August 12, 2014 (Springfield, MO)…Area Rotary Clubs plan to distribute $140,000, to seven children’s agencies in the Ozarks. This year’s proceeds brings the 15 year grand total to $ 1,447 250 distributed by Rotary’s Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival, to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Great Circle, Boy Scouts of America, Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, Harmony House, Ronald McDonald Tooth Truck, and the YMCA.
Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival is presented by the five Rotary Clubs and the Rotaract Club of Springfield. This was the 15th year for the festival. Over 1,000 Rotarians and community volunteers worked on the event May 9th & 10th, 2014. Rock’n Ribs is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event and this year 72 BBQ cooking teams competed for blue ribbon bragging rights. The Rotary Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival has become one of the most popular fundraising events in the area, and one of the most anticipated.
Brett Sheets, Rock’n Ribs Management Chair remarks, “The commitment of 1000’s of volunteers both Rotarians and non-Rotarians amazes me every year. Our community has a strong sense of kindness to help make Rock’ n Ribs a successful charity fundraiser year after year. We know that funds raised are a much needed source of revenue for 7 local children’s charities and I am proud to be a part of something as great as this event. Rotary is all about helping our local community.”
Preparations are already underway for the 16th Annual Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival to be held on April 24th and 25th of 2014.
For additional information on the upcoming Rock’n Ribs check presentations, please contact Brett Sheets 417.860.4376, or Ned Caldwell at 417.827.7610.