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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, May 7, 2013

THE BOSO Foundation Raises $8K at 4th Annual Derby Day Party to Fund Water Well Installations in Uganda

Local non-profit brings together SB County wineries, businesses and Kentucky Derby to support East African country

The Buy One Save One (BOSO) Foundation, a Santa Barbara non-profit, raised $8,000 at its 4th Annual Derby Day, a Kentucky Derby viewing party that partners with local businesses and wineries to support the BOSO Foundation’s water well installation efforts in Uganda on May 4, 2013 at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club.


Proceeds from the event funds the BOSO Foundation’s mission to provide safe and accessible drinking water to Ugandan villages. By installing water wells closer to village centers, the BOSO Foundation eliminates the six hours normally spent walking for water. This allows children to remain in school, farmers to dedicate more time tending to crops and goods to be sold in the market.

This year’s Derby Day featured 11 wineries from Santa Barbara County and a Makers Mark Mint Julep Bar. The event also included a photo booth, silent auction, and a viewing of the running of the Kentucky Derby.

For more information or questions, please contact Michelle Endo at odne.michiko@gmail.com or (415) 672-7705.

About the BOSO Foundation

The Buy One Save One (BOSO) Foundation is a Santa Barbara, CA non-profit that began in 2010. The BOSO Foundation provides safe and accessible drinking water to rural communities in developing countries. For more information, visit http://www.bosofoundation.org, like http://www.facebook.com/bosofoundation, or follow http://www.twitter.com/bosofoundation.

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