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At Pat Tillman’s favorite pub, we raise our glasses to him 42 days before Pat's Run at

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.


This year, Guinness pint glasses in honor of Pat will be sold exclusively at participating Pints for Pat fundraisers.

Each glass costs $10 and is etched with the #42 and a word that celebrates Pat’s legacy. The word for 2016 will be revealed at the kickoff Pints for Pat at Rula Bula on March 12, 2016 in Tempe, Arizona. 100% of the proceeds from the glass fundraiser will support the Tillman Scholars program.

Since 2004, the foundation has invested nearly $12 million in academic support, and named over 400 Tillman Scholars at 108 universities nationwide.


  • Tempe

    Bring your family and friends to Rúla Búla on Saturday, March 12th from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for great food, live music from Trevor Jones and the launch of the 2016 glass at the 9th Annual Pints for Pat, counting down the 42 days until Pat’s Run.

    Entry is free with no RSVP required and open to all ages. Participants can purchase a limited edition Guinness Pints for Pat souvenir pint glass and register for the 12th Annual Pat’s Run. We will also be auctioning off a game-issued Salute to Service ASU Football jersey at the event with all proceeds benefiting our Tillman Scholars.

    Pints for Pat is a family and community celebration in honor of Pat, so plan ahead for responsible travel to and from Rúla! Use the code TILLMAN16 when you order anUber. It’s good for a free first ride up to $20 and Uber will donate $5 back to our mission.

    Details on entry at Rula Bula.

  • Chicago

    The third annual Pints for Pat – Chicago will be held November, 2016. Stay tuned for more details!

  • Your City!

    Interested in hosting or sponsoring a Pints for Pat fundraiser in your community?

    Contact us to plan an event.

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Sponsors & Partners

Interested in hosting or sponsoring a Pints for Pat fundraiser in your community?
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