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Wine on the Water raises more than $80,000 for nonprofit

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Spa and Casino has hosted the Wine on the Water food and wine festival benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe for the past 7 years.

This year’s event on June 12, sponsored by Dolan Lexus, Oliver Luxury Real Estate and Kissino Authentic Italian, raised more money for local youth than ever before.

Set against the backdrop of the Hyatt’s lakeside cottage green, 550 guests tasted wine from 35 vineyards and snacked on bites from 13 local restaurants.

For the first time this year, 50 VIP guests entered the event an hour before general admission attendees for a personal experience with the vintners and to taste exclusive wines. All guests enjoyed an extensive silent auction, a wine toss sponsored by Leo’s Electric, and live music by Jeff Jones, JT Chevallier, Ben Fuller & The Truth Cartell, Eric Matlock and Brad Perry.

“Wine on the Water has grown year after year, and we at Hyatt are proud to have been partners with the Club since year one. The Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe is an asset to the Tahoe community and we’re thrilled to be able to help them raise funds for such meaningful and important work,” says Fred Findlen, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino.

This year, proceeds of over $80,000 will play an integral role in the development of quality out-of-school-time programs and the expansion of services at the Boys & Girls Club.

Since the inception of Wine on the Water in 2010, the Club has increased membership by 53% and increased daily attendance from 187 to 381.

“Funds raised at Wine on the Water allow the Club to provide services for more youth each year. We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Hyatt, the local restaurants, the wineries, our sponsors, the musicians and volunteers for all they do to make sure kids in the region have an opportunity for a great future,” says Mindy Carbajal, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.

This article was provided by the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Visit bgcnlt.org or call 530-546-4324 to learn more.