An overflow crowd packed into the side room at San Rafael Joe's on Sat. March 10th for the 2nd annual Camp Chance benefit winemaker dinner.
To start off the 5-course dinner, guests were treated to appetizers and Schug Winery's Sonoma Coast Sauvignon Blanc while they browsed the silent auction items. From magnums of wine, to hand-crafted jewelry, the bidding was fierce. Thank you to our donors, which included Schug Carneros Estate Winery, TJ’s Gym, Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, Justin Vineyards & Winery, among others.
After a welcome by San Rafael Youth Services Program Supervisor Rebecca Kuga, diners were introduced to the new San Rafael Chief of Police Diana Bishop. As the meal progressed, Schug Winery winemaker Michael Cox filled us in on the details of each wine as it was served.
A short film was screened prior to the close of the silent auction. It revealed the story of Camp Chance from many perspectives — from police officers to counselors to the kids themselves:
Rebecca Kuga reflects on the event: "The Camp Chance winemaker dinner was a fantastic success! We had a sell-out crowd of guests with great energy and a passion for excellent food and wine. I am so grateful to San Rafael Joe’s, Schug Carneros Estate Winery and all our silent auction donors for their support of this outstanding program."
Kate Shields (Schug Winery), Rebecca Kuga (SRPD Youth Services), Michael Cox (Schug Winery)
All proceeds from this event benefited Camp Chance, a program completely funded by donations from citizens and local businesses. Donate here.
Photos courtesy of Curt Wise.