2021 Spring Auction – Saturday, March 20!

Superheros United!!
Annual Odyssey Auction
Saturday, March 20, 2021 6:00pm via Zoom

Hello, Odyssey Families and Friends! 

2021 Superheroes United Virtual Auction

Can you believe we are having a Virtual Dance Party & Auction for the second year in a row?!!  We are pros at this now.  Right?! 😉

We hope you and your kids are all ready to grab your capes, masks, cocktails, and mocktails because we have put together a night of MARVELous-fun, family-oriented games, trivia, dancing, dinner + drink options, AND a slew of GREAT items to bid on to raise funds for our school while having fun!!

But what does a Virtual Dance Party & Auction (for the second year in a row) look like, you ask?  

Keep scrolling for: 

  1. Info on choosing a meal by Monday, March 15th.  Also, buy your tickets by Monday, March 15th and be entered to win the Odyssey Swag Bag
  2. Schedule of Silent & Live auction events leading up to March 20th
  3. How to join Zoom
  4. How to login to Handbid and bid on items
  5. Superhero Hotline for Trouble Shooting!
  6. Enter the Costume Contest on Facebook
  7. After the Auction: How do I pick up my winnings?!
  8. A few Disclaimers
  9. Odyssey’s 2021 Sponsors!
  10. Virtual Auction 101 Info (link below)

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW

Choose your tickets by Monday, March 15th by 5pm, otherwise, after the 15th, you’ll still get a meal, but it will be whatever we guess!  

Also, buy by Monday, March 15th, by 5pm for your chance to be entered to win the Odyssey Swag bag.  You don’t want to miss this fun prize!

All tickets include a meal to share (enough to feed one adult + one child). Please choose one entree: Chicken pot pie: herb roasted chicken, mirepoix, garden peas and green beans in a rich veloute baked with a buttery crust. Superhero cookies for dessert or Forager’s pie: vegan and gluten free, mushrooms, peas, carrots and onions in hearty vegetable stock topped with broiled vegan smashed potatoes. GF rice krispie treats for dessert.

All entrees include a Superhero Salad: baby spring greens, young spinach, arugula, zucchini, cucumber, Granny Smith apple, toasted sunflower seeds, garden herb vinaigrette and a dessert.

All tickets include the Superhero Party Tote which holds all the items essential to get into the Superhero party mood and items with which to play games with on Sat. night!

Become a VIP ticket holder and have your choice between a bottle of wine, a couple of crowlers or a bottle of non-alcohlic sparkling cider.  

Or choose to pay your meal forward by donating it back to the auction.  The choice is yours!  Until Monday, March 15th, 5pm.  😉

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Schedule of Silent & Live Auction Events leading up to March 20th (and beyond):

Superheroes United! “Silent” Auction starts on March 12

  • Noon on March 12, Silent Auction opens.
    • You will have a little over a week to bid on Silent items!  On March 12, check out all of our MARVELous donations to bid on and win by using the Handbid app. There will be sports & fitness packages, health & beauty packages, restaurant gift certs, getaways, and our special Quarantine Relief package section (let’s hope we don’t need this category next year!!)!!
  • 9pm on March 20, Silent Auction closes.
    • A few days after the Live Auction, you can still bid on items. Items not sold at 9 pm on March 20 will be up for grabs at our Fire Sale. The Fire Sale will be your last chance for a heck of a deal while supporting Odyssey!

Superheroes United! Virtual Dance Party & “Live” Auction Schedule on March 20

  • 10 am – 1 pm Pick up your meal/beverage at Odyssey in the horseshoe 
    • Choose between Chicken potpie & Vegetarian pot pie.  VIP ticket holders get a choice of wine, beer, or non-alcoholic beverages.  
    • You may also choose to donate your meal forward.  
    • All tickets include a Superhero Party Tote designed to get you in the mood for a Superhero Party kind of night!!!
  • 6:00 – 6:45 pm Virtual dance party & games begin! 
    • Pop your complimentary Chicken or Vegetarian Pot Pie into the oven, grab a beverage, zoom-in, sit back and enjoy some Family Fun together!  We all deserve a night off!
    • Turn on your computers and open your Auction Zoom Link!
    • DJ Innaseoul will kick it off with some POWERFUL music, and he’s taking requests, so don’t be shy superheroes! 
    • Grab your Superhero Party Tote because you will find things that DJ Innaseoul will use to guide us through trivia games, a cookie balanced on your forehead game, and a balloon game!  
    • Show off your Superhero costumes and take lots of pictures with our Superhero party selfie props and fake tattoos and then, post it to Facebook for our Superheroes United Costume Contest!
  • 6:45 – 8:15 pm: LIVE auction starts! 
    • Our Executive Director Marnie will have welcoming remarks.
    • A SUPER SWEET presentation from our kiddos and staff…you don’t want to miss! 
    • Our infamous and MARVELOUS auctioneer Libby, of Libby Live Auctions, is going to energize us like she does every year, almost as good as being in person! Channel your superhero energies and get ready to climb your way to be the highest bidder! 
    • Libby will sprinkle in a scavenger hunt throughout the bidding, so super-kiddos, listen for the Lunch on the Roof and Principal for a Day experiences.
  • 8:15ish – 9:00 pm: Winding down with more trivia and dancing!
    • Kids & Adults, join the fun for a little longer.   
    • Live auction winds down and into more trivia (Kahoots!) and dancing!  
    • Raise our glasses, wave our capes, and strike a final superhero pose as we fade into the night!

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Here’s how to join the fun:

Zoom Invitation: March 20, 6 pm Zoom Auction Dance Party!

Meeting ID: 816 5878 2966

You will need two devices, one for zoom & one for handbid…

Here are some helpful Zoom tips:

  1. You can join using a computer (recommended for the best experience), phone, or tablet. To join from a mobile device or tablet, install the Zoom app from your app store.
  2. Once you have the app/website on your device, click on the link above, and you’ll automatically join the meeting OR
  3. From the Zoom App, select “Join a Meeting”.  
  4. Type in your meeting ID “(816 5878 2966)” That’s it!
  5. You’ve joined the call!  Enjoy seeing your friends and dance to the music  🙂
  6. We hope you dressed up because the top 3 families with the best costumes will win a Superhero Trophy & grab bag!  

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How to bid on items through Handbid in our Silent & Live Auction:

  1. Make sure you have a Handbid account. To register, either download the Handbid app on your phone or go to the Handbid link Here!. Click on the “Register” button and type in your information. In the Registration section, you will enter your credit card information and get assigned a bidder number.
  2. Click on “Browse Items” to view all the items for sale. Using your phone, you’ll start at your “dashboard” which shows your activity. If you swipe to the left one tab, you’ll arrive at all the LIVE items. You can view all the live items there, as well as bid! Using a computer, select “Browse Items” and then find the “Categories” header on the left side.  “LIVE” items are in categories named “Live-1”, “Live-2”, etc.), click on each of those to view item details.
  3. Happy Bidding!  

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Superhero Hotline for Technology Troubleshooting! 

We thought it might be helpful to have some quick contact information if you’re having trouble with Handbid or Zoom.  

Please be sure to load the Handbid App onto your phone and start bidding NOW so you can get some GREAT items, start supporting Odyssey and PRACTICE using the application.  Look above to see how to load Handbid onto your phone or for login to Zoom instructions.

Who to call if you’re having trouble with Handbid before the auction: 

Please email Justine Wentworth with questions about Handbid starting today until Saturday morning at JustineWentworth@gmail.com. Please include your question and best way to contact you (email, call or text).

Who to call if you’re having trouble with Handbid on Saturday night from 6pm-9pm. Please text or call Marissa Walters at 720-984-4252.

Who to call if you’re having trouble with zoom before the auction:

Please refer to the support site at Zoom: support zoom link.  Or, email Lisa Damm with questions about zoom starting today until Saturday morning at lisamdamm@gmail.com or text/call at 612-251-0444.  Please include your questions and best way to contact you (email, call or text). If Lisa & Zoom support is not answering your questions, Libby, our auctioneer, can also be emailed at libby@libbyliveauctions.com. 

Who to call if you’re having trouble with Zoom on Saturday night from 6pm-9pm.

Check out this user support site for Zoom – https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806

Or call/text Lisa Damm at 612-251-0444.  

Please note, as a last resort, we will help you bid if all technology is failing on Saturday night.  Please go to the chat box in Zoom, located at the bottom of the Zoom page, and chat with Justine, Marissa, Chris or Elki for help.  (4 people to help as a last resort!  We have such a winning team!)

Even though this is our second online auction, we are trying to work out all the kinks we can before Saturday night, and we thank you for your patience when trouble arises in advance! 

Thank you for your support…and don’t hesitate to call if you need our support!

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Enter to Win the Family Superhero Costume Contest!  It’s simple to enter: take a picture of your Family Superhero Costumes, using the fun Superhero Selfie props found in your Superhero Party Tote, email it to Elki at elki@odysseydenver.org and she’ll post it to Facebook.  The pic with the most LIKES will win.  (Winners will be announced Monday at noon.)  

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If you win an item at the auction keep reading!… 

  • Plan to pickup items on MARCH 24 OR 25TH.  We will be able to deliver items to your car from 8:45-10:45.  And again from 12-2 each day.   
  • If you are not able to pickup on March 24th or 25th, or have additional questions about your items, please contact Justine Wentworth at justinewentworth@gmail.com 
  • Anything we can fit into a normal envelope (ie. gift cards and certificates) we can send to you. We can not offer shipping for large items, but are happy to hold them until you feel comfortable picking them up.  
  • Items not picked up on March 24th or 25th will be stored at Odyssey for pick up when school resumes after spring break.
  • All sales are final. Please note that some items have event dates that are uncertain at this time – we ask that you work with the provider to determine rescheduled event details. Buy-a-Shares, Teacher Treasures and other items are offered on an Honor system. At this time, we are all honoring our promises as best we can and if we need to pivot, we hope you’ll understand.
  • We will offer porch pickup, in the Park Hill neighborhood, or school pickup for any large items. All flat items (certificates, gift cards) can be picked up or mailed at your expense. We can not offer shipping, but are happy to hold your items until you feel comfortable picking them up.

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A few disclaimers during this time of Covid and pivots: 

  • All sales are final. Please note that some items have event dates that are uncertain at this time – we ask that you work with the provider to determine rescheduled event details. Buy-a-Shares, Teacher Treasures and other items are offered on an Honor system. At this time, we are all honoring our promises as best we can and if we need to pivot, we hope you’ll understand.
  • We will offer porch pickup, in the Park Hill neighborhood, or school pickup for any large items. All flat items (certificates, gift cards) can be picked up or mailed at your expense. We can not offer shipping, but are happy to hold your items until you feel comfortable picking them up.

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We hope you’ll join us for our long-overdue Odyssey Family Party of the Year.  

It will be great to see everyone and remind ourselves that we have certainly leaped in, got stuck (put on a mask), and pushed through together!!!  

Sincerely,

The Superhero Auction Committee

auctioncommittee@odysseydenver.org

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Elite Rock Climber Sponsor:
Starr Painting & Drywall

Skilled Local Hiker Sponsor:
Livable Cities Studio
Galileo Camps
Kumon
Nestman Orthodontics
Eide Bailly

S’more Extraordinaire Sponsor:
Children’s Dentistry of Cherry Creek
American Family Insurance Aaron Turner
Happy Bakeshop
Factotum
Republic National Distributing Company