WRIGLEYVILLE — Old Style has redesigned its packaging to honor firefighters and will donate 20 cents from every commemorative case sold to four related charities.
The cans and cases designed with a firefighter crest, axe and other images of classic firefighting techniques will debut next month. Old Style has pledged to donate $20,000-$35,000 to a group of Midwest charities.
Those benefiting from the effort include: the Ende, Menzer, Walsh and Quinn Retirees’, Widows’ and Children’s Assistance Fund, the IPPFA Remembrance & Survivor’s Fund, the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation and the Professional Firefighters’ Union of Indiana.
A kickoff event was held Thursday evening at Sluggers at 3540 N. Clark St. in Wrigleyville with firefighters from New York. The Chicago Fire Department's football team, the Chicago Blaze, will play the FDNY Bravest at 4 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Park High School.
The special cans will be available through August or while supplies last. This is the fourth year that Old Style has offered commemorative packaging for firefighters in Illinois.
The effort was expanded to include Wisconsin and Indiana is the first time this year. Old Style has donated more than $45,000 to firefighter charities since the debut of its Midwest’s Bravest program.