By John ~ August 6th, 2010.
Coming up in two weeks is the Auction of Washington Wines, the original, largest, and most prestigious charity auction showcasing the stars of Washington wine. It has raised more than $23 million since its inception in 1988. Itâ€™s a great weekend for both wine and charity.
There are many ways for you to participate:
Barrel Auction & Picnic with the Winemakers
Thursday, August 19, 4 PM until Dusk
Friday, August 20, 6:30 PM
Covey Run 10K Race & 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, August 21, 8 AM
Saturday, August 21, 4:30 PM until Midnight
To purchase tickets and/or make a donation, register here.
Proceeds from the Auction of Washington Wines benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Childrenâ€™s Hospital, whose core mission is to provide world-class care for every child in the region, regardless of a familyâ€™s ability to pay. This year, the hospital expects to need more than $100 million in uncompensated care funds. A portion of the money raised is also donated to the Washington Wine Education Foundation, funding viticultural and enological research across the state.
To follow the conversation about the Auction of Washington Wines on Twitter, search the eventâ€™s hashtag: #AWW10.
The 2010 Auction co-chairs are Brad and Michele Smith of Smith & Greene Company and Rick Small and Darcey Fugman-Small of Woodward Canyon Winery. Major sponsors include: Chateau Ste. Michelle, John L. Scott Foundation, 98.1 Classical KING FM, KING5, Seattle Magazine, Tulalip Resort Casino, Viking Range/GateWay Appliance Distributing, Vine Vertical and Wine Spectator.
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