Y.E.S. Fund Raffle
Benefiting the Youth Education Scholarship Fund
October 5 – 10, 2021
Wortham Center Lobby
Grab some tickets and enter for a chance to win fantastic prizes while supporting local students through the Youth Education Scholarship (Y.E.S.) Fund!
GOAL: Raise $22,000 for 2,200 kids to attend a live performance at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts.
Raffle items and baskets on display in the Wortham Center’s lobby:
October 5-7 • 10am-4pm
October 8 • 10am-4pm & 7-9pm
October 9 • 5-9pm
October 10 • 2-4pm
Including during all three Pilobolus performances, October 8-10.
Grand Prizes — $30 per ticket; 4 for $100
Isle of Palms Getaway
Enjoy 8 days/7 nights at Linkside Court in Isle of Palms. This beautiful, privately owned beach house has three bedrooms (master, queen and bunk beds) and three baths (each bedroom has its own bathroom), and features beach access, bicycles, golf cart, and two screened-in porches. Sorry, no pets allowed.
Casa Contemporano Mexico Getaway
Enjoy a one week stay at a luxuriously renovated mid-century modern home in Merida, Mexico. Lush tropical gardens and 60-foot lap pool. Within walking distance to Merida’s historic center, restaurants and attractions.
Delicious Desserts – Ivory Road
Enjoy a private party for up to 30 people while sampling sweet and savory desserts from Ivory Road. Yummy eats include chocolate cake with raspberry filling, carrot cake, strawberry lemon mint, truffles, fruit tarts, macarons, cookies, tiramisu, and crème brulee – paired with champagne, sparkling rose, and coffee. Ambiance music provided by members of Blue Ridge Orchestra.
Divine Wines – Metro Wines
Learn about wine pairings and selections from around the world. Pick your selection (Italy, Paris, whites or reds) and savor the flavor with a private wine tasting for eight guests.
Adventure Awaits – French Broad Adventures + Navitat Canopy Adventures
Play outdoors and experience the incredible adventure of whitewater rafting through the Pisgah National Forest with French Broad Adventures. 5-mile whitewater rafting trip for four guests.
Plus – Be zipped away with Navitat Canopy Adventure’s jaw-dropping mountain top ziplining tour as you soar through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mountaintop Tour for two guests.
Space to Roam – NC Arboretum, Custom Made Knitted Hats
Enjoy the beautiful, botanically-diverse plants at the NC Arboretum. Garden exhibits, hiking trails, biking trails, and activities for the kids. This one-year household membership includes free parking, discounts on education programs and at the gift shops and café, discounts on “Discovery Camps for Youth,” invitations to member events, and more! Plus – Beautiful, custom-made hand-knitted hats for the family from Hats by Francee. Your choice of pattern and colors.
Original Artwork by Jenny Pickens
Mountain Potter (16×20) mixed media acrylics.
Creating a clay pot while watching the sun rise in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Are you the clay or the potter?
Diner’s Delight for a Year
Who doesn’t like to dine out? Especially at delectable, locally owned, award-winning restaurants here in Asheville. Treat yourself to at least one meal out a month for a year with gift certificates from the following restaurants: Bargello, Benne on Eagle, The Blackbird, Bone & Broth, The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village, Chestnut, Chiesa, Copper Crown, Corner Kitchen, Holeman & Finch Public House (H&F Burger), Limones, Posana, Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro, and Strada.
Golf Away Your Cares – Champion Hills Golf Club
Champion Hills, home to Tom Fazio’s Mountain Masterpiece, is consistently ranked among the top private courses in NC and the US. As Golf Digest’s No. 1 year-round course in WNC, Champion Hills offers a pure golf experience, with a masterful layout playable for all skill levels. Even Fazio himself says, “If you want it all, this is where you come.” One round of golf, cart fees and lunch for four guests.
Cheers to Beers
Treat yourself with this package of gift certificates to try beers from several of Asheville’s local breweries, including Archetype Brewing, Hi-Wire Brewing, Highland Brewing, One World Brewery, and Twin Leaf Brewing.
FOUR! – Cleghorn Golf and Sports Club
The George Cobb design (famous for Quail Hollow Club and Par 3 at Augusta National), and the pristine conditions will give you four hours of solid enjoyment. A round of golf and cart fees for four guests.
StayCation – Kimpton Hotel Arras
Enjoy a one-night stay in the heart of downtown Asheville at the luxurious Kimpton Hotel Arras, within walking distance to galleries, shops, breweries and great restaurants. Reservations are accepted Monday – Thursday; some black-out dates apply.
Original Artwork – Jonas Gerard
“Luminous #1,” a 16” x 40” work by the late Jonas Gerard.
Private Event – Henry LaBrun Studio
Private event of your choice for in the Henry LaBrun Studio at the Wortham Center. Share a movie, game night, or special dinner with up to 10 guests. Event date based on space availability. All state and local health, safety, and gathering mandates will remain in effect.
Raffle Prizes — $5 per ticket; 5 for $20
Chemist Spirits – Signature Series Gins
Artfully crafted in Asheville, NC, this female-led Asheville distillery strikes a perfect balance between the traditional craft and the modern American spirits movement. Must be 21 years of age or older to bid on this item.
Two-Hour Axe Throwing Session for Four at Axeville Axe Throwing Club
You got the axe at Axeville Axe Throwing! Enjoy a two-hour axe throwing experience for up to four guests. Axeville isn’t a bar with axes. It’s an axe throwing venue that serves amazing local and imported beers, ciders and wines. Axeville Throwing Club is an 18 years old and up club. No guests under the age of 18 are allowed in the club.
Reward Yourself – Colleen Elsen Therapeutic Massage
Let your worries slip away as you reward yourself with a 90-minute massage.
Kate Spade Purse
Black leather crossbody purse by Kate Spade.
Kate Spade Purse
Red leather small dome crossbody purse by Kate Spade.
Kate Spade Purse
Green leather chain wallet/crossbody purse by Kate Spade.
Bangle crystal bracelet.
Bangle bow diamond bracelet.
Hickory Nut Gap Farm Horse Barn – Horseback Riding with Annie Ager
Enjoy horseback riding with up to eight friends in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains at the Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Riding time is 1 to 1 ½ hours.
Once Upon A Time: Storytelling by Becky Stone
One-hour private storytelling event for children’s birthday party, at your local library, children’s school, or for an upcoming party. Local storyteller Becky Stone has performed as a Chautauqua Scholar for Chautauqua festivals and schools in North and South Carolina, Colorado, Ohio, and Nebraska. Becky’s characters include Pauli Murray, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Maya Angelou. These characters are also available in this raffle.
Painting with a Twist
Join in for painting and wine for two! No artistic skills are necessary for this fun evening. Connect with a friend over a glass of wine while creating a beautiful work of art to create an unforgettable experience. Additionally, enjoy a piece of beautiful artwork to accompany your experience.
Hickory Nut Gap Farms Gift Basket
Enjoy a fantastic variety basket filled with hand-picked selections of Hickory Nut Gap’s finest and most popular grass-fed beef and pasture-raised pork.
Poppy Handrafted Popcorn Bundle
Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn will be the best popcorn you will ever eat! Enjoy a mix of creative and unique flavors to elevate your next movie night to a gourmet level.
Norwex Gift Basket – Evelyn Ries, Norwex Sales Consultant
Norwex microfiber cloths and water clean any surfaces without the use of chemicals and great for the environment. The gift basket includes: Face and Body cloth, Lysere Skin Care Starter sample, EnviroCloth, Window Cloth, non-scratch scrubber sponge, samples sizes of Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent, Carpet Stain Remover, Odor Eliminator, and Concentrated Dishwashing Liquid.
Baked For A Year – Baked Pie Company
Enjoy one year of pie flights from Baked Pie Company. These pies are made daily with the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Enjoy the unique and tasty experience of pie flights!
Mills River Creamery Gift Certificates
Enjoy 10 gift certificates for ice cream that is out of this world from Mills River Creamery! The ice cream is made locally and in-house using fresh milk, locally grown fruits, and the best ingredients we can find.
East Fork Pottery – Vase
Enjoy a beautiful, handmade piece of pottery from East Fork. All pottery is made by humans in Asheville, North Carolina, with dynamic, regional, lead-free stoneware clays.
Therapeutic Salt Cave Session for Two – Asheville Salt Cave
Relax and recharge in Asheville’s one and only nature-inspired salt cave. This salt comes from all corners for the earth: from deep in the Polish salt mines, to the Dead Sea, to the Himalayan Mountains, to the Celtic Sea. Relax in a zero-gravity chair, while ambient music is infused in the space to help you to drift off into your own meditation.
Ice Cream for a Year from The Hop Ice Cream Café
Enjoy a year of exquisite desserts that include handcrafted dairy and vegan ice cream and sorbet, specialty desserts, milkshakes, sundaes, and locally made coffee from The Hop Ice Cream Café.