One of the Upstateâ€™s premier wine paring festivals is back with new sponsors and events this September.
Online PR News – 07-August-2014 – Greenville, SC – GREENVILLE, S.C. â€“ One of the Upstateâ€™s premier wine paring festivals is back with new sponsors and events this September.
Sippinâ€™ Safari will be held Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Greenville Zoo, said Amanda Osborne, Executive Director of the Friends of the Greenville Zoo, which is the eventâ€™s host. Tickets are $40 in advance and may be purchased at www.SippinSafari.com. Designated driver passes are available for $15.
Liquid Catering, Greenvilleâ€™s premier event bar catering company, is partnering with Friends as the eventâ€™s Merlot Sponsor, Osborne said.
â€śWe are thrilled to have Liquid Catering on board and sincerely appreciate their generous support,â€ť she said.
More than 1,000 people are expected to attend Sippinâ€™ Safari, which features wine and hors dâ€™oeuvre pairings, live music, and a silent auction, Osborne said. South State Bank is the eventâ€™s Chardonnay Sponsor.
â€śThe purpose of Sippinâ€™ Safari is to raise awareness and funds for the renovation of the Lionsâ€™ Den and Friends of the Greenville Zoo,â€ť she said.
The construction will include improved conditions for Chuma and Saied, the Greenville Zooâ€™s two African Lions, as well as provide additional space for future lions and lion cubs. The lionâ€™s den will be a two-story building that will feature four den spaces and a public viewing window. It will meet the needs outlined for the AZA accreditation and the African Lion Species Survival Plan for breeding.
People can â€ślikeâ€ť the Friends of the Greenville Zoo Facebook page for sneak peeks at the silent auction offerings, announcements of restaurant and winery partners.
â€śSippinâ€™ Safari is one of the Upstateâ€™s most popular events,â€ť Osborne said. â€śWe plan on making this the best Sippinâ€™ yet in 2014. And weâ€™ll have a new baby giraffe on exhibit for Sippinâ€™ this year as an added bonus.â€ť
About the Friends of the Greenville Zoo:
The Friends of the Greenville Zoo is a non-profit organization that serves as an independent community outreach group, whose purpose is to provide financial, resource, and advocacy support for the needs of the Greenville Zoo, the Upstateâ€™s only AZA-accredited Zoo. Learn more at www.friendsgreenvillezoo.org.