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  • Rock Wall Wine Company 2301 Monarch Street Alameda, CA, 94501 United States (map)



We’re thrilled to announce our 3rd annual ROOT celebration! Join the party on Friday, April 28:

You play a vital role in unlocking the doors of possibility for all kids in the Bay Area. We invite you to join us in the movement to strengthen families and change lives. Giving back never tasted so good!

Fun begins with wine and signature bites prepared by some of the Bay Area’s finest chefs. Next, a family-style feast by Joshua Charles and an exciting live auction! Plus, we’ve got a special surprise entertainment on tap. Once the sun goes down, the after party begins. Get ready to let loose on the dance floor!


Once dinner ends, the bidding begins. From rooting for the A's in a lavish suite to dining with Hamilton cast members in New York, there's a little something for everyone!

Donated by: Diane and Neil Goodhue

Tickets for “Hamilton” are in such demand that people are camping overnight for standby tickets. Luckily, you won’t need your tent, just a pen to check off your bucket list as you’ll not only get the hottest tickets in town, but dinner with two cast members and an in-theater meet and greet as well! But that’s not all. Get ready for a 5-night stay at West 57th Street by Hilton Club, Hilton Grand Vacations' newest hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Featuring all new construction and reaching 28 stories, West 57th Street blends the lights and excitement of New York with signature elements of Hilton Grand Vacations. Comfortable, cosmopolitan, and located in the heart of midtown Manhattan's prestigious Plaza District between 6th and 7th Avenues, West 57th Street is close to New York's most notable treasures. Get there using your $500 gift card.

Donated by: Peter Jones

Didn’t make it to Rio last summerfor the Olympics? Not to worry…we’ve got you covered this year. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit for your one-week stay at the world-class beach destination of Ipanema. Considered the “little Paris” of Rio, Ipanema is known for its avant-garde galleries, bookstores, and nonstop parties. Home to universities, art galleries, elegant restaurants, hip nightclubs, and a robust cafe culture, the unique neighborhood creates a colorful beachside dynamic on its sandy banks. You’ll enjoy an incredible 3BR/3BA ocean view, penthouse apartment in the center of the action as your home base. Best of all, getting there will be easy with your $1,000 gift card. Comfortably sleeps 6.

Donated by: Diane and Neil Goodhue

Set against a backdrop of stunning natural wonders, Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu provides visitors with spectacular amenities and an unrivaled position in the heart of paradise. With this one week stay[k3]   package at Lagoon Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations Club, you’ll enjoy ideal access to the best stretch of Waikiki's famous white-sand beach and the extensive entertainment, shopping and dining options within the renowned Hilton Hawaiian Village. A 5,000-square-foot family activity pool features the longest slide in Waikiki and overlooks the landmark Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon. Just beyond the Village, a variety of adventures awaits your discovery, including scuba diving, snorkeling, golf, hiking trails and abundant cultural riches. Make getting there just a little easier with a $500 gift card. Comfortably sleeps up to four. 

Donated by: Dave de Figueiredo, Cynthia Prince, and Tesla

You’ll find out why Gary Danko, this award-winning chef, has come to epitomize sophisticated contemporary cuisine with your $500 gift certificate to his beautiful restaurant in the heart of San Francisco’s exclusive Russian Hill neighborhood. Thanks to Tesla, you’ll travel there in style, with your 24-hour award winning Model S electrifying drive experience.

Donated by: The Enad-Jennings Family and The Melton Family

You’ll be decked out and ready to cheer for a win with three of your friends at Levi’s Stadium this fall! Tailgaters around will envy your Yeti Portable Cooler and Gibson football charcoal grill, with wooden handles that stay cool and a hinged locking lid for easy transporting. Two comfy folding chairs and a cozy blanket complete the package just in case it’s chilly. And don’t forget the Super Bowl 50 Official Wilson Duke Game Football.

Donated by: Karen and Steven Roland

Celebrate desert living at its best with friends during your four-night stay at this luxury villa in the Legacy Resort at La Quinta. Located in a dramatic cove of the Santa Rosa Mountains, you’ll love the villa’s adjacent proximity to the historic La Quinta Resort and Golf Course, as well as a greenbelt. The designer-decorated lower level villa overlooks the community Main Paseo walkway; lined with palms, lush landscaping and graceful custom fountains. Excellent for entertaining, the living room, dining area and kitchen open to form a Great Room with french doors leading to the patio. Comfortably sleeps eight, with two master suites, a third bedroom with a queen bed and full bath, and a full fold-out bed in the living room.

Donated by: David DeSilva

You and 23 of your closest friends will root for the home team in a lavish suite on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 @12:35pm as the As battle the Los Angeles Angels. Use your four parking passes, then skip the crowd and head for one of the most unique viewing venues in Major League Baseball, fully stocked with food and beverages…a priceless experience for you and your guests.

Donated by: Dave de Figueiredo and Cynthia Prince

You and 9 of your friends will be treated to a four-course dining experience created by Oakland born and raised Chef Lamont Perriman in the comfort of your own home. Watch this top chef at work in your kitchen as he prepares a feast sourced and produced locally and sustainably with farm to table flair. Chef Lamont and his expert staff will direct you and your guests through the evening that will include chef-paired wines from the finest wineries.


Make sure you're in time to SAVOR all the bites at cocktail hour provided by some of the Bay Area's finest culinary artists: 

Chop Bar
Mestiza Taqueria
Lincoln Town Champ
Little Skillet
The Terrace Room
Treats by the Picky Eater


We couldn't do what we do without the generous support of our ROOT17 sponsors. A BIG THANK YOU to:

CITY | $10,000
Gallagher & Burk
Wells Fargo Practice Finance

TOWN | $5,000
BTR Capital Management
David de Figueiredo
Double D Transportation
Ernst & Young
Kaiser Permanente
Oracle Arena & Oakland Alameda County Coliseum

AE3 Partners
Armanino LLP
BB&T Insurance Services of California, Inc.
Ivan Fujihara
Gallagher Chapman
Diane & Neil Goodhue
Head-Royce School
Terry Jones &Louis Knox
Wendall Mitchell, Christine Stoner-Mertz & Mike Mertz
Stephanie Oana & Joseph Osha
Sheetal Patel & Nithin Reddy
Port of Oakland
Cynthia Prince
Dante and Lisa Robinson
Steve and Karen Roland
Steven’s Printing
Sedgwick LLP


Later Event: July 13
Lincoln Summer Tour