LITTLE ROCK, ARK.; APRIL 8, 2016 – Officials with the B Street Rib Off, a nonprofit organization based in Central Arkansas has announced that it has broken all previous fundraising records. The organization will present a check for $11,000 to the American Cancer Society of Central Arkansas. The funds, which will be used to support cancer patients in Central Arkansas, were raised during annual BBQ competition. The event was held earlier this month in North Little Rock and hosted cooking teams from across the mid-south.
“We’re really proud of the work we put in this year. Not only did we have a sold out event, but we broke our attendance record and doubled our giving record from past events,” said Jeremy Hinton, president of the B. Street Rib Off. “This is the only competition that forgoes cash prizes to donate funds to a local organization. We’re really proud of that and we believe it contributes to our success,” said Hinton.
In addition to the BBQ competition, the event featured live music, food trucks, local craft beer from Flyway Brewing and a raffle that with nearly 100 items from Arkansas retailers. Event attendees were treated to BBQ by way of the People’s Choice category, which could be judged for a small donation.
The B Street Rib Off was founded in 2008 by Jason Brown, Justin Hinton and Matthew Ross as a friendly competition. After increased interest, the three friends turned the annual event into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The organization now boasts a board of directors with nine members from across the state.
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