GRAPE STOMP FOR CHARITY GARNERS $10,000 FOR CHARITY
SECRETARY OF STATE ALEX PADILLA AND L.A. COUNCILMEMBER JOSE HUIZAR STOMP IT OUT FOR CHARITY, ALONG WITH OTHER CITY LEADERS AND LOCAL MEDIA PERSONALITIES
As part of our 100th anniversary celebration, state and city leaders participated in a grape stomp for charity, along with local media personalities. Secretary of State Alex Padilla stomped it out, along with L.A. City Councilmember Jose Huizar, L.A. Community College District Trustee Mike Fong, Univision anchor Yarel Ramos, Estrella TV anchor Jennifer Montoya, and KFROG radio host Vicki Pepper. The Riboli family donated $1,000 for each participant to donate to the charity of their choice. And the top three who produced the most juice received an additional amount.
Estrella TV anchor Jennifer Montoya came in 1st place, receiving $2,500, which will be donated to the Latino Equality Alliance, an organization to promote liberty, equality, and justice for the Latino/a LGBTQ community. Secretary of State Alex Padilla came in second, receiving $2,000 to be donated to FundaMental Change to help families struggling with mental health. And KFROG’s Vicki Pepper came in third and will receive $1,500 to donate to the Las Vegas Victims Fund.
L.A. Councilmember Jose Huizar earned $1,000, which he has designated to be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, L.A. Community College District Trustee Mike Fong is choosing to split the $1,000 among the Chinatown Service Center and the Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program, and Univision anchor Yarel Ramos’ $1,000 will be donated to Para los Niños, dedicated to the success of L.A.’s neediest children and families.
In addition, the Riboli family will be donating $1,000 of raffle proceeds to the Salvation Army Nor Cal Fire Relief fund.
About 1,500 people attended San Antonio Winery’s anniversary celebration Saturday, October 14, and enjoyed a variety of entertainment, food from some of L.A.’s most popular restaurants, and the award-winning wines of San Antonio Winery.