Tuesday, August 16, 2011

First Annual Hazel Park Pub Crawl Friday Aug 26

For Immediate Release August 16, 2011

Contact: Craig Covey 248-721-6434 or Shelley O’Brien 810-955-4080

First Annual Hazel Park Pub Crawl Fri. Aug. 26th
Event to Visit 10 Venues, Raise $ for Hazel Park Promise

(Hazel Park) Hazel Park will hold its first charity pub crawl on Friday August 26 visiting all ten of the pubs and bars in this small southeast Oakland County city. Modeled after popular and successful pub crawls in Royal Oak and Ferndale, the event is expected to raise thousands of dollars for the Hazel Park Promise, a new program that will enable that city’s high school graduates the chance to attend college or trade school after graduation.
For a fee of $10, which is tax-deductible, crawlers will register at the Hazel Park City Hall at John R and Nine Mile Road and then proceed in groups to the ten venues, beginning at 7 pm Friday August 26, 2011. A limited number of seats will be available on small buses and vans, and crawlers may also use non-drinking designated drivers, bicycles, and even walk to the clubs and restaurants. The event is designed to promote these businesses in the city, generate camaraderie, and enjoy the last weeks of summer as well as support the important local charity.
Top sponsors include Neighborhood Enrichment; a non-profit created by local Councilwoman Jan Parisi and her family, as well as Derby’s Sports Café. Additional sponsors include Pizza Connection, Joey’s Jewelry, BDT Tobacco & Smoke Shop, Councilwoman Jan Parisi, Attorney Howard Shifman, Councilman Andy LeCureaux, and Phillip LaForme. Venues on the crawl include Eddie’s, Starting Gate, Kozy Lounge, Derby’s, Max Duggan’s, End of the Park, Hazel Park Eagles, House of Shamrocks, Loui’s, and the Hazel Park Race Track.
Mayor Jack Lloyd will help lead off the crawl, and Congressman Sander Levin is expected to visit the first venue to welcome the crawlers. 100% of all proceeds are being donated to the Hazel Park Promise.
Event founder and Co-Chair Craig Covey, who is also the area’s County Commissioner, said “This is a fun way to support local businesses and charities as well as get out and meet new friends and neighbors.” I’m proud of this hard-working community and their energy in making this new event a success,” he added.
More information can be gleaned from the website:
Facebook: Hazel Park Pub Crawl


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