Big Chill Weekend
Saturday, March 1, 2014
The Alumni Association's Annual Scholarship Big Chill Weekend approaches! We're pulling out all the stops for our signature fundraising event, from exciting beer and wine tastings to thrilling URI Men's and Women's Basketball games to the weekend's grand finale: the Blue Tie Wine-Pairing Dinner and Silent Auction at the spectacular Rosecliff Mansion in Newport.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 Night Events:
Wine Tasting • Bay Voyage Inn, Jamestown SOLD OUT
Special guest: Andrew Gaynor ’98 of Oracle Team USA, winner of the 2013 America’s Cup. Featured wines of: Newport Vineyards, Greenvale Vineyards, Sakonnet Vineyards, Bellevue Wine & Spirits
Craft Beer Tasting • Mews Tavern, Wakefield
Special guests: Bob Schneck, Women’s Volleyball coach, and Gregg Burke, Golf team coach. Featured beers of: Founder's Brewery, Goose Island Brewery, Grey Sail Brewery, Revival Brewery, and more.
Signature Rhody Cocktails • Vanity, Providence Featured cocktails: Rhody Julep, South County Sangria, Big Chilltini, and more.
SATURDAY, MARCH 1 Events:
Basketball Luncheon and Games
A pregame luncheon, featuring guest speaker Kevin Tirone, director of Basketball Operations, will be held on the Ryan Center South Concourse prior to the Richmond vs.URI Men’s Basketball game and the Duquesne vs. URI Women's Basketball game. Lunch only or lunch and Men's game ticket packages will be available. All lunch attendees will receive a free ticket to the women's game.
Blue Tie Wine Pairing Dinner and Auction
Rosecliff Mansion, Newport, 6 p.m.
Tickets: $250 per person
The premier event of the weekend features an exquisite five-course dinner and dessert menu by Russell Morin Fine Catering paired with wines from Bellevue Wine & Spirits and Newport Vineyards. Included in the evening's activities will be a silent auction and our signature "Bid for a Cause" auction to benefit URI scholarships.
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