Shamrock Shirt For Charity On Sale Honoring Legacy Of Jeff Bennett

CHAROTTE, N.C. — Glory Days Apparel will be honoring the memory of late Jeff Bennett, who helped start the world’s largest pub crawl in Uptown Charlotte, by selling shamrock t-shirts benefiting two charities ahead of Saint Patrick’s Day.

Jeff Bennett and his business partner Rich Saner were ready to kick off their 20th Annual Rich & Bennett St. Paddy’s Bar Crawl in March of 2020 when the pandemic hit, and they had to cancel the event, according to a news release.

Officials say Bennett died the following December, and to honor his memory, Glory Days will be selling t-shirts with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Charlotte Irish American Center and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, two charities Bennett and Saner have worked with in the past through their Pub Crawl events.

Glory Days officials say “Jeff always had a smile on his face and lived life to bring joy to others. 20 years ago, this crawl started with a group of friends and has since grown to be the world’s largest pub crawl. Whether you’re a retired pub crawl vet or a new attendee, part of Jeff’s creation has been a memorable part of your life.”

Officials say pre-sale orders for the Smiley Shamrock Jeff Bennett Legacy t-shirt will run through Friday, February 26th until 5 p.m., and orders can be either shipped or available for in-store pick up at Glory Days’ South End location.

Glory Days officials say “We want to help celebrate Jeff’s legacy and carry on his mission. You probably think of crowds of people in green shirts when you think of Rich and Bennett’s crawl, but don’t always think about all they do for Charlotte. From his charitable involvement to the industry and revenue he drove to the city, it’s more than just a pub crawl.”