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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 2015 will be revealed at the kickoff Pints for Pat at Rula Bula on March 14, 2015 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 14th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for great food and company at the 7th Annual Pints for Pat, counting down the 42 days until Pat’s Run. Entry is free and participants can purchase a limited edition Guinness Pints for Pat souvenir pint glass, the seventh glass in the series.

    Details on entry at Rula Bula.

  • Chicago

    Bring your family and friends to Fado Irish Pub on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:00pm for great food and company to celebrate Veterans Week. The night will feature light Irish fare, drinks, a premier raffle, silent auction and custom-engraved Guinness glasses for all participants. Entry is limited to the first 200 guests!

    Reserve your tickets at Fado.

  • 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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