Il Cortile Ristorante Rides Strong for Tour of Paso

Team engages in some healthy competition to benefit Cancer Support Community

March 24, 2015 (Paso Robles, CA) Riding for cancer survivors close to their hearts, the team at Il Cortile Ristorante raised over $18K in support of local cancer resources during the recent Tour of Paso cycling event.

With 10 riders on the team, including Owner and Managing Partner, Carole MacDonal, Team Il Cortile raced alongside 109 cyclists to raise funds for the Central Coast Cancer Support Community, a free resource to local cancer patients and their families. Taking home the trophy this year for most funds-raised was “Team Rainbow” who raised over $30K. Charitable contributions for the event totaled over $100K with donations still coming in.

Fundraising at Il Cortile included proceeds from a special “reverse wine dinner” menu crafted by Chef Santos MacDonal and his kitchen, as well as proceeds from the sale of complementing wine, LXV 2013 Crimson Jewel. Additionally, servers at the critically-acclaimed restaurant generously donated a portion of their tips from the dinner toward Il Cortile’s efforts in support of the Cancer Support Community.

“Team Il Cortile epitomizes the philosophy of leadership and the team approach to fighting cancer,” said Cancer Support Community Executive Director, Christie Kelly. “Carole and Santos’ team has been a contender for the past four years, and that they were able to raise over seventeen-thousand dollars is just phenomenal.”

This year marks the fourth that Il Cortile has contributed toward and participated in the Tour of Paso. Since 2012, the team has raised over $56K.

“Cancer impacts us all,” Kelly continued. “Luckily we are able to minimize the impact in our community by supporting those in their time of need. That would not be possible without the support we receive from game-changers like the team at Il Cortile.”

Il Cortile is located in downtown Paso Robles at 608 12th Street, and is downtown Paso Robles’ fine dining Italian restaurant. Chef Santos MacDonal crafts seasonal menus with the freshest ingredients sourced from the surrounding local and regional landscapes and provides a vast array of exceptional homemade pastas, fresh seafood, top quality meats and antipasti. A major destination for exquisite wines, picturesque landscapes and beautiful weather, Paso Robles provides the perfect pairing for Il Cortile’s authentic Italian fine dining.

CONTACT: Kyndal Kennedy

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