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Sneak peek of Active Trans auction items up for bid

Here’s your chance to support your favorite nonprofit while treating yourself to some fun experiences and items.

Active Trans’ 35th Anniversary E-Bash on March 25 will include an online auction that will have something for everyone’s interests and budgets.

Items range from a getaway to Wisconsin to gift cards for your favorite craft beers. Get ready to place your bids. Here’s a sneak peek of what will be auctioned off at our 35th Anniversary E-Bash.

Two-night stay at Camp Wandawega

Take a vacation to historic Camp Wandawega in Elkhorn, Wis. — a less-than-two-hour drive from Chicago. Enjoy a two-night stay for up to six guests in your choice of vintage accommodations, from a lakeside cabin, woodside cottage, tipi, tents, or the historic bunkhouse.

Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, Camp Wandawega has a slew of amenities and programs for guests. Start your day at the Camp Wandawega Treehouse taking in the natural beauty while sipping your morning coffee. Then take part in camp activities such as swimming at a private beach, boating, archery, horseshoes, campfires, and fishing. You can even head over to nearby Lake Geneva for shopping and dining and Kettle Moraine State Park for hiking and biking trails. $2,000 value.

Haircut, color, and mani/pedi at Salon Edda

Pamper yourself at the award-winning Salon Edda with one color service, one toner (if needed), a haircut, and a classic manicure and pedicure. $300 value.

Nintendo Classic throwback package

Revisit those nostalgic Nintendo games and see if you’ve still got those mad skills. The Nintendo Classic Throwback Package features the original look and feel of the Nintendo Entertainment System Classic, but redesigned in a miniature format.

This smaller, sleeker version comes preloaded with 30 iconic games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, PAC-MAN, Dr. Mario, Mega Man, and Final Fantasy. It also includes an HDMI cable, AC adapter, and the mini NES classic controller.

With all those games, you’ll need some fuel for the fun. This package includes a 12-pack of Mountain Dew and variety six-pack of Sour Punch Straws to keep you going. Then you and a guest can continue your blast into the past with a visit to Chicago Gamespace. $210 value.

Gift package from Revolution Brewing

Imbibe with some of the best craft beer in town from Illinois’ largest independently-owned brewery. With a $100 gift card from Revolution Brewing, you’ll be able to try a variety of the brewery’s award-winning beers from IPAs to porters to pilsners to Belgian-style ales. This auction package also includes two pint glasses, a hat, wall tacker, and tote bag. $150 value.

Ortlieb BackRoller Classic Panniers

Outfit your bicycle in style with a pair of Ortlieb BackRoller Classic Panniers from Boulevard Bikes. This item includes Boulevard Bikes attaching the panniers to your bike/rack. $200 value.

Bike tune-up

Stay hydrated and safe while cycling with a sports bottle and a basic tune up from BFF Bikes. $120 value.


More items will be added to the auction throughout the week. So keep checking back to this blog post leading up to Active Trans’ 35th Anniversary E-Bash. And please join us for the event.