Maovember memories | Launch party at XL Bar & Restaurant

The fourth annual Maovember charity campaign teamed thousands of people in dozens of venues in six cities. I’ve covered it in full at the official site and will do a few flashback posts here as well.

Maovember 2016 kicked off October 14 with pins, games and drinks at XL Restaurant & Bar. The event raised rmb1940 through darts and rmb400 through picklebacks and saw over Maovember 100 pins sold.

Reps from Irish Volunteer, Cafe de la Poste, Punjabi, Beer Mania, Home Plate, Paddy O’Shea’s and CHEERS picked up pins and plenty of individuals helped, too, such as ten-pin buyers Ailish and Petar. Pins cost rmb50 with all proceeds to Good Works and Library Project.

Some more pics from the event:

Paul Rochon and Zach Lewison were first on the scene and tested the “bloodsucker” cocktails made by XL manager Jane Cui.
Maovember’s Paul Rochon and Jim Boyce with XL Restaurant & Bar owner Jane Cui and the fancy new banner.
There were plenty of individual donors, including veteran Maovember supporter Ailish (center), who bought ten pins.
Restaurant and bar reps picked up pin packages, including from Cafe de la Poste, Punjabi, Beer Mania, Home Plate Barbecue, Paddy O’Shea’s, CHEERS and Irish Volunteer.
Tyler Roessel was winner of some nice glassware due to his stunning darts score. He was also the first person to buy a pin at the launch party.
Petar from the Australia embassy won a half-dozen prizes through darts–and bought ten pins. Jack Zhou helped run the games.
Prizes included bubbly donated by CHEERS and “bloodsucker” drinks made by Jane Cui. Proceeds from pickleback sales also went to charity.
This year’s Steering Group: Zach Lewison, Edouard Simon, Alex Jennings, Paul Rochon and Jim Boyce. The sixth member, Steven Schwankert, will be back to Beijing soon!

Check out sibling sites Grape Wall of China and World Baijiu Day.

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