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.
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.
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.
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.