Crabalina Beer Mixer to benefit Ball 4 All, local youth

What could be better than crabs and beer on a late summer evening? How about all of that, for the benefit of local children?

The Crabalina Beer Mixer, set for Sept. 14, will benefit the Ball 4 All Foundation, a local organization that supports local youth by providing athletic scholarships for registration fees and equipment needed to play sports. Ball 4 All also hosts free sports camps throughout the year to give local children an introduction to a variety of sports.

Crabalina will be held this year at the Good Earth Market in Clarksville. Gates will open at 4 p.m.; crabs will be served starting at 5 p.m. The night will include all-you-can-eat crabs, as well as pulled pork, corn-on-the-cob and beer. Musical entertainment will be provided, as well as a variety of auction items for bidding — all under a tent by the Good Earth garden. The evening will end at 10 p.m.

Tickets cost $70 per person or $120 per couple. Sponsor tables are available for $1,200, which includes 10 tickets. All attendees must be 21 or older, and IDs will be checked. Proceeds from year’s sold-out Crabalina Beer Mixer, held 16 Mile Brewery, helped to build a playground with accommodations for children with special needs.

The Good Ole Boy Foundation, A&A Air Services and the Insurance Market are teaming up with the Ball 4 All Foundation to host Crabalina this year, according to Ball 4 All Foundation Vice President Dayna Rickards.

“September is such a great time of year here,” Rickards said. “We felt like it was the perfect time for locals to unwind after a great summer and come together for a laid-back, fun night of crabs and beer.”

“The Good Earth Market has such a wonderful setting and we are thrilled to be working with them on this event,” Rickards added, noting that “$60 for all-you-can-eat crabs and all-you-can-drink beer is a great deal, and you’re supporting the kids in our community.”

Tickets can be ordered by emailing or at the Good Earth Market, 31806 Good Earth Lane, Ocean View, DE 19970.


By Kerin Magill

Staff Reporter