‘Game of Thones’ leave you needing a drink? Consider Winter Is Coming Charity Ball Crawl in Tremont

OK, you didn’t love last year’s finale to HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

We get it.

(Seriously, believe us. We GET it.)

But you enjoyed waiting for winter to come — the journey through the eight seasons of the smash-hit fantasy drama series offered a lot more good than bad.

The finale was … frustrating. But don’t get mad — have a drink.

On Feb. 1, you can have that cocktail (or three) with other Northeast Ohio “GoT” fans — and help a good cause — in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood at the Winter Is Coming Charity Ball Crawl. (A news release for the event suggests fans also can get excited for the “House of the Dragon” prequel series, slated for HBO in 2022, but are we really emotionally there yet? Bran as the king of Westeros??? Come on. (Oooooh, spoiler alert, BTdubs.)

Maisie Williams, left, Isaac Hempstead Wright and Sophie Turner appear in a scene from the series finale of “Game of Thrones.” (HBO photos)

The aforementioned worthy cause? It’s A Special Wish Foundation, Cleveland Chapter, which will receive proceeds from ticket sales.

Here’s what the release has to say about the night:

Each participating Tremont bar will feature Game of Thrones themed drink specials, décor and activities based on fan favorite episodes. Participating locations include The Tree House, Hi and Dry, The South Side, Dante, Coda, Crust and The Flying Monkey. Crawlers can join one of the following Houses: Team Targaryen (red), Team Stark (grey), Team Lannister (orange), Team Greyjoy (black), Team Baratheon (yellow), Team Tully (blue), and Team Tyrell (green). “Survive The Long Night” and deem yourself worthy of the crown to receive a Winter is Coming gift at the end.

“A Game of Thrones bar crawl is a great way for us to interact with the community and a unique way for us to raise funds to grant wishes for kiddos with a life-threatening disease or illness,” says Eileen Lane,executive director of A Special Wish Foundation, Cleveland Chapter, in the release.

Tickets are $25 (plus a handling fee), with participants receiving a commemorative sweatshirt, passport for maps and drink specials, the release states. Buy them at gotwinteriscoming.eventbrite.com.

Launched in 2013, ASW Cleveland Chapter grants wishes for Cleveland-based children, from birth up to 20 years of age, with life-threatening diseases. Currently, the release states, the organization grants wishes for 162 children and families receiving care at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and The Ronald McDonald House.
To learn more about A Special Wish Foundation, visit aspecialwishcleveland.org.

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