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2007 Ghent Winter Bar Tour Results

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That’s Astin and Braden above and because of the hard work of Scott and his compatriots in putting together the Ghent Bar Tour, they’ll be well on their way to getting their wishes fulfilled. “Ashtin wished for a “safe room” so he can stay up all night playing without his parents worrying and Braden wished to go see Sponge Bob Square Pants!” The tour itself was was held a few weeks ago was a tremendous success and while they had planned to raise a mere $8,000, they instead crushed that goal and nearly doubled it, raising a stunning $14,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern Virginia. I wanted to mention that Free Money Finance generously donated to the cause as well (checks were made out directly to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern Virginia, so if you all want to donate next time around you need not be concerned the funds will be used in any way other than for the kids).

It’s an amazing achievement and here are some thoughts from Scott himself:

By the numbers, the 2007 Ghent Winter Bar Tour on February 24th had 9 locations, 4 sponsors, 900 participants, 55 volunteers, and raised $14,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern Virginia! So many participants registered in the last 48 hours before the event that the registration booth ran out of shirts and had to take down names and addresses to deliver them later. Lines formed outside many of the bars during the peak hours and crowds remained heavy throughout the night. It is not too far-fetched to think that this was probably the best night of business ever for many of these establishments. Hundreds of photos were taken at the event and can be viewed at the following link.



Never missing a beat, planning for the 2007 Ghent Summer Bar Tour is already underway. The event will once again take place the late afternoon and evening of Saturday, July 28th in lively midtown Norfolk, VA.

Maybe you’ll come out July 28th?

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4 Responses to “2007 Ghent Winter Bar Tour Results”

  1. David says:

    Oh how I miss Ghent and Norfolk. I went to ODU back in the early 90′s and I understand that the area has gone through quite a few changes…including Waterside where I used to work part time.

    I hope to visit sometime this year or next to check out my old stomping grounds, seeing this brings back great memories, thanks Jim!

  2. FMF says:

    Thanks to you for bringing this up! What a great event. Count me in as a contributor next year too.

  3. Scott says:

    Jim (and FMF) thanks so much for your support of the event this time around. It was extremely successful. Your donations made the bus possible – something most participants really liked and we plan to do again at every event from here on out.

  4. mapgirl says:

    Summertime pub crawl sounds like a fun PF Blogger outing if only we didn’t have to run all the way down to Norfolk to do it…


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