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Bears love community and weekend-long BearQuakes

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San Diego recently played host to Bears San Diego, which presented BearQuake 2011. And this year’s theme was “Bearlesque!” The weekend kicked off with a social, a snack, a few sips and “Bearaoke” at the Redwing, Pecs and Baja Betty’s. Throughout the event, I noticed that there was a high level of support for local community organizations such as the Imperial Court de San Diego, which itself has and continues to provide innumerable grants, funds, volunteer hours and organizing efforts to countless numbers of people, groups and charitable causes.

Friday night there was standing room only inside Pecs. Members of the bar staff were very busy. The weekend was getting off to a great start. It was so busy a line to get into Pecs formed outside. Yes, “The Bears” had descended on San Diego in packs! The contest was supported by a cast of community and national sponsors such as Redwing, BarenJaeger/Jaegermeister, Brian’s American Eatery, Baja Betty’s, CCBC Resort of Cathedral City and Pleasures and Treasures to name a few. BarenJager/Jaegermeister even had a real bear mascot. There were members selling shots to benefit this year’s chosen charity; Special Delivery, an organization that feeds members of the community affected by HIV and AIDS.

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