BAY CITY, MICHIGAN — Local beer distributor Fabiano Brothers Inc. today announced special appearances by a world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale Aug. 16-18 in Burton, Flint, and Lapeer as the iconic Clydesdales travel across the country in support of Anheuser-Busch’s partnership with Folds of Honor. Through its scholarship program, Folds of Honor helps ensure local families of fallen or disabled U.S. military members and families of first responders receive educational opportunities and support.
Michigan’s independent, family-owned beer distributors are leaders in charitable giving in their communities and actively partner with local organizations, which Fabiano Brothers exemplifies through its long-term involvement with nonprofits such as Folds of Honor.
“We are thrilled to bring an iconic Budweiser Clydesdale to mid-Michigan this month in partnership with Folds of Honor, continuing our company’s commitment to supporting the military and honoring those who serve our country, some of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy,” said Jamie Farrell, Director of Sales and Marketing Anheuser Busch Brands for Fabiano Brothers Inc. “We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to support Folds of Honor in its mission to inspire courage and determination in our military families as they seek new opportunities and plan for brighter futures.”
The Budweiser Clydesdale will be at Sharky’s Sports Bar in Burton Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 7-9 p.m., the Flint Farmer’s Market Thursday, Aug. 17, from 3-5 p.m., and the Lapeer Days Beer Tent Friday, Aug. 18, from 6-8 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with the Clydesdale and make donations to Fabiano Brothers Inc.’s local Folds of Honor chapter.
To date, Anheuser-Busch, its brands, and wholesaler partners have donated $21.7 million to Folds of Honor, which has contributed to the nonprofit’s delivery of 44,000 scholarships since its founding.
Cutline: A Budweiser Clydesdale must be a gelding at least 4 years of age, stand 72 inches at the shoulder when fully mature, weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds, have a bay coat, four white stocking feet, a white blaze, and a black mane and tail.
Cutline: Farmers living in the 19th century along the banks of the River Clyde in Lanarkshire, Scotland, bred the Great Flemish Horse, the forerunner of the Clydesdale.
Cutline: Farmers living in the 19th century along the banks of the River Clyde in Lanarkshire, Scotland, bred the Great Flemish Horse, the forerunner of the Clydesdale.###