July 19, 2006
BAR WARS brings in bartenders from surrounding T.G.I.Friday's locations to compete and to see who can create the best drinks. 18 drinks are auctioned off at each event, with all proceeds going to local charities. Bartenders are judged on technique, crowd enthusiasm and creativity. Winners are awarded for Flare, Speed, and Overall Performance.
This year the Westlake Ohio T.G.I.F. designated Rise Above It as its charitable recipient of two BAR WARS events. Over $1,500 was raised from the events!!! The event brought in a number of new faces and names which we hope will continue. With more than 800 locations worldwide, T.G.I.Fridays is one of many supporters. We hope that with this exposure will spread the knowledge of Rise Above It and encourage involvement in the organization. The proceeds will be used to directly support cancer patients and their families as they continue to fight the devastating disease.
Special thanks to T.G.I.Fridays, Jackie Anderson and Madeline VanAlmen for selecting RAI as recipient.