Toast a pit bull at Pints for Pits, and at the same time join in watching a Chicago Blackhawks road game at Red Ivy (3525 N. Clark St., near Addison), the final game of the regular reason. The benefit supports Chicago Loves Pits, a non-profit founded by Chicago Blackhawk Bryan Bickell and fiance Amanda.
April 27, at 7 p.m., watch the Hawks vs. the Blues, and help Chicago Loves Pits to raise funds to save dogs. I will host the event which will include a raffle for a signed Bickell Blackhawks jersey, and a Chicago Blackhawk stick. Chicago Loves Pits t-shirts will be for sale too! For the $40 admission, you can scarf down an all-you-can-eat buffet, and there will be unlimited draft beer and well drinks. The first 50 people to purchase tickets receive a Pints for Pits glass. Additional glasses will also be for sale.
The reality is that most dogs found at shelters that accept them are pit bull-looking dogs. These dogs have done nothing wrong....yet, it's a matter of supply and demand, it seems there are more dogs than there are homes. And the tragic reality is that some perfectly wonderful dogs just never make it out of the shelter. Chicago Loves Pits allows these dogs to have a true second chance. Also the group is attempting to help dispel so many common notions about these dogs which simply aren't true.
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