There are few things more enjoyable than savoring fine wine, and putting a smile on someone’s face.
This Saturday, the Autism Society of Boulder County (ASBC) is hosting their 15th annual Grapes for Good fundraiser that combines those two things plus many more.
A volunteer-based organization, the ASBC relies heavily upon this yearly fundraiser to provide for the myriad of activities and programs they put on for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.
Their main goal is to improve the lives of those with autism, and their families, and to create opportunities for people to connect, share experiences and build new relationships.
Activities like the iCan Shine bike clinic, which is a five-day camp, teaching people with disabilities to ride a bike on their own. The camp is held every summer, usually in July.
They also host family outings like an open gym day at Airborne Gymnastics, a day at Gateway Park full of go-karts, mini golf and video games, annual camping and rafting trips for the whole family, and an annual family picnic.
In order to have the means to provide all of these outlets for those with autism and their families, the ASBC needs donations and fundraising money, but they try to make fundraising as fun as possible.
This year, the Grapes for Good is held at the St Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder on March 10.
The evening kicks off at 6 pm with wine tasting, domestic and imported cheese plates and a silent auction. At 7 pm the ballroom doors open and, more importantly, the food stations are open for business. Thirty minutes later, wine tasting and the silent auction close, and guests are introduced to co-emcees Bret Saunders and Benjamin Tarasewicz.
The ASBC president, Lynn Wysolmierski will give a speech, as well as Stephanie Fairbanks from the Boulder Evening Support Group.
The night couldn’t end without a live auction, and afterwards, dessert, DJ-inspired dancing and a photo booth. The evening wraps up at 11 pm and party-goers have a special rate at the St. Julien if they choose to stay the night.
Tickets can be purchased here, and are $100 per guest, or $150 for VIP wine tasting.
Keep in mind that the proceeds directly benefit hundreds of Boulder residents and their families. Plus, guests have the chance to win some pretty amazing prizes, including a Hermosa Beach vacation, a Tiffany necklace and a summer getaway in Breckinridge. For an overview of the auction items, click here.
Get your tickets today and the ASBC looks forward to hosting a magical Saturday night for all.
To learn more about ASBC, visit: http://www.autismboulder.org/