There's a new grass-roots group called "Bloggers for Good" that is having their first ever meet-up and charity event at O'Faolain's Irish Restaurant in Sterling, VA on February 19.
The meet-up will be a chill, fun way to grab some food and drinks and hang out with fellow local bloggers while raising money for charity. If you're a blogger in the area, I hope to see you there.
Here's the official press release including more details about the group and the event next month:
Bloggers for Good is a new, grass-roots group that leverages local blog communities to help people meet, greet, and give to a good cause. BFG events provide a chance to gather in a fun, social setting with a common interest and a bigger purpose.
BFG “meetups” are designed to be low-key, interesting, and enjoyable. There is no cover charge or advance signup required; bloggers, their readers, and the general public are encouraged to attend.
Some of the attendees include Erica Garman of the Washington Post’s Loudoun Extra website, author/blogger Tammi Marcoullier of the blog InsideOut, and Dan Sousa of LoudounPrepSports.
The first BFG meetup will take place on February 19, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at O’Faolain’s Irish Restaurant in Sterling, VA. Proceeds will benefit Loudoun Interfaith Relief; including a percentage of restaurant sales, raffle sales, canned food collection and direct donations.
BFG events are primarily publicized through "word of blog." Supportive bloggers and their fans support the event by posting the BFG logo graphic/badge on their blogs, writing about the event, and attending the meetup.
With your help, another BFG event will be coming soon to a place near you!
For more information, visit www.BloggersforGood.org.