ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
“To whom much is given, much is expected”. Whatever you particular political affiliation, this famous quote by John F. Kennedy represents a sentiment held by many of us in America. At Biagi Bros, we don’t want to take our success for granted; we believe wholeheartedly in giving back.
Having friends suffering from ALS, the “Ice Bucket Challenge” is a cause very near and dear to our hearts at Biagi Bros. When Rick Tigner of Jackson Family Wines in Santa Rosa, California, called out Fred and Greg Biagi, they were happy to take the plunge, as it were. On September 5, 2014, they answered the challenge and decided to issue a few of their own. Fred and Greg called out some friends and partners who are also active in fundraising and charity work, and have a heart for giving. (See video)
Greg Biagi called out his good friend – (and one of his all-time favorite baseball players) – Barry Bonds. Greg first met Barry through a fundraising function for the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. He also called out Tom Wyness, Senior VP of Crown Imports (Constellation Brands Beer). Tom is well-liked by all of us here at Biagi Bros. He is very active in charity work for the V Foundation for cancer research. And last but not least, he called out Barbara Banke, owner of Jackson Family Wines. In a joint venture with Biagi Bros, Jackson Family Wines operates the largest wine distribution center in Northern California. When we think of the word “charitable”, we think of Barbara Banke.
Fred Biagi called out David Ragan, driver of the 98 Ford Mustang (Nationwide Series). While he might prefer to be doused with ice-cold champagne, the Ice Bucket challenge is a great cause and Fred know David would be all over that. Fred also called out his friend, Mike Matthews. Owner of Napa Auto Parts in Sonoma County, California, Mike is a long-time friend from high school. Fred’s partner and co-sponsor of the aforementioned 98 Ford Mustang, Bill DenBeste was also called out. Bill is the VP of DenBeste Transportation out of Windsor, California. While he too would be thrilled with a dousing of ice-cold bubbly, the Ice Bucket challenge is a charity close to Bill’s heart as well.
Biagi Bros extends our thoughts and prayers to the sufferers of ALS and the friends and family who suffer along with them. May a cure be found soon.
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