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Pints for Pat


Prior to joining the Army, Pat would often ride his bike to Rúla Búla in Tempe during the day, sit in the dining room to relax and study his Cardinals playbook over a pint of Guinness.

One day, Pat showed up to Rúla Búla with his own drinking vessel: an Imperial 20-oz. Guinness pint glass engraved with his ASU football #42. He asked the bartender to keep the glass on the top shelf behind the bar so it could easily be located whenever he stopped by.

Shortly after 9/11, Pat made the decision to leave behind his football career and join the Army Rangers. After his last visit to Rúla Búla, he left his #42 glass with the bartender, along with a promise to return. Pat’s pint glass remains on the shelf of Rúla Búla’s back bar today.


  • Chicago

    The 4th Annual Pints for Pat: Chicago was held on Thursday, November 16, at Paddy O’Fegan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. The night featured light food, drinks, tastings, bagpipes, karaoke, and a silent auction.

    Check back soon for more info about the 5th Annual Pints for Pat: Chicago.

  • Seattle

    The inaugural Pints For Pat: Seattle was held on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant in honor of the Tillman Scholars who carry on Pat’s legacy of leadership and service.

    For more information about the 2nd Annual Pints for Pat: Seattle, check back soon.

  • Boston

    The Second Annual Pints for Pat: Boston will be held on Thursday, March 8, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Hennessy’s of Boston (25 Union St, Boston, MA 02108) in honor of the Tillman Scholars who carry on Pat’s legacy of leadership and service. The night will feature light food, drinks, bagpipes, and a silent auction. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with Tillman Scholars, staff, and other supporters of the Pat Tillman Foundation community. 

    Tickets for the event are $42 online and $50 at the door and include: 2018 Pints for Pat Souvenir Pint Glass (available for the first 120 registered attendees), access to silent auction, and light Irish/American Fare. 

    Capacity at Hennessy’s is limited so order your tickets soon!

  • Tempe

    The 11th Annual Pints for Pat: Tempe glass launch and charity auction, sponsored by the Pat Tillman Foundation, Rula Bula, Guinness, and Crescent Crown Distributing will be held at Rúla Búla in on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. Plan to bring your family and friends for great food, live music and the launch of the 2018 glass! As is tradition, this event counts down the 42 remaining days until Pat’s Run. Entry is free with no RSVP required and open to all ages. With a donation of $10 to the Pat Tillman Foundation, you will receive limited edition 2018 Guinness Pints for Pat souvenir pint glass. Learn more.

  • Washington, D.C.

    The Inaugural Pints for Pat: Washington, D.C. will be held in 2018 in honor of the Tillman Scholars who carry on Pat’s legacy of leadership and service! Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with staff, board members, Tillman Scholars, and other friends of the Tillman Community. Stay tuned for more details!

For information on hosting a Pints for Pat event in your city, contact Development Manager Ethan Armstrong.

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