When it comes to the annual Crawl Around Downtown, it doesn't matter if you're a drinker or teetotaler, since young and old alike are invited. Event coordinator Andrea Courtney explained it's a nontraditional pub crawl, meaning families are both welcomed and encouraged to attend.
For $40, participants who register ahead of time will receive a Boise Crawl T-shirt, downtown map, and eight drink tickets. Half of that $40 is tax deductible as a charitable donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the drink tickets can be used for either beer or nonalcoholic beverages.
Eight establishments are slated to participate, including Piper Pub & Grill, Solid, The Front Door, Taphouse and Ha' Penny Pub, among others. Registrants will receive one drink ticket good at each location, where they'll receive a 6 oz. taster of beer or other nonalcoholic concoction. Each pub will also have a menu of select food items, and each order will result in an additional donation to the CFF.
If you miss out on pre-registration, you can still participate in the fundraising. Visit the website to see which pubs are participating, then hit your favorite spot and order from the selected menu.
It's a golden opportunity to relish a leisurely Saturday afternoon, while simultaneously funding vital research into the treatment of a deadly disease.