Kannah Creek Brewing Company is having a firkin fundraiser Monday, Feb. 4, for Girls on the Run of Western Colorado. The firkin keg will be tapped at 5 p.m., with 100 percent of the sales from the firkin (plus any cash donations) going directly to nonprofit.
Though Kannah Creek Brewing Company taps a firkin keg every Monday, firkin fundraisers are only held the first Monday of every month. Each month, a different local charity is chosen to be the beneficiary of the firkin sales, and past firkin fundraisers have raised between $200 and $500 in the one-night special tapping.
This month's local charity, Girls on the Run, is a nonprofit prevention program for girls in grades 3 through 8. It is an after-school program that uses team running, as well as other interactive activities, to educate young girls on healthy living, self-respect, team-building, and community service. Girls on the Run is a 10-weeklong program. Each session is led by a female volunteer and is 75 minutes in length. When the local programs started in 2000 there were only 125 participants. At the end of the 2012, there were more than 1,850 participants from more than 15 counties on the Western Slope.