People & Places: Corks & Kegs event to benefit cystic fibrosis research
BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer
Thursday, October 25, 2012
10/25/12 at 3:10 AM
THE Sooner Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will offer a tasting of wine and beer from some of the finest wineries and breweries in the nation, as well as food from some of Tulsa's most popular restaurants when it holds its second annual Corks & Kegs benefit Nov. 2 at the Tulsa Convention Center.
Guests will also hear the live music of The Big'Uns of Northwest Arkansas and the Steve Lidell Band of Tulsa.
Event chairs are Mark and Ann Farrow.
Greg McGill of McGill's Restaurant is restaurant chairman, John Burdge of Glazer's is the corks chairman, and Joe Schula of Jarboe Sales Co. is the kegs chairman. Terry Mabrey is the silent auction host.
Participating wineries include Stags' Leap, Skinny Vine, Penfolds, Beringer, Chateau St. Jean, King Estate, Acrobat, NxNW, Tapena, Freixenet, Gloria Ferrer, Fat Cat, Foxbrook and JFJ.
Breweries taking part include Marshall Brewing Co., Rogue Ales, Pabst Brewing Co., Anchor Brewing Co., and Choc Beer Co.
Restaurants providing food include Brady Tavern, The Chalkboard, Naples, The French Hen, The Local Table, Mahogany, Polo Grill, Redrock Canyon Grill, Smoke on Cherry Street, McGill's, Charlie Mitchell's, Wolfgang Puck, Lucky's, Ti Amo's, Blue Moon and more.
Auctioneer Jay Litchfield will lead the bidding on such live auction items as two penthouse tickets to the Indy 500; two AAdvantage Mileage Award Certificates; a night with Celine Dion including premier packages for a VIP concert benefiting CF; a foursome golf package to Southern Hills, BattleCreek, MeadowBrook, and Cedar Ridge; a Rogue Brewery Tour and stay in Newport, Ore.; a private chef's dinner in the home of John and Terry Mabrey; a week stay at a home in Vail, Colo., Kerrville, Texas, and Venice, Fla.; a private dinner in the home of Mark and Ann Farrow prepared by Urban Kitchen chef Candace Conley; and a Four Alarm Dinner hosted by Firehouse 13 for six people.
A $3,000 gift certificate from Moody's Jewelry will be the raffle prize. There will also be a wine and beer pull sponsored by Tulsa Hills Wine Cellar and Cheers Wine & Spirits of Catoosa. Emcee for the evening is Kyle Cermak.
Glazer's Oklahoma and Jarboe Sales Companies have donated the wine and beer.
Major sponsors include Debbie and Mike Allred, Bank of Oklahoma, Anonymous in memory of Lo Detrich, CMark Resources, Mark and Cinda Marra, Mesa Products - Terry and Pat May, Senior Star Living, Susan and Bill Thomas and Jill and Bob Thomas, WPX Energy, and the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation.
Other sponsors are American Airlines, Miles for Kids in Need, Ranch Acres Wine & Spirits, the Williams Cos., Bear Peak Resources, D&L Oil Tools, Don and Sharon Robinson, Citizens Security Bank, Mark and Ann Farrow, Don Thornton Cadillac, Bill and Stacy Hobbs, BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma, Elkhorn Energy, HoganTaylor LLP, FlightSafety International, ONEOK, Briley Construction, F&M Bank and Trust, Summit Bank, The Kast Family in Memory of Eric Kast, John and Ludi Beasley, Lori Daugherty, and Michael Bagby.
When the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was founded in 1955, the average life expectancy of a CF patient was 5 years. It is now 37 1/2years and continues to grow.
Nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to help fund CF research.
Tickets are $150 per person, and sponsorships range from $500 to $10,000. For more information, call Amanda Shank, development manager, at the CF office at 918-744-6354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Original Print Headline: Corks & Kegs to benefit cystic fibrosis research
Greg McGill (left), Mary Stewart, Emily Stewart, Ann Farrow and Mark Farrow are participating in the Corks & Kegs benefit for cystic fibrosis on Nov. 2 at the Tulsa Convention Center. MIKE SIMONS / Tulsa World