true-sf-giants-new-era-cap.jpgSan Francisco Giants outfielder Cody Ross will host a charity event later this month to honor the lives of two San Francisco firefighters who died in the line of duty in June.

Lt. Vincent Perez and firefighter paramedic Anthony Valerio, who both worked out of Station 26, died after they were injured battling a fire in Diamond Heights on June 2.

Ross and his wife, Summer, have teamed up with the group Uncork for a Cause to raise money for the families of Perez, Valerio and other fallen firefighters.

Uncork for a Cause is a collection of businesses, professional athletes and celebrities working together to give back to the community.

Ross and Uncork for a Cause will release a limited 2009 Cody Ross Napa Valley Red Wine, which will be on sale at the event, scheduled for Aug. 28.

The night will also include a dinner prepared by Executive Chef jW Foster and an auction featuring local and national sports and entertainment items.

Proceeds will be donated to the Surviving Families Fund of San Francisco.

The event will be held at the Fairmont Hotel at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 28.

Advance tickets are required. More information is available at

Zack Farmer, Bay City News

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