As of 01/05/2011
ANOTHER RECORD YEAR FOR CBBQA FUND RAISING!
The great members of the California BBQ Association have done it again.
We work year long raising funds for numerous California Children's Charities.
Our non profit group hands over thousands each year. We surpassed the 2009
record of 58k with a 2010 amount of of over 70k and still growing as new totals
are still pending.
We conduct BBQ classes, help charities sell BBQ at events, and lend a
hand whenever we can to help fund so many Children's charities statewide.
The CBBQA also supports many other charities that are not listed here including
but not limited to Troop charities.
President California BBQ Association
-Brent and Kim Walton make a donation in the CBBQA's name to Make a Wish
-Brent and Kim Walton make a donation to Children's Hospital of Central
-Brent and Kim Walton make a cash donation to the CBBQA. $400
-Northern California CBBQA members joined efforts to help raise funds for a
local High School sports program. (2 events) Tim Mar, Leonard Sanders,
Bill Bain, John Chips and Scott Gomes. $3400
-CBBQA's BBQ University in Hollister, California raised funds in a
day/2 class event. Steve Madaule, Matt Brailey, Leonard Sanders,
Harry Stewart, Larry Hill, Bram Britcher, Chris Juencke, Fred Juencke,
Ben Lobenstein, Ardith Richardson, Scott Hares, John Jackson
and Darry Smith
joined forces in this effort. Special thanks to CBBQA Business Members
Pepper Pilot, Mak Grills and FEC/Cookshack on donations to this
event as well. $7,700
-Golden State BBQ Championship Cooks contributed funds to
American Cancer Society. $200
-Ultimate BBQ Showdown promoter Henry Silvestri along with
several CBBQA teams vend and contribute to the Wildomar Rotary Club.
-Bakersfield's Biggest Baddest BBQ- CBBQA Teams helped organizer
Mike George raise funds for a new hospital for the Children's Medical Center in the
Bakersfield area. $11,750
-Smokin' in the Oaks BBQ Championships -CBBQA members worked
in conjunction with the Scott Gomes and the Penn Valley Rodeo
Association to raise funds for local children in the Penn Valley area.
-Q'en for Kids BBQ Championships -CBBQA teams worked in
conjunction with promoter Kelleigh Strobel by cooking to
raise funds for Kristies Foundation in the Orange County BBQ Festival.
-CBBQA's BBQ University Class in Hanford, California helped
raise funds for local FFA Chapter with the proceeds. Larry Hill,
Bram Britcher, Bill Keyes and Leonard Sanders helped as
instructors at this recent BBQ 101 class.$2300
-Smokin' on the Water BBQ Championships -CBBQA members worked in
conjunction with the Konocti Vista Casino to raise funds for
local schools in the Lakeport, CA area. $2,000
Fund Raising Total for 2010 = $74,500*
(* There are a few other CBBQA Member fund raising events that have yet to
report their efforts. Will add when reported. -CBBQA)