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Official Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation (FOCF) and FOG Rally

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  1. SFFerrari

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    Welcome to the official Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation (FOCF) and FOG Rally thread.

    The Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation (FOCF) is a Bay Area 501(c)(3) nonprofit benefit corporation established to support nonprofit organizations that work to improve our communities, with an emphasis on organizations providing services and advocacy for disadvantaged youth and those addressing public health concerns. FOCF harnesses the broad interest in and passion for contemporary and vintage Ferrari automobiles as a means of drawing attention to and support for worthy charitable causes.
    Learn more at focfcharity.org

    The FOG Rally is the annual fundraising event of the Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation. Learn more at fogrally.com

    We hope you will visit these websites to learn more about the work of FOCF and the FOG Rally.

    Board of Directors,
    Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation
     
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  3. plastique999

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    Hello there,
    I was the one who helped organize the Socal group to meet the FOG group a few years ago when we met in Santa Barbara at Bacara. It was a lot of fun!
    As a matter of fact, I recall doing a drive with a black Enzo! She still a member of FOG?
    I think Joe organized this last time?
    I’m any case, let me know if there is room at Bacara for any Socal’ers to join. I can help organize again...feel free to message me.
    Even if not, I may try to join you guys in Sept at Bacara.


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  4. SFFerrari

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  6. SFFerrari

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    Hi Everyone,

    During this time of unprecedented uncertainty we hope this communication finds you and your family safe and healthy.

    Although the 2020 FOG Rally is still some months away, we want you to know we are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and the related governmental requirements and recommendations. As a result, while we are judiciously moving forward with planning and preparation for the Rally, we’ve decided to postpone early registration. We will review this decision in mid-April and then determine the appropriate next steps.

    It is our sincere hope this pandemic will soon be brought under control, our lives can return to a new normal, and we can come together to celebrate a decade of making a difference for kids.

    Executive Committee
    on behalf of the Board of Directors
     
  7. SFFerrari

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    April 9, 2020

    Hi Everyone,

    We hope you and your family continue to be safe and healthy as we follow the statewide, mandatory shelter-in-place order and do what we can to flatten the curve of this terrible COVID-19 virus.

    Since we expect further local and state announcements in May, we've decided to continue to postpone early registration for the 2020 FOG Rally. In the meantime, we are continuing to work on preparations for the Rally while also exploring other options if we are not able to proceed as planned.

    We look forward to the time when this pandemic is under control, we are able to enjoy our lives in the 'new normal', and we can come together to celebrate a decade of making a difference for kids.

    Executive Committee
    on behalf of the Board of Directors
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  8. SFFerrari

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    May 20, 2020

    Dear FOCF Community,

    We’ve been looking forward to celebrating the 10th Anniversary 2020 FOG Rally with you this September and wish we were writing to let you know registration was now open. However, we are disappointed we cannot gather with you to celebrate this milestone in 2020. Given the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic and our concern for the health and safety of everyone involved, the Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 FOG Rally and postpone our 10th anniversary celebration until 2021.

    The10th Anniversary 2021 FOG Rally, celebrating a decade of making a difference in the lives of kids, will now take place September 23rd to 26th, 2021. The Launch Party at Menlo Circus Club in Atherton and our destination to Ritz Carlton - Bacara in Santa Barbara remain unchanged. In the months ahead we will be working to understand what will be possible so that we can make your 10th Anniversary 2021 FOG Rally experience truly memorable.

    SAVE THE DATE!

    We hope you and your family, your friends and colleagues continue to be safe and well.

    Executive Committee
    on behalf of the Board of Directors
     
  9. SFFerrari

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    May 21, 2020

    Dear FOCF Community,

    Just as the pandemic is impacting the annual FOG Rally, it is also impacting the Rally’s beneficiaries - kids and their families in the Greater Bay Area. Unlike us, they can’t wait. They need help now. We believe the strong camaraderie and proven generosity of the FOCF Community place us in a unique position to respond. As a result, today we are launching the FOCF COVID-19 Relief for Children and Families campaign. The goal of this campaign is to raise $30,000 in 30 days and then quickly distribute it to local organizations where our donation will make a direct and immediate impact.

    These are three ways you can help:

    1. Donate Now (https://focf.tofinoauctions.com/covid19relief/give/index). To increase the impact of your gift, the Board of Directors will match the first $10,000 raised, effectively doubling the value of your donation of any amount until this milestone is reached.

    2. Nominate local organizations in immediate need of help by emailing us at: info@fogrally.com. Share your knowledge of your community to identify where we can have the maximum direct impact and make a real difference.

    3. Tell others. Share the link to the campaign. Post on social media. The more people who become involved, the greater our chance of success.

    For more information click here: COVID-19 Relief for Children and Families Campaign (https://focf.tofinoauctions.com/covid19relief/homepages/show)

    We want to thank you again for your past support of the FOG Rally which has made it possible for FOCF to donate over $2M to help kids and make a difference in our community. Now, we are asking you to make it possible for us to help even more children and families through this direct appeal campaign. We are deeply grateful for all you have done and anything more you can do.

    We hope you and your family, your friends and colleagues continue to be safe and well.

    Executive Committee
    on behalf of the Board of Directors
     
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  11. SFFerrari

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    #10 SFFerrari, Jun 12, 2020
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    June 11, 2020

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    Today we are announcing a very special opportunity for you to have fun with friends, taste fine wines, hear stories from Hollywood ... all while also helping children and families. Golden Globe Award winning actor Kyle MacLachlan - you might know him from Twin Peaks, Portlandia, Dune, Blue Velvet, and Sex in the City - is inviting a limited number of guests to join him for an exclusive, virtual wine tasting featuring three wines from his winery, Pursued by Bear on Tuesday, June 30th at 7:00pm.


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    Your $500 registration includes three 750ml bottles of wine - Cabernet, Syrah and Rose - shipped directly to your home. And separately you will receive a personal link to attend from the comfort of your own home on one streaming device.

    You may open the bottle of your choice or all three. Kyle will walk you through the tasting notes on each of the wines and then spend time engaging with you in an informal Q&A moderated by wine aficionado and long-time FOCF community member, Bob Salk.

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    Date: June 30th
    Time: 7:00pm
    Registration: $500
    Attendance is limited.
    Registration closes on June 22nd.

    https://focf.tofinoauctions.com/tasting2020/homepages/show

    PLEASE PASS THIS INVITATION ALONG TO FRIENDS/COLLEAGUES YOU FEEL WILL BE INTERESTED!
     
  12. SFFerrari

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    NVITATION TO Wine-Tasting with Kyle MacLachlan

    June 30th at 7:00pm

    Registration is $500; 100 tax deductible.

    Please come and share this invitation with friends

    In support of our COVID-19 Relief for Children and Families Campaign..
     

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  13. SFFerrari

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    NEW DATE .... JULY 14th at 7:00pm

    INVITATION TO Wine-Tasting with Kyle MacLachlan

    Registration is $500 and closes on July 6th. 100% tax deductible.

    Please come and share this invitation with friends

    In support of our COVID-19 Relief for Children and Families Campaign..
     
  14. SFFerrari

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    July 2, 2020

    Thank you to all the FOG Rally drivers and co-drivers, sponsors and donors, supporters and friends who have already contributed to our COVID-19 Relief for Children and Families campaign.

    This is the 'last call' for registrations for the virtual wine tasting with Kyle MacLachlan on Tuesday, July 14th starting at 7:00pm. Registration will close on Monday, July 6th to ensure the wines are delivered in time for the event; there will be no exceptions.

    For more information and to register:
    https://focf.tofinoauctions.com/tasting2020/homepages/show

    This is also the last time we will ask you to make a direct donation to the COVID-19 Relief for Children and Families campaign. We are on track to reach our goal of raising $30,000, however we have extended the campaign until July 6th. Your donation will have a direct and immediate impact to help those still in need.

    For more information and to donate:
    https://focf.tofinoauctions.com/covid19relief/homepages/show

    Together we can and are making a difference!

    P.S. Stay tuned for information about a possible Fall event!
     
  15. SFFerrari

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    Dear FOCF Community,

    A little over a month ago we called on you to join together to raise $30,000 in 30 days to help children and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the first time in our nine year history we asked you to make a donation separate from your support of the annual FOG Rally. And, quite frankly, we didn't know what to expect.

    Your response has been both exceptional and inspiring as we have not only met our $30,000 goal, but we have exceeded it! And, as a result, we've been able to give $31,000 in grants to these organizations to have a direct and immediate impact on Bay Area children and families in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • Bay Area Crisis Nursery (East Bay)
    • Edgewood Center for Children and Families (San Francisco)
    • Larkin Street Youth Services (San Francisco)
    • Napa Valley New Deal (Napa/Sonoma)
    • Palo Alto Community Fund (Peninsula)
    The success of the COVID-19 Relief for Children and Families campaign is a result of the generosity and hard work of many. We'd like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank these individuals and organizations:

    ... Donors,
    Marcia Barrere
    Willie Barrere
    Sheila Bell
    Byte Technology
    Jim Cavalieri
    Paul Chua
    Craig Cilker
    Collins Family Charitable Trust
    Paul DeVivo
    John Dilena
    Mario Donati
    Kirk and Grace Dublin
    Ely Family
    Richard Enersen
    Richard Gale
    Jesse Glass
    Brad and Tiffany Goldstone
    Kenneth Goode
    Camelotta Advisors/Dana Grigg
    Kai Hypko
    Tom Ivers
    Kayal Consulting Services, Inc./James Anjuri
    Joe Keon
    Randy and Jan Kessler
    Seth and Vicki Kimball
    Jess Liao
    Kanwar Mahal
    Bank of Marin
    Venkatesan Murali
    Onur Ozkaynak
    James Reed
    Albert Retodo
    Roberto and Melissa Roselli
    Gen Shibayama
    Awie Smit
    Ted Taormina
    Greg Wardle
    Gary Willard
    Darryl Woo
    Keith Yarak
    Will Yarak

    ... Kyle MacLachlan the host of the virtual wine tasting event, Bob Salk our FOCF 'master of ceremonies', and Scott & Jackey Kolander owners of Bay Area Cement and Asphalt, Inc., the presenting sponsors.

    ... Kelly Gallant for his Major Gift to the Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation - the first in our history - which will be applied to this campaign and subsequent charitable activities.

    ... Our Board colleagues Caren Bell, Michael Bell, Doug Carlisle, Damon Focaracci, Evan Shone and Jonathan Whitehead who joined with us to make a tit a 100% Board contribution of $12,950 in matching funds To kick-start the campaign and worked diligently to ensure its success. And also FOCF's event production manager, Sue Counselman, for her work behind-the-scenes. This was a true team effort from start to finish.

    In a future communication we will share with you the heartfelt appreciations we are receiving from our grantee organizations as they put the campaign funds to work. Without a doubt we have made - and are continuing to make - a difference!

    Stay safe and be well.

    Executive Committee
    (Tony Abdulmassih, Chris Dolan, Lance Dublin, Ed Peggs, Jeff Peterson, and Brenda van Camp)
    on behalf of the Board of Directors
    July 20, 2020
     
  16. SFFerrari

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    Dear FOCF Community,

    It goes without saying that this has truly been a year like no other.

    We began the year with our focus on making the 10th Anniversary 2020 FOG Rally a special event for you, our community, to enjoy. And then, in response to the unfolding pandemic, we shifted our focus to helping Bay Area children and families in immediate need. We asked for your help and you responded. Your donations to the COVID -19 Relief for Children and Families Campaign made it possible for us to provide over $30,000 in much needed meals, food, shelter and necessities through very deserving local organizations. And they have let us know that our donations truly made a difference.

    We are looking forward to the new year and already have picked up where we left off in making the preparations for the 10th Anniversary 2021 FOG Rally, September 23rd - 26th. We will begin with the Launch Party and Fundraiser at Menlo Circus Club on Thursday night. And the next morning, we will depart from there for our drive to the Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara for a weekend of activities, returning on Sunday. We hope you have 'saved the date' in your calendar and will join us in making this a truly memorable event.

    Our best wishes for a healthy and safe holiday season, and the new year ahead.

    Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation Board of Directors,

    Tony Abdulmassih / Caren Bell
    Michael Bell / Doug Carlisle
    Chris Dolan / Lance Dublin
    Damon Focaracci / Ed Peggs
    Jeff Peterson / Evan Shone
    Brenda van Camp / Jonathan Whitehead
     
  17. SFFerrari

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    UPDATE – February 1, 2021

    Preparations are underway for the 10th Anniversary 2021 FOG Rally* to Santa Barbara, [September 23rd – 26th]. After a year apart, we look forward to the excitement and camaraderie of being together once again, enjoying the wonderful roads of California, and celebrating a decade of making a difference in the lives of kids.

    Please visit the updated FOGRally.com website after March 1st; Early Registration with special ‘early bird’ pricing will open April1st.

    In an effort to offer inspiration and hope for a brighter future ahead – and remind us of good times we’ve shared – we invite you to enjoy these virtual FOG Rally experiences:

    2018 FOG Rally:

    2019 FOG Rally:

    We wish you well as we all continue to navigate through these challenging times. And, we hope you will join us on this year’s FOG Rally!

    Board of Directors

    Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation

    *The FOG Rally is a Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation event.
     
  18. SFFerrari

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    REGISTRATION IS OPEN TO ALL FERRARI OWNERS. Please pass this along.

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    2021 FOG Rally
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    We are delighted to announce preparations are officially underway for the 10th anniversary 2021 FOG Rally, celebrating a decade of making a difference for kids. The Rally will take place September 23 to 26, traveling from the Bay Area to Santa Barbara*.

    Starting with the Launch Party and fundraiser at historic Menlo Circus Club in Atherton on the evening of September 23, the Rally will continue the next morning, September 24, from Menlo Circus Club on a carefully selected route to the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara. And, after a weekend of events and activities along the Coast and in the nearby mountains, the Rally will culminate in a farewell breakfast on September 26.

    For more information, visit fogrally.com.
    *We are continuing to closely monitor all requirements and restrictions that may impact this event and remain committed to following all pertinent federal, state and county mandates and guidelines in place.
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    This is the first in a series of communications we will be sending about this year's Rally. If you know of anyone who would be interested in receiving these, please email us at: info@fogrally.com.

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    Marking the eighth consecutive year of their support, we are pleased to announce that Ferrari Silicon Valley will again be the Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 FOG Rally.

    Since 2005, Ferrari Silicon Valley has proudly served the Redwood City community and nearby communities of San Jose, San Francisco, and Atherton. As a new member of the indiGO Auto Group, they are committed to offering a 'one-of-a-kind ownership journey' with exceptional service in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. And, through their work with FOCF and other local foundations, they are demonstrating their commitment to being a positive force in the communities they serve.

    “It’s an honor and privilege
    to work with Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation and
    all that it stands for in
    the Greater Bay Area.
    I look forward to Ferrari Silicon Valley being the Presenting Sponsor of the 10th anniversary 2021 FOG Rally and helping to raise funds to make dreams
    come true for children of the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as other local charities.”
    Kelly Wolf,
    CEO, indiGO Auto Group

    Continuing to Make a Difference
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    This year the FOG Rally celebrates a decade of making a difference for kids. In honor of this important milestone, the Rally will jointly benefit: Make-A-Wish®Greater Bay Area, marking the seventh consecutive year of our charity partnership, and the FOCF Fund 21 for Kids which we established this year to provide grants to local organizations directly helping kids in need.

    Through the six years of our partnership with Make A-Wish Greater Bay Areawe've already made it possible for hundreds of children with critical illnesses to receive life changing wishes. As a result of this year's Rally, we are looking forward to being able to fund even more wishes and change the lives of even more children.

    Bay Area Crisis Nursery and Larkin Street Youth Services have been selected as the initial two organizations to receive grants for emergency services, food, and life necessities from the FOCF Fund 21 for Kids. Additional organizations will be selected by the FOCF Board from charities nominated solely by Rally drivers, participants and sponsors in the coming months.

    Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation
    P.O. Box 411, Kentfield, CA 94914
    focfcharity.org / info@fogrally.com
    The Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) public charity
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  19. SFFerrari

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    Apologies. The formatting on the above post is awful. So ... here is the 2021 FOG Rally Announcements Communication as a PDF ...

    Please take look!
     

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  20. SFFerrari

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    Registration Now Open!
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    We are excited to announce the opening of Early Registration for the 10th anniversary 2021 FOG Rally, September 23 to 26, from Menlo Circus Club in Atherton to The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara. Don't miss this signature event of the Greater Bay Area Ferrari community as we come together to celebrate a decade of making a difference for kids!

    The 2021 FOG Rally begins with the Launch Party and fundraiser at the historic Menlo Circus Club in Atherton on Thursday night September 23. Departing the next morning, Friday September 24, the Rally leaves from the Menlo Circus Club on truly iconic roads, driving through some of the state's most beautiful scenery to our lunch stop in Paso Robles. After a relaxing vineyard lunch, the Rally then continues on to The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara for cocktails and dinner. With the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, Saturday September 25 is a day filled with driving fun, camaraderie, and a special dining experience. The Rally concludes on Sunday September 26 with a farewell breakfast.

    Register before May 31 and take advantage of our special pricing to save up to $500 off of the Regular Registration fee. As an extra incentive to register right now - and have peace of mind during these still uncertain times - you can cancel your registration for any reason before April 30 and receive a full refund.

    The 2021 FOG Rally is limited to only 50 Ferraris on a first-come, first-served registration basis. For more information and to register* please visit fogrally.com.

    (* Hotel accommodations are not included in your FOG Rally registration fee)

    RALLY HOTEL -
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    The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara is the destination hotel for the 2021 FOG Rally. Combining the appeal of proximity to the lovely coastal town of Santa Barbara and nearby wine regions with the beauty of its natural surroundings, this 78 acre full-service resort will provide for a truly special experience.

    We've set aside a room block with special pricing of $369 per night* for 2021 FOG Rally participants for Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25. And, a very limited number of rooms are also set aside for Sunday, September 26 at the same rate. You will receive information on how to make your room reservation after you register.

    *Plus taxes and a specially reduced resort fee, and an optional reduced overnight parking fee

    RALLY BENEFICIARIES-
    The 2021 FOG Rally celebrates a decade of making a difference for kids. In honor of this important milestone, the Rally jointly benefits:
    • Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area, providing us the opportunity to add to the hundreds of wishes for children with critical illnesses we've funded in the past six years.
    • FOCF Fund 21 for Kids, which we established this year to provide grants to local organizations directly helping kids in need, beginning with Bay Area Crisis Nursery and Larkin Street Youth Services.
    New this year, all registered Rally drivers and Sponsors are eligible to nominate a Bay Area non-profit organization or charity to receive a grant from the FOCF Fund 21 for Kids. Information on the grant criteria and the process for nomination will be provided directly to those who qualify.

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    Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation
    P.O. Box 411, Kentfield, CA 94914
    focfcharity.org / info@fogrally.com

    The Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) public charity
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  21. SFFerrari

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    UPDATE 04/08/21: UNPRECEDENTED! It's a sell out!

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    For the first time in it's ten year history, the 2021 FOG Rally is sold out ... and it happened in just 36 hours! Thank you for this outpouring of support.

    However due to this year’s special refund policy we will not officially close registration until April 30. Beginning May 1, those on the waitlist will be notified if there is registration space available for them.

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    There are still sponsorship opportunities available for the 2021 FOG Rally. Whether you are a returning sponsor or new sponsor, represent a large corporation or small business, or have a family foundation or charitable trust, your sponsorship will directly enable Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area to grant more wishes and the FOCF Fund 21 for Kids to provide grants for kid-focused community organizations. And with the Rally a sell-out, this means greater opportunity for sponsors for wider exposure and increased recognition. Please email us at info@fogrally.com to request a Sponsor Package or connect us with a potential sponsor.

    We are pleased to introduce you to these returning and new sponsors who have already made commitments for the 2021 FOG Rally. And we encourage you to learn more about each of them by clicking on the active links or reaching out directly to the named contact.
    We sincerely appreciate the support of these sponsors as we celebrate a decade of making a difference for children in need.

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    Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation
    P.O. Box 411, Kentfield, CA 94914
    focfcharity.org / info@fogrally.com

    The Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) public charity
     

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