Rich and Joan King accept the gracious donation

The Naples Winter Wine Festival, held in February, raised over five million dollars this year by auctioning rare and fine wines to hundreds of participants from all over the U.S. and Europe. At a ceremony held on April 1, The Naples Children and Education Foundation, sponsor of the Wine Festival, presented the Ricky King Foundation with a check for $50,000, representing the largest single donation the Foundation has ever received. Rich and Joan King, founders, were on hand to receive the check. The money is earmarked to help children in Collier County with special needs that aren’t being met by insurance or other means.

If you live in Collier County and have a child with special medical needs that insurance isn’t covering, please fill out our online application.

For more information about the Naples Winter Wine Festival, please visit their website.