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Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards seek stompers to fight pediatric cancer


Mon, Aug 14th 2023 07:00 am

Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards are registering teams to “Stomp Out Pediatric Cancer” in observation of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Each team of six will participate in a relay race to see who can stomp the most juice from fresh, estate-grown concord grapes at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. For each team and spectator ticket purchased, a portion of the ticket goes to the Courage of Carly Fund of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Tickets include a full day of activity, including grape-stomping contests, food and prizes, a 50/50 raffle draw, a live DJ and band, and fall-themed events.

Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards is a fifth-generation, family-owned, 340-acre working fruit and vegetable farm that sells most of its products directly to the public. The “Concord Grape Stomp” returns after a short hiatus following 14 years of this annual contest and family fun day.

A press release noted, “This year, a portion of the ticket proceeds will support the Courage of Carly Fund, which gives children with cancer and blood disorders the fighting chance they deserve by providing children, teens and their families everything from unforgettable moments and family events to financial support and promising scientific research. Fall-themed events include access to the garden market, beer garden, brew pub, apple barn, playground, petting zoo, mega slide, jumping pillow, goat races, pedal carts, mountain slingshots, wagon rides and more.”

“We are pleased to offer this unique grape-stomping experience again,” said Amanda Vizcarra, director of hospitality at Becker Farms. “This year is extra special for us as we gather for a day of fun and friendly competition while donating funds to an organization that has been instrumental to the WNY community, Roswell Park, and the Courage of Carly Fund.”

Tickets are $240 for a team of six people. Spectators are $15, with advance purchase requested, with $5 of each ticket going to the Courage of Carly Fund.

Becker Farms donated 200 tickets to the organization for those impacted by pediatric cancer to enjoy the farm all weekend.

Apple picking and visits to the farm without ticketing continue weekdays. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.tickettailor.com/events/vizcarrafamilyvineyards/973394. For more information about the Courage of Carly Fund at Roswell Park, visit https://courageofcarlyfund.org/.

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