Monthly Archives: July 2010

Albie Puttin’ 2010 Miniature Golf Pub Crawl! Win a Trip To Vegas!

First Annual Albie Puttin’ Pub Crawl on Saturday, August 28th, 2010. The Pub Crawl will start at deVere’s Irish Pub at 11 am. Participating bars include; deVere’s Irish Pub, Capital Garage, Badlands, Mulvaneys B&L, Torch Club, Streets of London Pub, Bistro 33, L Wine Lounge, and Zocalo. Other supporters include, the Sacramento Metro Chamber.
The event will include an organized bar golf course with a shotgun start at noon. Custom golf holes will be constructed with a bar/Go Girl theme at each stop. Those who finish the course will be eligible for prizes, with the grand prize being a three-day, two-night trip to Las Vegas. Prizes will also be given to those with the best-worst golf attire, most creative costume and best golf score. 
Pre-registration at participating bars or online at;,  search ALBIE PUTTIN or GO GIRL
$20 pre-registration
$25 for walk-ups
Free for Designated Caddies (not eligible to putt or be entered in raffle)
Albie Puttin’ Schedule:
Start and Finish, ,deVere’s Irish Pub  1521 L Street, Sacramento
11 a.m. Registration/Packet Pick-Up Opens at DeVere’s
12 p.m. Shotgun Start
5:00 p.m. Raffle drawing and contest winners announced\
All Proceeds will go to the Albie Aware Foundation:
Albie Carson Breast Cancer Foundation was created in memory of Albie Carson who succumbed to breast cancer on July 4, 2002. Albie was a 50-year resident of Sacramento where she attended school, raised a family, and made a career in the real estate community. She developed strong ties to the area and was well known and loved by her peers and clients alike. Her legacy continues to be one of selfless giving. In honor of Albie, it is their goal to raise money to help others in the community who face their own battles with this disease. “Albie Aware” sounds like “I’ll be aware” and that’s their purpose: To make people aware of cancer prevention methods through nutrition and exercise, to encourage self-examination and a follow-up doctor’s appointment for early detection, to be aware of the diagnostic testing available to determine the best treatment for breast cancer and the early detection of a recurrence, and to provide financial assistance when these tests are not covered by the insurance provider.
More then 2.4 million women in the U.S. are living with breast cancer. This is why Go Girl Energy Drink is committed to help raise funds for those in need. Go Girl Sugar Free Energy Drink and Go Girl Bliss Energy drink are proud to wear the pink ribbon on their can. $0.50 of every case sold is donated to breast cancer research, awareness and prevention. Since 2005, Go Girl has donated over $300,000 to the cause. 
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Editorial Notebook: U.S. soccer frenzy – deep or superficial?

Published: Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 14A
Like many U.S. soccer fans, I was bummed when Ghana knocked Team USA out of the World Cup. Like other patriots, I had bought into the hype that our red, white and blue boys, led by Landon Donovan, would storm into the round of eight and possibly advance to the semifinals.
Lose to Ghana? Not a chance.
Yet, as they say, reality bites. And for U.S. soccer, humility rules. Although Team USA made a good showing, the nation’s soccer elite still has some work to do to compete with superteams such as Brazil, Argentina and Spain.
Still, there may be an upside to Team USA’s downfall.

For weeks, I’ve been yearning to watch World Cup games at a favorite watering hole, such as de Vere’s Irish Pub. Yet for weeks, the throngs of newly hatched soccer fans have packed such places.

It’s easy to understand the fan frenzy. When Donovan scored the winning goal for Team USA against Algeria, it was an electrifying moment.
From my living room in midtown Sacramento, I could hear a roar go up from nearby apartments as Donovan saved the day.
Within hours after that match, one of my neighbors purchased a vuvuzela, one of those dreaded plastic horns that have turned the World Cup into a hum of mind-numbing noise. Ever since, my wife and I have been treated to annoying honks at all hours.
As a longtime soccer fan, I realize I shouldn’t be a snob. I should welcome that U.S sports fans are finally embracing international soccer with gusto. In a small way, it helps unite us with the rest of the world.
Even so, I can’t help but wonder if the recent U.S. soccer frenzy is a mile wide and an inch deep. I will find out Friday, when Brazil faces the Netherlands in what promises to be one of the best World Cup matchups yet.
Perhaps then I’ll be able to secure a stool at de Vere’s, far away from any vuvuzelas.

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