Hosted at the recently renovated Center Club of Orange County in Costa Mesa, the 11th annual Charity Classic “Hops & Vines” fundraiser proved more than memorable. More than 350 guests enjoyed premium wines, craft brews and scotch, along with an array of appetizers and live music at the event, which raised approximately $40,000 for local causes serving the OC community, including the evening’s featured charity, Working Wardrobes. “Hops & Vines” also benefitted the ALS Therapy Development Institute, and the Employee Partner Care Foundation. Besides several new sponsors, this year’s event featured Ric Franzi as emcee and former L.A. Rams quarterback-turned-winemaker Vince Ferragamo, who brought his acclaimed Tuscan wine Caressa J. Overall, the 11th annual fundraiser was all about making new friends and connecting to worthy causes—a winning combination, indeed!
Photos courtesy of Center Club of Orange County/Tony Lattimore and Eveline Shih-Pitcairn