Mark your calendars! Saturday, December 2nd is the date of the 7th Annual Twelve Days of Christmas Pub Crawl to Beneift the Pump Up The Kids Program run by 94.7 KZND.
Twelve downtown bars and businesses are participating on the evening of Saturday, December 2nd from 7 PM to 2 AM to provide a downtown circuit of events based on one of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Participating venues include:
A Patridge in A Pear Tree - Avenue Bar
2 Turtle Doves - Brown Bag Sandwich Co
3 French Hens - Bootlegger's
4 Calling Birds - Flattop Pizza & Pool
5 Golden Rings - Humpy's
6 Geese-A-Laying - Tequila 61
7 Swans-A-Swimming - Williwaw
8 Maids-A-Milking - Gaslight
9 Ladies Dancing - Mad Myrna's
10 Lords-A-Leaping - Pioneer Bar
11 Pipers Piping - McGinley's
12 Drummers Drumming - Bernie's
You can pick up pub crawl maps at any of the 12 participating bars. Maps have 12 empty stamp spots. Patrons must collect 12 stamps (1 from each venue) and turn in the filled out map at any of the 12 locations. Patrons that turn in completed Pub Crawl maps will be entered into a drawing to win TWO ROUND TRIP TICKETS on Alaska Airlines.
Each location will be hosting silent auctions, accepting cash donations, and collecting completed Pub Crawl maps. ALL PROCEEDS from the event go to benefit the Pump Up The Kids program.
Please join us dressed in your UGLY SWEATER and help make this a successful charity event in support of the “Pump Up The Kids” program, benefiting foster teens right here in Anchorage and The Valley!
This event is brought to you by: Collaborative Minds, Family Tree Presents, 94.7 KZND, Alaska Integrated Media, and Anchorage Night Out.
8th Annual Pump Up The Kids Christmas Program
Every year around the holidays you are more than likely asked “What would you like for Christmas?” unless you’re a teenager in the foster care system. These kids because of their age are often forgotten this time of year. The teenagers in the Foster Care system don’t expect gifts; in fact, they wouldn’t even know who to ask for one.
At Alaska Integrated Media we wanted to make a difference in these children’s lives. That’s why five years ago we established the Pump Up The Kids program. This program is a partnership between 94.7 KZND, The Center for Families, and The State of Alaska. Every year, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and the Anchorage Community we are able to provide hundreds of kids in foster care the holiday they deserve. We accomplish this by handing out wish lists to the kids via their social workers and allow them to ask for whatever they want. As you can imagine the requests cover a wide range of items. Some of our children want the same things as other kids. Others have been so deprived that the most basic, simple things make them happy. Once the lists are completed, they come back to KZND and we reach out to our listeners and the business community to join us by “adopting” these teens and filling their wish lists. The thought and gesture alone is often times the most prized gift a child in need could ask for.
The number of teens in need varies each year. In 2016, we filled over 300 wish lists and we are expecting to have even more this year. Our mission, with your support, is to ensure that every wish list is filled. You can help us to brighten the lives of teenagers across Alaska as we rally to “PUMP UP THE KIDS”!