A wedding, a record setting 10,000th beer auction, the most pyramids constructed outside of ancient Egypt and most critical, a cold steady rain conveniently stopped around 11:30 am and allowed for the nearly 1,000 attendees the ability to play outside as well as inside and fully deliver the unbridled craziness that accompanies the drinking of 10,000 PBRs.

Most importantly the PBR10K'18 raised $25,000 for Directions For Youth & Families

check presentation to Directions for Youth & Families

Congrats to Mitch and Jen Hatcher for allowing us to be part of the very first PBR10K wedding. The PLF doesn't have much experience in the wedding planning game but things seemed to go off extremely well. 

Couple kissing after wedding ceremony

Thank you to the Clapham Crew led by John Hamilton who won the 10,000th PBR Auction with a record winning bid of $1,750 which honored the memory of the great Brad Clapham. 

Winning bidder in the 10,000th beer auction

The building boom was prevalent again at the PBR as several PBR pyramids were constructed by many of the groups as well as the traditional PBR can limbo bar.  

PBR beer can pyramidPBR beer can pyramidman doing limbo drinking beer

February 24 was a very good day indeed.

For the stat geeks out there: 

  • PBR10K'18 was the 11th Parker Lee Foundation/Pabst Blue Ribbon event. The first, the PBR500, took place at Gallo's Tap Room
  • We have raised $148,795 from the PLF/PBR events. 
  • Approximately 67,000 cans of PBR have been consumed during these events (we've over achieved some years).
  • Well over 1,000 pizzas have been devoured. 

The PBR10K'18 wouldn't be possible without the help and support of the folks below. The Parker Lee Foundation thanks you from the bottom of our hearts.


Scanning and Wristbanding crew

Todd Baumann

Mindy Spain

Tim Goetz

Ricky Bobby

Sean Dyck

Stacy Piszczor

Don Geiner

Karen Watson

Angie McGuire

Nate Toops

Tom Reed

Brian Zink

Tracey Zink

Chip Smith

T-shirt distro and beer huggie team

Amy Niswander

Molly Niswander

Brandy Goldberg

Nina Scipone

Jammi Lepley

Alex Davis

Corrine Byers

Kevin Byers

50/50 sales

Dee Dee Welch

Jon Neylon

Tim Winner

Audrey Prokop

Alex Douglas

Wendy Orr

Pam Pyles


Patty Lassiter

Lexi Skinner

Elizabeth Smith

Susan Corbett


Pabst Blue Ribbon - Varun Ramanujam, Dominic Ebner

Gower Wooten & Darneille, LLC - Anne Gower

Smart Communications - Leah Maduri

Garvey, Shearer and Nordstrom - David Shearer

Guidewire - Karen Derossett

Williams & Schoenberger Co LLC - Josh Schoenberger

Yavitch and Palmer - Steve Palmer

David A. Goldstein

Weston Hurd - Kevin Bush

SEA Limited - Sandy Kinnett

Phillips Law Firm - Kelly Phillips

Kaiser Kreations - Tammy Kaiser

Weldele & Piacentino Law Group Co., LPA

You've Got Maids - Brian Murphy

Lew Kinney and Associates - Lew Kinney

Byrnes Pub - Bryan Byrne

CD 102.5 - Randy Malloy, Kara Jones

614 Media Group - Stephanie McFarland

Porta Kleen - Dan Runner


Mikey's Late Night Slice - Elena Zervas


Beautiful Demise - Kyle Greenhouse

VIP food

Honeyed Confections - Mandy Schmall

Gallos Tap Room - Nick Gallo

UBER Codes 

Central Ohio Safe Ride - Scott Neff


Adam Cairns

Photo Booth

The Awesomatic

Graphic Design

Ohiya Design - Anne Deis

Video Recap

Rool 1 Media - Andrew White

Enamel PBR10K'18 Pins

Sarah Schmidt

Art Piece Structures / Video Installation

Corrugate Studios - Max McEvoy

And a huge thank you to the Pins Mechanical management team (Tom Sweeney, Linnea Larson, Meg Ferillo) and the Pins staff for providing an excellent PBR10K'18 experience at Pins.  

Next event in the land of PLF, the 2 Fine 9s at Cumberland Trail Golf Club on Friday, August 24 details coming in the next few weeks. Also, a Cleveland-PBR event is being queued up, you'll get the scoop on this soon as well. 

See ya soon!