ESPYS with Beth Nickel and Duke vs. UNC with Coach K

Four lucky guests will experience sports’ biggest night at the 29th Annual ESPYS —ESPN style!

Join top sports luminaries at the exclusive, invitation-only Sports Humanitarian Awards, presented by ESPN, to celebrate and honor leagues, teams, individuals and members of the sporting community that are using the power of sports to make a positive impact on society. The next day, attend the ESPYS with red carpet passes. After the show, attend the official post-ESPYS party where athletes and celebrities are scheduled to appear. Stay in two rooms for three nights at the ESPN host hotel.

Join the lovely Beth Nickel, proprietress of Far Niente Family Wineries and Vineyards, for a very special dinner with Michael Mina at one of his restaurants.

Head to North Carolina to experience the Tobacco Road basketball rivalry where Duke meets UNC in February 2021! Enjoy a dinner for four the night before the game hosted by V Wine Celebration Board member and Duke alum Todd Zapolski and his wife, Diana.

Rest up in accommodations for two couples for three nights in Durham at the luxurious Washington Duke Inn. Tour the historic Cameron Indoor Stadium and attend practice the day before the game. Then cheer from four coveted seats near the home bench, courtesy of Coach Krzyzewski and Duke Basketball.

An autographed team ball and a signed copy of Coach K’s national bestseller, Leading With The Heart, will go home with you as reminders of your adventure.

Finally, take home a selection of five magnums of absolutely delectable Far Niente Family wines.

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  • 4 Tickets to the ESPYS Including Red Carpet Passes and Official Post-ESPYS Party
  • 4 Tickets to The Sports Humanitarian Awards
  • Dinner with Beth Nickel and Far Niente Brand Wines at a Michael Mina Restaurant
  • 2 Rooms for 3 Nights at the ESPN Host Hotel
  • 4 Tickets to the DUKE vs. UNC Game in 2021
  • Dinner for 4 Hosted by Todd & Diana Zapolski
  • Attend Practice and Tour Cameron Indoor Stadium
  • Autographed Team Ball from Duke and Autographed Copy of Coach K’s Book, Leading With The Heart
  • 2 Rooms for 3 Nights at Washington Duke Inn


  • 2018 Far Niente Estate Bottled Chardonnay, Napa Valley;
  • 2017 EnRoute Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, “Les Pommiers”
  • 2017 Bella Union Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley;
  • 2017 Nickel & Nickel John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Oakville
  • Dolce


ESPN, Inc.; Beth Nickel, Michael Mina, Duke University, Washington Duke Inn, Mike “Coach K” & Mickie Krzyzewski, Far Niente, EnRoute, Bella Union, Nickel & Nickel, Dolce


Airfare and ground transportation not included. Dates will be TBD in 2021, subject to change based on COVID-19. Airfare and ground transportation, except where noted, not included. This package is non-transferable. If this date becomes unavailable for reasons beyond the control of The V Foundation, package can be redeemed for the listed event occurring in the following calendar year. Package redemption must take place by or before January 31, 2023. Event-related packages are subject to the listed event operating under normal production. Any portion of the package not accepted or used by winner will be forfeited and no compensation will be given. The V Foundation is not responsible for the inability of winner to accept or use the package (or any portion thereof) for any reason. The V Foundation reserves the right to conduct, and winner/guest shall authorize, a background check concerning any winner/guest, including without limitation checking publicly available information contained in civil and criminal court records, police reports, and social media. The V Foundation reserves the right (at its sole discretion) to disqualify a winner or guest based on the background check or internal vetting, and to select an alternate winner. Auction participants hereby release ESPN, Inc., The V Foundation, their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates and the officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents or representatives of each from any and all liability arising out of or in connection with any claims, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of any prize, participation in the auction or in any activity related thereto.