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.”

 

Team Cone Tallahassee Rib Sale Group Picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 $12,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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

Team Cone hosted their annual Spring 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 $12,000 dollars in charitable donations. 2022’s Rib Sale is the company’s best Rib Sale fundraiser yet – breaking donation record and selling 450 ribs.

“I am grateful that we had such a great team helping us with this awesome event,” said Steve Beckwith, Cone Distributing’s Vice President of Operations. “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 Doug Peebles and Chad Lynch from the Ocala Electric Crew. 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 Spring Rib Sale is 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.”

 

Team Cone hosted their twice-yearly Ocala Rib Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Jude Chidren's Research Hospital Logo

 

 

 

 

 

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 donates over $70,000 for St. Jude in 2021

Ocala- and Tallahassee-based beer distributor Cone Distributing (Team Cone) combined forces with community members throughout the company’s 22-county footprint to give over $70,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

In an especially challenging year, Team Cone set a goal to fundraise $30,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They exceeded their goal by over 100%.

“We knew we wanted to continue living out our Core Value of giving back with caring, but we knew with COVID concerns we also had to cancel indoor, in-person events,” says Steve Beckwith, Team Cone’s Vice President of Operations. “Our team, our suppliers, and our community came through huge for us in making another impactful donation to this amazing organization.”

2021 marks the 13th year that Team Cone has hosted events and community activities throughout the 22 counties they serve to make a large donation to the hospital.  Team Cone’s business partners collect funds, make donations, or work to support the company’s annual drive for St. Jude. In those 13 years, Team Cone and their community have together raised $471,908 for the nonprofit hospital.

Planning and progress are already underway for Team Cone’s 2022 St. Jude fundraisers.  The company’s goal this year is to continue their legacy of community contribution by continually giving back with caring.

Team Cone Leadership Team

 

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About Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude – research that is shared freely with the global medical community. No family ever pays St. Jude for anything.

 

Team Cone Logo No Background

 

 

 

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. The company expanded 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 TUESDAY Hurricane Dorian update

In order to keep our teammates out of a potentially dangerous hurricane or its associated severe weather, Team Cone is adjusting our schedule for September 1-3, 2019.

While we are still uncertain the path that Hurricane Dorian will take, we would rather be prepared and keep our teammates safe and prepared.  The safety of our teammates is our first priority. To keep our teammates out of some potentially dangerous weather, so we will be working a day ahead this week.

The planning and management team met this afternoon, Tuesday, September 3, 2019 concerning the issues presented by Hurricane Dorian. The primary focus of the leadership at Cone Distributing is the safety and well-being of the members of Team Cone and their families. Accordingly, the plan is to shut down ALL operations on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Again, both Ocala and Tallahassee facilities will be closed tomorrow, September 4th, 2019. Cone Distributing will reopen and resume operation on Thursday, September 5th at both our Tallahassee and Ocala facilities. 

(Please note: due to Department of Transportation regulations, if wind speeds grow too great, then our trucks cannot operate on roads and highways.)

We will continue to watch Hurricane Dorian

Our team is monitoring the storm very closely, and while we do not want further changes to the schedule, if the hurricane shifts, then we will make changes for the safety of our team.

We will do our best to communicate these changes to our teammates and to you, our customers.  Please monitor this post or our social media channels as the hurricane continues to move towards the mainland United States.  We will post information as the situation evolves and changes to affect our service.  Our aim is for service changes to be minimal.

Thank you, as always, for your help with this.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your staff.  If you have any questions, please email info@conedist.com. Thank you for understanding!

Team Cone Tuesday Storm Update

Team Cone Hurricane Dorian update

In order to keep our teammates out of a potentially dangerous hurricane or its associated severe weather, Team Cone is adjusting our schedule for September 1-3, 2019.

While we are still uncertain the path that Hurricane Dorian will take, we would rather be prepared and keep our teammates safe and prepared.  The safety of our teammates is our first priority. To keep our teammates out of some potentially dangerous weather, so we will be working a day ahead this week.

SALES Team

Our sales teammates will be visiting Monday stops on Sunday and normal Tuesday stops on Monday.

If your business is a normal Monday stop, then our teammates will visit on Sunday, September 1st.
If your business is a normal Tuesday stop, then our teammates will visit on Monday, September 2nd.

Your account manager will be able to tell you when your order will be delivered.  (Please note: due to Department of Transportation regulations, if wind speeds grow too great (i.e. hurricane conditions), our trucks cannot operate on roads and highways.)

We will continue to watch Hurricane Dorian

Our team is monitoring the storm very closely, and while we do not want further changes to the schedule, if the hurricane shifts, then we will make changes for the safety of our team.

We will do our best to communicate these changes to our teammates and to you, our customers.  Please monitor this post or our social media channels as the hurricane continues to move towards the mainland United States.  We will post information as the situation evolves and changes to affect our service.  Our aim is for service changes to be minimal.

Thank you, as always, for your help with this.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your staff.  If you have any questions, please email info@conedist.com. Thank you for understanding!