Arooga’s Raises More Than $3000 for Prostate Cancer Awareness During NovemBeer

Arooga's Raises More Than $3000 for Prostate Cancer Awareness During NovemBeer

Arooga’s turned beer into an educational tool for prostate cancer awareness in November and raised more than $3000 for the important cause.

Through “Pints for Prostates,” the region’s favorite sports bar hosted a month-long fundraiser to raise cancer awareness and promote men’s health.

In partnership with Lagunitas Brewing Company, Arooga’s donated $1 from every Lagunitas IPA sold at all 10 of its Pennsylvania locations during the entire month of November. Arooga’s expanded its reach this year to its franchise locations in Warwick, RI and Uncasville, CT, who also participated in the campaign to benefit their respective charities for the month.

“It was tons of fun raising awareness for this serious men’s issue by synching a fundraiser while drinking great beer and watching sports at Arooga’s,” said Gary Huether, Jr., co-founder and president of Arooga’s. “We loved working with Lagunitas and our franchise partners in support of such a great cause.”

“We are proud that our IPA contributed to the support of such a worthy cause. Pints for Prostates is a great program and we hope our support of Arooga’s event has benefited as many people as possible.”  Karen Hamilton, Director of Communications from the Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar is an innovative full-service casual restaurant and bar with a sports and entertainment focus that combines exceptional food and beverages, with unique concepts, and proprietary operational strategies. Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar was founded in July 2008, and currently has franchise agreements for nearly 100 locations in the Eastern U.S.  Arooga’s offers franchising opportunities for their “unique sports and entertainment restaurant & bar” concept to qualified multi-unit candidates.  For more information, visit, or contact Keith Swade, Director of Franchise Development at

The PA Prostate Cancer Coalition is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and we put all of our blood, sweat and tears into educating men about prostate cancer and prostate health. We’ve lost far too many fathers, brothers, and husbands to prostate cancer, and it’s time to fight back. We’re fighting the good fight. We’re finding men in their natural habitats—sporting events, golf clubs, breweries, outdoor shows. Join our coalition of survivors, families, urologists, nurses, athletes, brewmasters, and regular people who are raising the profile of prostate cancer and men’s health.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Did you know that almost as many men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in a year as women are with breast cancer? The mortality rates are similar, too. Luckily, prostate cancer is very treatable when found early. Learn more about prostate cancer risk and the PPCC at, and remember to follow us on Twitter @PAProstate and on Facebook!

From points distant and beyond we all converged on Petaluma in 1993 and ’94 with an unenunciated desire to be more than we were before. The core of Lagunitas Brewing Company came from Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, Walker Creek, and the highlands of Quincy.

The Chicago contingent initiated the brewing and the gravitational effect of its suchness did the rest. We all loved the beer but the mission was larger than the ordinary joy of a hoppy-sweet quaff. It was driven unseen by an urge to communicate with people, to find our diasporidic tribe, and to connect with other souls adrift on a culture that had lost its center and spun its inhabitants to the four winds to wander lost and bereft with a longing to re-enter the light. Beer, we have learned, has always been a good lubricant for social intercourse!

The Lagunitas Brewing Co. was not so much an act of ordinary ‘foundling’ as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. It is good to have friends!