It appears that a pretty ingenious group of folks in the Windy City have combined two of my favorite things: pub crawls and Snuggies. On Saturday April 18th, the nearly 21oo people who have signed up (so far!) through SnuggiePubCrawl.com will trek across Chicago in their sleeved blankets to multiple bars, each with live entertainment and drink specials. And the best part is, if you pass out at the final stop, at least you’ll be warm and comfortable!
But get this, the event has grown so large that the date has been changed from March 21st to allow for additional time for guests to acquire their Snuggies and for the bars to prepare for the group’s volume. It’s not all fun and games, however. It appears that the event’s organizers are doing some good with all the proceeds, too. According to the website,
The SnuggiePubCrawl.com team is donating proceeds from the event to the AC-Orphanage in Arusha, Tanzania. AC-Orphanage rescues orphans from the streets of Tanzania whose parents have been victims of HIV and TB. Your donations will go directly to providing food, clean water, clothing and schooling for these children.
The group is also hoping to build on the success of the first Chicago stop and is already planning Snuggie Pub Crawls in other major cities, including Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Fransisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. As the SPC team explains,
Even though it’s just a blanket with sleeves, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy a winter evening spent drinking with friends and the Snuggie.
Amen. Anyone in Portland want to create our own version? I’m game!