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Local Charities, Wine Auction Partner to Hold Event For Portland Children and Families

Second Annual Day of Joy, happening Sept. 7, is a free event dedicated to bringing fun to Portland-area children and families in need

 

WHAT:
This annual event is free to children and families served by Classic Wines Auction (CWA) through five benefiting charities: Metropolitan Family Service, New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children-Portland, YWCA Clark County and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.

The family-fun day marks the kickoff of a new year of fundraising by the Wine Auction, which raised almost $3.5 million for charity last year. 

WHEN:
Sunday, Sept. 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Rose Quarter Commons
1 N Center St., Portland

WHO:              

Hundreds of children, parents and family members from the five benefiting charities will be attending. The annual event is held in honor of Linda Rae Hickey for dedicating her time, enthusiasm and passion to Classic Wines Auction for nearly a decade.

ACTIVITIES:    

Among other event activities and highlights, the day will include the following:

  • Photos and autographs with Blaze the Trail Cat and former players from the Trail Blazers
  • The University of Oregon and Oregon State University mascots
  • Live 95.5’s DJ OSO Fresh
  • Food Carts and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
  • Castle bounce house, inflatable bungee run, obstacle course and double slide
  • Photo Booth
  • Face painting and airbrush tattoo artist
  • T-shirts donated by Nike and screen printed by New Avenues for Youth
  • Fire trucks and police cars

 

About Classic Wines Auction

Consistently recognized as one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator Magazine since 2001, the Classic Wines Auction has raised nearly $33 million for Portland-area charities since its inception in 1982. Based in Portland, Ore., Classic Wines Auction, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing the Classic Wines Auction and related food and wine events to raise funds for local charities benefiting children and families, including: Metropolitan Family Service, New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children-Portland, YWCA Clark County and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. See more at www.classicwinesauction.com

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