We announced yesterday that we are going to donate over $5,000 in proceeds from the sale of our 15th anniversary beer reservation tickets to Grand Rapids Whitewater (GRWW). As you may recall, we used a ticketed reservation system for people to reserve their bottles of Bolt Cutter for purchase during the week leading up to our 15th anniversary party, which took place on Saturday, November 17.
As longtime supporters of GRWW, we donated the initial $25,000 needed to secure a commitment from the Downtown Development Authority for an equal amount of money that was used to get the river revival project started.
“Founders is a wonderful partner. They have played a key role in helping us get where we are today,” said Chris Muller, co-founder of GRWW. “The money will be used to help pay for the costs as we enter Phase II of our study.” Click here to read more about Phase I.
Here’s a depiction of how restoring the rapids to the Grand River will change the landscape of Grand Rapids (the top photo is the existing landscape and the bottom photo is a rendering of what the river would look like after GRWW is finished restoring the rapids):
Our President and CEO Mike Stevens currently sits on the board of GRWW, and we also give taproom customers the opportunity to donate one dollar from the cost of filling up a growler to the project.