MILWAUKEE, WI – February 18, 2020 – St. Francis Children’s Center announces their 27th Annual Wine, Beer & Chocolate Tasting fundraiser on Saturday, April 25, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in The Quad at Elite – River Glen, 2001 W. Good Hope Road. All proceeds from this event will help to sustain and strengthen the nonprofit organization’s special education, therapy and support services for children with special needs or developmental delays in the community.

“In addition to a great lineup of wines, beers, and spirits, a terrific silent auction, plenty of chocolate, and music from the 5 Card Studs, the evening is supporting over 1,000 kids in the Milwaukee area,” explained Executive Director Mara Duckens. “So bring your friends, and help us raise money for St. Francis Children’s Center!”

As in past years, the evening will feature samplings of fine wines, spirits and liqueurs, craft beers, ciders and an assortment of chocolate confections. Attendees will also enjoy live music from the 5 Card Studs, light appetizers and access to raffles, a wine pull, a silent auction with mobile bidding and the Game Zone, featuring mini-bowling, an arcade, giant board games and more.

VIP ticket holders are invited to an exclusive VIP Hour from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, with an extra hour of tastings, a signature drink, a hot appetizer bar and VIP parking. General Admission parking will be located off-site at the former Good Hope Elementary School parking lot (2315 W. Good Hope Road), with complimentary shuttle service from 6:30-10:30pm. Guests who prefer a Lyft can download the Lyft app and enter promo code WINEBEER20 for $10 off their ride to or from the event. Please note: This offer will only be available from 5:30 to 10:30 pm on April 25. Early Bird tickets are available for purchase now through Thursday, March 5, with prices increasing at midnight. For group rates, sponsorship opportunities, online tickets, a list of vendors and other information about the event, please visit

St. Francis Children’s Center is a nonsectarian organization with a mission to serve and educate children with special needs in inclusive environments enabling them to reach their greatest potential. Since 1968, SFCC has served as a trusted and respected resource in the field of special education in southeastern Wisconsin, touching the lives of more than 33,000 children and their families.

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