Team Cone’s Tallahassee Fall Rib Sale raises $12,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Team Cone’s Tallahassee Spring Rib Sale raises $13,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Team Cone’s Tallahassee teammates hosted their annual Fall Rib Sale to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at their Tallahassee warehouse. Because of the generosity of those who participated, the company raised over $13,000 dollars in charitable donations. 2022’s Rib Sales have broken company records – in fact the only fundraiser that raised more money than this Rib Sale was the Spring Rib Sale in Tallahassee, with both sales raising the most money in the history of the events. With both events and accompanying donations, Team Cone is close to their 2022 St. Jude fundraising goal of $40,000.

“Our team stepped up to the plate and hit a home run for St. Jude,” said Steve Beckwith, Cone Distributing’s Vice President of Operations. “Time after time, we are proud and thankful that our team, our suppliers, and our community all stand up to help us fundraise for this great charity.” Team Cone’s Area Sales Manager Kenny Kinsey was grateful he had so much help. “I know I can always count on my teammates to step up and help with this event,” Kinsey said.

“We have to thank all of the people who helped us with this event, Kim Boyer, Don Buie, Mike Faulkner, Kyle Barnes, Chris Yates, Stephen Beasley, Jim Anderson, Dan Waldman, and Steve Verhage. We also thank our company’s president, Mr. Doug Cone, for buying the meat for us to sell. Special thank yous to Wakulla County Sheriff Jared Miller, Mack’s Meats,  Centennial Bank, Dux’s Discount Liquor, Miller’s Tree Service, Callaway Auto, Residential Elevator, and Terri Fort of the Shell Point Community for all their help and contributions.”

The Fall Rib Sales in Ocala and Tallahassee are part of Team Cone’s annual company-wide fundraising goal to make an impactful donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Team Cone hosts two Rib Sales in both Ocala and Tallahassee, one sale in the Fall and one in the Spring. The global pandemic has presented new challenges to Team Cone’s event-based fundraisers, but the team remains committed to helping St. Jude and other charities fulfill their mission. The beer distributor continues to host safe events and fundraising drives to help raise funds for St. Jude and other charities in accordance with one of their Core Values: “Giving Back with Caring.”

 

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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares discoveries made, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

 

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About Cone Distributing
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business with selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding territory and suppliers and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in the state for a Florida beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer, wine, cider, spirits, and hard seltzers from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.

Team Cone’s Spring Rib Sale raises over $17,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Team Cone’s Spring Rib Sale raises over $17,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Team Cone hosted their annual Fall Rib Sale to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at their Ocala warehouse. Because of the generosity of those who participated, the company raised $17,340 dollars in charitable donations. 2022’s Fall Rib Sale is the company’s best Rib Sale fundraiser yet – breaking the company’s donation record (previously set by the 2022 Spring Rib Sale) and selling 450 ribs along with several generous community donations.

“We had a great turnout this year,” said Charlie Ingrilli, Cone Distributing’s Vice President of Sales. “We have to thank all of the people who helped us with this worthwhile event, starting with the cooks: Matt Brady and the Brady family, Eric Bozeman, Mike Burdett, Clarence Thomas, John Finch, Brian Smith, Hunter Spink, and our team’s friends and family. Also, we need to thank those who helped set up and tear down: Clarence Thomas, Rose Romero, Hunter Spink, Jeff Hess, John Finch, and Ty Chatterton. We also thank our company’s president, Mr. Doug Cone, for buying the ribs for us to sell.”

The Fall Rib Sale is the second Rib Sale the company hosts each year and a part of Team Cone’s annual company-wide fundraising goal to make an impactful donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The global pandemic has presented new challenges to Team Cone’s event-based fundraisers, but the team remains committed to helping St. Jude and other charities fulfill their mission. The beer distributor continues to host safe events and fundraising drives to help raise funds for St. Jude and other charities in accordance with one of their Core Values: “Giving Back with Caring.”

The next event in Team Cone’s charitable event lineup will be Team Cone’s Tallahassee Rib Sale, coming November 5th.

 

Group Picture at 22 Fall Rib Sale Team Cone hosted their twice-yearly Ocala Rib Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares discoveries made, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

 

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About Cone Distributing
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business by selling five beer brands in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding territory and suppliers and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in the state for a Florida beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer, wine, cider, spirits, and hard seltzers from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.

Cone Distributing’s Ocala Charity Golf Tournament raises $55,000 donation to local charities

Ocala- and Tallahassee-based beer distributor raises donation to local charities from golf tournament

The family and friends of Cone Distributing (Team Cone) played their hearts out at a round of golf on August 21st and from donations and fundraising, the beer distributor made $55,000 to donate to local Ocala charities.

Team Cone would like to thank all the members of their community that volunteered, their spouses and significant others who donated their time to this event and those members of the community who came out to support their fundraising efforts. Team Cone extends a special thank you to all business partners, suppliers, Team Cone Teammates, and retailers who helped make our annual golf tournament such an impactful success.

With this event, Team Cone was able to donate $30,000 to His Compassion Food Bank, $10,000 to Voices of Change Animal Rescue (VOCAL), and $15,000 to Interfaith Emergency Services.

“Selecting these charities was done by consensus of our teammates,” says Team Cone president and CEO Douglas P. Cone, Jr. “All three organizations are very worthy and being able to help them with these donations is fulfilling our company’s Core Value of giving back with caring.”

As Mr. Cone alluded, Team Cone’s annual Charity Golf Tournament is part of the company-wide Core Value to “Give Back With Caring.”  The beer distributor hosts events and fundraising drives each calendar year to help raise funds for charities like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and charities local to Ocala and Tallahassee communities.

Interfaith Emergency Services check presentation

His Compassion Food Bank check presentation

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About Cone Distributing
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business with selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding territory and suppliers and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in the state for a Florida beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.

Team Cone is named to list of Best Companies To Work For in Florida for fourth year

Team Cone has been named to the 2022 list of Best Companies to Work For In Florida by Florida Trend Magazine for the fourth year in a row.

 

Team Cone earned this designation after evaluation by an independent third-party organization of the company practices, policies, information, and especially employee satisfaction surveys.  The anonymous employee satisfaction surveys contributed 75% to the overall competition score.

 

“Being voted for the fourth year in a row to the list of Best Companies to Work For in Florida shows that our team appreciates our culture of caring,” says Team Cone Human Resources Director Jonathan Jarrell.  “We believe that our company’s culture will take us into the future.  Our teammates again showed us they agree with us by the way they responded to these surveys.”

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In 2022, Team Cone added six more teammates to its list of Legends – teammates who have been with the team for over 20 years.

The company’s founder, Douglas P. Cone, Jr. says that he is again honored to be named to this list by his teammates. “We have just been through some of the toughest years in our company’s history,” Cone says. “We are beyond proud that our team has again voted us to this prestigious list. We will continue to work towards earning this honor every year.”

 

WatermarkTeam Cone LogoAbout Team Cone
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding its territory and suppliers and has not stopped since. Today Team Cone distributes a broad portfolio of beverages from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties out of a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Team Cone’s goal is to operate a World Class company by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.

 

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About Florida Trend’s Best Companies to Work For in Florida™ competition

Each year, Florida Trend Magazine partners with the Best Companies Group to administer anonymous surveys to employees in eligible companies around Florida.  Employers complete an in-depth questionnaire and employees have the opportunity to offer their honest feedback by taking part in a company-wide survey. Once both portions of the assessment are complete, the data is analyzed to determine if an organization has what it takes to be the “best.”  The list of Best Companies is published in the August edition of Florida Trend Magazine.

Team Cone Ocala hosts Poker Tournament for St. Jude July 16th

Fresh off the heels of their record fundraising for St. Jude Rib Sales,  Team Cone’s Ocala  Team is dealing the cards again to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with their annual Poker Tournament!

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When:  July 16th

Where:  Tallahassee Warehouse 3214 W. Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, FL  32303

Time:  1PM to ?

Games:  Poker – number of tables will be determined by number of players

Food:  YES we DO!  Food will be available and the charity bar will be open!

We will also be hosting a raffle for St. Jude: Coolers, golf bags, and other prizes will be winnable!

 

HOW CAN I WIN?

Buy-in is $50 and additional chips cost $10.

Prizes will be awarded for High Hand, Cracked Aces, Final Table, Etc.

All proceeds go to the children and families of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Team Cone’s Ocala Poker is open to the public for play! Bring friends and come ready to play! For more information, please call 352.732.4111, email info@conedist.com, or visit the Contact Us page of this site.

 

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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares discoveries made, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

 

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About Cone Distributing
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business with selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding territory and suppliers and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in the state for a Florida beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer, wine, cider, spirits, and hard seltzers from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.

 

 

Team Cone Tallahassee hosts Bingo for St. Jude June 26th

UPDATE: TEAM CONE TALLAHASSEE BINGO POSTPONED UNTIL LATER DATE DUE TO HEAT.

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Fresh off the heels of their record fundraising for Tallahassee’s St. Jude Rib Sale,  Team Cone’s Tallahassee Team is hosting an afternoon of Bingo on June 26th to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When:  RESCHEDULED – Date TBD

Where:  Tallahassee Warehouse 3214 W. Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, FL  32303

Time:  1PM to 4PM

Games:  12 individual bingo games each with prize packages, including our final Super $200 Jackpot Game.

Food:  YES we DO!  Beer, Soda, Water, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips, Cookies.  You will not leave hungry

Prizes given away include: 45 QT Coolers, Golf Bags, Corn Hole games, Roller Coolers, 20 qt Grizzly Coolers, 40 QT Coolers, Camping Chairs, Beach Chairs, Beer Neons and more.

 

HOW CAN I WIN?

Bingo Packages will be sold at the door so bring cash or checks (made out to St. Jude).

All proceeds go to the children and families of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Packages for sale

$50 St. Jude Angel Package:  3 Bingo card to each of the 12 games, including the Super $200 Jackpot card

$20 St. Jude Hope Package:  3 Bingo cards to each of 4 games, eligible to purchase Super $200 Jackpot cards

Additional Add On:  $5 Super Jackpot cards and $1 Single Game Cards.

 

Team Cone’s Tallahassee Bingo is open to the public for play. For more information, please call 850.576.4176, email info@conedist.com, or visit the Contact Us page of this site.

 

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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares discoveries made, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

 

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About Cone Distributing
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business with selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding territory and suppliers and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in the state for a Florida beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer, wine, cider, spirits, and hard seltzers from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.

 

 

Team Cone welcomes Athletic Brewing Company to team with distribution in 22 Florida counties

Team Cone welcomes Athletic Brewing Company to team with distribution in 22 Florida counties

Ocala and Tallahassee-based beer distributor Cone Distributing (Team Cone) has joined forces with Athletic Brewing Company to bring the fast-growing brewer’s beers to Cone’s 22-county distribution footprint.

“Non-alcoholic beer has been growing strong for Team Cone, and when we had the opportunity to work with a World-Class supplier like Athletic Brewing Company, we jumped at the chance,” says Team Cone Vice President of Sales Charlie Ingrilli. “We’re excited to offer these great category-leading products to our customers.”

We are excited to work with one of the best distributors in the state,” says Alex Boerger, Athletic Brewing Company’s Chief Sales Officer. “We have a big opportunity to become a leader in the Non-Alc Beer space and in the local community and Cone is a great partner that can help us achieve this ambition.”

 

Athletic Brewing Company’s beers are now available to order in any of the 22 counties Team Cone serves. Team Cone is launching Athletic Brewing Company with five beers:

Athletic Brewing Company Beer

Athletic Run Wild IPA: Run Wild is the ultimate sessionable IPA for craft beer lovers. Brewed with a blend of five Northwest hops, it has an approachable bitterness to balance the specialty malt body. Always refreshing and only 70 calories.

Athletic Upside Dawn Golden Ale: Classic craft Golden Ale Style. Refreshing, clean, balanced, light-bodied. Aromas subtle with floral and earthy notes. Brewed with premium Vienna Malt along with a combo of English and traditional American hops. Crafted to remove gluten*. (*Upside Dawn is crafted to remove gluten. This product is fermented from grains containing gluten. The gluten content of this product cannot be verified, and this product may contain gluten.)

Athletic Free Wave Hazy IPA: Our Free Wave Hazy IPA is meant for the open road. Whether you’re cruising the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible or tracing your way up the coast on your bike, our Free Wave doesn’t cut corners. This mouth watering IPA is loaded with Amarillo, Citra, and Mosaic hops. You’ll want to grab a few for the road!

Athletic Lite: Athletic Lite is a light brew, completely reimagined. It’s classically simple but expertly crafted with 25 calories, 5 carbs, and organic grains. We brewed it specifically for the sport of life and all the good times that come with it.

Athletic Seasonal Beer – Wit’s Peak: Wit’s Peak is our homage to a traditional Witbier. Exploding with cues of citrus, coriander, and wheat, it is refreshingly bright yet soft and smooth. It reminds us of fresh tracks on a mountainside just waiting to be skied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Athletic Brewing Company
Athletic Brewing Co. is a non-alcoholic beer company dedicated to making great-tasting craft brews, without compromise. Our lineup of styles lets you enjoy the taste and experience of refreshing craft beer without sacrificing your performance, passions, health, or good taste. They’re fit for all times, made for all palates, and enjoyed by anyone who loves a great beer.

 

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About Team Cone

Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding its territory and suppliers and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in the state for a Florida beer distributor. Today Team Cone distributes a broad portfolio of beverages from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties out of a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.

Team Cone was chosen in 2019, 2020, and again in 2021 as one of Florida Trend® Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For in Florida.

 

Team Cone’s Tallahassee Spring Rib Sale raises $12,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Team Cone’s Tallahassee Spring Rib Sale raises $13,500 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Team Cone’s Tallahassee teammates hosted their annual Spring Rib Sale to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at their Tallahassee warehouse. Because of the generosity of those who participated, the company raised over $13,500 dollars in charitable donations. 2022’s Rib Sales have been broken company records in Ocala and Tallahassee, with both sales raising the most money in the history of the events. With both events and accompanying donations, Team Cone has raised over $26,500 to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“We were blown away again by the teamwork and generosity of our community,” said Steve Beckwith, Cone Distributing’s Vice President of Operations. Team Cone’s Area Sales Manager Kenny Kinsey was grateful he had so much help.

“We have to thank all of the people who helped us with this event, Kim Boyer, Don Buie, Teddy Brown, Mike Faulkner, and Steve Verhage. We also thank our company’s president, Mr. Doug Cone, for buying the meat for us to sell. Special thank yous to Wakulla County Sheriff Jared Miller, Dale Evans, Mack’s Meats, Miller’s Tree Service, and Ryan Laird for all the help. Also a special thanks to Callaway Auto and Truck Repair and Tiger Rock of Crawfordville for your very generous donations. Congratulations to Dylan Miller and Hilary Rios for winning our cooler raffle! ”

The Spring Rib Sales in Ocala and Tallahassee are part of Team Cone’s annual company-wide fundraising goal to make an impactful donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Team Cone will host an additional Rib Sale in both Ocala and Tallahassee in the Fall. The global pandemic has presented new challenges to Team Cone’s event-based fundraisers, but the team remains committed to helping St. Jude and other charities fulfill their mission. The beer distributor continues to host safe events and fundraising drives to help raise funds for St. Jude and other charities in accordance with one of their Core Values: “Giving Back with Caring.”

 

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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares discoveries made, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

 

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About Cone Distributing
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business with selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding territory and suppliers and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in the state for a Florida beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer, wine, cider, spirits, and hard seltzers from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.