Guest Bartending at Irish Eyes



We raised our glass to raise money!

Chicago - November 8, 2015.  Members of  the Rolfe Foundation Young Professionals Board joined dozens of friends and supporters to test their skills behind the bar for a guest bartending event at Irish Eyes, a storied Lincoln Park tavern.   The Bears may not have been scheduled, but NFL enthusiasts rooted for their fantasy teams, and everyone in attendance cheered for YPB’s volunteer barkeeps, whose stout pours helped raise nearly $500 to benefit Rolfe’s mission.

“We wanted to do something different,” remarked YPB member and event organizer Taylor Wilson, “Our idea was to spend a day with supporters, have a quirky activity, and do our bit to keep raising awareness of Rolfe and pancreatic cancer.  Casual events like this seem like perfect opportunities to remind the community of our mission.  This is simple, fun, and effective.”

 “Our idea was to spend a day with supporters, have a quirky activity, and do our bit to keep raising awareness of Rolfe and pancreatic cancer."
- Taylor Wilson

Visitors to Irish Eyes couldn’t seem to agree more with Ms. Taylor’s assessment.  Laughter and good cheer were rampant, and interest in YPB and Rolfe was so abundant that several attendees made plans then and there to buy tickets for YPB’s upcoming signature soiree, the annual Holiday Party

As for the YPB bartenders, the question had to be asked: how did they do?  Any skilled mixologists?  “Well no one broke any glasses or anything,” said Ms. Taylor, laughing.  “So yeah.  I’d called that skilled.”

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The Rolfe Foundation Young Professionals Board would like to commend Taylor Wilson and Megan Bornhauser, for curating the events calendar this November in honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

YPB also thanks Irish Eyes, whose hospitality and generosity made this event possible.

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