Years ago, Baltimore Sports & Social Club owner Mike Cray talked with his friend Patrick "Scunny" McCusker about a Santa-themed bar crawl.
"It saddens me that we never got around to 'make it happen,'" Cray wrote on the BSSC website.
In a way, that will change Saturday, when the first "Scunny Santa Crawl" takes place from 1 p.m.-9 p.m. at O'Donnell Square in Canton. McCusker, who died at age 49 on Aug. 24 in Salisbury after he was struck by a bus in
For every participant dressed as Santa or in a "naughty elf" costume, he or she will receive a raffle ticket. Prizes include Ravens tickets, opening day Orioles tickets, a signed Ravens football, a BSSC league fee voucher for 2013 and gift certificates to participating bars.
Wristbands ($10) can be purchased at Looney's Pub or Plug Ugly's Publick House between 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. The entire donation goes directly to the Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation at Johns Hopkins. McCusker was a board member of the charity.
The wristband will get you $1.50 Miller Lite drafts and Natty Boh specials (where available, according to the website). Other participating bars include Claddagh's Pub, JD's Smokehouse, Nacho Mama's, Mama's on the Half Shell (specials until 5 p.m.), Speak Easy Saloon, Tavern on the Square and Portside Tavern.