Pints for Pat Goes Virtual
While COVID-19 may keep us from coming together physically to celebrate Pat Tillman, it can’t stop Pints for Pat 2020.
Between Nov. 2 and Nov. 13, Pat Tillman Foundation supporters will come together online to share a toast to Pat and the nearly 700 incredible Tillman Scholars who carry on his legacy and values through their scholarship, service beyond self, humble leadership and impact. Raise a glass of your favorite beverage, whether it’s a Guinness (Pat’s favorite) or an iced tea, whatever you like, and join us in this annual salute:
- Get your official Pints for Pat glassware We’re taking preorders for our restocked 2020 Pints for Pat pint glasses. Glasses will begin shipping on Nov. 18. You can also support our mission by making a tax-deductible gift.
- Record or take a picture of yourself raising a glass Make a toast to Pat, our Tillman Scholars or a remarkable veteran or military spouse in your life, who lead through action in their communities, exemplifying every day what it means to live with passion and serve beyond yourself.
- Through Nov. 13, post it on social media Post your video or photo to your social media accounts and use the hashtag #Pints4Pat. Be sure to tag our accounts—we’ll be resharing toasts and tributes on our own social media and would love to include yours!
Questions? Contact us at [email protected].
The Pints for Pat Tradition
Before enlisting in the Army, Pat would often ride his bike to the Rula Bula Irish Pub in Tempe, sit in the dining area and study his Cardinals playbook over a pint of Guinness.
On a particular visit, Pat brought his drinking glass an Imperial 20-oz Guinness glass with his ASU #42 engraved on it. He asked the bartender to keep his glass on the top shelf behind the bar to use on his next visit to the pub.
Shortly after 9/11, Pat gave up a new NFL contract to become an Army Ranger. During his last visit to Rula Bula, Pat left his glass in its rightful place behind the bar with a promise to return. Even after Pat’s death, his pint glass remains on the shelf of Rula Bula’s back bar.
Pat’s story and enthusiasm for life brings together communities from across the country to raise a pint in his honor.