The Event that Rolled Back Time #BrainBliss
For Our Nation's Veterans, First Responders, and Healthcare Workers
By Janel Andronico, ABC 7 Eyewitness News
Monday, November 7, 2022 1:25PM
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. -- Play ball! Superstars Guy Fieri and Tim McGraw recently joined forces to fundraise for Wine Country Weekend, consisting of food, softball and music! The event raised over one million dollars to benefit brain health and wellness for veterans, first responders, and healthcare professionals.
"Both Tim and I have the same appreciation and admiration for our vets and for active military. And when we started talking about this, it just kept escalating like, 'okay, well, let's have a food wine event. Okay, well, let's have a concert. Okay, well, let's feed the vets,'" explained Fieri.
The event transformed into all of the above plus a softball game happening at Veterans Home of California Yountville.
"I've been here 12 years, and this is the most incredible event this home has ever had in the 12 years I've been here. This is beyond belief," said Gary Sloan Allied Council Chair of the Veterans Home.
"It made me tear up a few times. You see these, these guys come through and you realize what they've sacrificed," said McGraw. "It makes me feel awesome that we're able to do this and they're able to get out and come enjoy a day like this and get to spend some time...seeing something that's appreciating them."
FRIDAY OCTOBER 21, 2022
Cabs, Culinary and Country
Food by Chef Guy Fieri and Music by Tim McGraw and Guest, The Silverado Pickups
VIP Early Access Reception 5:30pm
6:00pm General Reception
Silver Oak Cellars, Oakville, CA
EXCLUSIVE EVENT LIMITED TICKETS
Kicking off the two-day event, An Evening of “Cabs, Culinary and Country“ will be held from 5:30pm to 10:00pm on Friday, October 21, 2022 at one of California's most iconic wineries, Silver Oak Cellars. Chef Guy Fieri and his celebrity Chef friends will provide guests with an unforgettable culinary experience. Throughout the evening guests will sip on the finest of wines, savor delicacies, learn about our missions, meet heroes, and paddle up for what promises to be an exhilarating silent and live auction. The evening’s grand finale, music by Grammy award winning country superstar Tim McGraw and guest, the Silverado Pickups.
Friday's Line-up of Chefs, Guy Fieri, Aaron May, Antonia lofaso, Rocco DiSpirito, Domenica Catelli, Hunter Fieri, Crista Luedtke, and Bobby Marcotte with the MC for the evening your Warriors favorite Hype Man, Franco Finn
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022
Honoring Heroes BBQ &
Game for Heroes Celebrity Softball Classic
Gates Open at 12pm
Cleve Borman Field , Veterans Home of California, Yountville, CA
Rounding off the weekend, the “Honoring Heroes BBQ” and “Game for Heroes Celebrity Softball Classic” will be held from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, October 22, 2022 on the historic Cleve Borman Field located at Veterans Home of California, Yountville. Prior to the game, Chef Guy Fieri and his team will prepare a BBQ exclusively for the Yountville Veterans Home’s Veteran Residents, Employees, Healthcare providers and the community's First Responders to honor the sacrifice and commitment to our community and our country.
Then get ready for the “Game for Heroes Celebrity Softball Classic,” where Tim McGraw and Guy Fieri will trade in their cowboy hat and chef coat for baseball caps. The 6-inning softball game will feature our nation’s heroes (veterans, first responders and healthcare professionals), sports and media celebrities. Game time starts at 1:30pm on Saturday, October 22, 2022 and will close with the trophy and awards presentation. Tons of food and beverages, auction, raffle, music, and fun for the whole family!
** SPECIAL DISCOUNT AND SEATING AREA FOR**
All First Responders, Military & Healthcare Workers and their families. Thank you for keeping us safe, healthy and protecting our nation.