Wine Women & Shoes Fundraiser Benefiting First Tee – Orange County

First Tee Orange County Invites You to Kick Up Your Heels and Raise a Glass at Wine Women & Shoes Fundraiser

Newport Beach, CA – March 3, 2023

Set aside your slippers and dust off your stilettos — First Tee Orange County (FTOC) will host its inaugural Wine Women & Shoes (WW&S) event at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, CA on Thursday, May 11 from 6-10 PM.

An irresistible blend of fashion and compassion, WW&S events are all about putting the “fun” in fundraising. They give women the opportunity to get glamorous with their girlfriends while enjoying incredible varietals from top women winemakers––all for a good cause.

First Tee Orange County’s sip-sational event will feature a signature Shoe Trend fashion show by event sponsor Neiman Marcus Fashion Island, live and silent auctions featuring desirable travel, gift baskets and small leather goods, a Key to the Closet raffle and Wall of Wine. Women-owned wineries such as A Tribute to Grace, Hirsch Vineyards and Peay Vineyards will provide wine tasting, while charming Shoe Guys ­serving up this season’s must-haves on silver platters roam the crowd.  Sponsors include Argaux, Brighton Collectibles, Calida Properties LLC, City National Bank, Greet and Stroll community publications and Shulman, Bastian, Friedman & Bui LLC.

“We are excited to bring this event to Orange County and highlight our character-building youth development program for such a dynamic group of philanthropically-minded women, sponsors and donors of all ages,” said Wendy Cullen, FTOC’s Chief Executive Officer.  “In addition to shopping a nine-vendor Marketplace while sipping wine, guests will enjoy dinner and a program featuring one of our long-term teenage participants and First Tee Scholars. She will share how FTOC helps build her confidence, assists in goal-setting and applies other important skills needed for her to succeed in education, an after-school job and life.”

Ticket sales opened up on March 1. General Admission tickets are $200 and VIP $250.  Girlfriend Tables are also available with enhanced benefits.  All net proceeds benefit FTOC and its new “Teens on Greens” program, which is just one of the programs offered to kids age 4-18 in 11 program locations across Orange County.  The Anaheim-based non-profit organization has served over 26,000 Orange County youth and partnered with numerous other Orange County youth organizations since its founding almost 10 years ago.   

For more information or to volunteer for the event, please call or e-mail Lisa Getson, Event Chairman, at 714-803-1156 or [email protected]