World of Beer Pensacola (WOB) is offering patrons a reason to party with a purpose. On Jan. 18, WOB will host a fundraiser for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013. The family-friendly event will feature a Filipino cookout and live music provided by several bands scheduled to play during the event. Children can enjoy face painting and a bounce house.
St. Ann Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze is WOB Pensacola’s partner in the event, and will wire proceeds from the event directly to local churches in the Philippines. All of the proceeds from the cookout and sale of San Miguel beer will be donated to cause, as well as 25 percent of sales from draft beer purchases.
Stacy LaFon, wife of WOB co-founder Matt LaFon, was born and lived in the Philippines for 10 years; she and her mother plan to travel on their own dime to the Philippines to witness the use of the money raised on the ground.
Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was the strongest storm to ever make landfall. As of December, the Government of the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that 16 million people were affected and over 6,100 people lost their lives as a result of the typhoon.
So if you’re able, head down to WOB to eat, drink and mingle for a worthy cause, likely the best reason anyone’s had to run up a bar tab in quite a while.
WHAT: Typhoon Haiyan Benefit Event at World of Beer
WHEN: 2–7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18
WHERE: World of Beer, 200 S. Palafox
COST: No cover, Filipino Cookout is $5 a plate