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Mar 20, 2013 12:50 AM by Jeanette Trompeter

Local charities announced for Central Coast Wine Classic

Nearly a dozen local charities are set to get nice financial shots in the arm come fall after being chosen as beneficaries of this year's Central Coast Wine Classic.

The 29th Annual Wine Classic will be held from July 11th through 14th, in Avila Beach, Shell Beach and San Simeon. Net proceeds from the event funds chosen non-profit coporations in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties whose missions are in the Healing, Performing or Studio Arts.

Over the past nine years the event has handed out grants of more than $2-million dollars to more than 100 such non-profits.

For 2013, the Wine Classic Foundation Board has chosen the following beneficiaries: Domestic Violence Solutions of Santa Barbara; Heaven Can Wait Equine Sanctuary in San Miguel; Los Osos Middle School PTSA Music Supporters; Meathead Movers Wrestling Club from San Luis Obispo; San Luis Obispo Child Abuse Prevention Council; Sansum Clinic Cancer Center in Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara Botanical Garden; Symphony of the Vines from Atascadero; Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County in San Luis Obispo and Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo. The Annual Fund-A-Need Auction Lot Proceeds will inure to the benefit of MUST! Charities in Templeton.

The theme for 2013 is "A Celebration the Remarkable Wine and Cuisine of the Central Coast of California and the Napa Valley," with many of the activities taking place in and around Avila Beach. For a full Schedule of Activities, click here. Information and reservations may be obtained by calling (805) 544-1285, or by emailing archie@slonet.org.

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