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Sample wine from over thirty 30 wineries, and enjoy creations from several local restaurants all while raising money to help those in the hospitality industry.

Thirst For A Cause

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KOKH) The Oklahoma City Restaurant Association's (OKCRA) 9th Annual Thirst for a Cause, raises funds to help with urgent medical expenses for members of Oklahoma City's hospitality industry. OKCRA's non-profit, the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation, gives back to those employees of their restaurants.

Thirst for a Cause Returns

At this year's Thirst for a Cause on Wednesday, approximately 50 wineries from around the world will pour more than 200 wines, all for charity. The ninth annual event will continue as it began in 2009: by raising funds for food service workers' medical needs.

Thirst for a Cause continues mission supporting service industry's medical needs

The impact of Thirst for a Cause could be counted in empty wine bottles, exhausted chefs or ever-growing attendance numbers. But for organizers Alex Kroblin, Kurt Fleischfresser and Verej Jazirvar, the number that matters is two. "This money has made a difference," said Fleischfresser, Western Concepts Restaurant Group director of operations.

Thirst for a Cause raises money for hospitality industry employees

Scribe Winery and Leonetti Cellar join this year's Thirst for a Cause event lineup 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Jim Thorpe Museum, 4040 N. Lincoln Blvd. They join the list of more than 200 wines from 35 wineries to be poured at Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation's annual charity fundraiser, presented by the Oklahoma Restaurant Association.

Oklahoma City native Rick Bayless returns to home town for October benefit

Oklahoma City native Rick Bayless will be in town to serve as one of three judges for the second annual Tree to Table Benefit in October. Tickets are available, and it is not too late for chefs to enter the competition. Competitors must create a sweet or savory dish that highlights ingredients the grow on trees.

7th Annual Thirst for a Cause set for August 26 to benefit employees of Oklahoma City's hospitality industry

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Thirst for a Cause whets wine fans' thirst for community service

Approximately three dozen wineries will be featured at the sixth annual Thirst for a Cause Wednesday, Sept. 10. Two hundred wines will be available, and you will be able to meet representatives from wineries in California, Oregon, Washington, South America, France, Spain, Italy and Australia. Many of OKC's best local restaurants also will serve food.

Drink me

Some of the world's best wineries will be featured Sept. 18 in Oklahoma City at the seventh annual Thirst for a Cause. The event raises money to assist employees in the hospitality industry with medical costs and insurance. Tickets are $75 in advance and $89 at the door, and entry includes access to food from nearly 20 of the metro's finest restaurants.