Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA Auction

Friday, January 27
6:30 pm
Wolverine Worldwide Inc., Corporate Headquarters


Be a part of the Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA’s Auction, a lively event hosted at the Wolverine Worldwide Inc. Headquarters, where we share the impact the Y has on the lives of others. The Auction helps to raise charitable funds needed to provide everyone the opportunity to be healthy and thrive, to connect with others, and contribute to a better community.


For tickets, email mszczepanski@grymca.org, call 616.855.1452.

You can purchase tickets in advance at the Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA or at the event!
Admission: $25
Raffle Tickets: $10/piece or three for $20


$5,000 vacation voucher provided by Aspen Travel.









We have a variety of unique auction items!  See list below for auction and silent auction items. Check back frequently for item updates!


  • Las Vegas Vacation - What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! Enjoy a 3 night Las Vegas vacation, including airfare, hotel and processing fee. No monetary values, restrictions, and blackout dates apply. Winner is responsible for resort fees, bag fees, seat assignments, and any hotel upgrades. Donated by Aspen Travel Inc.
  • Journeyman Distillery Tour for 10 people – Grab 9 of your closest friends, hop in a limo, and check out one of SW Michigan’s newest distilleries. Enjoy limo service to and from Journeyman Distillery located in Three Oaks, Michigan. One hour distillery tour and lunch included. Donated by Journeyman Distillery and Community Partners.
  • Traverse City Treat – Enjoy a two night stay at Chateau Chantal in Traverse City on April 28th. Private wine tour for 2 with gratuity included. Meals at some of Traverse City’s best restaurants included.  Donated by Community Partners.
  • Whitecaps Luxury Suite – Use of a VIP suite at Fifth Third Ballpark for a Whitecaps home game in April or May 2017 – based on availability. Twenty-five tickets for suite and 4 parking passes. Donated by the Whitecaps Community Foundation.
  • YMCA Membership – Give the gift of health – join the Y! YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids membership is good for 1 year. Members have access to use all YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids branches. Good towards Adult, Adult Plus, or Family Membership. Donated by the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids.
  •  Landscape Mulch – Five yards of landscape mulch picked up at Cannonsburg Wood Products or delivered in NE Kent County. Donated by Cannonsburg Wood Products.
  • One week at Camp Manitou-Lin – Get your kids outside and creating lifelong memories at camp. YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin is located in Middleville, MI on beautiful Barlow Lake. One week free to Traditional overnight camp in 2017. Donated by YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin.
  • Rockford Spirit Basket – includes all kinds of Rockford gear, including Under Armor apparel, Rams memorabilia, sports passes, etc. Donated by Rockford Public Schools.
  • Great Lakes Pub Cruiser – Grab 15 of your closest friends and enjoy a “slow party on wheels.”  Customize your stops on this 2 hour tour while sampling beverages while you rest.  West Michigan’s first and only “Green Pub!”  Donated by Community Partners.
  • “Rent Free” for the Evening – A true “evening on the town” includes round-trip private limo sedan service with gratuity, dinner reservations at Osteria Rossa, and 2 tickets to Broadway’s 20th Anniversary tour of Rent, on March 16th, 2017.  Donated by Community Partners.
  • Day out with the ‘Caps – Show your support of the West Michigan Whitecaps, with 4 premium seats to a home game, parking pass and dinner at Shots in Comstock Park.  Donated by Robert Gillette, Shot’s, and Community Partners.
  • Boyne Mountain Getaway – Get away up north to Boyne Mountain, with 4 day passes to Avalanche Bay Waterpark, and a gift certificate for lodging, food or other amenities at the Resort.  Donated by Boyne Resort and Community Partners.
  • American Girl Day Out in Chicago – Treat the special little girl in your life out to a day at American Girl Doll Store in Chicago.  She will be excited to pamper her new Isabelle doll, and spend time shopping or being pampered in the salon.  Gift certificate is also valid for lunch or dinner.  Finish your day with dinner and a dessert at the Cheesecake Factory.  Donated by American Girl Doll Store and Community Partners.
  • How to Be Romantic for Dummies – Show that special someone a night to remember!  Flowers, valet parking, champagne and an overnight stay at the Amway are just a start to your getaway!  Enjoy a romantic dinner at the Chop House, breakfast in the morning at Wolfgang Pucks and take advantage of a couple’s massage in the salon.  We take care of the details and leave the romance up to you!  Donated by Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and Community Partners.
  • Gambling and Golf – Love to golf, but enjoy an evening on the slots?  Do both with this great package, including an overnight stay at FireKeepers Casino, dinner at Clara’s on the River, and 4 rounds of golf with cart at any of the Gull Lake View courses.  Donated by FireKeeper’s Casino, Gull Lake View and Community Partners.
  • Dating Thru the Seasons – We make it easy with custom-made dates for you and your special someone!  Dinner and a seasonally based activity for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.  Activities include Griffin’s game, Frederick Meijer Gardens, kayaking on the Rogue River and a day of fun at Robinette’s.  Donated by Essence Restaurant Group, Rogue River Rentals and Community Partners.
  • Casino Royale – Feel like James Bond with this VIP game room package.  Michigan distilled liquors with compliments, a personal size humidor with cigars and a 500 chip poker set let your friends know that you mean business!  Donated by Community Partners.
  • Hail to the Victors – Go Blue or go home with this football package!  2 tickets to the September 9th home game against Cincinnati, a Coach Harbaugh autographed football, and dinner at Casey’s Tavern in Ann Arbor.  Donated by Robert Gillette, Michigan Athletics and Community Partners.
  • Guys Around Grand Rapids – Guys’ Day Out on July 15th doesn’t get much better than this!  Start your afternoon with 18 holes of golf at Boulder Creek Golf Course.  Then head downtown for VIP access to the Grand Rapids on Tap Beer Fest, with dinner following at Bull’s Head Tavern.  Donated by America on Tap Beer Fest, Bull’s Head Tavern and Community Partners.


Silent Auction items will be listed soon!




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The Y is a positive force in West Michigan. Every day, our community faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. From tackling the achievement gap to teaching healthy habits, or giving people the chance to strengthen our community through volunteering – everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. Y donors, volunteers, members, and partners make the difference. Together, we take on the challenges that shape the future of West Michigan.

We believe every person and every community deserves the chance to thrive – regardless of age, income, or background. Together, we work to address the many challenges facing our young people, our health, and our community.