“The Great Crush” Raises $94,000 for the Arthritis Foundation


The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar raised $94,000 at “The Great Crush,” a fundraiser to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Overlooking the waterfront at The Winery Newport Beach, more than 250 guests experienced an afternoon wine tasting with more than 80 wines, many of which are considered unique finds from boutique wineries spanning the globe. Guests will also have the opportunity to partake in an early tasting during a Yacht Tour through the Newport Marina prior to the main event. The fundraiser will include a sampling of passed hors d’oeuvres by The Winery’s Executive Chef and Partner, Yvon Goetz, along with live and silent auctions.

“After our ninth such fundraising event, we’ve raised $592,000 for worthy organizations in our community,” commented JC Clow, Founding Partner at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar.  “The goal of the event, which has evolved into ‘The Great Crush,’ is to make a positive impact by raising significant funds for worthy organizations, such as this year’s beneficiary, the Arthritis Foundation. This is an organization pursuing a cure for America’s biggest cause of disability, while championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections.”

In addition to the fundraising achieved during the event, The Great Crush benefited from a partnership with ViridiSTOR to deliver key information on the Arthritis Foundation and the event’s many sponsors in the most sustainable way possible. A ViridiSTOR SmartUSB, with key information, photography and HD videos, was given to all attendees in an effort to lead the way in quantifiably sustainable fundraising events.

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