Our golf field is full and the final preparations for our live and silent auctions are almost complete!
Since my last entry, we have some really exciting news. The three wineries that will be pouring during our Happy Hour are set and I am pleased to announce that they are Costa de Oro, Riverbench, and Tolosa. All three are local wineries and all have outstanding and award winning wines! We are also pleased that Riverbench has kindly donated a 5 Liter (yes, 5 Liter) bottle of their Estate Pinot Noir that is signed by their winemaker, Clarissa Nagy and their vineyard manager, Jim Stollberg.
In addition, I have been replaced as the Chef for the two "Chef to You" wine dinners. That alone should up the price! However, I have been replaced by Alfonso Curti, the owner/chef of Trattoria Uliveto Restaurant in Orcutt. Alfonso have generously agreed to come up with a four or five course dinner to be paired with award winning wines from Qupe (for one dinner) and Pessagno (for the other.). That is awesome! He and I will come to the winning bidder's home and prepare this dinner for 10 people. Talk about an awesome evening!
We still have a few dinner tickets remaining, so if you want a great Happy Hour, an awesome dinner, and the opporunity to bid on some great items, please call me, bob Walsmith Jr, at 720-5362 or Kate Ferguson at 331-6204, to purchase your tickets.
And for the golfers, we have announced that the two winning teams (one for Low Gross and one for Low Net) will each receive $432 in merchandise from the Santa Maria Country Club pro shop. The second place teams in each category will receive $288 in merchandise. Each member of the four winning teams will receive a plaque commemorating their great day and in addition, the two first place teams will have their names inscribed on a perpetual trophy that will be housed at the Santa Maria Country Club.
The weather is supposed to cooperate (a high of 76 and sunny!) and we are looking forward to a great day! See you there!
Bob Walsmith Jr.
Shoes for Students Golf Tournament Director