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'Red Solo Cup' fundraiser at Nutty Bay Shore

The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore has held

The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore has held a successful weekly country music night since the spring of 2011 (dancers pictured here on March 16, 2011). On Wednesday, June 19, Nutty Bay Shore is hosting a "Red Solo Cup" fundraiser for a Moore, Okla., elementary school damaged during the severe tornado outbreak that took place in May. (Credit: Barbara Alper)

The item is called a “red Solo cup,” something virtually all of us have used at some point.

Produced by the Solo Cup Company, these bright red plastic cups are frequently used at picnics and parties and in games that involve adult beverages (especially beer pong).

The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore is adding yet another occasion that will require a purposeful deployment of the crimson drink-ware: a fundraiser.

Starting at 5 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 19), the Nutty will ask patrons to make a $10 donation at the door — proceeds will be sent to aid the Briarwood Elementary School in Moore, Okla., — which was damaged during the tornadoes on May 20. Attendees will get a red solo cup (as it turns out, country singer Toby Keith is from Moore, and he has a successful song called “Red Solo Cup,” thus the evening’s theme) that can be used for $1 refills of beer until 8 p.m. There will also be free BBQ served on the rear deck, other drink specials, a raffle and giveaways, plus country beats from DJ Cowboy Ben-E and live music from band Whiskey Road.

Age of admission is 21-and-older; for more information check out the Nutty Irishman online at thenuttyirishman.com and facebook.com/NuttyIrishmanBShore.

The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore: 60 E. Main St., Bay Shore, 631-969-9700

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