The weather held up, Carlton J. Smith made everyone shake their booties, and lots walked away with fabulous prizes (the Crocs had their own cheerleading team). All in all, it was an incredibly successful Fourth of July celebration!
PLUS, we raised 15000RMB for charity. 12 teams competed in the charity chug off, drinking for the Rotary Club, Red Cross for Sichuan Earthquake Relief, Bo Ai Kids, BEAN, The Library Project, Chi Heng Foundation, Compassion for Migrant Children, Hands On Chengdu, and Roots & Shoots.
Funnily enough, the winning team actually hadn’t thought of a charity to support before they entered. We guess they were just looking for an opportunity to down beers. If you’re a charity interested in being supported, we ask that you make your case with them: 土豆 ~ Super Potato. Up for grabs is the winning pot and half the raffle sales (roughly 10,000RMB in total). The other half the raffle sales will be split amongst the rest of the charities.
Thanks to Boxing Cat Brewery for playing host and filling us up with delicious food and beer, thanks to all the sponsors for their generous donations, and most of all, thanks to everyone who came and turned this into an awesome, rockin’ Fourth of July.
Photos by Andrew K. Jordan