By Kathy L. Collins
The Trey Curry Foundation is proud to present the Seventh Annual Vine to Wine on Friday, May 2 at The Regent located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview beginning at 7 p.m. Funds raised at the event directly benefit abused, abandoned and neglected children currently residing at A Kid’s Place. Advance tickets are $60. After Wednesday, April 30, ticket price will increase to $75.
Vine to Wine is a chance for attendees to sample exclusive wines paired with gourmet food prepared by Chef Dave West of the Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium. Wines are provided by Premier Beverage.
“We have partnered with The Regent, Extravaganza! Productions, Chef Dave West of the Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium and Premiere Beverages again to bring a fresh new look to Vine to Wine this year,” said Mary Beth Curry, Executive Director of The Trey Curry Foundation. “We added ‘with a splash’ because we are going to shake things up a little bit compared to what Vine to Wine has been in the last few years,” said Curry.
In addition to the great food, fine wines and scrumptious desserts, guests will have a chance to bid on a wide array of items such as vacations, dining experiences, various high end wines, jewelry, airline tickets and of course the ultra exclusive Screaming Eagle wine.
The Trey Curry Foundation was founded in 2008 in honor and memory of Terry and Clif Curry’s son, Trey. The foundation holds this event each year. “We have the Trey Curry House at A Kid’s Place, so it is very near and dear to our hearts,” explained Curry. 100 percent of the funds raised at a Vine to Wine are given to A Kid’s Place.
Last year, Vine to Wine raised $80,000. This year, the committee would like to raise $90,000, but as Curry said, “We will be happy with whatever we raise because it means that we continue to have the support of our community.”
A Kid’s Place, located at 1715 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Brandon, is a state of the art residential care facility that provides a safe and loving environment for children from birth to 17 years of age who have been removed from their home due to abuse, abandonment or neglect. A Kid’s Place is unique in that it strives to keep families intact.
Tickets to Vine to Wine are available by visiting www.treycurryfoundation.com or by calling 655-0269.