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The year is 2015, the setting is Fifth Street within the Oregon District, the color is… Blue?  Wait, what?  Why blue?

Well, if you were fortunate enough to be one of the 125 people to take part in the First Annual Boas and Bow ties Pub Crawl, you would know that Blue is the color for all T1Ds (Type 1 Diabetes).

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Samantha Redden pumping up the crowd at Warped Wing

The idea came from Samantha Redden, who within the past month has taken on her new role as the Dayton Development Coordinator at JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) of Southwest Ohio.  “I wanted to bring awareness about T1D to the Dayton community” Redden said.  “Being a T1D myself I have had many experiences, both good and bad, but everyday is a new opportunity.  With the Pub Crawl we are able to bust some common misconceptions about T1D and educate many while celebrating and bolstering many of our local Dayton watering holes.”  (As a side note, Sam has given birth to her first child.)

Thanks to our friends at Warped Wing Brewery, the Boas and Bow Ties Pub Crawl or #BBTPubCrawl will kick off in their main brewery hall.  “We are so happy to be kicking off our pub crawl at Warped Wing for the second year in a row.  They are extremely welcoming and help accommodate our large group” said Redden.  The #BBTPubCrawl has educational games, fun raffle prizes, as well as the “Best in Blue” contest.

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Brian West of Park-N-Go knew this was an event not to miss!

What is the “Best in Blue” contest?  Well as mentioned before, blue is the color for T1D.  We encourage all participants to dress up in their most crazy and whacky blue clothing.  Check out some of the pictures from last year on the Facebook page: Boas & Bow Ties Pub Crawl.  The Oregon District is literally a sea of blue!

So what do you get with a ticket?  Pre-sale tickets are $20, or if you are like me and wait until the last minute, you will need to pony up an additional $5 at the door for a total of $25.  The event is on August 6th starting at 4:30 p.m.

Your ticket includes:

  • Boa or Bow Tie (choice is up to you)
  • Complimentary first beer at Warped Wing
  • Lanyard with Timeline and locations of each stop
  • 5 free raffle tickets
  • Drink discounts and specials at other Pub Crawl Locations

Looking to get ahead of the game, CLICK HERE to buy your tickets today.  Are you interested in helping out with the Pub Crawl next year?  Feel free to contact Samantha Redden via email at sredden@jdrf.org

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Friendships are born at the #BBTPubCrawl seen here (Left to Right) Pam & Dan Miller meet with Raise Your Brush Owner Andy Carter


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