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AlphaBar A is for Abbey Tavern

The Original ALPHAbar of San Francisco
...since 2007
As seen in the SF Weekly!!

http://www.facebook.com/alphabarsf

WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY!!!!! Wednesday, January 9th, ALPHAbar is BACK!. We're at Abbey Tavern to start the year off right, and you had better get ready for a royal charity smackdown like you've NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!! Hulk Hogan is dead. The Gravedigger's car is in the junkyard, and the Ultimate Warrior has Ultimate DIABETES! But we are bringing you two of the most hardcore, givingest charities ever to face off in a cage match bar battle to determine the winner of ALPHAbar Smackdown 2012.

That's right, folks. If you liked Andre the Giant and if you thought BIGFOOT was good at crushing cars, you won't believe what we have in store for you. Two charities. One sponsorship. You decide the winner. It's the RUMBLE IN THE CHARITY JUNGLE. OR THE CHARITY BRAWL IN THE URBAN SPRAWL!!!

Let me introduce our contestants:

If you have spent any time on the hard streets of Nanyuki, Kenya, you probably know the ultimate grassroots childhood education non-profit: THE SIMAMA PROJECT!!! From crushing glue sniffing addictions to destroying a lack of free public education by sponsoring street children and sending them to school for the first time, The Simama Project is a grassroots organization that uses money to directly sponsor street children in Nanyuki who show promise and are willing and eager to attend boarding schools. Founded by Marin native Matt Orcutt, who spends half of his year working on the streets of Nanyuki and with boarding schools in Kenya, this is one charity where you can donate money and see direct results. No Sally Struthers bullshit, this is the real deal. And of the 21 kids that Matt has helped get off the streets and into school, almost every one of of them is ranked at the top 3 of their classes, and will likely get a full scholarship to high schools and colleges in Kenya or the US. If there is a more ULTIMATE way to have a direct influence on the lives of disadvantaged children and make a difference in their communities, you should... probably... donate to them too, I guess. For more about the Simama Project, visit http://intheshadowofmtkenya.blogspot.com/


But if you thought that the Simama Project was the one and only ULTIMATE CHARITY WARRIOR, you haven't heard of our second charity, The SOLD Project. If you like kids and hate prostitution, this is the charity for you! Based in Bangkok, Thailand, the SOLD Project fights sexual exploitation of Thai children through sponsorships, education, and mentoring. With a mission to keep poor children in Thailand from falling victim to the thriving and despicable sex industry, the SOLD Project is A GIANT at saving lives and fighting sex exploitation in Thailand, and is indirectly fighting international human trafficking everywhere. Do you hate pedophiles? BOOM! The SOLD project is the charity for you. So unless your name is Jerry and your last name rhymes with Van Musky, come stop by and help the fight against child exploitation. And if that IS your name, get ready for a ROYAL CHARITY BEATDOWN LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!! For more on The SOLD Project, visit http://thesoldproject.com/
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That's right folks: two charities, both directly helping children and breaking the poverty cycle in disadvantaged areas. The charities will have tables set up at the bar with donation receptacles. Your dollars decide who ALPHAbar will be sponsoring for the year. A difficult decision ALPHAbarians, but the good news is you win either way.

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  • Jeremiah B.

    Thanks to everyone who came out last night!
    If you didn't get a chance to check out the charities you can check them out below.
    The Photo's are up as well!

    http://intheshadowofmtkenya.blogspot.com/

    http://thesoldproject.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/alphabarsf

    January 10, 2013

  • PearlYap

    I was shy at first then eventually met some people. It was fun and great. :D

    January 10, 2013

  • Keith H.

    It got better when there was not so many people. I am attempting to break out of my iron shell, so it'll take some time to get used to being around so many people.

    January 10, 2013

  • Keith H.

    Pretty fun. Think I might wear something a little more ridiculous the next time.

    January 10, 2013

  • Kike D.

    Fun!

    January 9, 2013

  • Nisha

    Anyone want to go together? Excited to meet new SF'ers!

    3 · January 5, 2013

    • Sam E.

      Hey dear, I tried texting you but it appears the number you provided is wrong n for some reason I couldn't reply back at your pm too!!
      This is my phone number[masked], I would love to meet before that! Hit me up whenever you can. Ps: I have really bad service here, texts always go though!

      January 8, 2013

    • CurbHopper

      Nisha- I'll be there later as well.

      January 9, 2013

  • Sam E.

    Hey Nisha, I love your suggestion, would you mind if I join you? I am "very" new to the city plus I don't wanna get lost or late to my first meet up!!

    January 6, 2013

  • Jeremiah B.

    Tomorrow's the big day.
    If you've never been before, there will be one of the hosts near the door with name tags. If you're new or shy ask one of us to introduce you to some people.
    Things get started at 8pm and will go till 11pm officially though many people stay after.
    You can ask for Jeremiah, Sully or Nathan.
    There is no cost to attend or donation required, however if you feel strongly about either cause donations are excepted!
    I look forward to meeting all of you and raising money for charity.

    January 8, 2013

  • PearlYap

    Hi I want to attend but ill be done from work a bit late. How long are you gonna stay here? i can make it at 10pm. So I wanna know if I can make it before I hit rsvp. thanks

    January 7, 2013

    • Jeremiah B.

      The official event ends at 11pm but people some times stay later.

      January 7, 2013

    • PearlYap

      Thanks Jeremiah. For anyone who stays later let me know pls so I can catch up. txt me pls my num is[masked] or give me your num so I text you. this place is 4 blocks from my place.

      January 8, 2013

  • Jeremiah B.

    Hey Sam and Nisha, Myself or one of the hosts will be near the door to say hello and give you a name tag. We usually have a pretty big group so up, so there will be plenty of new people for you to meet.

    January 6, 2013

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