Oskar Blues Refunds Burning CAN Fest Tickets & Rallies Support for CAN’d Aid
You may have heard that Oskar Blues Brewery refunded all ticket purchases to our second annual Burning CAN Music, Beer & Sports Fest at REEB Ranch in North Carolina this past weekend. We learned that some of the breweries would not be allowed to showcase their canned craft brews at the beer festival due to some permit issues. Many of these breweries traveled a long way with their teams to support our nonprofit beneficiary the CAN’d Aid Foundation. The show had to and did go on as a private party thrown for our craft beer-loving friends, but the ticket refund means that CAN’d Aid did not receive the much anticipated donations to support their amazing work.
Upon hearing that their hard-earned cash would be refunded, many asked how they could contribute. Some turned around and donated their refunds on the spot. It was awesomely heart-warming.
If you too would like to support the work of the CAN’d Aid Foundation–the organization slated to benefit from the proceeds of Burning CAN, you can DONATE HERE.
We have set a lofty goal of raising $100,000 for our friends at CAN’d Aid and hope you will join us in our efforts to give back and do a lil’ good.
Oskar Blues Brewery’s non-profit arm, the CAN’d Aid Foundation, supports initiatives across the country, but focuses much of its do-goodery on the brewery’s home communities of North Carolina and ColoRADo.
This past week, CAN’d Aid was busy offering:
- The first ever CAN’d Aid Camps for Kids, which provided local WNC children with a free opportunity to participate in a Mountain Biking 101 clinic led by professional downhiller Neko Mulally, African drumming and upcycled art projects.
- The Crush it Crusade, our national recycling program worked with Mountain True and recycled more than 20,000 cans at Burning CAN.
- Crush, CAN’d Aid’s 12-foot- tall Crush-it Crusader created from scrap metal and upcycled bicycle parts by Colorado artist Amanda Willshire (Awd aRT) filled his belly with crushed cans and helped spread awareness of the importance of recycling at the fest.
Donations made will support CAN’d Aid’s current program areas: Towns, Treads + Trails, Tunes, Love Yur Mama and Total CANarchy. In addition, CAN’d Aid will cut a check to our North Carolina partners Mountain True, who provided volunteers, fresh water for attendees and managed “Crush it Crusade” recycling efforts for the festival. Mountain True works hard to protect and preserve Western North Carolina’s natural systems–air, land, water, and native plants and animals.
Cheers and thanks!