The 2020 Pints for Parkinson’s Pints Passport features 32 businesses in Portland and Central Oregon that will participate in the $25 Pints Passport. Each Passport is good for 10 pints at any of the 32 locations. Proceeds from the sales of Pints Passports support BGF’s programs to improve the well-being of people dealing with Parkinson’s.
Back in 2008, former Portland Trail Blazer Brian Grant was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a few years prior to retiring from the NBA. In 2010, Grant continued his charity work when he established the Brian Grant Foundation in Portland that provides proven tools to improve the well-being of people with Parkinson’s.
The Pints for Parkinson’s kick off parties will be held on March 26, 2020 at Boneyard Pub in Bend and April 1, 2020 at Urban Studio in Portland. UPDATE: Pints for Parkinson’s kick off party on April 1 is now a wrap up party on June 10 at Urban Studio in Portland. Attendees of these events will be able to purchase their Pints Passports in advance while enjoying food, drinks and games. Tickets for the Portland event are available at www.briangrant.org/pintsforparkinsons/ and will include live music from the Greg Nestler Band. Best of all, 100% of ticket sales will support BGF’s programs. The event in Bend is open to the public, with $1 of every pint purchased that evening benefiting BGF.
“The incredible number of establishments participating in Pints for Parkinson’s shows the commitment of our business community to helping people with Parkinson’s live fulfilling lives,” said Katrina Kahl, executive director of BGF, in a press release. “Brian was known for his tenacity on the court and that determination is matched by the thousands of Oregonians that come out year after year to support him in his new journey as a Parkinson’s advocate.”
Pints Passports can be purchased at any of the participating locations or online throughout the month of April. Passports can be used starting on April 1, 2020 and ending two months later on May 31, 2020. Each passport entitles the purchaser to ten pints of beer at any of the locations listed on the passport (one pint per location). For more information about the program and the kick off parties and to purchase a passport online visit briangrant.org.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.