Rick and Lory Ankiel joined the team to Uncork For A Cause with to support the goals of Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Rick's events included wine release parties at the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton and the Provisions Gourmet Market in Creve Coeur. A very limited quantity of Rick Ankiel’s 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet blend was made available along with a limited number of Rick Ankiel WineBat™ box sets; which included Rick’s game model baseball bat, hand-stained with “Hill Harvest Red” wine stain and autographed by Rick. The WineBat™ collector set also included 3 bottles of Rick Ankiel wine, all enclosed in a custom made wood wine box, individually numbered from a limited edition of 100. Proceeds from the sale of these products benefited Stray Rescue of St. Louis.
Rick and Lory also hosted Stray and Rescue's "Coolest Pet of the Year Adoption Day" in the parking lot of the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton. Tents were set up to provide shade for the attendees and pets, and there were plenty of games and treats for the kids. Special thanks to Paul Hayden and the rest of the team at The Wine & Cheese Place and Provisions Gourmet Market for their hard work and dedication to making this event fun and successful for everyone!
August - September, 2009 - Provisions Gourmet Market - St. Louis, MO