FCM Hospitality is partnering with the Philadelphia Flyers for its Cocktails for a Cause event to benefit local LGBTQ+ charities as part of Philly Gay Pride Month.
Among the 11 locations that will be taking part in the event, which will run all through June, include The Garden at Cherry Street Pier, the Dolphin Tavern and Morgan’s Pier. Each participating property will be serving a drink that matches a color of the LGBTQ rainbow flag. One dollar from each rainbow drink will go toward donations to the William Way LGBT Community Center, Attic Youth Center, Philly Asian Queer and Galaei.
“FCM Hospitality is proud to celebrate Philadelphia Gay Pride Month with Cocktails for a Cause,” said Avram Hornik, the owner of FCM Hospitality, in a press release. “We came up with this idea because I think that local businesses need to step up to support our region’s LGBTQ community and the nonprofit organizations that were hardest hit during the pandemic. We are excited to expand the program to 11 properties this year to match the rebooted pride flag that now includes Black, Brown and Trans community members.”
A kick-off event will take place on Thursday, June 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Liberty Point and will be attended by the Flyers, Flyers Charities and Gritty. As part of the month-long festivities, Flyers Charities will be matching FCM’s one dollar donations up to $10,000 for every Flyers Rowdy ‘Rita sold at Liberty Point.
“When we first learned about Cocktails for a Cause, we were eager to get involved and help support local LGBTQ+ organizations that do so much for our city,” said Valerie Camillo, the president of business operations for the Flyers. “The Flyers belong to everyone in the city of Philadelphia, and especially during Pride Month, we want to send a clear message that we support the LGBTQ+ community.”
The family-friendly party is free and open to the public and will feature all 11 Pride Month cocktails.