Tim McGraw and Guy Fieri to Headline Wine Country Weekend
Multi Day Benefit this fall in the Napa Valley features food, heroes, softball, and music in support of brain health and wellness for veterans, first responders and healthcare providers
YOUNTVILLE, August 31, 2022 -- GRAMMY award-winning singer and actor Tim McGraw has partnered with renowned American restaurateur, Emmy award winning and Food Network star, Chef Guy Fieri to announce Wine Country Weekend, a fun-filled, multi-day event to raise funds for brain health and wellness on October 21 & 22, 2022 in the Napa Valley. Created in association with The Guy Fieri Foundation, The Neighbor’s Keeper Advised Fund and The Tug McGraw Foundation, McGraw and Fieri hope the event raises awareness and support for our nation’s veterans, first responders and healthcare providers.
Wine Country Weekend kicks off on October 21, with ‘Cabs, Culinary and Country’ at Silver Oak Wine Cellars in Oakville, CA. This exclusive event will feature culinary experiences by Chef Fieri, an exciting auction, followed by a performance by superstar, Tim McGraw. The night will also feature The Silverado Pickups, a wine-country all-star band whose members include Napa Valley wine industry notables David Duncan of Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars, Jeff Gargiulo of Gargiulo Vineyards, Shane Soldinger with Silver Trident Winery, Dan Zepponi of Cuvaison and more.
Rounding off the weekend on October 22, Chef Fieri will prepare a BBQ feast to honor the residents of Yountville Veterans Home, the healthcare providers, and the first responders of the community. The day will also include the inaugural Game for Heroes, a celebrity softball classic where McGraw and Fieri will trade in their cowboy boots and chef coats to compete. Both teams will be comprised of hometown heroes, including first responders, veterans, healthcare professionals, and sponsors who love the game of softball. Fans can expect a friendly, fun yet competitive game, all in the spirit of the cause.
"Veterans, first responders, and healthcare professionals are facing significant stressors, burdens, and mental health challenges as a result of their work. We cannot afford the cost of failing them," said McGraw, who has continued to contribute to his father’s foundation since his passing in 2004. “Guy and I are going to have a lot of fun working together in honor of some of our country’s most important heroes.”
“I’m honored to team up with Tim McGraw, one of country music’s greatest icons, to recognize and support the men, women, and families that have made the commitment and sacrifice for our country for this epic weekend,” said Fieri. “I can guarantee it's going to be an event that people will never forget.”
"These foundations have been so supportive to the men and women who live and work here at the veterans home in Yountville," said home Administrator Lisa Peake. "Along with raising money for activities and events at our home, this fun-filled weekend will go a long way in lifting the spirits of our employees and residents, who have all been dramatically impacted by the ongoing pandemic."
Tickets and sponsorships are now on sale, and the Foundations are making a limited number of VIP tickets and game positions available to the public. Individual tickets begin at $50. To purchase tickets, learn about sponsorship opportunities, or for more information, please visit www.winecountryweekend.org.
All proceeds will benefit The Guy Fieri Foundation, The Neighbor’s Keeper Advised Fund, and The Tug McGraw Foundation, to further their work with our nation's heroes and vulnerable populations.
About Tug McGraw Foundation
The Tug McGraw Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals diagnosed with debilitating neurological brain conditions such as brain tumors, mild-traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress. Founded by former Major League Baseball player and U.S. Marine veteran, Tug McGraw in 2003; The foundation drives progress through resources, connecting and fostering collaboration between military and civilian medicine, and sustainable brain wellness programs that addresses the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual needs to further brain health. www.tugmcgraw.org.
About Guy Fieri Foundation
The Guy Fieri Foundation is a non-profit organization that was started in 2011 with a simple idea of teaching the next generation of chefs how to cook. Since then, the foundation has expanded to offer programs that support first responders in disaster locations, and celebrate our local heroes, military and veterans. The mission of the Guy Fieri Foundation uses food, cooking, and education to nourish, uplift, and encourage our communities. For more information on The Guy Fieri Foundation and its work please visit www.guyfierifoundation.org.
About The Neighbor’s Keeper Advised Fund
The Neighbor's Keeper Advised Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee was founded by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw in 2004 out of their desire to help people in need and encourage the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors. Neighbor's Keeper seeks to strengthen communities by contributing to diverse projects nationwide.
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