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Auction & Raffle Packages

Get ready for a special evening filled with Amazing Items up for bid

The 22nd Annual Marklund Top Hat Ball will feature an exciting live auction, silent auction and drawings with unique and popular prizes. Proceeds from these auctions go to support the care of children and adults with profound developmental disabilities.

Stay tuned for the list of auction items!

Inquiries about donating items for the auction should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Signature Events, 630-593-5445.


The Golden Paddle Drawing

Purchase one or more tickets and you are entered into a drawing to win THE Golden Paddle!
What is the Golden Paddle?
The winner of the Golden Paddle will have an instant $10,000 to bid on any live auction package! If the winner of the Golden Paddle is outbid on all of the live auction packages they bid on, they can redeem the Golden Paddle for $1,000 cash and the balance will be donated to Marklund in their name.

Once you have won a live auction package using the Golden Paddle, the paddle can no longer be used, regardless of the package selling price. (So use it for all it’s worth!) The drawing will take place right before the Live Auction, and the winner must be present to win.

$200 per ticket – a maximum of 100 tickets will be sold!