Monday, March 30, 2009

"Red & White" Wine Tasting Event, April 18th@6PM

Christine and I decided to make our board activity for the Central YMCA fun and creative this year, so we have organized a wine tasting event. I'm inviting people in the Bay Area to the "Red & White" wine tasting fundraiser on April 18th from 6:00PM - 10:00PM.

It's not just any YMCA, it's the Central YMCA that is helping many underprivileged youth and seniors living in the Tenderloin District, which is the poorest area in San Francisco. Especially in these tough economic times, they need your help to keep programs going as many members rely on financial assistance from the Y. Please consider attending the wine tasting fundraiser (tickets can be purchased online here).

For $50 ticket, you will get unlimited tastings from various wineries from Napa, Sonoma, and Santa Cruz Mountains. Also, each attendee will get a $15 gift certificate from We also have exciting items being auctioned/raffled off: art work by Casey O'Connell, custom wine label and bottling services by, an exclusive Byington Winery touring and tasting for group of 30 and other great prizes.

Even if you cannot attend, consider donating to the Central YMCA by clicking here and please enter "wineevent" in the reference box.

Thanks to your support:

* 250 teens find a healthy, safe refuge with academic support in our youth program here in the Tenderloin, a community struggling with drug use and violence.
* 500 Seniors come into our YMCA and participate in our wide range of programs, including fitness, language, and life skills classes.
* 700 low income individuals from all walks of life gain access to our facility and become socially involved in our YMCA, supported by our Financial Assistance program.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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