PRESS RELEASE – The Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate of the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants, are pleased to announce that the annual Fall Wine Cornucopia will return to Chukchansi Park for the seventh time on Saturday, October 22nd from 2:00pm-6:00pm. This year, the San Joaquin Valley Wine Growers Association will donate $1 to the Grizzlies Community Fund’s “Wild About Reading” program for every ticket sold to the event.
The Fall Wine Cornucopia pairs wineries from around the Central Valley with local delicacies grown locally as well. There will also be exhibits featuring over 30 local artists and musicians, as well as an iron chef demonstration, all part of the a celebration of California’s agricultural heritage.
Ticket prices will remain the same as last year- $35 in advance or $40 at the door, with special $15 designated driver tickets also available at the door. For sponsorship information or to purchase your tickets in advance, call 559-354-1409. You can also get tickets at the Chukchansi Park box office, online at idrinkwine.net and cornucopia2011.eventbrite.com, or at any of the following sponsor locations:
– Old Doc’s (both locations) 3061 West Bullard Avenue & 8070 North Cedar Avenue
– Sierra Nut House in River Park
– Sam’s Deli, 415 N First St.
– Simonian Farms, 2629 South Clovis Avenue
– Peppertree Gallery, 233 North 1st Street
– Valley Lahvosh Bakery, 502 M Street
“Wild About Reading,” presented by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), reached more than 71,000 Valley students in 2011, and utilizes the fun and excitement of Grizzlies baseball as an incentive to promote reading. Entering its ninth year, the “Wild About Reading” program has set an aggressive goal of challenging 100,000 students to read one million books in 2012. Beginning in December, Grizzlies staff and Parker will read and act out “Parker Goes on Vacation,” a humorous children’s book that touches on themes of energy conservation and environmental stewardship. Each student will be challenged to read 10 books in five weeks to earn two free tickets to a 2012 Grizzlies game at Chukchansi Park. Parker and the Grizzlies staff will visit students in Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, and Merced counties.
The San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association (SJVWA) represents the interests of the Winegrowers and Wine of California’s largest viticultural region. The SJVWA exists to improve and promote the Valley industry through the mechanism of its most notable appellation: California. Membership is based upon growers of winegrapes in the San Joaquin Valley, wineries, and those associates who have a stake in the continued prosperity of California’s largest wine production area. The Association brings together growers from Stockton to Bakersfield interested in showing the world the quality of wine delivered from the family owned vineyards in the world’s most perfectly natural winegrape production area.
The Fresno Grizzlies open their 2012 home season against the Tacoma Rainiers on Friday, April 13th. Season tickets for 2012 are available now with 12-game mini-plans starting as low as $84. Call 559-320-TIXS, go online to fresnogrizzlies.com or swing by the Chukchansi Park Box Office today to learn about all the great perks of being a Grizzlies season ticket holder.