On Monday, state Sen. Bill Dodd will host his 18th annual Holiday Event, a fundraiser to support The Salvation Army fire relief efforts in the North Bay. The event will consist of a golf tournament in the morning and a dinner celebration at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa at 5:30 p.m.

For the last 17 years, Dodd’s annual holiday party has raised over $1 million for the Napa community. Event funds were originally directed to The Salvation Army’s Culinary Training Academy.

In light of the fires, Dodd said that 100 percent of this year’s fund-a-need proceeds would be donated to the Salvation Army’s fire relief efforts to help the community recover from loss of homes, jobs and income.

“Thousands of people have lost everything, and others have been financially impacted by the tragic events. The Salvation Army had a significant presence locally by staffing and feeding thousands of people in shelters as well as feeding many of the first responders,” Dodd said in a news release.

During October, The Salvation Army served more than 81,000 meals to residents and first responders in the Napa and Sonoma areas.

Chris Indelicato of The Delicato Family Vineyards stepped up with a contribution of $50,000, the largest in the fundraiser’s history, Dodd said.

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“Delicato Family Vineyards and Black Stallion Estate Winery are pleased to be an important part of Senator Dodd’s event this year,” said Chris Indelicato, the winery’s president and CEO.

“We appreciate all of the efforts made by Senator Dodd and local businesses like Delicato Family Vineyards,” said Major Kevin Hanson, Napa Salvation Army Corps officer. “The contributions will go a long way in assisting so many families and individuals who are still recovering from the loss of their homes or maybe a loss of job. This will help immensely.”

To purchase event tickets or an event sponsorship or to donate, go to:http://www.billdoddholidayparty.com

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