Starting Pitchers Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz are the Boston Red Sox players featured in this year’s lineup of CHARITY WINES.
Other than both men being the best RED SOX starting pitchers in the 2010 season, they have both had the rare opportunity to be in the spotlight for pitching No-Hitters for their team at the starts of their professional careers. Buchholz and Lester are stellar athletes and wonderful representatives of their team, as well as the new 2011 line of CHARITY WINES brought to us by Andrew Graff’s Winchendon Massachusetts-based Longball Cellars/VinLozano Imports.
To-date, 30+ professional athletes have teamed-up to raise over 1.6 million dollars in funds through Charity Wines. And 100% of the proceeds on the sale of each bottle of the 2011 Red Sox wines goes to charity. Each player has chosen a charity that is of utmost importance to them.
Clay Buchholz has chosen the Jimmy Fund to be the recipient of all funds from the sales of the new ChardonClay California wine. Clay is the co-captain of the Jimmy Fund that fights against cancer at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. (www.jimmyfund.org)
Jon Lester, a recent cancer survivor, has chosen the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to be the recipient of all funds from the sales of the new CabernAce California wine.
The wines will be available in May 2011 and sell for approximately $14 a bottle. You may contact www.charitywines.com for more information and a retailer near you.
The gorgeous illustration on the wine labels are done by Jonathan Banchick (www.banchickillustration.com) and the beautiful player photography on the labels is done by Kelly O’Connor (www.sittingstill.net).
Please go out and grab a few bottles of each, they’re delicious and they really do make a real difference. Salute’
– fenway fruitgirl 2011