Battle of the Wines to benefit Easter Seals Ontario

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Battle of the Wines is a new fundraising initiative put on by Easter Seals Ontario this fall. Teams will participate in hopes of winning up to 168 bottles of wine. Sounds like just the thing for your holiday entertaining and gift giving needs.

This fundraiser requires you to gather up six of your closest family and friends to form a team. According to a media release, dated Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, each team member must purchase a ticket for $20 and donate a $15 bottle of wine. Up to 60 teams can participate, and team captains are responsible for collecting funds, registrations, and wine from their team members for drop off at a designated location by Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.

An elimination draw will take place to determine the winners. Elimination of teams occurs when all team members have been removed from the draw pool.

  • 1st Place: Up to 168 bottles of wine;
  • 2nd Place: Up to 96 bottles of wine;
  • 3rd Place: Up to 72 bottles of wine;
  • Last Place (first team out): Up to 24 bottles of wine.

Number of bottles of will depend upon participation numbers. The winning teams will split the bottles amongst themselves.

“All proceeds go to support children and youth living with physical disabilities in the community,” shared Becky Pero, Development Officer for Easter Seals South Eastern Ontario. “There are approximately 150 families registered with Easter Seals in the Kingston region. The Battle of the Wines is just one of the many great fundraisers we organize in the region to fund the purchase of mobility and accessibility equipment, fully accessible camp experiences at Camp Merrywood in Perth, Ontario, and to support Easter Seals children with scholarships to kick-start their post-secondary careers.”

The winning teams will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 via Zoom. A link to the Zoom event will be emailed to registrants, and an email will go out informing all participants of the winning teams.

To sign up a team or for more information, contact Rebecca Pero at [email protected] or 613-484-1910.

*Must be 19 years of age to participate. License #: M842614

About Easter Seals Ontario:

Since 1922, Easter Seals Ontario has provided families of children with physical disabilities with funding for essential mobility and accessibility equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, bathing equipment and stair lifts, as well as fully accessible Easter Seals camp experiences. For more information, visit www.easterseals.org.

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