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Written by Sarah Arp   
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 11:46

Last year, the Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) & Great River Brewery teamed up to make the Owney Irish Red Ale to raise funds for CASI. Well, last year was such a hit we brewed it again! The reasoning behind this fundraiser is because since 2009, government funding to non-profit organizations that provide human services has been in steady decline, forcing these service organizations to change much of their funding strategies or face a reduction in their ability to provide critical services to their communities.  Competition amongst non-profits for the “donated” dollar is extreme:  How can an individual not-for profit make itself standout from the crowd to garner more support and exposure plus increase donor dollars?

That’s when CASI & Great River Brewery came up with the Owney and” brewed” the prefect fundraising plan. Owney, an old Irish name for “elderly” is on shelves now at retail locations throughout the Quad Cities.  Proceeds from the sale of Owney Irish Red Ale will be used by CASI to fund services for seniors in the Quad City community.  There a number of special events scheduled between February 19 & March 3 to help feature the beer:

Pre-Release Parties:

February 19, 6:00 p.m. O’Keefe's 1331 5th Ave Moline, IL

February 26, 7:00 p.m. Harrington’s 2321 Cumberland Square Bettendorf, IA

February 27, 8:00 p.m. Kavanaugh’s Hilltop 1228 30th St Rock Island, IL


Owney Tapping:

March 1, 1-5 p.m. Great River Brewery  332 E 2nd St. Davenport

Golden Keg is at 1:00 p.m. Food provided by Senior Star


Owney Dinner:

March 3, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Kelly’s Irish Pub & Grill  Davenport IA

$25.00 tickets: include corn beef, cabbage, roasted potatoes and two pints of Owney. Purchase tickets at CASI, Kelly’s or Great River Brewery.

*Proceeds will benefit CASI to help local seniors*


Stop in at any of these events to... Sit up, Take Notice & Raise your Pint to CASI!

Founded in 1973, CASI is a multi-service senior center providing a variety of social, educational, support and wellness programs and activities designed for adults over the age of 60 and their families/caregivers.

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