This year’s event, supported by many Santa Ynez locals, is quickly building excitement as a popular local event. Guests will enjoy sampling paella and tapas, while tasting tequilas and sangria made from wine by Sunstone Winery, Palmina Wines and D’Alfonso-Curran Wines. Bid on one-of a-kind silent auction items including horseback riding lessons and private lessons by Chef Kurt Alldredge, along with other local luxury items – all to benefit the financial and emotional support program services offered by Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation.
Sangria Soiree, led by event committee members Tracy Angel and Shannyn Tupper and emceed by radio personality Tyler Story, will feature tapas by Rudy’s Restaurant and the best paella from Viva Paella cooked right in front of your eyes. Guests will also enjoy authentic tequilas, Spanish style flatbreads prepared by The Chef’s Touch in an outdoor oven, and cheese platters from Ono Catering Let the Flamenco spirit take control as you delight in flamenco performances accompanied by the guitar sounds of Anthony Ybarra who has performed for Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.
“In 2012, Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation provided services to 674 individuals in the Tri-Counties Region. North Santa Barbara County represented a significant percentage, 27% of those we served. Fundraising events like the Sangria Soiree are so important for our organization because they provide an excellent opportunity to bring the Santa Ynez Valley community together in support of an imperative cause – supporting a child diagnosed with pediatric cancer” said Lindsey Guerrero, Executive Director.
Tickets are $80 per ticket and $150 for a couples ticket. VIP tickets and exciting sponsorships packages are also available. All proceeds from Sangria Soiree, to be held at The Villa at Sunstone Winery at 125 Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez, CA 93460 benefit Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. To learn more about Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and Sangria Soiree, including tickets, sponsorships, or donating an auction items, please visit www.teddybearcancerfoundation.org or call 805-962-7466.
Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization providing financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer living in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties.