Friday, June 06, 2014

I'm a Beer Hound and Lugnuts team up to donate to the Old News Boys

Written by  Paul Starr
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I’m a Beer Hound and Lugnuts teamed up for the first ever Beerfest at the Ballpark on April 4th. For a first year festival we had a great turnout of over 2,500 people. We had 35 Michigan Breweries and over 100 beers that people were able to sample in the unique atmosphere of the Cooley Law Stadium. We were also able to raise a donation of $4,818.54 to a local Lansing charity the Old News Boys.
Paul Starr one of the organizers of Beerfest at the Ballpark had this to say, “Being a first time festival it was amazing that we were able to raise close to $5,000 and feels even better to help out a local Lansing charity such as the Old News Boys.”

Since the Old News Boys inception in 1924, their mission has never changed: provide shoes and boots to deserving schoolchildren throughout Greater Lansing. Old Newsboys' biggest fundraiser is a one-sale of a spoof newspaper, the Lansing Spoof Journal, which is hawked on the streets each December. Old Newsboys is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization. For more information, go to Old Newsboys' website at

About the Lansing Lugnuts

The Lansing Lugnuts, Class-A Affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, 'Go Nuts' as they enter their 19th season in Michigan's Capital City . Featured in USA Today and on CNN for their successes, the Lugnuts make their home at beautiful Cooley Law School Stadium. Built in 1996, Cooley Law School Stadium continues to be a key component in revitalizing Lansing's downtown while providing fun, affordable, family entertainment to fans in Mid-Michigan and beyond.

About I’m a Beer Hound

I'm a Beer Hound is a Michigan Beer News Website, App, Event Promotion Group & Membership Card featuring
discounts at over 90 Beer Bars, Breweries, and Restaurants statewide. or


Left to Right: Shawn Douglas (Treasurer Old News Boys), Nic Clark (VP Old News Boys), Paul Starr (I'm A Beer Hound), Roxanne Landes (Reo Town Pub), Stephanie Wohlfert (Cooley Law School Stadium), and Luke Canford (President Old News Boys)

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.