« on: January 19, 2015, 01:43:27 pm »
$5 for mulligans which won't really help my game...or $5 for beer that is really freakin' good.
Let me think about that for awhile.
OK - I'll take the beer for $5. Actually I'll take two of them for $5. I'll probably even take four of them for $10.
In all seriousness guys, this is my perspective. While I haven't been an Ice Bowl diehard since the 90's, I have attended three previous ones. Three years ago (2012), we ran out of free beer. Two years ago (2013), we ran out of free beer before the lunch was even over. Last year, we ran out of free beer. Last year (2014) when I staffed the tap the entire time, I'm quite certain there were people getting free beer that didn't even pay to play...i.e. they didn't even buy an Ice Bowl package.
I like free stuff, but as Jack pointed out, the purpose of this event is not to have our fill of free beer, it is to raise money for charity. As we, the club collectively decide to raise the bar higher and higher for the amount raised, creative ways will come forward to do so.
And yes, I do know that their was underage drinking. NOBODY wants to be the one to speak with the police when it becomes an issue if we as a club do not at least attempt to control it.
Come out, have fun, bring a $5 bill with you.
If you really feel that strongly about it, you are able to bring your own. For the last three years, free beer has been a bonus and not a promise.