UPTOWN — The 48th Ward will host a bar crawl through the Uptown Entertainment District to raise money for a local grade school this weekend.
From 3-6 p.m. Sunday, four local bars will participate in the bar crawl, which is hosted by Ald. Harry Osterman (48th), to raise funds to help support after school programming at McCutcheon Elementary School, 4865 N. Sheridan Road, according to a news release for the event.
"CPS budget cuts have eliminated critical after school programs for kids from McCutcheon Elementary School. This event gives our neighborhood a chance to come together and support these important programs," said Osterman.
Participating bars include: Uptown Lounge, Crew Bar and Grill, Uptown Arcade and Fat Cat. Check-in for the event will be at Uptown Arcade, 4830 N. Broadway, the release said.
During the bar crawl, Miss Green will be DJing at Uptown Lounge, 1136 W. Lawrence Ave. Also, Fat Cat, 4840 N. Broadway, will donate 20 percent of food and bar sales to the school if the school is mentioned while ordering, according to the release.
Crew Bar and Grill, 4804 N. Broadway, will also donate 10 percent of bar and food sales purchased between 3-8 p.m. to the school, the release said.
The school has a new fine arts after school program, a "cutting edge" coding program and a talented basketball program, which recently won a Halloween tournament at Fenwick High School.
"We are beating the odds and closing the achievement gap," the school said in the release. "Your support is critical to our success and we thank you in advance for your generosity."
Sponsors for the event include: the 46th Ward, Ald. James Cappleman (46th) and the McCutcheon Local School Council.
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