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It’s off to Oz for the 2015 Extravaganza in the Emerald City

2015/07/09 12:00 Extravaganzas, Fundraising Events, Platinum: United

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This year supporters donned their Ruby Slippers, followed the Yellow Brick Road, and were off to Oz for the Shine On! Kids Extravaganza in the Emerald City!
Saturday, September 26th, 2015 | Tokyo American Club

See photos of the event on our Facebook page here
See the full set of photos on the Photo LIFE.14 homepage

Relive your trip to the Emerald City by watching the video below:

Shine On! Kids would like to thank everyone who attended our 10th annual Extravaganza! With your great support, we were able to hold this fantastic party for a great cause, and raise funds to help children with cancer and other illness and their families.

In the midst of all the excitement of auctions, raffle, food and wine, the whole room sat quietly, intently listening to the words or Shine On! program participants and families. A standing ovation was given to the first patient to challenge her speech in English. You could really feel how much everyone cares about these kids.

Congratulations to the lucky raffle winners! See all the prizes here. The grand raffle winner will be enjoying a trip for two to Thailand! Fly business class with Cathay Pacific Airways and stay 3 nights in a Spa Pool Villa at Banyan Tree Phuket Spa Sanctuary.

So, thank you, to everyone who came, sponsored, donated, performed, and planned this huge and important event!

Emeralds and Dinners and Vacations…Oh My! Auction Prizes Here!

The Green Grapes of Napa Valley

Wine lovers dream vacation! Fly business class to San Franciso (United Airlines), drive through wine country (Hertz), stay 3 nights in the lovely Midoriya Hills (Wendel Family), and go on a special private winery tour (Heitz Winery), tasting included of course!

Southern France? We’re not in Kansas anymore!

Fly Lufthansa business class to visit the idyllic French village of Montelimar, where the city’s mayor and local artist Patrick Montagnac can personally escort you to your elegant hotel (Le Clair de la Plume, Domaine du Colombier). Stay 10 nights and drive (Hertz) to the Grotte Chauvet cave paintings and the Gerard Bertrand chateau, and receive an original Montagnac piece for an unforgettable trip.

A trip to the real OZ

Not the one with the Wizard, the one and only Australia! Fly down under (Qantas) and stay at the beautiful Four Seasons Sydney. Then get out of the city with a stay at Watersmeet, a self-contained farmhouse on 150 acres in the hinterland of the beautiful Sunshine Coast, complete with Hertz rent-a-car.

Go for the Green of Guam

Fly business class (United Airlines) and spend 3 nights at the Ocean-view Deluxe Junior Suite in United Dusit Thani Guam Resort! Stay well-fed at the buffet breakfast at Aqua Restaurant for 2 and a dinner at Alfredo’s Italian Steakhouse with a set menu. Drive down (Hertz) to the beaches, the mall, or for a joyride, your choice!

Poppies in Hawaii? No, PUPPIES!!!

Fly business class (United Airlines) to the ultimate vacation destination of Hawaii and let the staff at Hilton Hawaiian Village take good care of you while you relax and recharge on Waikiki beach. Then hop over to Maui to stay at Andaz Maui, tour the island (Hertz) and make a stop at Assistance Dogs of Hawaii for a chance to meet the candidates for Shine On! Kids’ next facility dog in training.

Wear the Emerald City

Talk about a statement piece. Handcrafted by Infinity Diamonds are these Emerald and Diamond earrings.

The Wonderful Wizard of Beads

A Bead-making adventure for 6! Visit the Asakusa Glass Beads Studio of traditional bead artist Shinobu Kurosawa, where you will make beads for yourself and one to donate to a patient in the Beads of Courage ® program. Tour Asakusa, take a boat to Tsukiji, and enjoy a traditional kaiseki meal at Jisaku. Your favorite bead will be made into a bracelet by Shinko Studio.

Kyoto and Maiko and Museums – Oh My!

Stay at the Gion Hatanaka, with an exquisite kaiseki meal accompanied by a Maiko dancer and live music. Plus enjoy a private Yomei Bunko Museum tour with Mr. Tadahiro Konoe, including Japanese tea-ceremony experience.

The Magic Behind the Curtain

Ever want to know what it’s like to be a rock star? Thanks to TSUNKU♂, one of Japan’s most famous music producers, you and your friend or family member can experience a professional recording session. Afterwards, cruise the city in style in a limousine with champagne and canapes (or cookies and milk)!

Bailey, and Yuko, too! More powerful than Oz

See for yourself what all the facility dog fuss is about! Yuko Morita, our head facility dog handler, and Bailey will visit YOUR office or event. This is an absolute unique and special opportunity!

Thank you to our live auction sponsors
EEC Live Auction sponsors
This year’s Silent Auction was all online! Digital Signage provided by Novisign will keep you up to date on current bids so make sure you’re not outbid.
Novisign is proud to support Shine On! Kids’ EXTRAVAGANZA IN THE EMERALD CITY.
Novisign provides a new breed of digital signage – Do It Yourself, Low-Cost, interactive supporting Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, and live games. For details, www.novisign.com.

Thank you to our silent auction sponsors
Silent Auction sponsors

Preview the Party

5PM Cocktails, games, silent auction
7PM Opening performance and dinner
9PM Live Auction

Dress Code

Cocktail Chic → What’s that?

Add a hint of your favorite character (red pumps, blue gingham bow tie, witch hat, emerald jacket, make it fun!)

Dinner Menu

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See the feast awaiting you in the Land of Oz, artfully prepared by the chefs at the Tokyo American Club

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full size)


Menu additional options:
Vegetarian Option:
Roasted Vegetable Brochette – tomato risotto, extra virgin olive oil

Chicken Option:
Honey Roasted Chicken – roasted green beans, classic mashed potatoes, rye whiskey jalapeno sauce


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Get excited about sipping these fine French wines along with your dinner, all donated by longtime sponsors Pieroth Japan and Gerard Bertrand. Click the name to learn about the Vineyard and tasting notes.

Domaine de Cigalus White    Domaine de Cigalus Red    Code Rouge

Upgrade Wines: By bidding in the live wine upgrade auction, a few lucky patrons will be the only ones in the room to taste 6 special older vintages of Gerard Bertrand wines!


Wine Toss Wine Toss!


Toss a ring onto a bottle and it’s yours! Sponsored by Pieroth Japan.

Emerald Excavation Emerald Excavation


Go digging for treasure, and you could find some real emeralds of your own! Sponsored by Infinity Diamonds.

Falling Monkeys Falling Monkeys

Knock down the Wicked Witch of the West’s flying monkeys to win! Sponsored by: FCA Japan

Tin Man Unlock the Tin Man’s Heart

See if your combination is the one that opens the lock! Sponsored by: Swarovski

Heads&Tails Heads & Tails

Everyone has a chance to win, it’s up to a flip of a coin! Sponsored by: ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort