Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar to Host ‘Running for Rachel’ Party with the Hershey Bears

Arooga’s and the Hershey Bears Invite Guests to join them for a Night of Fun for a Great Cause



Arooga’s is hosting a fundraising party like only Arooga’s can. In partnership with the Hershey Bears and in support of “Running for Rachel,” each of the participating Arooga’s locations will host a meet and greet with select Hershey Bears’ players featuring autograph signing and a silent auction and buy-one-get-one (BOGO) Hershey Bears game ticket voucher giveaway with donations to the charity (while supplies last). Arooga’s raised more than $6000 last year and hopes to surpass that this year.


In November 2011, beloved community member and college student Rachel Guss passed away from duodenal cancer, a rare form of the disease which is extremely difficult to treat. Since then, her family and friends have continued on a mission to raise awareness and funds for gastrointestinal cancer research. On Sunday, April 24, 2016 runners and walkers are invited to join at City Island in Harrisburg to continue Rachel’s fight against cancer and honor her memory at the 5th annual Running for Rachel 5K Walk/Run.

Prior to that and in support of the charity close to the hearts of the Arooga’s family, six of the Harrisburg-based award-winning casual dining restaurants will host a ‘Running for Rachel’ region-wide fundraising party event in partnership with the Hershey Bears.


Arooga’s 15: 1300 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, Pa 17011
Arooga’s 11: 4713 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, Pa 17050
Arooga’s 39: 4301 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, Pa 17112
Arooga’s 22: 7025 Allentown Blvd, Harrisburg, Pa 17112
Arooga’s Hershey: 637 E. Main St., Hummelstown, Pa 17036
Arooga’s 462: 125 S Centerville Rd, Lancaster, Pa 17603


Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.


“This is the fourth consecutive year that Arooga’s has joined this effort to raise money for, and bring awareness to, duodenal cancer in memory of Rachel” said Gary Huether, Jr., president and co-founder of Arooga’s. “Last year, we raised more than $6000 in just two hours and we hope to surpass that this year.”


Derek Farley
DFPR for Arooga’s

Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2016