SWFL Childrenâ€™s Charities, Inc. announces the SWFL Wine & Food Fest 2012 weekend event will be held Feb. 24 and 25, 2012, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club with Northern Trust as its title sponsor.
Online PR News – 26-August-2011 – – (Fort Myers, FL â€“ August 22, 2011) â€“ SWFL Childrenâ€™s Charities, Inc. announces the SWFL Wine & Food Fest 2012 weekend event will be held Feb. 24 and 25, 2012, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club with Northern Trust as its title sponsor. This marks the fourth year with Northern Trust as title sponsor and the fourth year hosted at Miromar Lakes. Last yearâ€™s Wine Fest activities netted $1.6 million surpassing its $1 million goal achieving the status of Lee Countyâ€™s all-time most successful fundraising event.
Since its inception in 2009, the Wine Fest has raised nearly $3.5 million net for Southwest Florida Childrenâ€™s Charitiesâ€™ primary beneficiary The Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Edison State Collegeâ€™s pediatric nursing program and Florida Gulf Coast Universityâ€™s endowed scholarship for pre-medical students pursuing study in pediatrics.
The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is a two-day event that begins with chef/vintner dinners in private homes throughout Southwest Florida and concludes with a Grand Tasting and Auction the following day. The Grand Tasting features gastronomic delights from more than a dozen of the regionâ€™s finest chefs along with signature wines from California, Oregon and other popular wine regions.
In announcing the sponsorship, Fort Myers Northern Trust President, Sandy Robinson said, â€śWe are committed to improving the quality of life here in Lee County through our support of organizations and events including Southwest Florida Childrenâ€™s Charities and The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest.â€ť
In addition to Northern Trust, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is sponsored by Miromar Lakes, Lee Memorial Health System, Saks Fifth Avenue, Grandeur Magazine and the News-Press Media Group, Gulfshore Life Magazine and Gulfshore Business Magazine as well as several private donors.
â€śThe Wine & Food Fest has been successful because it combines wonderful food and fine wine
with an exciting fundraising event that helps our community,â€ť said Steve Machiz, M.D., founding chairman of the Wine & Food Fest. â€śEach year the event raises the bar with the wine offerings, food pairings and auction packages.â€ť
For more information The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, please go to www.SWFLWineFest.org, or call 239-278-3900.