Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar will host its 7th annual ‘Running for Rachel’ fundraiser event on February 20.

Arooga’s Teams Up with the Hershey Bears for Fundraiser

The Hershey Bears players are coming from the den to Arooga’s to help raise money for an amazing foundation.

Harrisburg, PA- based Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar, in conjunction with The Hershey Bears, will host its 7th annual ‘Running for Rachel’ fundraiser event on February 20, which has raised more than $36,500 for the Running for Rachel 5K. Hershey Bears fans and Arooga’s fans will get the best of both worlds with the opportunity to meet players, get autographs, and bid on some awesome goodies all in support of a great cause while throwing back Arooga’s award-winning wings for $.59 from 5pm-midnight with $4 Fireball shots and $4 Bud Light talls all day. As an added bonus, guests who donate at least $25 will be registered to win “Free Burgers for a Year” from Arooga’s.

“This event is made so successful thanks to the incredible staff at Arooga’s, the Hershey Bears players and everyone who comes out to celebrate Rachel with us,” says Erin (Guss) Stone, president of Running for Rachel.

This year, the Running for Rachel 5K will be held on April 28th, honoring beloved community member and college student Rachel Guss, who passed away in November 2011 from duodenal cancer, a rare form of the disease which is extremely difficult to treat. Since then, her family and friends have made it their mission to raise awareness and funds for gastrointestinal cancer research, their undertaking supported by this annual 5K.

“We are so proud of this partnership with the Hershey Bears and how much these events have raised for cancer research,” says Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar president and co-founder Gary Huether, Jr. “Rachel was a much-loved member of the Harrisburg community, and we are so happy to be able to make this small gesture to her family in honor of her memory.”

“Our Hershey Bears players and fans are known for giving back to the community time and time again,” says Bryan Helmer, vice president of hockey operations, Hershey Bears. “Our ‘Hershey Bears Cares’ initiative highlights community-focused events such as this one. We are proud to partner with Arooga’s to help awareness and funds for such an important cause.”

The fundraiser will be held on February 20 from 6-8pm at the following Arooga’s locations:

  • Arooga’s 15: 1300 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Arooga’s 11: 4713 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Arooga’s 39: 4301 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Arooga’s 22: 7025 Allentown Blvd, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Arooga’s Hershey: 637 E. Main St., Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
  • Arooga’s 462: 125 S Centerville Rd, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Arooga’s currently has 20 locations in operation, which include franchises in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, along with their 10 corporate locations throughout the central Pennsylvania region.

Arooga’s “Free Burgers for a Year” will be awarded, at random, to a maximum of three recipients selected by drawing from registration list.  Guests who donate at least $25 to Running for Rachel during date and time of event at above listed locations (not in silent auction) will be registered for drawing.  Prize is valid for one free burger per week for a year with a max value of $13 and excludes the Impossible Burger. 

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