An Afternoon of Sipping, Samples, Entertainment and Art – with Heart

WHAT:  Cheers!” Cheers! for Charity, that is! Join LaCenterra restaurants and community partners for an afternoon of sipping, samples, live entertainment and art – with heart. Proceeds benefit five local nonprofit organizations:  American Red Cross, Citizens for Animal Protection, Katy Culture & Arts Alliance’s Katy Art Fund (supporting Katy Visual and Performing Center, ARTreach and All Aboard Katy!), Katy Family YMCA  and Support the Girls.

LaCenterra’s Cheers! for Charity will feature over 100 wines from across the state and around the world, international beers, spirits and sake, Texas craft beers and spirits, food samples, pairing demonstrations, fine art from Katy area artists and more.

WHEN:  Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:   LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch – 23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard at Grand Parkway – Katy, Texas  77494 

TICKETS:  $50 (advance),  $65 (day of)

Tickets are on sale now at  and  Purchase online through Thursday, February 28 and save $15. Online ticket purchases will be exchanged for tasting wristbands at the event. Tasting wristbands will also be available on-site for $65. Proper ID is required.

CONTACT:  For directions, center information and a complete schedule of events, visit LaCenterra online at . Connect with us on  and 

WHY:  LaCenterra strives to complement and enhance Katy’s sense of community by offering a central gathering place for residents, free events and activities, and a stage for area nonprofits to raise awareness and funds for worthwhile causes. 

WHO:  American Red Cross:  American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The American Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit

Citizens for Animal Protection:  Citizens for Animal Protection is a non-profit organization, founded in 1972, which shelters, rescues and places homeless animals for adoption with loving families. CAP advocates respect and compassion for animal life and provides humane education to help prevent cruelty to animals. Learn more at

Katy Culture & Arts Alliance:  Katy Culture & Arts Alliance is the umbrella organization for arts and culture in the Katy area. KCAA collaborates to help establish arts awareness, arts support, arts education, arts viability and arts availability to all residents of the greater Katy area. Visit for more information.

Katy Family YMCA:  Katy Family YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. As the one of Houston’s leading nonprofits committed to helping people and community succeed, the Y contributions are both far-reaching and intimate—from influencing culture to individual support. By nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the city’s health and well-being, and supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure. Learn more at

Support the Girls:  Founded in 2010, Support the Girls was created by a group of motivated Katy-area women who came together to address the growing healthcare needs of women in Katy and west Houston. The group consists of Katy community leaders, business professionals, civic liaisons and educators all focused on making the greater Katy area a healthier community.  Funds raised by Support the Girls have afforded area women access to life-saving mammograms and cancer care through the CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital Breast Cancer Awareness Fund.