Walk MS 2010 in Lawrence

Well, the time has come for our awesome Sandbar team to take to the sidewalks in West Lawrence and walk for MS.

The annual Walk MS, a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is tomorrow. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Sunflower Elementary School and the Walk begins at 10. I haven't been able to find any information about how long the Walk is- it could be a mile, or we could be walking all day.

Our team is currently in second place among Lawrence teams with $2033 raised! We set a lofty goal of $5000, so we fell short of that- but it sounds like some of our walkers still have cash & check donations that haven't been included in our total.

The first place team is the Old West Lawrence Walkers, and holy cow! They have raised $8470 as of right now! That's truly amazing and we concede there's no way we'll overtake them.

Funny enough, there's also a Team Margaritaville in the Lawrence Walk! It's not us, but we love their name! And some of our other Sandbar friends are on Team Droopy.

Come out tomorrow to Sunflower Elementary and support our team. We'll be the ones in the bright orange Sandbar shirts. And, it's not too late to donate if you're so inclined. Head over to our Team Page and make a donation online, or contact one of our team members. 

After the Walk, we'll be celebrating with an after-party at the Sandbar. Join us, or check it out on the webcam!

Join us at the SAFE Fundraiser

On Sunday, August 30th, our friends down the block at the Barrel House are hosting a charity event for public safety officers.

All cover charges and additional proceeds/donations will be donated to SAFE, the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund. This organization provides financial support to families of police and firefighter personnel who are killed in the line of duty in Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri.

The doors open at 7 pm tomorrow night, and the dueling pianos start at 8 pm.

The fourth annual Spurling Scramble golf tournament was held last Thursday, also to benefit this organization. The Sandbar partnered with the Kansas Licensed Beverage Association (KLBA) to sponsor a hole at the tournament.

Dave spent the day hanging out at the Sandbar's hole, passing out special shots to the golfers. Unfortunately, he forgot to charge the camera batteries the night before, so I don't have any pictures to share. I can tell you, though, that doorboy Andrew's adidas-sponsored golf team won the tournament! We've given him some crap for defecting from the Sandbar's team, which came in second.

If you don't have plans tomorrow night, please join us at the Barrel House for this fun event, and help raise some money for SAFE.