Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

G Gathering Chesapeake Rotary Club’s Wine Festival Tops Million Dollars for Charities

Chesapeake Rotary Club’s Wine Festival Tops Million Dollars for Charities



The Chesapeake Rotary Club announced that it has donated over one million dollars to Chesapeake Charities from the Chesapeake WIne Festival. The Chesapeake Wine Festival is a 100 percent volunteer event and 100 percent of the proceeds go to charity. It has become one of the premier wine festivals in Virginia.

All totaled, the Chesapeake Wine Festival has given over one million dollars to over 30 Chesapeake charities since 2010. This year's recipients include: Chesapeake Boys and Girls Club, Children's Help Investment Program, Chesapeake Education Foundation Planetarium Project, Chesapeake Service Systems, Children Today Leaders Tomorrow, For Kids, HER Shelter, Paint Your Heart Out, Coats for Kids, Chesapeake Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Kidzkruz (JCA Foundation).


Chesapeake Rotary Club President Chip Chappell presents a check to the Chesapeake Boys and Girls Club

Chesapeake Rotary Club President Chip Chappell awards check to Children's Help Investment Program

From left: Chesapeake Rotary Club President Chip Chappell with Dr. Becky Adams and Steve Best representing the Chesapeake Education Foundation Planetarium Project

From left: Chesapeake Rotary Club President Chip Chappell and Tom Swanston of Chesapeake Service Systems

Chesapeake Rotary Club President Chip Chappell presents a check to Children Today Leaders Tomorrow

Chesapeake Rotary Club President Chip Chappell awards check to For Kids

Chesapeake Rotary Club President Chip Chappell with HER Shelter Executive Director Beth Cross

Chesapeake Rotary Club President Chip Chappell with representatives from the Chesapeake Muscular Dystrophy Association

Chesapeake Rotary Club President Chip Chappell presents a check for Kidzkruz to Rob Riddle

Chesapeake City Council Member Ella Ward and her husband Herman

Representatives of the charities that benefitted from proceeds from the festival posed for a group photo

HER Shelter Accountant Sharon Paxton and HER Shelter Executive Director Beth Cross

Chesapeake Rotary Club members who worked tirelessly to make the festival a success proudly posed with a check representing the million dollars the club has raised for charity