Saturday, May 06, 2006

Bookies offers up burgers and beers for a good cause

Looking for a fun spot downtown to watch the Detroit Pistons this Sunday as they begin round two of the NBA playoffs?

Look no further than Bookies Tavern.

The 1920s-themed bar is the perfect setting to cheer on Chauncey, Rip and the rest of the Detroit basketball crew.

And, there's more - head over to Bookies this Sunday for a pre-game BBQ that can't be beat - all you can eat burgers and hot dogs and all you drink for the super-low price of $20.

Located on the ground floor of the historic Book Tower, Bookies' special $20 event is being held this Sunday, May 7, from 2 - 4 pm.

All proceeds will be donated to Matthew Boyle, a 26-year-old father of two that was struck by a drunk driver last Sunday and badly injured.

With a crushed pelvis, broken femur, broken ribs, lacerated bladder and punctured lung, Matthew's doctors are estimating it will take at least three months before he can stand again.

To complicate matters, Boyle was recently laid off from his job and his wife is a stay-at-home mom that cares for their two children, Courtney, 9 months, and Trevor, 5, and, although Matthew's medical bills and therapy will be covered by his previous medical insurance, the family is currently without income to cover everyday needs and bills.

Bookies-owner John Lambrecht hopes to lessen the family's burden by raising some money for them on Sunday.

"It's a tragic thing that could have happened to any one of us," Lambrecht says. "I'm more than happy to use Bookies to help raise money for a great cause like this."

Please visit Bookies or call them at 313.963.2589 for more information.

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