Sixth Annual Corks for Kids Pat Generates More than $100,000

March 20, 2013

On March 8 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 $100,000 (gross) for Kids Path services.

“These results are especially significant because Kids Path relies on public support for 73 percent of its operating budget,” said Paul Russ, vice president of marketing and development. “We are extremely grateful for the volunteers and community partners who make this event a reality each year.”

“I am just beside myself at the success of the event!” said Ashley Watkins, chair of the sixth annual Corks for Kids Path. “It really went great and I think everyone had a great time! It was a true pleasure being a part of this year’s event and I know it will continue to grow! It makes me proud of our community that it is willing to give so much.”

Nearly 100 volunteers and a planning committee led by Watkins were responsible for making the event a success. “I certainly couldn’t have done it without the support of such a wonderful committee and teams of volunteers,” she said. “Everyone certainly played a part.”

Moving the event to a new venue – The Regency Room at Elm Street Center – allowed for a more spacious and functional layout.  Guests enjoyed a selection of nearly 70 hand-crafted wines chosen by Zeto Wine and Cheese Shop; locally-brewed beer from Natty Greene and other North Carolina brewers coordinated by 1618 Wine Bar; a delicious sampling of small plates from Painted Plate Catering; chocolates from Loco for Coco; creamy gelatos from Gnam Gnam and a dynamic silent auction.

HPCG, a nonprofit organization serving Greater Greensboro for more than 30 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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