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5th Annual Krazy Krusade for Kids Benefits Hospital

Thursday, March 9, 2006

For most, seven days and six nights sounds like  the lead-in  to Walt Disney World’s latest vacation commercial.


But for Dave Hill, manager at Oxfords Pub, it means something different — a pre-St. Patrick’s Day challenge called Krazy Krusade for Kids, where he voluntarily imprisons himself in his Monroe Avenue bar, refusing to leave for anything and donating all of his tips to Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong.

This year will be his longest stint ever, running from parade day to St. Patty’s Day.


In the past, Hill has bleached a 50-gallon trash can, rigging up a hose to the utility sink and creating a make-shift shower.  For respite, he typically ends up camping out on the pool table (in lieu of his bed) and banking on good friends to bring in home-cooking to break up the marathon of bar food.

“It’s not exactly the most comfortable experience,” he said. “But it’s definitely something I’m proud to have come through when it’s over, because it’s for such a good cause.”


In fact, last year’s Krazy Krusade raised more than $4,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital, and more than $10,000 since he started five years ago. This year, Hill’s revving up to do it again, ready with even more give-aways, and on Thursday night, some surprise bartenders.

To help Dave help the region’s only children’s hospital (funds go to patient care, equipment and research), show your support by coming out to J.D. Oxfords Pub at 636 Monroe Avenue, business hours between Saturday, March 11, and Friday, March 17… and don’t forget to tip!


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