FLATWATER FOUNDATION HOSTS “KEEP AUCTION WEIRD” VIRTUAL AUCTION FUNDRAISER ON AUGUST 5


WHAT: Flatwater Foundation, the Austin-based nonprofit dedicated to providing cancer victims and their loved ones access to mental health support, is excited to announce a virtual auction like no other taking place on August 5-9. Keep Auction Weird is the latest fundraising event for Flatwater Foundation, featuring a variety of items and services worth $150 or more from Austin favorites, like YETI, Tyson Cole, and more. Best of all, each item and service is crowdsourced directly from supporters, raising much-needed funds that provide mental healthcare for people affected by a cancer diagnosis.


Notable items up for auction include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Virtual omakase sushi dinner and class with Chef Tyson Cole, James Beard award winner and founder/owner of Uchi + Uchiko, starting at $2,000. Dinner will include a multi-course meal with wine and sake pairings for the winner and up to five friends. Using Uchi’s in-person private dining experience as inspiration, Tyson will virtually teach the group how to assemble each dish while discussing the background and inspiration of the tastings throughout the event.

  • YETI Ultimate Camping Bundle, valued at $1,450 and starting at just $580, includes two Hondo Base Camp Chairs, one Lowlands Blanket, one Rambler Half Gallon Jug, one Camino Carryall 35, and one Tundra Haul Hard Cooler.

  • Two one-hour swim lessons with six-time Olympic medalist, former world record-holder, and Olympic Team Captain Brendan Hansen in his state-of-the-art Elite Endless Pool, starting at a $150 bid. The Endless Pool creates a set current allowing the athlete to swim in place while working on technique, building endurance, and gaining confidence. Athletes must be over seven years old. Any ability welcome.

  • Private steak dinner at Jeffrey’s of Austin, valued at $1,200, dinner will include a 5 course, family-style menu consisting of hors d\’oeuvres, appetizer course, salad course, wood grilled 32 day dry-aged Beeman Ranch Wagyu steak and sides, dessert course, and up to eight friends.

  • Two romantic nights at the new Bungalows Sage Hill Inn & Spa, winner will enjoy a stay in their very own bungalow with a private hot tub, outdoor fireplace and complementary room service for breakfast and dinner. 


WHEN: 

Auction opens Wednesday, August 5 at 8:00 a.m., start of day

Auction closes Sunday, August 9 at midnight, end of day 


WHERE: This year’s auction will be taking place online at keepauctionweird.com.  


SOCIAL MEDIA: 

Instagram: @flatwater

Facebook: @savetheminds


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