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April 03, 2014 13:39 ET

Salute a Hero That Inspires You With Murphy-Goode Winery's Second Annual "A Few Goode Heroes" Contest

Five Deserving Winners Will Receive a $500+ Donation to the Charity of Their Choice

HEALDSBURG, CA--(Marketwired - April 03, 2014) - Designed to recognize those silent heroes found in all walks of life, Murphy-Goode's second annual "A Few Good Heroes" contest launched on April 2. This year's contest invites fans to salute someone who inspires them every day. Between April 2 and April 30, fans can visit the Murphy-Goode Facebook page to submit a photo of their hero and explain why they are inspirational in 300 words or less. The public is invited to cast votes for the selected semi-finalists from May 12 - 19.

Four heroes will be selected to have their favorite 501(c)3 non-profit receive a $500 donation in their name, and one grand prize winner will be crowned the Murphy-Goode Super Hero. The Super Hero will receive $1,000 to donate to their favorite non-profit as well as a barbeque for 50 guests in their hometown, hosted by Murphy-Goode's Grill Sergeant, Dirk Yeaton. Murphy-Goode will also make matching donations to Operation Homefront, a national organization that provides emergency financial assistance to military families and wounded warriors.

"Murphy-Goode has long sought to recognize heroes," said David Ready, Jr., winemaker, Murphy-Goode. "Since Fall 2011, we've partnered with Operation Homefront to support military families in need. Murphy-Goode has donated more than $400,000 to the cause on behalf of the winery and its fans to date."

Last year's grand prize winner, Gay Eisenhauer of Pinckneyville, Ill., was selected for her advocacy efforts in changing Federal policy for fallen US service men such that the remains of all service men killed in action are now draped with a flag, accompanied by an honor guard and transported home by military or a military-contracted aircraft. Gay's story was moving and inspirational due to her personal tie to the cause, as she lost her son, Wyatt, who was killed in combat. 

For more information on A Few Goode Heroes, visit http://www.murphygoodewinery.com/contest/welcome or Facebook.com/MurphyGoodeWinery. Must be 21 or older to participate.

ABOUT MURPHY GOODE WINERY

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 from 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. The winery is proud to support Operation Homefront and its work with wounded warriors and the families of service members.

ABOUT OPERATION HOMEFRONT

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 2,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront has provided assistance to thousands of military families since its inception in 2002. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity watchdog groups, nationally, 93 percent of total donations to Operation Homefront go directly to programs that provide support to our military families. For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.net.

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