NEAR WEST SIDE — Old Style has donated $18,000 to the Ende, Menzer, Walsh and Quinn Retirees’, Widows’ and Children’s Assistance Fund.
The donation was raised through the beermaker's commemorative can campaign that began in September. In its second year, the fundraising effort was expanded to include 24-packs, 12-packs and 16-ounce cans.
“Old Style has a long and storied history with the city of Chicago,” said Dan McHugh, chief marketing officer for Old Style's parent company, Pabst Brewing Co.
The local charity benefiting from the cans provides financial assistance to the neediest widows and orphans of members of the Chicago Fire Department. The money will be used to pay for children’s educations, outstanding bills and help with day-to-day necessities.
The 22-year-old organization has donated more than $10 million dollars over the years. Its annual events include a charity softball tournament and chili cook-off.
The check presentation was held on Tuesday at Engine 18, 1360 S. Blue Island Ave. on the Near West Side.
“The commemorative can was a unique way for us to pay tribute to the hard-working men and women who keep Chicago safe and protected every day,” McHugh said.