The Aug. 15 "Battle of the Bars" at the Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware will benefit the Newark Police Department K-9 unit.

Aug. 15: UD hotel hosts fundraiser

UD's Courtyard Newark to host Main Street Mile 'Battle' benefit

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10:01 a.m., Aug. 6, 2014--The Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware campus hotel will host a Main Street Mile “Battle of the Bars” benefit event from 5-8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 15.

The event benefits the Newark Police Department K-9 unit. It will feature guest bartenders from four local restaurants – Grotto Pizza, the Deer Park Tavern, Catherine Rooney’s and Taverna, the 2013 winner – who will compete for the Paco Cup, which is named in honor of the first police dog on the city force.

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For the second year, a bartender skills contest -- hosted by Simon Hewson of Kildare's -- will be held as part of the event.

All tips will be donated to support the K-9 fund.

There also will be live music throughout the evening.

The “Battle of the Bars” is sponsored by the Downtown Newark Partnership, of which UD is a member, Fusion Fitness Center, Kildare’s, Standard Distributing Co. and United Distributors of Delaware.

For details, call 302-738-4580 or visit the Facebook page.

For a flyer about the event, click here.

This year’s Main Street Mile, a run along Newark’s picturesque Main Street that benefits the K-9 unit and the Downtown Newark Partnership, will be held the morning of Saturday, Oct. 4. For information on the eighth annual run, see the website.

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