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Students and Faculty Come Together to Support American Troops


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Mixing drinks with goodwill, the law school community turned out in good numbers to raise funds supporting U.S. Armed Forces at the third annual “Toast Our Troops,” held on Nov. 21 at Union Pub on Capitol Hill.
Co-sponsored by the Military & National Security Law Student Association, the Republican National Lawyers Association, the American Constitution Society, and the Federalist Society, the extended happy hour was designed to raise money for SoldierSocks, as well as to buy wreaths that will be laid on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.
Founded in 2009, SoldierSocks is a non-profit organization that provides basic essentials to the men and the women of the United States Armed Forces. SoldierSocks has shipped over 20 tons of personal hygiene supplies to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to date, has supplied more than 55,000 pounds of supplies to service personnel fighting overseas.
More than 150 members of the law school community attended the event, including alumni, staff, family, and friends.
Six guest bartenders kept the spirits flowing all night long: Professors Robert Destro, Cara Drinan, Sarah Duggin, A.G. Harmon, Antonio Perez, and Registrar Stuart Schept.
Toast Our Troops 2014 offered a large selection of door prizes, including autographed sports memorabilia from D.C. United, the Washington Wizards, the Washington Capitals, and the Washington Nationals. Additionally, Kaplan Test Prep donated five gift baskets with gift cards worth up to $750 off their services, and Themis donated a basket that included a 50% off voucher for one of their courses. 
The guest bartenders competed good-naturedly to see who could raise the most tips. First up, Professor Harmon faced off against Professor Perez. Next, Professor Drinan took on Professor Destro, a first-timer to the event. Finally, Professor Duggin and 3L Mac Reed took over duties behind the bar before reigning champion Jon Tabacoff, 2013, took on another first-timer, Stuart Schept, in the battle for the Bartending Champion trophy.
Schept ended up bringing in the most tips out of the $1,810 raised in total. The sum was an increase of $1,000 over the previous year.