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Junior League of San Diego Food & Wine Festival Press Release



Annual Kentucky Derby-Themed Fundraiser at La Jolla Cove Supports Programs for

Transition-Age Foster Youth

SAN DIEGO, CA – April 1, 2016 –The Junior League of San Diego’s (JLSD) 16th annual Food & Wine Festival will serve more than 1,200 guests at La Jolla Cove on the afternoon of May 7. Attendees will enjoy food, wine, beer, and cocktails from top San Diego vendors while cheering on their favorite horse during a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby. Also included are an array of silent auction and raffle prizes, including a chance to win a 2- year Subaru car lease courtesy of Frank Subaru (valued at $14,000). This signature event raises crucial funds for JLSD’s mission-based programs that support transition-aged foster youth and train JLSD members to become leaders in the San Diego community.

“The JLSD Food and Wine Festival is a yearly must-attend event for San Diego,” said Liza Pinard, president of the Junior League of San Diego. “Not only is it a great opportunity to sample amazing food and beverages, it is really inspirational to see so many people support our efforts to improve the community and the lives of the local transition-age foster youth. We are incredibly thankful for all of the vendors and partners who have helped make this event a huge success for the last 16 years.”

Held on Saturday, May 7 from 1-5pm at Ellen Scripps Browning Park at La Jolla Cove, this ultimate outdoor foodie experience will feature more than 50 of San Diego’s best restaurant and beverage purveyors, such as Eddie V’s, Bice, Oceanaire, Falkner Wine Company, Truluck’s, Old Harbor Distillery, The Hake, Pure Cupcakes, and many more.  Unlimited tastings of exquisite bites, flavorful wines, handcrafted cocktails, craft beers and microbrews are all included with ticket purchase. Exclusive VIP tickets will also include a VIP-only lounge, valet parking, specialty food and beverages and a VIP event bag.

Attendees are encouraged to dress to impress and don their best hat for this Kentucky Derby Affair-themed event as well as cheer on their favorite horse during a live viewing of the running of the 142nd annual Kentucky Derby. Attendees will have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes through the car raffle, silent auction, and mystery wine grab. Car raffle tickets are $40 each or $100 for three tickets and can be purchased the day of the event or in advance by April 15th at

General admission tickets are $85 and VIP tickets are $140, which includes access to the VIP lounge and valet parking. For a complete list of participating vendors and to purchase tickets, please visit


About the Junior League of San Diego

The Junior League of San Diego, Inc. is a member of an international organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities. For more information visit


Save the Date: May 7, 2016

Save the date for the 16th Annual Junior League of San Diego Food & Wine Festival.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at La Jolla Cove.


San Diego’s top restaurants and beverage purveyors will be offering exquisite bites, flavorful wines, top craft and micro brews, and exotic cocktail tastings to our exclusive guests. At this year’s festival, we will be celebrating the Kentucky Derby, donning our best hats and cheering on the Run for the Roses!


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