EVENT HOST | THE DUBLINER
EVENT SPONSOR | BAYONNE BOMBERS RUGBY CLUB
On August 6th 2015, the 13th Annual Belgian Beer Night was held at the The Dubliner – Hoboken New Jersey’s largest rooftop bar, in-support of Veterans Rebuilding Life! The fundraising event was organized and executed by official VRL sponsors: The Bayonne Bombers Rugby Club. Comprised of over 60 players from 12 different nations, the Bayonne Bombers compete in Division II Rugby, and belong to the Empire State Rugby Football Union.
The Rugby Club chose to support VRL’s humanitarian mission by generously providing 100% of the events proceeds to Veterans Rebuilding Life. The hosted venue sold-out within minutes of the doors opening, and reached maximum capacity within the first hour of the night!
VRL’s volunteer staff sold raffle tickets to attending supporters to help achieve the events fundraising objectives. Raffle prizes ranged from hand-crafted bottles of vodka, imported from the Black Sea – to Sephora® beauty products for women. Seen above are attending supporters of the 5 Points Initiative, a VRL humanitarian project focused on providing young, local veterans that are returning home to the tri-state area, with a wide-range of civilian reintegration services, all at no-cost to veterans or their families.
Seen top-left in uniform is VRL intern – turned full time staff member: Lieutenant Gerald Koval, who attended his final VRL event before shipping out next month to follow in his fathers footsteps, and begin his military service as a commissioned, Marine Corps officer.
VRL supporters came from across state lines to enjoy a variety of fine Belgian Beers, while overlooking the The Dubliners incredible Manhattan skyline view provided from the venues rooftop bar, seen below left.
Veterans Rebuilding Life would like to thank the Bayonne Bombers for dedicating their time, money and efforts to support our small but committed organization! Without their continued support, VRL’s first Belgian Beer Night would not have been possible. To learn more about the Bayonne Bombers, please visit their official site at: bayonnerugby.com
Thanks to everyone who came out in-support VRL and to enjoy the perfect weather with a pint! For more event highlights, please continue scrolling below and remember to tag yourself on VRL’s official Facebook page!