Murphy-Goode joins BHAFB as presenting sponsor of ESPN VIP Party


Sonoma County, Calif.-based winery Murphy-Goode has joined forces with the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl for the 2012 postseason bowl game. Murphy-Goode will serve as the bowl’s official wine partner as well as the presenting sponsor of the bowl’s ESPN VIP Party. This marks the first year that Murphy-Goode will be joining the list of Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl corporate sponsors.
“We are excited to be part of this year’s Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl,” said David Ready, Jr., winemaker for Murphy-Goode. “Murphy-Goode is all about sharing great wines and fun times with family and friends, and we look forward to bringing a taste of Sonoma County to the bowl while showing support for our country’s troops.”
The ESPN VIP Party presented by Murphy-Goode will be held inside the bowl’s official fan fest, the Armed Forces Adventure Area, both before and after the bowl game played in honor of the men and women of the U.S. armed forces. This invitation-only party will host invited military officials, wounded warriors, local dignitaries, corporate partners and others. 
As part of its Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl sponsorship, Murphy-Goode will be paying for one hundred tickets for military service members and their immediate families to attend the game. 
Located in the beautiful and acclaimed Alexander Valley region of Sonoma County, Murphy-Goode is a family-owned winery known for award-winning California wines spanning Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay to Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Founded by Tim Murphy, Dale Goode and David Ready, Sr., in 1985 and now part of Jackson Family Wines, Murphy-Goode believes in great wines and good times with family and friends. Since fall 2011, the winery has partnered with Operation Homefront – the national non-profit that honors our troops by providing emergency financial assistance to their families. Murphy-Goode will present a check for $50,000 to the organization during an on-field presentation at the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. Learn more online