Shades of Blue

By Laura Edwards

Whether you bleed light blue, dark blue or some other color of the sporting rainbow, I hope you’ll consider joining Taylor’s Tale for Tip-off for Taylor #2 and the Duke-Carolina men’s basketball rematch on Sunday, March 8. The game starts at 4 p.m., but doors open at 3. The game itself may decide the ACC regular season title, but you can help us score a different kind of victory by supporting our search for a cure.

More than 150 fans of Carolina and NC State came together last month at Blackfinn American Saloon for the first-ever Tip-off for Taylor. This time, our efforts take us to MexiCafé, a great restaurant/bar nestled between the Visulite Theater and NoFo on Elizabeth Ave near uptown Charlotte. Join us for drink specials, raffle prizes and piñata pummeling. Proceeds from the $15 entry fee and $1 raffle/piñata opportunities will help talented Batten disease researchers in their quest for a cure.

For just $15, you’ll get:

  • 1 free drink
  • $2 beers and house margaritas
  • $5 Duke and UNC specialty drinks, Bloody Marys, Bloody Marias and Mimosas
  • $1 raffle opportunities to break the piñata and win prizes







Taylor’s Tale t-shirts and car magnets will also be available for an additional donation, so remember to bring extra cash if you’re interested!

To learn more or to RSVP (not required but definitely a plus!), please contact Megan Talley at To learn more about past and future Taylor’s Tale events as well as other ways to support our search for the cure, visit

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