Ugly sweater wine walk today benefits Safe Embrace

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Help support Safe Embrace and the Reno Riverwalk District during the Reno Wine Walk Saturday, December 16, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. As a special addition to this month’s wine walk, the Riverwalk District will host an online ugly sweater selfie contest via Facebook and Instagram. An expected 3,000 locals and tourists are expected to attend this month’s event wearing their most awful of holiday sweaters and apparel.

Each month portions of the proceeds for the Reno Wine Walk benefit local charitable organizations. In more than six years, event organizers have donated more than $86,000 to local non-profits. This December the Riverwalk District’s monthly event will be supporting Safe Embrace, an organization offering services to those suffering from domestic violence near Reno, NV. The organization provides help and resources, counseling and clothing for people dealing with domestic abuse.

The Wine Walk is a monthly event held on the third Saturday where you purchase a decorative wine glass for a $20 wine-tasting fee. With wine glass in hand and a valid photo ID, you’ll receive an ID bracelet which allows you to sample wine at any of the twenty-plus participating merchant locations. Many of the businesses hand paint each wine glass, which attendees get to take home. At the end of the event attendees enter to win over $700 in gift cards from all the participating merchants during a 5 p.m. raffle held at The Library (formerly The Waterfall Bar).

To find out more information about the monthly Reno Wine Walk or how to participate, visit or call 775- 322-7373.