For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
RENO, Nev.- The Reno Aces Baseball Club is pleased to announce the Freight House District as the venue for September's "Reno CAN'd Aid Blues & Brews Fest" to benefit Reno Rebuild & Reno Blues Society on Saturday, September 20.
Oskar Blues Brewery will be serving up Colorado's finest craft beer and five live Blues acts will perform, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The Rick Hammond Blues Band, semi-finalists at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis will perform, as well as Moon Gravy, among others.
The Oskar Blues CAN'd Aid Foundation is a nonprofit charity dedicated to giving back and making a difference in communities across the country. Formed as an immediate response to the devastating 2013 floods in Colorado, CAN'd Aid has distributed $650,000 to flood affected businesses and families, and continues to work directly with the Town of Lyons to help rebuild. In addition to flood recovery, the foundation funds grassroots grants in "Tunes" - music makes is better; "Treads & Trails" - we love bikes; "Love Yer Mama" - protect the planet and "Total CANarchy" - anything goes.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate and include a can of Oskar Blues beer with all proceeds going to charity. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here, or by visiting the following outlets: Prism Magic and Hippies Pipe & Incense in Sparks, Melting Pot and Recycled Records in Reno and The Bead Store in Carson City.
The evening will feature a 50/50 raffle as well as prizes from the Aces and Oskar Blue Brewery.
Single-game tickets for the rest of the 2014 regular season are on sale now. For more information, call (775) 334-7000. For up-to-date news and notes throughout the offseason, visit www.RenoAces.com, follow the club on Twitter (@aces) or like the team on Facebook.
About CAN'd Aid Foundation
The Oskar Blues CAN'd Aid Foundation (https://foundation.oskarblues.com) was formed as an immediate response to the massive flooding that devastated our hometowns of Lyons & Longmont, CO in September of 2013. To date, CAN'd Aid has donated $650,000 for flood recovery efforts and has raised over 1 Million dollars in total. Shaking things up in the world of non-profits, our public charity features funky, fractured, grassroots grants to fund worthy projects from coast to coast. Additional funds have been granted to help get kids on bikes; prevent child abuse; provide meals for those in need and to kick-start community recycling programs. By putting our own spin on what charitable giving looks like, we're able to stay nimble, respond quickly and stay true to our roots. Every dollar raised by the CAN'd Aid Foundation is matched by Oskar Blues Brewery - doubling the "do-goodery" and maximizing our reach.
About Reno Blues Society
The Reno Blues Society supports, promotes & educates blues music in the community with a mission "To increase awareness of the culture, history and diversity of Blues Music through education and participation in community events." The Reno Blues Society is a 501(c)3 organization and more information can be found by visiting: www.renoblues.org.
About The Reno Rebuild Project
Helping to rebuild Reno one nickel at a time! The Reno Rebuild Project was started by business partners and former classmates Michael Connolly, Chris Kahl, and Zachary Cage in 2012. The partners, who run several local Reno businesses, have committed to help donate, along with several other local businesses, to the Reno Rebuild Fund. This fund then helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch their own businesses.
The Rebuild loans are low-interest, shot-term loans with the proceeds going back into the fund to be re-loaned again and again. For more info on the Reno Rebuild Project, visit www.renorebuild.com.