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Scotty Medlock painting of Pat Tillman at ASU.

6th Annual Pints for Pat

ptfsite_image_pintsforpatPints for Pat is the kick-off event counting down the 42 days to the 10th Annual Pat’s Run.

DATE: Saturday, March 15th
TIME: 2:00pm to 6:00pm
WHERE: Rúla Búla Irish Pub

THE TRADITION

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, he brought his own Imperial 20-oz Guinness pint glass to the pub engraved with his ASU football #42. He asked the bartender to keep the glass behind the bar where it was stored on the top shelf so it could easily be located when he stopped by for a pint.

Shortly after 9/11, Pat made the decision to leave behind his football career and join the Army Rangers. Prior to leaving, he came in for a pint and rather than take his #42 glass with him asked the bartender to keep it on the shelf because he would return again for a pint.

Pat’s pint glass remains on the shelf of Rúla Búla’s backbar today.

A FAMILY CELEBRATION

Bring your family and friends to Rúla Búla on Saturday, March 15th for great food and company at the 6th Annual Pints for Pat counting down the 42-days until Pat’s Run. Entry is free and every participant can purchase a 2014 Pints for Pat souvenir pint glass, the sixth glass in the series.

This year, 1,442 limited-edition Guinness pint glasses will be sold exclusively at Rúla Búla as well as a 4-pack Legacy Collection featuring glasses from prior years. Each glass costs $10 and is etched with the #42 and a word that celebrates Pat’s legacy. The word for 2014 will be revealed at the event. Please note: Glasses are only available at Rúla Búla on a first-come, first-served basis.

100% of the proceeds from the glass fundraiser will support the Tillman Military Scholars program. Since the Foundation’s inception, more than $9 million in educational support has been invested in individuals committed to a life of service both in and out of uniform, including more than $4.6 million awarded to 290 Tillman Military Scholars nationwide.

GETTING TO RULA BULA

Pints for Pat is a family and community celebration in honor of Pat. We encourage participants to plan ahead for travel to and from downtown Tempe. This year, we’re partnering with Uber, the mobile app that powers an on-demand car service, to offer first time riders $20 off their ride when they register using the promo code #PintsForPat. Uber will donate $5 to Pat Tillman Foundation for every participant that registers using the code.

For questions about Pints for Pat, please contact patsrun@pattillmanfoundation.org.