Thursday, June 28, 2007

Beer and Barton Springs

That's a hard combination to beat. If only I could take beer into Barton Springs! But this here press release details a good way to help a beer company raise money for the springs (and possibly get your picture on a beer bottle!):

Barton Springs Freestyle Jump Contest
Hosted by Independence Brewing to benefit the Austin Parks Foundation

Austin, Texas (Saturday, July 7th) – Independence Brewing company is showing their appreciation for the years of hiking, mountain bike riding, and swimming that we all enjoy along the Barton Springs Greenbelt and Pool with the 2nd Annual Freestyle for Barton Springs Jump Contest.

Show off your best Freestyle-inspired jump on the famous Barton Springs diving board on Saturday, July 7th. Check in and register near the entrance to Barton Springs Pool from 7:00-8:15 am, and the contest begins at 8:30 am. Registration is $25 and all proceeds go to Austin Parks Foundation. You must be at least 18 years old and able to swim to enter the jump contest. Jumps will be judged on showmanship and freestyle-inspired creativity. There will be an awards party with prize giveaways and BBQ at the brewery from 12 noon to 2pm.

There will be photographers shooting the jumps and the best jump’s photo will be featured on a special, limited edition beer label on Independence’s Freestyle Wheat Beer. The winner not only gets the glory and bragging rights for winning, but will be featured on this special edition label distributed throughout Central Texas. Additionally, the brewery will donate $1.00 from each case of Freestyle Wheat Beer sold through September 15th to the Friends of Barton Springs Pool, a project of the Austin Parks Foundation.

What: Freestyle for Barton Springs Jump Contest
Where: Barton Springs Pool After Party at: 3913 Todd Lane #607, Austin, TX 78744.
When: July 7th registration 7-8:15am Contest Begins at 8:30 Afterparty at 12 Noon
Cost: $25 registration goes to Austin Parks Foundation

About Independence Brewing Company
Independence Brewing Co. is located in southeast Austin at 3913 Todd Lane # 607, Austin, TX 78744. Founded by husband and wife team, Rob and Amy Cartwright, the brewery is a reflection of the creative energy and pioneering spirit that makes Austin (and Texas for that matter) great. We are dedicated to brewing the finest hand-crafted beer in Texas. We use only the purest ingredients to create a truly Austin beer.

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