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Thank you for supporting our 10th Anniversary Cool Japan Extravaganza

2016/06/30 22:37 Extravaganzas, Fundraising Events, Platinum: United

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ Tokyo American Club

● Cocktails, silent auction and games from 17:00
● Dinner, live auction and entertainment from 19:00

Dress Code

Not Cool Biz, Cool Japan!
● Cocktail attire in red, white, and black.

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It is exciting to think that this year marks the 10-year anniversary of our organization! We are very proud to have the strong support of a community which has allowed us to do impactful work to support kids and their families. Not ones to rest on our laurels we are thinking of the future and how we can continue to be a positive influence for many years to come. With this in mind we have decided that “Cool Japan” best captures our feelings for a bright future and therefore have chosen this as the theme for our 10th anniversary annual fundraising Gala on October 1st, Tokyo American Club!

What does “Cool Japan” mean to you? J-Pop, manga, anime, fashion, film, consumer electronics, architecture, J-cuisine? Or more broadly, unique cultural characteristics and dynamics coming together to drive creativity and progress in Japanese art, industry, and society?

It’s all of the above. But in particular for us here at Shine On! Kids, we see “Cool Japan” as a place where kids like ours are celebrated and empowered to flourish, contribute and participate in all aspects of society. Getting to this point, however, is going to require imagination, resources, and leadership. We also need a “new and cool” way of thinking about the leading role that NPOs like Shine On! Kids can take in society. How can we and other NPOs best collaborate with the business community, government and other NPOs as we support the communities we work and live in? Please help us to answer this question.

So, join us for an exciting evening of celebrating our COOL Kids and our 10th year of helping them, which of course would not be possible without your continued generous support (we mentioned “resources”, didn’t we?). All summer you can look forward to experiencing the best of Japan, food and drink, auctions, raffle, entertainment, dancing and fun!

A huge thank you to our live auction sponsors!

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Live Auction 1: Jazzy France
*Two round-trip business class tickets on Lufthansa 
*Two VIP tickets for two nights to the 2017 Narbonne Festival Jazz in l’Hospitalet, southern France
*Two night-stay near the Jazz Festival in Narbonne – TBA
*Two nights at Chateau Clarke in Bordeaux
*Hertz rental car for one week
Donor: Pieroth Japan, Gerard Bertrand, Lufthansa, Hertz, Shine On! Kids

Live Auction 2: Pina Coladas in Puerto Rico 
*Two round-trip business class tickets to Puerto Rico on United Airlines
*One week at a luxury condominium Maralago, Palmas del Mar Resort (sleeps 10)
*Discounted Hertz rental car for one week
Donor: United Airlines, Hernandez Family

Live Auction 3: Phuket fit for the King of Siam 
*Two round-trip business class tickets to Phuket on Thai Airways
*One week at a Villa Leelawadee, Phuket – a luxurious, 5-bedroom private villa with private pool and 5 full-time staff
Donor: Thai Airways, Laughlin Family

Live Auction 4: Mastercard Priceless Fashionista Experience at Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO
*2 VIP seats and guide to the 4pm Fashion Show at Shibuya Hikarie on Saturday October 22, 2016
*Meet and Greet post-show
*Dinner for 2 at Chez Matsuo Aoyama, including wine pairing
*One-night stay for 2 at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo on October 22, 2016 with breakfast at the French Kitchen
*30,000 yen Tokyu Group Gift Certificate
Donor: Mastercard

Live Auction 5: Cool Japan in NYC!
*Two round-trip business class tickets to NYC on United Airlines
*Two nights for 2 in a King Room at the Andaz 5th Avenue in NYC
*Five nights for 2 at the Ryokan Globus Washitsu
*Private Tea Ceremony Globus Washitsu
*Private guided viewing of Ukiyo-e art at Ronin Gallery
Donor: United Airlines, Andaz NYC, Globus Family, Ronin Gallery

Live Auction 6: Escape to Bintan
*Two round-trip business class tickets to Singapore on Cathay Pacific
*Three nights for 2 at Banyan Tree Bintan in a Rainforest Oceanfront Villa with outdoor private pool and daily buffet breakfast
Donor: Banyan Tree Bintan, Cathay Pacific Airways

Live Auction 7: Cool Japan Ladies’ Night Out
*Grape Off Wine Tasting for 8 hosted by O-Bar Tokyo with 12 bottles of wine!
*Catering for 8 by Globe Caravan (authentic Japanese food or any international dishes upon on your request)
*Karaoke for 8 in a private VIP room at the Tokyo Sports Café with a bottle of Moet or Jack Daniels
*Hollywood Beauty Spa Experience for 8 (value of 40,000 yen/person)
*Special Yukata(Kimono) set for 8 from Umechiyo
Donors: Grape Off, O-Bar Tokyo, Glove Caravan, Tokyo Sports Café, Hollywood Beauty Spa, Umechiyo

Live Auction 8: Custom-made Pearl and Diamond Ring and Earrings
*18K white gold ring set with 7.21 carats of diamonds and a 14.9mm white South Sea pearl
*18K white gold earrings set with 6.18 carats of diamonds and white South Sea Pearls
*All of the petals of the ring “tremble”
Donor: Infinity Diamonds

Live Auction 9: Cool Japan Sake and Sushi – Enjoy SUSHI by YOSHI and taste “Premier Sake” produced by Mrs. Akie Abe
* Tsukiji private tour for 4 with Matsunozushi Chef YOSHI in English or Japanese followed by sushi lunch
*Sake tasting with Sake Samurai, Rie Seno, with Premier Sake “Yamato no Kokoro”
*Signed bottle of sake by Mrs. Akie Abe, Prime Minister’s wife, made from Mrs. Abe organic rice in Yamaguchi Prefecture and planted with the help of US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy
Donor: Matsunozushi, Rie Seno, Yamato no Kokoro Project

Raffle and Game sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors and everyone who participated in the raffle and games.

˅˅˅ Raffle Winners! ˅˅˅


Congratulations winners! Please email event@sokids.org if you have yet to receive your prize.

Silent auction sponsors

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Party sponsors

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