The 2014 Pints for Pets Brewfest to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society will be held May 10 at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona.
Session 1 will be from 1 to 4 p.m., and Session 2 will be from 6 to 9 p.m.
Last year, this fundraiser made $90,000 for the CPHS?shelter. In its six-year history, it has raised $450,000.
The Pints for Pets Committee met recently to present a check for $90,000 to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, beneficiary of their hard work each year at Pints for Pets. They also announced 2014 Pints for Pets is May 10. Shown are (from left): front row — Jordanna Gerraughty, Sue Richards and Jill Reigh, CPHS director of outreach and marketing; back row — David Cassidy, Bill Kroft, Rick VanEvenhoven and James Gerraughty. Absent from the photo are Joe Murgo and Ben Mazur.
More than 3,000 people were in attendance last year, with more than 80 breweries from around the world joining together to taste their many excellent craft and import brews.
Tickets will be $35 for Session 1 and $40 for Session 2 and will go on sale April 1.
Rick Vanevenhoven, the Brewfest Committee chairman said, "We are adding even more breweries this year, and we're working on a great lineup of bands for entertainment. Our unique venue, the beautiful PNG Field, has it all. The brewfest is held on the mezzanine level of the ballpark. Since the mezzanine is covered, we can hold this event rain or shine. Once again, we promise a great experience for a great cause."
Jill Reigh, director of outreach and marketing for the humane society, noted that the shelter welcomes all small animals in need.
"Each year, we care for nearly 4,500 homeless animals in the central Pennsylvania area. Thanks to the generous Pints for Pets sponsors and participants, these creatures who cannot speak for themselves have food, water, medicine, love and a warm bed."
The CPHS vision is to meet 100 percent of the needs of every animal that finds its way to the shelter.
The CPHS receives no regular funding from any national animal organization or federal, state or local government agency.
All proceeds to the CPHS stay right here in Central Pennsylvania to help care for animals.
For more information, visit www.pintsforpets.com or the CPHS on Facebook.