Crabalina Beer Mixer to benefit Ball 4 All, local youth


What could be better than crabs and beer on a late summer evening? How about all of that, for the benefit of local children?

The Crabalina Beer Mixer, set for Sept. 14, will benefit the Ball 4 All Foundation, a local organization that supports local youth by providing athletic scholarships for registration fees and equipment needed to play sports. Ball 4 All also hosts free sports camps throughout the year to give local children an introduction to a variety of sports.

Crabalina will be held this year at the Good Earth Market in Clarksville. Gates will open at 4 p.m.; crabs will be served starting at 5 p.m. The night will include all-you-can-eat crabs, as well as pulled pork, corn-on-the-cob and beer. Musical entertainment will be provided, as well as a variety of auction items for bidding — all under a tent by the Good Earth garden. The evening will end at 10 p.m.

Tickets cost $70 per person or $120 per couple. Sponsor tables are available for $1,200, which includes 10 tickets. All attendees must be 21 or older, and IDs will be checked. Proceeds from year’s sold-out Crabalina Beer Mixer, held 16 Mile Brewery, helped to build a playground with accommodations for children with special needs.

The Good Ole Boy Foundation, A&A Air Services and the Insurance Market are teaming up with the Ball 4 All Foundation to host Crabalina this year, according to Ball 4 All Foundation Vice President Dayna Rickards.

“September is such a great time of year here,” Rickards said. “We felt like it was the perfect time for locals to unwind after a great summer and come together for a laid-back, fun night of crabs and beer.”

“The Good Earth Market has such a wonderful setting and we are thrilled to be working with them on this event,” Rickards added, noting that “$60 for all-you-can-eat crabs and all-you-can-drink beer is a great deal, and you’re supporting the kids in our community.”

Tickets can be ordered by emailing ball4allfoundation@gmail.com or at the Good Earth Market, 31806 Good Earth Lane, Ocean View, DE 19970.

 

By Kerin Magill

Staff Reporter