Live Auction at the 2023 Golf & Tennis Classic

Can’t be with us at our 2023 Abilities First Golf & Tennis Classic Live Auction?

Here’s your chance to take advantage of our amazing live auction items with a proxy bid and help support the Foundation for Abilities First mission.

Join in the fun by placing a Proxy Bid to win one or more live auction items. 100% of the proceeds goes to help fund programs and resources for our students and adults. Please take a moment to read how YOU can participate through a PROXY BID for the fantastic items offered at our  LIVE auction on Monday, September 11th, at the Abilities First Golf & Tennis Classic, presented by DVM Industries. You don’t have to be present to participate!

Here are the quick and easy steps to participate:

  1. Review the auction items below.
  2. Email with your name, email, phone number, and the name and # of the item you are bidding on, including the MAXIMUM (highest $) bid value you would like placed on that item.
  3. You will get a confirmation email that your proxy bid was received, and be assigned a bidder on your behalf.
  4. On the event day, your bidder will start at the lowest value and increase bidding only if you are outbid until your MAXIMUM bid value is reached.
  5. If you are the successful bidder, you will be notified after the event to arrange payment and delivery.




The following auction items will be available for bidding:

1 – New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 Tickets)

Donated by Fred, Jack & Luke Dabroski 

Calling all baseball enthusiasts and die-hard New York Yankees fans! Here’s your golden opportunity to experience the thrill of the game live at the iconic Yankee Stadium. Feel the excitement in the air as you cheer on the Yankees, surrounded by the energy of fellow fans in Field Level Seats. (Picture is view from seat.)

Game Details:

September 21, 2023


Seats (4); Section 117B, Row 9, Seats 5, 6, 7, 8

Starting Bid: $800

Bid Increments: $100

Value $1,200


2 – One-Year Private Destination Golf Membership            

Donated by the Dormie Network Foundation

Enjoy a 1-year membership individual membership with Dormie Network, the nation’s most exclusive collection of destination golf clubs. Members can bring up to three guests. This package valued at $30,000 and includes full member privileges at six private clubs. These exceptional clubs offer pristine courses, full-service amenities, and a secluded, relaxing retreat. Each Dormie Network club offers an intimate, pure golf experience in a relaxing and accommodating environment. Perfect for business or leisure, it’s the most highly curated overnight experience in private destination golf. 

Dormie Network Golf Clubs include: ArborLinks Golf Club in Nebraska City, Ballyhack Golf Club in Roanoke, VA, Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, TX , Hidden Creek in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, IN and *Graybull in Maxwell, NE. (*Coming in 2024)  For more info visit: THE DORMIE NETWORK.

Starting Bid: $8,500

Bid Increments: $200

Value $30,000


3 – Ocean City, Maryland                                     

Donated by Board Member Pete Setaro

Enjoy a seven-day, six-night stay in Ocean City, MD. Your two-bedroom, two-bath condo includes an onsite pool and is just four blocks from the beach. Relax and enjoy all that Ocean City has to offer. There is something for everyone, including golf, dining, the beaches, boardwalk, and miniature golf. 

Your stay date will be negotiated with the owner.

Expiration Date: 12/31/24

Starting Bid: $700

Bid Increments: $100

Value $1,400


4 – New York City Nutcracker Experience

Donated by Community Supporter Michelle Smith

Step into a winter wonderland where enchantment meets the magic of the holiday season. Enjoy an extraordinary journey through the timeless tale of “The Nutcracker,” set against the backdrop of iconic New York City. The lucky winner will get (4) Tickets to a December Saturday Matinee on (TBD) to see the New York City Ballet Company perform The Nutcracker, private car service to and from NYC, and a dining certificate for $200 to Patsy’s Italian Restaurant Of New York.

Starting Bid: $900

Bid Increments: $100

Value $1,500



5 – Big Timber Outdoor Heater and Oven Accessory

Donated by Factory Spas Direct, Hyde Park

Calling all food aficionados and outdoor cooking enthusiasts! Providing head to toe heat is the focus of this heater but with the bonus of an elegant stainless-steel design. If you’re a fan of outdoor cooking, you’ll appreciate this pellet heater even more. The optional griddle/pizza oven allows you to prepare your favorite dishes on its spacious 412 sqft cooking area. Get ready to transform your backyard into a gourmet pizzeria and host unforgettable gatherings that sizzle with flavor. 

Key Features

90,000 BTU Free Standing Outdoor Heater

100% Stainless Steel

Virtually No Smoke

Safe Enclosed Flame

Made in the USA

2 Year Warranty

Starting Bid: $1,000

Bid Increments: $100

Value $2,000



6 – City Winery, Barrel for a Benefit

Donated by City Winery Hudson Valley

Get ready to embark on a vinicultural journey like no other with this exclusive live auction item featuring a unique “Make Your Own Wine” experience. Uncork your creativity and dive into the art of winemaking with this exceptional opportunity. A hands-on experience, typically unique to wine country, includes stomping grapes, blending session, ongoing barrel access, creating your own label and interacting with fellow oenophiles. Yields approximately 225 bottles of wine, date is to be mutually agreed and to be scheduled around harvest when grapes dictate (likely Mid/late October – early November). Valid through 2024.

Starting Bid: $10,000

Bid Increments: $100

Value Priceless



7 – Interval Vacation/Resort Week

Donated by AF Staff Sasha Silverman

Dreaming of an unforgettable vacation that combines luxury, relaxation, and adventure? Your wishes are about to come true with this live auction item featuring an incredible one-week time share getaway through Interval International to a stunning destination that will whisk you away from the ordinary. Your winning bid includes a 7-day stay at a lavish resort with top-notch amenities, ensuring your comfort and enjoyment throughout your stay. (Accommodations includes: two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, washer and dryer. Many of the resorts have activities as part of the package.)

Stay must be completed by January 26, 2024.

Starting Bid: $1,000

Bid Increments: $100

Value $2,000




 8 – Premier Hudson Valley Golf-A-Round

Donated by Powelton Club, Mansion Ridge and Community Supporter Michelle Smith

Enjoy a day of golf at three of Hudson Valley’s premier County Golf Clubs.

  • The Powelton Club, Newburgh, NY. Golf Your foursome includes Green Fees & Carts.
  • Manhattan Woods is located in West Nyack, NY—access to this exclusive course with a member. You can bring two additional guests, including Green Fees & Carts.
  •  Mansion Ridge Golf Club, Monroe, NY Golf Your foursome includes Green Fees and Carts.

Starting Bid: $1,200

Bid Increments: $100

Value Priceless