734101_405754949499483_1012692830_nThe seventh annual Cowbell Pub Crawl is back Saturday, April 9th, to benefit Camp Casey, a 501(c)(3) non-profit horseback riding program for children with cancer, sickle cell, and aplastic anemia, and their families located in Michigan. The crawl makes it way through some of Ferndale’s best spots, including The Loving Touch, M-Brew, and Como’s to name a few.

The Cowbell Pub Crawl continues to grow with over 200 people attending last year. It kicks off at 5:30pm at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, where pre-registered and walk-up guests can enjoy free appetizers as they wait for the rest of their posse.

“This event was started seven years ago as a fundraiser for Camp Casey,” commented Executive Director and Founder, Molly Reeser. “The fact that attendance keeps growing is encouraging. I’m proud to say that 100% of the proceeds will benefit Camp Casey and bring smiles to lots of little cowboys and cowgirls this summer!”

After getting your posse together, crawl goers then mosey on over to M-Brew, Bosco’s, Dino’s, Sneaker’s, by foot, and wrap-up at Como’s, a Ferndale staple since 1961.

“We are happy to offer exclusive pizza and drink specials for the seventh year,” said Como’s owner George Grego, “its great to be part of an event that makes a difference in the lives of local children with cancer.”

Tickets are $25 for crawlers, and $10 for designated drivers, and the event welcomes everyone 21 and over. The ticket price includes admission, a complimentary souvenir stein to fill up at each stop, and exclusive food and drink offers designated by the establishments. So get your yee-haw on and get registered today at the Camp Casey website! There is no dress code, but crawlers are encouraged to wear their best western gear.

IMG_1155For more information on Camp Casey, how you can get involved or to nominate a family for one of Camp Casey’s free services, visit www.camp-casey.org and “like” the grassroots nonprofit on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/campcasey. Check out our article on helping Camp Casey expand west to Grand Rapids as well!

Camp Casey a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2004, offers three unique programs to children with cancer and their families. Cowboy Camp Outs provide overnight mini-vacations at dude ranches in Michigan; Horsey House Calls surprise children at their doorstep with a horse for the day; Outlaw Outings provide family-oriented activities, like attending professional sports games, without the expense or hassle of planning. All of Camp Casey’s programs are free for families facing a pediatric cancer, sickle cell disease and/or aplastic anemia diagnosis.