“Pint Night” at Peace Surplus raises $1,300 for Grand Canyon Youth
Local outdoor retailer Peace Surplus, in conjunction with outdoor travel website RootsRated.com, held its first annual “Pint Night” event raising $1,300 for local non-profit Grand Canyon Youth on Thursday, July 9.
An estimated crowd of over 150 guests packed the downtown outdoor retailer to enjoy pints of craft beer provided by local breweries Flagstaff Brewing Company and Wanderlust Brewing Company. Outdoor enthusiasts, guides, local business people and travelers passing through Flagstaff on vacation were able to purchase Klean Kanteen stainless steel pint glasses provided by RootsRated and filled with their choice of beer for $5.
Live acoustic music was performed by Ry Glover, Associate Editor of RootsRated, for all to enjoy while wetting their whistles. Outdoor apparel and camping gear were given away to random winners throughout the evening, compliments of Peace Surplus.
All of the cash proceeds from the tastings were presented to Emma Wharton, Executive Director of Grand Canyon Youth, on July 10. GCY provides youth (ages 11–19) an experiential education along the rivers and canyons of the Southwest in an effort to promote personal growth, environmental awareness, community involvement, and teamwork among people of diverse backgrounds.