RICHMOND, Va. (April 17, 2014)--More than 400 guests and volunteers attended The Greater Richmond ARC's annual Ladybug Winetasting and Silent Auction at the Richmond Raceway Complex's Torque Club on April 5, 2014.
The event raised $99,000, with proceeds benefiting The Greater Richmond ARC's Infant and Child Development program, which provides specialized therapies for children with developmental disabilities.
Overlooking the race track, The Torque Club was a luxurious setting for attendees to sample gourmet foods prepared by ten local restaurants, as well as a selection of fine West Coast wines.
The silent auction included items such as a Richmond charm bracelet from Stevens Jewelers; a Skybox at a Flying Squirrels baseball game courtesy of The Wilton Companies; and a one-hour helicopter flight for three over Richmond donated by Advanced Therapy Products.
"We had a great turnout for a great event," said Erin Kasoff, ARC's coordinator for the Ladybug Winetasting. "This fundraiser helps support much-needed services for children with developmental disabilities who participate in our ARC program. We appreciate the companies whose donations made our silent auction a success, and are thankful for the support of the Richmond community at large."