If you miss being able to spend a relaxing day sipping wine among the beauty at Daniel’s Vineyard, there is a special day coming up just for you.
On Sunday, August 18, Daniel’s Vineyard will be hosting its 2nd Annual KassieKares Sip. Bark! Repeat. event. Guests are welcome to bring their favorite four-legged or two-legged friends to the vineyard on this day. You can stroll around the vineyard, enjoy live music, check out the silent and live auctions, grab something to eat at the food trucks and visit the kids’ activities area. A few of the live auction items include vacation packages, a Halo pendant from Diamond’s Direct and a Labradoodle from American Labradoodles. You will also have the opportunity to adopt dogs at the event. It will make for a great day, and you’ll be contributing to a worthwhile cause.
The day will be benefitting KassieKares. This organization was named for Kassie Braun, a local 20-year-old girl who tragically died while studying abroad in 2017. She graduated from Cathedral High School and was attending St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Kassie worked with children in Third World countries so she could bring her experiences home to help broaden perspectives and encourage others to help less fortunate children across the globe.
“Kassie’s strong desire to help others can live on beyond her short life,” says her mother, Chalene Braun. “She wanted to make a difference and with the help of others she will.”
Last year’s event at Daniel’s Vineyard was a huge success. More than 2,500 people came out on a beautiful, sunny day and more than $70,000 was raised. This money helped fund two scholarships to Kassie’s alma mater, Cathedral High School, and a study abroad scholarship to St. Edward’s University.
This year KassieKares began to support Father JohnBosco Ikemeh and African Education Outreach for the construction of the Kassie Braun Memorial Schools (KMBS) in the village of Abakaliki, Nigeria. KassieKares is committed to raising $3.5M over time to fully fund the school. To date, the first set of classroom blocks are well under construction, a perimeter security wall has been completed around the 10-plus acre site and a new bore well provides clean drinking water for the community. KMBS is scheduled to open Fall 2019. It will provide a safe and secure environment for local children in the village, placing them in the classroom and away from street hawking, empowering their future by providing the opportunity for an excellent education.
Tickets are $15 at the door, or you can go to their website at KassieKares.org to buy your pre-sale tickets for $10. The ticket allows you entrance to the event with one leashed dog. Ages 5 and under are free. If you can’t be at the event but would still like to donate, you can visit the website and contribute. So whether you want to give to the cause or spend the day with your friends and pets, or you just want to sip some fabulous wine, don’t miss Sip. Bark! Repeat. on Sunday, August 18.