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6th Annual Pints For Pat at Rúla Búla

February 26, 2014
Scotty Medlock painting of Pat Tillman at ASU.

Pints for Pat is the kick-off event counting down the 42 days to the 10th Annual Pat’s Run, the Foundation’s signature fundraiser to support Tillman Military Scholars who are carrying forward Pat’s legacy.

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6th ANNUAL PINTS FOR PAT – Rúla Búla

WHO: Pat Tillman Foundation, Rúla Búla Irish Pub and the Valley community.

WHAT: Pints for Pat, Pat’s Run Kick Off Party at Rúla Búla

The sixth annual Pints for Pat glass fundraiser collects funds and generates awareness in support of the Pat Tillman Foundation. Pints for Pat is the kick-off event counting down the 42 days to the 10th Annual Pat’s Run, the Foundation’s signature fundraiser to support Tillman Military Scholars who are carrying forward Pat’s legacy.

Stop by Rúla Búla beginning March 15th to purchase a 2014 Pints for Pat souvenir glass, the sixth glass in the series.  This year, 1,442 limited-edition Guinness pint glasses will be sold exclusively at Rula Bula as well as a 4-pack Legacy Collection featuring glasses from prior years.  Each glass is etched with the number 42 and a word that celebrates Pat’s legacy. The word for 2014 will be revealed at this event. Each glass costs $10 and 100% of the proceeds will support the Tillman Military Scholars program.  Please note: Glasses are only available at Rúla Búla on a first-come, first-served basis. 

WHEN:  Saturday, March 15th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

WHERE: Rúla Búla is located at 401 S. Mill Avenue in Tempe

For travel to and from Rúla Búla, Uber, the mobile app that powers an on-demand car service, will offer first time riders $20 off their ride when they register using the promo code #PintsForPat. In addition, Uber will donate $5 to Pat Tillman Foundation for every participant that registers using the promo code.

WHY:  To raise funds for 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. For more information, visit www.pattillmanfoundation.org.

HISTORY: Prior to joining the Army, Pat would often ride his bike to Rúla Búla 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.

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