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Hartwick Athletics Hosts 9th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Reception & Benefit Auction

April 25, 2012

In what has become a spring tradition, Hartwick College Athletics will host its annual Wine & Beer Tasting Reception & Benefit Auction at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 at Stella Luna Ristorante, 58 Market St. in Oneonta.

Now in its ninth year, the annual event typically raises more than $25,000 for Hartwick College Athletics, bringing together more than 100 alumni, parents and friends of Hartwick College, including scores of local supporters of the Hawks.

"This event is always a highlight of the spring calendar," said Kim Fierke, Hartwick College Athletic Director. "Not only does it make for a great, fun evening with fellow supporters of Hartwick Athletics, but it also goes a long way toward supporting the excellent work our Hartwick student-athletes do on and off the field."

Auction items have been generously donated by local businesses, alumni, parents and friends of the College. They include a seven-night stay in a country cottage in the Lake District region of England; four tickets in the exclusive EMC Club at Fenway Park to the Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees game on July 7; a refurbished antique railway car coffee table; an iPad; a hand-crafted artisan butcher block table; a number of high profile vintage wines; autographed Manchester United and New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution game shirts; New York Yankees tickets; New York Red Bull tickets;  New York Jets tickets and; a coaching book, coaching DVD and team training session compliments of nationally renowned professional soccer coach Jeff Tipping '78, among other items.

A donation of $35 per person or $60 per couple includes a wine and beer tasting, as well as hors d'oeuvres. Reservations are requested by April 30. For more information, contact Duncan Macdonald '78 at 607-431-4032 or To register, contact Carrie Guarria at 607-431-4064 or, or visit Hartwick College's online alumni community, The Wall, at

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030