Hensley Beverage Company (founded in 1955 and Arizona’s largest beer distributor), in collaboration with Anheuser-Busch / Budweiser, has participated with the Prescott Whiskey Row Boot Race for the last 39 years and it has become one of their favorite signature charity events. The yearly race raises money for local non-profit organizations in Yavapai County. Unfortunately, Hensley has had to make the difficult decision to cancel the July 4th race this year in order to avoid potential ramifications of the COVID-19 epidemic that is still ongoing in our state. The Frontier Days Rodeo Parade, and other corresponding events, are still scheduled.

Maintaining their support of the community and its charitable events is very important to Hensley Beverage Company, but they also understand the critical need for following CDC protocols & guidelines related to public health regarding COVID-1. The company could not, in good conscience, conduct the race knowing that it would be nearly impossible to maintain social distancing while participating or observing the race. The health and safety of Hensley’s employees, partners, and community is their number one priority not only during this unprecedented time, but is always their main concern.

Hensley hopes everyone has a safe and healthy 4th of July weekend and they look forward to continuing the boot race tradition in 2021.

About Hensley Beverage Company:

Hensley is a multi-generational, family-owned, local Arizona beverage wholesaler that distributes a diverse and first-rate portfolio of beverages, including Anheuser-Busch InBev beers, top selling local and regional craft beers, premium non-alcohol beverages, water, soda, tea, wine, and spirits. Hensley maintains a proprietary service fleet of more than 800 vehicles and has the support of over 1,100 employees, servicing a customer base of more than 9,000 retail accounts throughout Arizona from multiple state-wide branches. With corporate headquarters located in Phoenix, Hensley also has fully operational controlled environment warehouse space in five different locations across Arizona including Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott Valley, Chandler and Show Low.

For more information, visit www.hensley.com.