Sip for Sight celebrates 20 years
BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
4/05/11 at 8:08 AM
Sip for Sight, Tulsa's longest-running wine gala, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with two events.
The Prevent Blindness Oklahoma benefit will have a Patron Dinner on April 15 at the Travis Mansion and a Grand Wine Tasting Gala on April 16 at OSU-Tulsa's Main Hall.
The patron event will include a champagne toast and a gourmet dinner prepared by Wolfgang Puck Bistro, with each course paired with fine wines from the Treasury Brands portfolio. The evening will conclude with a live auction of one-of-a-kind trips, shopping experiences, fine wines and private dinners. Reservations are required.
The wine-tasting gala will begin at 7 p.m. with wine offerings from more than 70 vintners and some of the finest ales and noshes. Guests will also be offered a food sampling from some of the most popular restaurants. There will also be a silent auction and a chance to try luck at the wine pull. Tickets for this event are available to the public.
Participating restaurants for the Grand Wine Tasting Gala include: Bodean Seafood, Celebrity Restaurant, The Chalkboard, Charleston's, Chimi's Mexican Food, Kolam, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Garlic Rose Brookside, Green Onion, Leon's, Ludger's Cakes, The Melting Pot, Smoke, PARE and Polo Grill, P.F. Changs, KEO, The French Hen, plus more.
Event sponsors include The Gelvin Foundation, Tamra and David Sheehan, River Spirit Casino, Bank of America, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Bryan Close, Odyssey Digital Printing, Villages of Southern Hills, OSU-Tulsa, Glazer's Oklahoma, KRMG, Tulsa People, Thirst Wine Merchants, Stephanie and Thomas Regan, Kim Smith and Anchor Stone.
David Sheehan Jr. is the honorary chairman of the event and event chairman is Stephanie Regan, with co-chairman Paul Clear.
Proceeds from Sip for Sight will benefit Prevent Blindness Oklahoma, a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to preserving sight and preventing blindness. Established in 1965, Prevent Blindness Oklahoma provides sight-saving programs in all 77 Oklahoma counties. During the 2009-10 school year, Prevent Blindness Oklahoma provided free vision screenings to more than 260,000 Oklahoma children. The organization relies solely on grants and private donations and does not receive any state, federal or United Way funding.
All guests must be 21 and older to attend. Tickets are $250 per person. Tickets for the Grand Wine Tasting Gala are $75 per person.
For more information, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, or to purchase tickets, contact Prevent Blindness Oklahoma, 918-496-3484.
Original Print Headline: Sip for Sight to celebrate 20 years
Paul Clear (left), Stephanie Regan, Tony Henry and David Sheehan are organizing Sip for Sight events: a patron dinner April 15 and a wine tasting gala April 16. MATT BARNARD / Tulsa World