One of the Pat Tillman Foundation’s signature events returns to the Pacific Northwest. Due to the incredible support from the Seattle veterans’ community, Warriors’ Network, Arizona State University alumni network and Art Marble 21, Pints For Pat: Seattle will take place at Art Marble 21 in South Lake Union on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 4-8 p.m.

Pints For Pat honors the NFL player and US Army veteran, Pat Tillman, with all the proceeds going to support the support the Foundation’s Tillman Scholars Program. The night will feature light food, the first pour of a local brew in the 2019 Pints for Pat commemorative glass along with a silent auction.

Spearheaded by Tillman Scholar Dr. Katherine Hough and her US Marine (ret.) husband, Ryan Hough, the fundraising event serves as an opportunity to connect with Tillman Scholars, Foundation staff, other supporters of the Pat Tillman Foundation Community. Tickets for the event can be purchased online and at the door for $42.

Through the Tillman Scholars (TS) Program, the Pat Tillman Foundation is building the leading fellowship program for military veterans and spouses. Founded in 2008, the TS Program supports active-duty service members, veterans and their spouses with academic scholarships, a national network and professional development opportunities, so they are empowered to make an impact. The scholarship covers direct study-related expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses, for scholars who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate or professional degrees as a full-time student at a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution. The scholarship is not a gift; it’s an investment in excellence and potential. Each year, PTF selects approximately 60 Tillman Scholars with high potential for impact as demonstrated through a proven track record, the pursuit of education and commitment of their resources to service beyond themselves.

“Pat was all about connecting great Americans and that’s what this event aims to do. Pints for Pat Seattle is a great opportunity for Seattle veterans and supporters to come together, honor Pat’s legacy, and raise funds for the Pat Tillman Foundation, “ said Ryan Hough, USMC (ret.).

“Art Marble 21 is proud to partner with Amazon Warriors to raise money in support of the Pat Tillman Foundation. Supporting this organization in their mission to empower and invest in our Nation’s heroes with academic scholarships aligns with our values. We are excited for November 7th.” said Danny Pentin.

Prior to joining the Army, Pat Tillman would often ride his bike to his favorite watering hole, Rúla Búla in Tempe, Arizona. He would sit in the dining room to relax and study his Arizona Cardinals playbook over a pint of Guinness. One day, Tillman showed up at Rúla Búla with his own drinking vessel: an Imperial 20-oz. Guinness beer glass engraved with his ASU football number 42. He asked the bartender to keep the glass on the top shelf behind the bar so it could easily be located whenever he stopped by. Shortly after 9/11, Pat made the decision to leave behind his football career and join the Army Rangers. During his last visit to Rúla Búla, he left his #42 glass with the bartender, along with a promise to return.

“Pat’s pint glass remains on the shelf of Rúla Búla’s back bar today,” Ryan Hough said.

From Tempe to Seattle, Pints for Pat is now a nationwide family and community tradition in honor of Pat. In cities such as Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and New York, Pints For Pat has grown into a national event honoring his legacy and the future legacies of the Tillman Scholars who represent his character.

“Through the years, Seattle-area scholars have recognized the unique relationship between our area and Pat’s service in our region as an Army Ranger,” Hough said.

After leaving the NFL to enlist as an Army Ranger, Tillman was assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma. His wife, Marie, worked in Seattle while Pat served in the 75th Ranger Regiment.

“Seattle’s ‘Pints for Pat’ is not just about raising funds for future scholars, it is a chance for Seattle to support Pat’s legacy of service,” Hough added.

About the Pat Tillman Foundation In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat’s death in April 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Created to honor Pat’s legacy of leadership and service, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships–building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation and the impact of the Tillman Scholars, visit