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A major event promoter in the Washington DC area, Drink the District has partnered with Athletes Without Limits as their nonprofit beneficiary.

Founded by parters Stuart Martens and Dan Kirner, Drink the District organizes popular events including the Cherry Blossom Beer & Wine Fest, Rock the Core Cider Festival, and Red White & Brew, with recent event expansion to Frederick, Cleveland, and Cincinnati.

Martens and Kirner also promote the popular Taste of DC Food & Wine Festival.

In their own words: “We are passionate about connecting with others over great drinks and delicious food. We crave social events. We create popup experiences that are unique, well executed, hassle free, and affordable.”

Stuart, a successful swimmer and entrepreneur, and former contestant on The Apprentice, recently joined the Athletes Without Limits board. He also annually competes in a competitive endurance open-water swim (an event that he has won) as a fundraiser for Athletes Without Limits.