Tony La Russa to Attend ARF’s Wine and Whiskers Event

31Yn1nNDuuLSports fans who are cheering Tony La Russa’s election into the Baseball Hall of Fame can raise their glass in recognition of the three-time World Series champion’s feats on the ball field as well as his accomplishments in the world of animal welfare when ARF uncorks a Wine & Whiskers fundraiser.

Wine aficionados and pals to those with paws can drink in the view of Busch Stadium and downtown St. Louis as they join Tony La Russa and friends for a soiree featuring an auction, a taste of the grape from numerous wineries and tasty treats from St. Louis eateries.

An event that also offers sustenance for the soul, Wine & Whiskers will benefit programs at Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), which has saved the lives of 27,000 dogs and cats since the non-profit was founded in 1991.

Tickets: $75

When: January 18, 2014 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Red Bird Club at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

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NOTE: Baseball buffs can also show their appreciation for Tony La Russa by donating to Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s annual holiday pet food drive. Going on through January 10, 2014, ARF is currently collecting contributions of unopened and unexpired wet and dry dog and cat food, which will be distributed by the Salvation Army in Concord, California for the pets of families facing financial difficulties. Donations are being accepted at ARF, which is located at 2890 Mitchell Drive in Walnut Creek, California from 9.a. – 5 p.m. weekdays and from noon until 5 p.m. on the weekends. Donations are also being collected by animal lovers online at ARF’s virtual drive at

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.