Beer Mile fundraiser brings in $1,000 for local veterans

2nd Beer Mile hosted by Green Bay VFW Post #2037. (WLUK/ Amber Luckett)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) --With warmer weather on Saturday, many might of been enjoying a cold beer, but imagine chugging four of them while doing a mile-long run.

Close to 50 people participated in a Beer Mile Fundraiser to help raise money for veterans in the Green Bay area.

"It is a one mile course and every quarter mile you get a beer along that and it's four total beers. All the money raised will go to VFW Post 2037 in Green Bay," said Galen Sherbon an organizer for the run.

Tristen Suhonen is also one of the organizers and he said the fundraiser was a great way to get veterans like himself out and connecting with the community.

"The VFW used to have liver fries and bingo and other things like that. So I was looking around and trying to find something unique for younger veterans," said Suhonen.

This was the second year the organization hosted the event and they partnered with Titletown Brewing Co. to make it all happen.

"They gave us a phone call about eight months ago and they said we are going to plan this run for veterans and it's going to be beer centered. Naturally we were like, yeah."

We are going to get on board," said Jeff Schermentzler a chef for Titletown Brewing Co. "You never want to have that go away and let them know that the community cares and it's really a fun event."

Saturday's Beer Mile brought it $1000 and the VFW said they plan to have two more runs before the end of 2018.


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