PINTS FOR WORLD PEACE
KNOXVILLE, TN - AUGUST 18, 2018 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)
What if drinking a beer and singing karaoke could contribute to world peace? On Sept. 15, Knoxvillians are invited to Pints for Peace: The Inaugural Beer Ball, a benefit for Ulster Project of East Tennessee. The benefit, which will be held at Fanatic Brewery from 6-10 pm, will support the Ulster Project’s efforts to bring 16 Northern Irish teenagers to the United States for four weeks, where they have the opportunity to live and serve with American teenagers from a variety of different religions.
Ulster Project of East Tennessee invites everyone to join us for "PINTS FOR PEACE," the Inaugural Beer Ball at Fanatic Brewery, 2735 North Central Street, on September 15th from 6-10 pm. Tickets may be purchased at the door, via the link on our Facebook page, or through Eventbrite. The Beer Ball provides funds to support the efforts of Ulster Project of East Tennessee.
Admission is $10 for over 21, and $5 for younger guests and designated drivers. Every attendee 21+ who uses Lyft or Uber receives a free beer ticket.
The Beer Ball will begin at 6 pm. Beer and food items will be available for purchase. Music, games, and karaoke will also be part of the fun!
“My family has hosted teens for this project for 5 years, and I’ve seen firsthand how meaningful the experience is for everyone involved,” said Stephanie Richter, president of the Ulster Project. “This fundraiser will help us continue and expand this necessary work. Participation in the Ulster Project truly helps you feel like you are contributing to world peace.”
About Ulster Project
The idea behind the Ulster Project is simple: expose Catholic and Protestant Northern Irish teenagers to an American lifestyle that accepts cultural and religious differences, in hopes that the teens can help end the polarization that feeds political conflict and violence at home. Each teen is matched with an American host family, and the entire group of Northern Irish and American teens meet regularly to work on service projects and other peace-building activities. The project was founded in 1975 and has chapters all over the United States.
As one teen participant put it, “Over here it doesn’t really take into consideration what religion or where you’re from or what you grew up believing, it’s all about making friends.”
For more information, please visit our Facebook Page Ulster Project of East Tennessee or our webpage https://ulsterprojecteasttennessee.weebly.com/
President, Ulster Project of East Tennessee