Annual Three Blind Wines To Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Set For Nov. 20

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Tennessee Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the 6th annual Three Blind Wines on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Track 29 located in downtown Chattanooga. In support of the Foundation’s efforts to cure cystic fibrosis, the fundraising event will feature a guided wine tasting, cuisine and live entertainment by the Power Players Show Band. 

The annual wine event is expected to bring more than 500 charity-minded attendees, and to raise an estimated $60,000 to support the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, to assure the development of the means to cure cystic fibrosis.

"The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Chattanooga looks forward to welcoming a sell-out crowd to Three Blind Wines again this year," said Ginger Birnbaum, the president of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's board of directors. "We are excited to offer our guests a premier wine tasting while highlighting the success of CFF at the local level." 

From wine novices to fine wine aficionados, every guest of the event will have the opportunity to taste a broad range of wines while contributing to the cause. Guests will register their wine from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wine tasting will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Wine will not be blinded, but instead displayed for a true tasting led by wine vendors in the region. Each guest will have the opportunity to vote once at each varietal station. Once the wine tasting concludes, varietal winners (8) will be placed in a blind drawing for their chance to win a cellar of wine. Three winners will be announced at the end of the 
evening. 

Three Blind Wines will kick off with a reception and silent auction at 6:30 p.m., followed by heavy hors d’oeuvres, a live auction and the opportunity to bid for a cure.  There will also be dancing with live entertainment by the Power Players Show Band. 

“The tremendous success of this event would not be possible without dedicated individual donors and support from local businesses,” Ms. Birnbaum said. “With aggressive fundraising, we will continue to get closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis.” 

Tickets are available for purchase at $50. Tables may be sponsored for ten people for $1,500. To purchase tickets contact Dawn Keglor at dkeglor@cff.org, purchase online at 
tennessee.cff.org/threeblindwines, or by calling 615.255-1167. Donations are also welcome.



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