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Photos: Philly 4 Pulse raises $70,000 for Orlando Tragedy

Photos: Philly 4 Pulse raises $70,000 for Orlando Tragedy

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Mayor Jim Kenney, Councilman Mark Squilla, Judge Dan Anders, Eagles player Connor Barwin, Mike Jerrick and Chris Murphy, Fox 29 and many other local officials and media personalities served as guest bartenders as part of this city-wide fundraiser for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.

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The Mayor served up cocktails at Rosewood. Other participants included Tabu (200 S. 12th Street), ICandy (254 S. 12th Street), Knock (225 S. 12th Street), Tavern on Camac (243 S. Camac Street), Stir (1705 Chancellor Street),

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Woody’s (202 S. 13th Street), Boxers (1330 Walnut Street), U Bar (1220 Locust Street), Franky Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor Street), Voyeur (1221 St. James Street), Bike Stop (206 S. Quince Street), Valanni (1229 Spruce Street), Bob and Barbara’s (1509 South Street), William Way Community Center (1315 Spruce Street).’

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Councilman Mark Squilla and Eagles Connor Barwin

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Over $70,000 was raised, said Jeffrey Sotland, co-owner of Tabu who planned the fundraiser with the other bar owners.  The money will go to Equality Florida, which has partnered with a national agency to ensure transparency and efficiency in disbursing the donations. Pulse

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Bachelor auction at Boxers with the fabulous Alexander Kacala, Next Magazine

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hey you at Tabu

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Mandy and Paul

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Woody’s Dance Floor

 

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Valanni’s

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John Partain, Judge Dan Anders, Michael Weiss, Woody’s owner and Jeffrey Sotland, co-owner of Tabu

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Their tip money, as well as donations collected at the door and money made from selling T-shirts all goes to Equality Florida.

“The families of the deceased are trying to bring some normalcy back to their lives,” explains Executive Director Nadine Smith. “The funds we have raised will be a big part of helping ease just a little bit the pain they are enduring right now.” (CBS3)