2023 Auction Lots

Below is a listing of the amazing 2023
Naples Winter Wine Festival auction lots

Flexjet Raffle 2023

Six (6) unforgettable nights at the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games for two (2) couples on Thursday, July 25–Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Roundtrip, Business Class Airfare from any major city in the contiguous United States to Paris, France for two (2) couples
Roundtrip, private airport transfers

Naples, Florida:
One (1) private dinner with Olympic medalist Katie Hoff, prepared by a private chef and served with wines, hosted by NCEF Trustees Nena & Bill Beynon in their home, for two (2) couples

Paris, France:
Six (6) nights’ accommodations in Champs-Elysees View Rooms at Paris Marriott Champs Elysees for two (2) couples
One (1) half-day guided tour of the city of Paris
Four (4) Category B tickets to the Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 26, 2024
Four (4) Category B tickets to one (1) swimming session
Four (4) Category B tickets to one (1) artistic gymnastics session
Four (4) Category B tickets to one (1) diving session
One (1) dinner including hors d’oeuvres, main course and dessert with wine pairing at Chef Antoine Westermann’s Le Coq & Fils restaurant in Paris for two (2) couples
Daily Breakfast
Commemorative gift package and Paris welcome kit


The games of the XXXIII Olympiad will take place in Paris during the summer of 2024—and you’ll have a seat at the world’s largest sporting event!

Paris has hosted the Olympics twice before, in 1900 and 1924. In many ways, the city is the perfect venue for the games, due to a well-developed tourism infrastructure and an abundance of modern, professionally designed stadiums. The 2024 games will be the best-attended yet, in addition to being the biggest event in the history of the City of Light.

The winning bidders’ party will receive a close-up view of the games, including tickets to events that are difficult to purchase. Accommodations will be provided at the Paris Marriott Champs Elysees, a Five-star sanctuary located on the capital’s most famous thoroughfare near the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. The beautifully designed rooms come with a range of luxury amenities including pillowtop bedding, marble bathrooms and 24-hour room service. You’ll arrive the day before the games begin and receive a half-day tour of the city’s historical highlights.

The XXXIII Olympiad will open on July 26, 2024, and you’ll be present for the unforgettable festivities. The Opening Ceremony will be the first to be held outside a traditional stadium setting and is expected to draw upwards of 600,000 spectators. Athletes will be transported by boat from Pont d’Austerlitz to Pont d’Iéna along the Seine river. The 3.7-mile route will pass landmarks such as the Louvre, Notre-Dame de Paris and Place de la Concorde and feature cultural presentations. The official protocol will take place at a 30,000-seat “mini-stadium” at the Trocadéro. Organizers have stated that the ceremony will be the most “spectacular and accessible opening ceremony in Olympic history.”

Your party of four will receive tickets to some of the most popular Olympic events: swimming, artistic gymnastics and diving. The Olympic Games originated in Greece over 3,000 years ago and were revived for the modern age in 1896, taking place in Athens, Greece with 14 teams and 43 events. Swimming and artistic gymnastics have been Olympic sports since the beginning of the modern games. The most winning Olympian of all time is United States swimmer Michael Phelps with 23 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. Diving has been part of the Olympics since the 1904 St. Louis games, and the United States holds the most medals in Olympic diving with a total of 138 followed by China with 81.

You will be awed while you savor in this rare opportunity to cheer from the stands as each of these ultimate athletes strive to beat records and earn perfect scores.

You’ll enjoy dinner at Le Coq & Fils, Chef Antoine Westermann’s restaurant in Montmartre. Westermann’s legendary career included 38 years as chef and proprietor of Le Buerehiesel in Alsace, where he gained the ultimate accolade of Three Michelin Stars—only to give them back in 2007 to pursue new culinary adventures. At Le Coq & Fils, Westermann focuses on his passion for poultry and develops his vision of eating meat well. In order to bring his culinary vision to life, Chef Westermann begins the process by poaching the whole poultry in a broth in order to feature the delicate and flavorful taste and texture of the poultry (chicken, duck, guinea fowl…). In order to achieve this, he invented a special machine for poaching his birds. He believes that quality poultry must be farmed responsibly; by working hand-in-hand with local farmers and ensuring complete transparency in the sourcing process, he hopes to expand the market for ethical meat production throughout France and the United States.

Before departing for Paris, you will receive an inside view of what it means to be a medal-winning athlete. NCEF Trustees Nena and Bill Beynon will host an intimate dinner in their Naples home for you with Olympic medalist Katie Hoff. A former competitive swimmer, Hoff represented the United States at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics and was awarded a silver medal and two bronze medals. Over dinner, she will share the dedication, rigorous preparations and demanding lifestyle of an Olympic athlete.

While the Summer Olympics occur every four years, this will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime event for the winning bidder. Your generous bid will provide lasting memories and help our neediest children at the same time.

Insider's Info

Due to the nature of events in this trip, it is date specific and will take place Thursday, July 25-Wednesday, July 31, 2024 and cannot be redeemed at any other time. Roundtrip, Business Class Airfare from any major city in the contiguous United States to Paris, France and private airport transfers are included. Ground transportation to the Olympic stadium is expected to be challenging due to expected road closures and traffic congestion. It is highly recommended that the winning bidders utilize the public transportation system in Paris to come and go from the stadium. Half-day tour of Paris will be a small group tour. Specific details of the tour will be released closer to the date of the event. Wine pairing at Le Coq & Fils will be selected by the sommelier. All taxes and service charges are included for the meal at Le Coq & Fils. Gratuities are not mandatory in France and any gratuities are at the winning bidders’ discretion. The dinner with Olympic medalist, Katie Hoff, will be hosted by and at the personal home of NCEF Trustees Nena & Bill Beynon in Naples, Florida, prepared by a private chef, served with wines from the Beynon’s personal cellar and scheduled for a mutually agreeable date. Official Olympic schedule is not yet released and subject to change.


Nena & Bill Beynon, Katie Hoff and Chef Antoine Westermann of Le Coq & Fils, Montmarte

with special thanks to Christin McKay, Luxury Travel Agent with Departure Lounge

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