September 11, 2012 | By Sylvia Smith | email@example.com
Thinking of a trip to Bangkok but unsure how to get there and where to stay? Here’s a suggestion: How about round-trip tickets for two on Cathay Pacific Airlines and three nights at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel? The price? It’s up to you and the other bidders at the silent auction at the Fourth Estate Award dinner on Friday, Sept. 21.
The donations are among the dozens of ooh-la-la items that will be auctioned at the dinner, which honors Washington Post writer and editor Bob Woodward for a lifetime of journalistic achievement.
The proceeds of the dinner and the auction benefit NPC's National Journalism Institute, the Club’s non-profit arm, which provides professional development and training services to the journalism community and scholarships to aspiring journalists.
Tickets are $125 for NPC members. Members may buy one additional ticket at that price. Ticket sales end Friday, Sept. 14.
Click here to order tickets: http://press.org/about/awards/fourth-estate-award#Tickets
NPC members who would like to purchase their tickets by phone should call the NPC reservations desk at 202-662-7501.
Other silent auction items include:
-- A premium package for two donated by DC United.
-- A $500 gift certificate donated by Theodore’s Furniture.
-- A gift basket donated by Georgetown Cupcakes.
-- An autographed basketball signed and donated by the Washington Mystics.
-- Entrees for two and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot donated by the Black Fox Lounge.
-- An MVP package from the Washington Nationals that includes four Diamond Club seats, four passes to watch batting practice from the infield, a parking pass and an autographed baseball.
-- Two gift sets from Vera Bradley.
-- A two-night weekend stay in a deluxe room donated by the Willard InterContinental Hotel.
Watch this space for more items that will appear in the auction.