Major musicals and major league sports are among the specials that come with the cakes during Saturday's 39th annual Young Life cake auction at Owatonna High School.

The cakes are beautiful and delicious but it is the special that comes with each that will drive the bidding during the major fundraiser for Owatonna Young Life. Two tickets to Hamilton in Chicago with a two-night stay should create a spirited bidding battle. Theatergoers wishing to stay closer to home have the option of Rent or Wicked in the Twin Cities.

Sports fans can walk away with tickets to the Twins, Wild or Gopher football. Music lovers can bid on cakes that come with tickets to Billy Joel, Ed Sheeran or Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Multiple vacation stays will be on the auction block, including Lake Okoboji, Colorado whitewater rafting, Copper Mountain Colorado condo, Florida condo in Bonita Springs and Ely Lake home.

Some companies and neighborhoods will pool their resources to bid on some items that are intended for larger groups. In previous years this has included catered dinners or wine tasting events and suites to sporting events. Some specials have included gift certificates to multiple eateries or monthly specials at a local restaurant.

Electronics, sporting goods and jewelry, plus local products and services are among the other specials. Doors open at 10AM Saturday at the Owatonna High School gym. The auction of 100 cakes begins at 11AM and continues until about 4PM on Kat Kountry 105FM. Several special games, instant sale cakes and silent auction baskets will be part of the event. This year marks the final year for Chuck Jamison as the head of Owatonna Young Life.

  • Theater Performances

    Tickets to Hamilton, Wicked and Rent are available at the auction.

  • Sporting Events

    Whether the Twins, Wild or Gophers are your favorite team, you will find tickets to their games.

  • Concerts

    It might be easier to get tickets to Billy Joel, Ed Sheeran or Tim McGraw and Faith Hill during the auction than any other way.

  • Vacation Getaway

    A vacation to Ely, Florida or Colorado would make a great summer memory.

  • Sporting Goods

    Bicycles, go-kart party, pool memberships and golf packages will offer a chance to work off the calories from all the cake.

  • Electronics

    An Xbox, Samsung HD TV and Ollie robot with Bose Bluetooth speaker will be on the auction block.

  • Food

    Quite a few specials include food to go with your cake.