Launches Spirit of BBQ: Giving Tuesday edition to help local non-profits grow
From Sonny’s BBQ
The holiday season is approaching and Sonny’s BBQ is getting into the spirit with Spirit of BBQ: Giving Tuesday Edition. Continuing its mission of lending a helping hand to others, Sonny’s is donating $10,000 and is calling on its fans and followers to nominate and vote for what charities they are passionate about and think to deserve the donation.
People are encouraged to nominate the charities they think are the most deserving starting on Nov. 12 via this link. Five charities will be selected from the nominations to be in the running for the $10,000 donation. Fans will cast their votes for who they believe the donation should go to, and the charity with the most votes will win $10,000. Each runner-up charity will receive a $500 donation.
Nov. 12-19: Nomination Round – Fans can nominate the charities they would like to see receive the $10,000 donation.
Nov. 19-22: Review and Selection – Sonny’s will review the nominations and select five charities to move into the voting round. The selections will be based on the criteria below.
Nov. 25 – Dec. 2: Voting Round – Fans will cast their votes via Sonny’s BBQ Facebook page from the five selected charities.
Dec. 3: Winner Selection and Announcement – Sonny’s BBQ will announce the winner of the $10,000 donation.
Spirit of BBQ: Giving Tuesday Edition Contest Criteria:
Nonprofits must meet the following qualifications:
- Local and community-centric: Must be located and/or provide support within Sonny’s BBQ footprint (Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama)
- Registered 501(c)(3) with active status
- Aligns with the values at Sonny’s BBQ: be passionate, do cool stuff and have the most fun, be trustworthy, and put others first
ABOUT SONNY’S BBQ
In 1968, Sonny’s BBQ was founded by Sonny Tillman and his wife, Lucille, in Gainesville, Florida. For 50 years, local pitmasters at Sonny’s BBQ have served barbecue slathered in Southern Hospitality to barbecue enthusiasts and families through its locally-owned and operated locations spanning the Southeast in eight states. The restaurant has been celebrated for community giving, its signature pulled pork and ribs and recognized as the “Best Barbecue Chain in America” by The Daily Meal.