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Winemaker’s Luncheon Raises over $30,000

Last month, Play Rugby benefited from a tremendous fundraising event in sunny California! Hosted by our friends at Goldschmidt Vineyards, over 50 people came together to enjoy the gorgeous backdrop of Sonoma County, sample some amazing wines and raise crucial funds for Play Rugby USA.

Charles Cockerton, Gavin Hastings, Guillaume Pracomtal and Nick Goldschmidt

Scottish Rugby Legend, Gavin Hastings joined us and shared his passion for the game and for the work of Play Rugby. As he said on the day, “rugby provides the opportunity for kids to develop attributes that will serve them throughout their lives.” We couldn’t agree more!

We are so grateful for the support of our Bay Area champions who made this event possible, especially: Cindy Basso, Charles Cockerton, Jo Healy of the Northern California BABC, and Nick and Yolyn Goldschmidt of Goldschmidt Vineyards.

Anthony Lenos, Jo Healy, Cindy Basso and Gavin Hastings

A huge thanks to the following sponsors for their commitment to creating a better world through rugby: Basso Law, Florin Pensions, First Republic Bank, SF Builders, Silicon Valley Bank and Giants Enterprises.