Nickel and Nickel Winery becomes the home of the annual V Foundation Wine Celebration event hosted by owner, Beth Nickel. The V Foundation, with the support of a $2 million dollar pledge by founding partner ESPN, becomes fully endowed, and awards 100% of all donations directly to cancer research and related programs. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honor of Leslie Rudd and Todd Zapolski for lung cancer research at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Jacksonville, Florida. The V Foundation Wine Celebration hosted its first private concert with entertainment by Michael McDonald.

We remain fully committed to working with the V Foundation to fight this terrible disease, which impacts too many of our fans and members of our ESPN family.
– George Bodenheimer