On August 10, 2013 Becoming Independent held its 22nd annual fundraiser Dinner Under the Stars – “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” at the exquisite Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa.

BI was joined by 196 guests for an evening of fun with family and friends baseball style all while helping raise funds for BI’s programs supporting 100’s of individuals with disabilities in Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties.

Thanks to all of our generous friends, this year’s event was a home run. BI grossed over $348,000! We were delighted to be reminded once again that we live in a community that truly values people with disabilities as neighbors, friends and family members who have much to offer and contribute.

Together, we are absolutely 2 Cool to Fail! Thank you.

  Special Thanks to...

This years sponsors. Becoming Independent appreciates your ongoing support.

Mortin & Bassett

  $5,000 Player of the Year / Ted Williams

E&J Gallo   GDH

Summit State Bank

  $2,500 Home Run / Hank Aaron

Exchange Bank   Haapala, Thompson & Abern

McLea's   Summit State Bank

  $1,000 Play Ball / Joe DiMaggio

1st Community Bank    SMT    Sangiacomo Family Vineyards

Amy's Kitchen

  Wine Sponsors

Inman Family Wines    Iron Horse Winery

Korbel    St. Francis Winery


2013 Event Chair
Sharon Maiolini

Auction Committee

Peggy Dugan (Chair), Nancy Aita,
Adele Barclay, Elizabeth Calabro, Donna Cates,
Emily Menjou, Ellie Rowland

Decoration Committee
Lena Bowen (Chair), Adele Barclay, Jerry Bowen
Barbara Harris, Andrea Soares


Brent Farris
Debbie Abrams


DJ Ryan Berrett

Adele Barclay

2013 Photos
Brent, Leo, and Eric
KZST's Brent Farris, Past Board Member Leo Barclay and son Eric having a blast int heir Giants gear!

Pete and Ali
Pete Hamel and daughter Ali enjoying the game!

Mort and Carol
Morton Gothelf and Carol Zhang of Morton & Bassett Spices

BI Fans
BI Fans

Daren and Shae
BI Board Member Daren Blonski and wife Shae

2012 DUTS
The Sponsorship Scoreboard