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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Flying Saucer Holds Successful Pints for Prostates Event

The first special event in the Pints for Prostates awareness campaign was held on Tuesday evening at The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Charlotte, N.C.

There was a good crowd on hand, including members of the Charlotte Beer Club. Donations by Carolina Beer of a kegerator, Widmer Brothers Brewing of a golf bag, pub signs from Dogfish Head Brewery and Highland Brewing, along with several gift baskets of beer items and gift certificates from Toppers Pizza and The Flying Saucer for a raffle, plus donations from patrons, helped raise more than $1,600 to back the efforts of Us TOO International as it works to support, educate and advocate for men with prostate cancer and their families.

A special thanks goes out to Daniel Parks, Jason Causey and the entire staff at The Flying Saucer for helping to organize the event and sell raffle tickets. They really went out of their way to make it a big night for Pints for Prostates.

Garrett Harkey was the grand prize winner, taking home the Danby kegerator donated by Carolina Beer. True to form upon having his winning ticket verified, Harkey said "I've never won anything in my life."

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