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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.


  • Tempe

    The 11th Annual Pints for Pat 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 March 2018. 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. Attendees will also be able to register for the 14th Annual Pat’s Run being held in April.  All proceeds support the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Scholar Program.
    Pints for Pat is a family and community celebration in honor of Pat, so plan ahead for responsible travel to and from Rula Bula.

    Details on entry at Rula Bula.

  • Boston

    From Tempe to Boston, Pints for Pat is now a family and community tradition in honor of Pat.  The Inaugural Pints for Pat – Boston was held on Saturday, March 11 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 featured light food, drinks, and a silent auction. Proceeds supported the Tillman Scholars Program which invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships, building a diverse community of leaders in the fields of medicine, business, law, technology, education and the arts.

  • Chicago

    The fourth annual Pints for Pat – Chicago will be held November, 2017. 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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