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Bar Games Tue Apr 22 2008

Help Students Through Competitive Beer Drinking!

Does the combination of inebriation and philanthropy sound intriguing? The Hopscotch Network is providing Chicagoans with an opportunity to enjoy both at the First Annual Charity Beer Pong Tournament on Saturday, April 26th. Competition commences around 1 p.m. at Durkin's Tavern on Diversey and Halsted (see map). Winners of the 32 team, single elimination tournament will be lavishly rewarded with gift certificates, free travel, and other prizes. Even the losers will "win" with four hours of unlimited beer!

Where is the philanthropic aspect you might ask? Proceeds gained from $60 team entrance fees and $25 "all-you-can-drink" spectator admission will be donated to Urban Students Empowered. The program is dedicated to providing fellowships for highly motivated students in low-income Chicago Public Schools. Money raised at the Beer Pong Tournament will help facilitate mentoring, exam preparation, college visitations, and a new laptop for a Corliss High School student. In just two years, US Empowered has already increased the GPA of participating students from 2.95 to 3.41. More impressive is the 100% rate for both university acceptance and scholarship/financial aid.

Space is limited for participants, so register here or just attend for a few supportive drinks.

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