Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the attire for the evening?

Guests are encouraged to wear business casual, summer cocktail attire, or the like.

What is the menu and what wine will be served?

Working with the culinary team at The Golf Club at Newcastle, we are pleased to feature local farmers within this year’s menu. In addition to enjoying the featured wineries during the tasting reception, guests are encouraged to bring their favorite wines to enjoy at their table during dinner. 

How much are tickets to the event and what does that include?

Tables of ten seats may be purchased for $3,000 each; individual tickets are available for $300 each. Your ticket includes premier wine tastings from select wineries, a multi-course dinner and an elite live auction.

Are ticket purchases tax-deductible?

The fair market value of each ticket is $125; the balance is tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt for your purchase for your tax records. Virginia Mason Foundation and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) are part of the Virginia Mason Health System, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Our tax ID is 91-1351110.

Where do I submit my guest's names?

Please submit your guest's name and email address using our online form after registration opens on July 13, 2018.

Can I bid on items if I’m not able to attend the event?

Yes! Our team is pleased to accommodate any absentee (proxy) bidders that wish to participate in the auction. Proxy bids may be placed up until 12:00 p.m. (PST) on Friday, August 24, 2018. Proxy bidders must review and complete our proxy bid form and policies. Please call (206) 583-6514 to request more information. You will be able to preview our Live Auction items in August.

Where is The Golf Club at Newcastle?

The Golf Club at Newcastle is located at 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle, WA 98059.

What is the Boeing Classic?

The Boeing Classic is an Official Event on the PGA TOUR Champions Tour, which features the legends of golf 50 years of age or older. Since inception of this event, more than $6 million has been raised for the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, the Heart Institute at Virginia Mason Medical Center, and additional Greater Seattle Charities. The 2018 Boeing Classic will be held August 20-26, 2018, at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. For additional information, please visit

How can I support Grapes on the Green if I'm unable to attend?

Make a donation online to support Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI).