On Saturday, April 6, in Wrigleyville, TBOX Bar Crawls is presenting a new, 100% Benefit Event for FIRST RESPONDERS! Our First Responders Benefit Bar Crawl will have 100% of Ticket Revenues going toward these charities:
All participants will be supporting a great cause, and will receive a souvenir t-shirt and drink specials throughout the day! More Details will be added soon as the date approaches!
About The Event:
Chicago First Responders Charities to Benefit from Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville
CHICAGO (March 8, 2019) The longest running pub crawl company in Chicago, TBOX, is hosting a benefit on Saturday, April 6 for three Chicago charities that raise funds to assist first responders. The First In Foundation, Ignite the Spirit and Brotherhood for the Fallen will split 100% of the proceeds of the ticket sales.
“We are proud to be able to do this for our city’s first responders. Police, firefighters and EMTs put their lives on the line everyday for us. This is the least we can do to show them we care,” said Chris Festa, owner of TBOX Bar Crawls©.
The public is invited to toast Chicago’s heroes as they visit some of Wrigleyville’s favorite establishments. Surprise celebrity guests will be in attendance. Drink specials and food will be featured along the way. T-shirts and other swag will be given out. General admission is $20 each, four or more tickets are $13.50 each and first responders are $9.11. Tickets available at www.tbox.org/first.
About the 501c3 charities:
First In Foundation:
The First In Foundation (FIF) is expanding its focus to assist first responders who struggle with anxiety, depression and PTSD due to their overwhelming stress experienced as a firefighter, police officer or EMT.
The FIF is offering a music therapy program to help combat this issue. Findings suggest that music therapy is effective in reducing depression symptoms and improving health-related quality of life. Partnering with musicians, instrument companies and retailers, music studios and concert venues, FIF will provide instruments, lessons and rehearsal time for all first responders looking to finding peace through music. This program will increase camaraderie throughout the officers, firefighters and EMTs. They will have a creative and healthy outlet to manage their stress and not feel alone. All genres of music will be included.
Ignite the Spirit:
Ignite the Spirit is a charity that has been around since 2003 and has helped over 500 families in need. Ignite the Spirit has donated over a million dollars to ease the hardship of Chicago Fire Department families. We understand what it means to give back to the less fortunate, and to be there for a person in his or her darkest moments. It is never good to see strong, brave people who protect and help the public every day in such despair, often with nowhere to turn. In all that we do for others, we not only respect each other’s privacy, we also respect each other’s pride.
That is why Ignite the Spirit takes great pride in being able to make a difference in the lives of people when called upon. Whether it is delivering toys to sick kids in the hospital at Christmas, or riding a bicycle 1000 miles to help raise money for pediatric cancer research, Ignite the Spirit has proven it wants to make a difference.
Brotherhood for the Fallen:
The Brotherhood for the Fallen is a non-profit organization that honorably supports the families and communities of fallen officers across the United States. Since these brave heroes have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, our mission is to provide support to their families, departments, and communities.
Nationally recognized as a 501(c) (3) organization, BFTF Chicago is comprised of Chicago Police Officers that physically and financially demonstrate support to Officers that have been murdered in the line of duty, across the United States of America.
WHEN & WHERE
The Full Bar Route & Schedule will be published immediately before the event and given to all participants. Event will begin at Murphy’s Bleachers and will include (but not be limited to) the following bars: Murphy’s Bleachers, Rizzo’s, Brickhouse, G-Man, Full Shilling, and Bernie’s.
- Register online via Eventbrite. You will also be able to buy tickets day-of-event for cash. 100% of Ticket Proceeds will go to Benefit the Charities!
- On Saturday, 4/6, come to Murphy’s Bleachers with your Eventbrite Receipt. The Festa / TBOX Team will check you in, and you will get the following: Participation Wristband, Event T-Shirt, and Chicago Flag Drawstring Gym Bag. You’ll also get a copy of the event schedule to follow!
DRINK & FOOD SPECIALS AT VENUES
All Drink & Food Specials will be listed here in advance of the event. Each Bar will have Mixed Drink Specials and Beer Specials from our Sponsors BUD LIGHT and GOOSE ISLAND!
100% of the Ticket Revenues from this event will go to the First Responder Charities. All production expenses are being donated by TBOX Bar Crawls. We have donated over $283,000 to local charities since 2009, and we’re thrilled to be able to contribute and give back to the Chicago area and Lakeview Community that we call home! We donate a percentage of all our annual event proceeds to charity, and will be making another series of large donations this fall and winter in coordination with the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. For more information on our charitable contributions, please click here!