2014 Chairs Announced for Seventh Annual Corks for Kids Path

December 5, 2014

On March 8, 2013, more than 600 people came together to support grieving and medically fragile children by attending the Sixth Annual Corks for Kids Path, which generated more than $106,000 (gross) for Kids Path services. “We couldn’t have done it without the generous support of our hosts and sponsors,” said Ashley Watkins, 2013 chair. “Our great partners, volunteers and guests have really made this a ‘must attend’ event in Greensboro!”

Eager to build on this success, 2014 Co-Chairs Michelle Fish, Lauren Tilley and Mindy Oakley have planning well underway. The Seventh Annual Corks for Kids Path will take place on Friday, March 7, 2014, in the Empire Room at Elm Street Center. Once again, this tasting event will feature a variety of unique, handcrafted wines, locally brewed craft beers, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction.

“Building on the wonderful history of Corks for Kids Path is especially significant because Kids Path relies on public support for 85 percent of its operating budget,” said Oakley. “Michelle, Lauren and I are extremely grateful for the opportunity to work on such a meaningful and important event.”

Each year, Corks for Kids Path experiences sold-out crowds. “We are confident it will continue to exceed previous attendance records,” said Tilley. “We need community participation to raise awareness and funds for Kids Path.”

Since its creation, Corks for Kids Path has become Greensboro’s premier winetasting experience. “It is a pleasure being a part of this year’s event,” said Fish, “I know it will continue to grow! It makes me proud to be part of such a giving community.” A dedicated planning committee of volunteers will work to make the event a success. If you would like to help, contact Paul Russ, vice president of marketing and development at 336.621.2500.

HPCG, a nonprofit organization serving Guilford County and surrounding areas for more than 33 years, is situated on an eight-acre campus at 2500 Summit Avenue. HPCG provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for children and adults faced with a life-limiting illness, as well as their caregivers and families. For more information, contact HPCG at 336.621.2500 or hospicegso.org.

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