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Brooklyn Crab Hosts Mini-Golf Tournament For Sandy Fundraiser

By Alan Neuhauser | January 4, 2013 1:33pm

RED HOOK — Tee one up to support Brooklyn businesses devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

Brooklyn Crab in Red Hook is hosting a mini-golf tournament Saturday afternoon, with all entry fees going toward Restore Red Hook, which is providing funds to neighborhood brick-and-mortar businesses still recovering from the storm.

"Red Hook's a small neighborhood, and we're just trying to do whatever we can to support the community and support the neighborhood and all the local businesses," Brooklyn Crab general manager James Ferrarone said. "We're trying to bring people down to the neighborhood and show them that the neighborhood's recovering."

The tournament, open to all ages, starts at noon at the restaurant's own mini-golf course, located at 24 Reed St. Entry costs $10 for teams of two, which includes one free beer each, a giveaway gift and a shot at the winner's purse: a $50 gift certificate for Brooklyn Crab. A donation box will also be on hand for people wishing to give more to Restore Red Hook.

The tournament marks Brooklyn Crab's second fundraiser for Restore Red Hook, which was founded by a group of neighborhood business owners in the days after the storm struck Oct. 29. The restaurant went two weeks without power, but the weekend it opened, the business donated 5 percent of all its sales to Restore Red Hook.

"We're just trying to help out," Ferrarone said. "It's a really good charity. Donations go straight to people who need it."

To learn more about Brooklyn Crab and the mini-golf tournament, visit the restaurant's Facebook page. For more information about Restore Red Hook and ways to help, check out the organization's website.