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Drink Pink: Bar Crawl for Breast Cancer

Drink Pink: Bar Crawl for Breast Cancer

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­­Katie Shaffer
Special to The Hoya

As part of a leadership course, two students have created the Drink Pink Scavenger Hunt and Bar Crawl, which will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30th, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Caitlin Green (MSB ’14) and Katie Goodson (MSB ’14) developed the idea for Drink Pink in their course, taught by Professor Brooks Holtom. Their assignment was to design a project that benefitted the Georgetown community.

The Tombs worked with Goodson and Green to develop a scavenger hunt, where they would donate prizes and make pink drinks. They partnered with other local bars including Rhino, Old Glory, Mr. Smith’s, McFadden’s and El Centro to expand the evening and all money raised from the scavenger hunt will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

“Georgetown is the only university doing this in the area,” Goodson said. “I had originally reached out to my manager at The Tombs to create something and we developed the concept together.”

“We like to try to give back as much as we can as far as charities,” assistant general manager of Old Glory Jeremy Curtis said. “The owner of our company is on the board for the Children’s Hospital, so we don’t get a lot of opportunities to interact with other charities, and we just thought it was an easy way to help out.”

According to Curtis, Old Glory will be offering special prices on certain drinks for the event.


What exactly is Drink Pink?

Drink Pink will feature a scavenger hunt that starts and ends at The Tombs. Each team will be given a punch card, which will include a list of questions, activities and trivia. Participants will be asked to move from bar to bar in order to find answers and various items featured on the card. Anyone 21 and over is eligible to take part in this event.

“It’s teams of two,” Green said. “It ends up being $20 per person. We have an Eventbrite where people can sign up and also on the day of, anyone can just walk into Tombs and we can sign them up.”


What are the prizes?

The top three teams are eligible to win prizes contributed by the bars.

“Tombs has given us $150 in gift certificates, they gave us t-shirts, mugs, hats. Old Glory gave us t-shirts as well, and McFadden’s is working on putting together things for a prize package, so happy hours for each of the winners, some merchandise,” Green said. “I think Dixie is going to give us either gift cards or some kind of liquor. Rhino has not told us what they’re giving us but … I think they’re leaning towards some kind of gift certificate.”


Buy your tickets here or just show up at The Tombs tomorrow night to pay your admission fee and participate for a good cause!

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    RachelJan 19, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Would you be willing to email me the tasks/items you listed on your scavenger hunt?