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Flashback Friday — Pitching in for Kids

Flashback Friday — Pitching in for Kids

On Monday, May 23rd Global Wines sponsored an unforgettable event – Pitching in for Kids Comedy Celebration and Auction. This young organization established in 2004 is a nonprofit business dedicated to providing specifically earmarked grants designed to improve the lives of children across the New England region through sports-related fundraising events and programs.

13227684_1022835034470644_5402524305933353116_oAt this event, Global Wines, Wicked Wines’ parent company, provided four of its portfolio favorites: Wicked Rose, Wicked Merlot, Sfizio Pinot Grigio and Borgo del Col Alto Prosecco. The event also featured food tastings from Regina Pizzeria, Massimino’s Cucina Italiana, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Zuma Tex-Mex, Georgetown Cupcake, and more.

We were WICKED psyched to spend our Monday night with the hosts: former Boston Red Sox Captain, Jason Varitek, current Boston Red Sox star, Mookie Betts, and New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion, Devin McCourty. Emcees Steve Burton and Tony V. kept the crowd laughing during the exciting night at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. To our surprise, David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia walked in mid-auction to support the kids! “Mrs. Big Papi” enjoyed a glass of Wicked Rose, while the Varitek’s sipped their Prosecco. Pedey had a big game at Fenway that Tuesday but he represented his Wicked Wines pride with his new tshirt – we’d like to think it gave him a little luck in his 8-3 win over the Colorado Rockies.

The evening featured silent and live auctions including tickets to the hottest summer concerts and events, sports and fine dining experiences.  The funds raised at this year’s Comedy Celebration & Auction directly benefits the Ron Burton Training Village, Tackle Sickle Cell, and the Red Sox Foundation Scholars.13301461_10209234825410664_1585404770945583717_o

At Wicked Wines, we are WICKED amped to give back to our community. Being able to support local causes such as Pitching in for Kids brings us even closer to the Boston community. Another exciting event that Pitching in for Kids will be hosting is the Varitek & Friends Golf Classic on June 27th at Granite Links in Quincy, MA. We are proud to announce that we will also be the wine sponsor for this event! Reach out to us if you’d like your local event or organization to get WICKED too!

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