SAN DIEGO – June 16, 2016 – Park & Rec in University Heights hosts and presents Mama’s Kitchen’s 21st Annual Wine Tasting fundraiser, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Partygoers will experience eclectic wine tastings with pours throughout the evening, while enjoying a sumptuous selection of hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds go directly to the daily operations of Mama’s Kitchen, the only nonprofit in San Diego that prepares and delivers three meals a day, for seven days a week, at no charge to men, women and children affected by AIDS/HIV or cancer.
“Our annual wine tasting event has become one of our signature and more important events,” says Alberto Cortés, executive director, Mama’s Kitchen. “The event provides a fun and relaxing opportunity for attendees to learn about how we provide life-sustaining nutrition to our neighbors battling AIDS or cancer. We are thankful to all who attend and support our mission.”
This year’s theme is, “Show your True Colors.” Guests are encouraged to wear red or white to show their wine preference. In addition to great wine, food and company, event highlights include music by Short Stax, a “Lucky Ticket” silent auction featuring gift packages from San Diego’s premiere dining and entertainment venues, as well as Mama’s Kitchen’s popular “Wine Deck” Drawing, where guests purchase a playing card for a 1-in-52 chance to take home a premium wine vault.
The Wine Bottle Ring Toss will return this year with a fun and competitive opportunity to win bottles of wine donated by generous companies and individuals. Attendees who bring five items to donate to the Mama’s Pantry service will receive three free rings to toss. The items to bring are among the most requested items by pantry clients and are donations of cereal, jelly, canned tuna or salmon.
Pre-sale tickets are available for $60, and tickets sold at the door are $70. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.mamaskitchen.org or call (619) 233-6262.
EVENT DETAILS AT A GLANCE
Mama’s Kitchen 21st Annual Wine tasting fundraiser
“Show your True Colors.”
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hosted and presented by Park & Rec in University Heights
4612 Park Blvd., San Diego, Calif. 92116
Tickets are $60 per person, $70 at the door.
Purchase tickets at www.mamaskitchen.org or call 619-233-6262.
Park & Rec in University Heights is the hosting sponsor of the 21st Annual Wine Tasting event to benefit Mama’s Kitchen. Major sponsors include Robert Mondavi Private Selection, Constellation Brands, Gay & Lesbian Fund for San Diego of The San Diego Foundation, Mama Zuzu’s Divine Wine Tribe and Kaleb Scott Photographs. Food and beverage providers include Sabuku Sushi, Muzita Bistro, Decker Brothers Gourmet, Negociant Urban Winery, Pasta Design, Nates Garden Grill, Hillcrest Brewing Company, Uptown Tavern, Opera Patisserie, Bread & Cie, Finlandia Imported Butter, The Hills Local Pub, Trust Restaurant, Parkhouse Eatery and Crest Café. Additional event sponsors include SDPix, Promos Rok, Gay San Diego, San Diego Downtown News, San Diego Uptown News, and SDGLN.com.
About Mama’s Kitchen
Mama’s Kitchen was founded in 1990 when volunteers from the AIDS Assistance Fund discovered that many of their clients were becoming too ill to take care of themselves. They realized that a reliable home meal delivery service was needed to ensure that these individuals would continue to receive nutritious, life-sustaining food. In 2004, Mama’s Pantry was opened to provide individuals with HIV/AIDS who are able to prepare meals the opportunity to supplement their nutritional needs. During the past 25 years, Mama’s Kitchen has served over eight million meals and has never turned away a client who qualified for our services. Our commitment to our clients remains unchanged and today the organization has expanded its service to San Diegans affected by either AIDS or cancer. Mama’s Kitchen also offers a Nutrition Education Service, led by a registered dietitian, which provides nutrition classes to HIV-positive residents to assist them in managing their diagnosis through proper nutrition. Mama’s Kitchen provides three meals a day, for every day of the year, free of charge, to approximately 350 men, women, and children in San Diego County. Learn more and make a donation at www.mamaskitchen.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.