. We got to see Keala Settle perform a live rendition of ‘This is Me’ and Bill Gates took part in a fun grocery game contest that ended with Ellen inviting the entire audience back for one of her Twelve Days of Giveaway shows later this year. Simply put, we had a blast!”
-Mike Antolini, VP of Championships, TGR Live
While the Tiger Jam auction provides guests the opportunity to bid on a variety of incredible items and experiences, there are some items that are even more special than they seem. From a rocking chair made of baseball bats, to a luxury toilet that plays music, the sky is truly the limit at the Tiger Jam auction.
“The Kohler Numi Toilet is probably the funniest thing I’ve ever won in an auction and surprisingly, has brought us so much laughter. We had it installed in our guest house and have it programmed to play classical music once you approach the seat. It’s so fun and such a surprise to our guests that it’s really brought a lot of joy and laughter. Totally unexpected, but totally unique and fun.”
-Robert Sanchez, Tiger Jam Guest
The list of auction items for the 2018 Tiger Jam auction is almost complete and will be available soon. If you can’t make it to Tiger Jam this year, you can still bid on items from home to support the TGR Foundation college-access programs.