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COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ric Franzi, one of the nation's foremost experts on CEO Peer Groups® and who recently celebrated his 1,000th radio broadcast interviewing CEOs LIVE on Critical Mass for Business, will emcee the Charity Classic "Hops & Vines," hosted by Center Club of Orange County on Thursday, September 28, 6-9pm. Franzi is among several new "surprises" for the event that raises support for Orange County-based causes, including this year's featured charity Working Wardrobes. The Charity Classic is open to the public. Tickets are on sale now, Hops & Vines 2017 Event ($95/person).
Among the "vines" highlights will be a selection from Vince Ferragamo's own private reserve located in Orange County. His vineyard, Tenuta di Ferragamo, produces a signature super Tuscan wine Caressa J, which won Gold Medals in 2012 and 2013 Los Angeles International Wine Competition.
For the first time, and in association with the Cigar Night Mixer Group in Orange County, event guests can enjoy flights of Scotch Tasting, hosted by William Grant & Sons Inc and their Glenfiddich and The Balvenie, while enjoying premium DonJuan Gross ? Dignity Cigars.
Several new sponsors are participating in this year's Hops & Vines event, hosted by Center Club of Orange County.
- Working Wardrobes
- Isabel and Paul Evan Greenwald
- Inspired Financial
- Spectra by Comcast Spectacor
- Bart Zandbergen / Optivest Wealth Management
- Financial Partners Credit Union
The Hops & Vines event will also feature the following wineries who have volunteered samples, discounts and silent auction items: La Crema, Chateau St. Michelle, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Patz and Hall, and Rodney Strong Vineyards. The following breweries have also volunteered in various ways and will be served: 4 Sons, Ballast Point, Coronado, Laguna Beach, and Bottle Logic.
Center Club Chef Lewis Butler plans to present an assortment of delectable hors d' oeuvres, featuring international party favorites German Veal Wiener Schnitzel, Chinese Dim Sum, French BBQ Quail along with festive desserts.
The perfect evening of fun and fundraising to create a better Orange County. Through the Center Club Cares foundation, Working Wardrobes was selected as the featured beneficiary for this year's event. Clothing donations will be accepted at the event. Learn more at workingwardrobes.org.
In addition to Working Wardrobes, other benefactors from the Hops & Vines event include the ALS Therapy Development Institute, and the Employee Partner Care Foundation. Click here for a sneak peek of what you can expect! For more information, contact Nicki N. Trinh at (714) 662-3414, [email protected].
Richard Ward, Chairman of the Charity Classic, said the event "will tantalize the senses.?
"The sights, sounds and aromas will be a wonderful backdrop to enjoying amazing hops and vines," said Ward. "We invite the community to come and see what we're celebrating and come get to know us at Center Club of Orange County. We'd like to be your new friends."
Founded by heralded Henry T. Segerstrom, Center Club of Orange County is located at 650 Town Center Drive, with valet parking available. Center Club of Orange County offers a private membership, which includes access to golf, dining at any of ClubCorp's 300 alliance clubs and more than 1,000 affiliated hotels, resorts and entertainment venues. Contact Gina Oddo, Membership Director to join the club, (714) 662-3414, ext. 122.
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