Team Cone Fall Rib Sale 2018 raises $4,500 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Ocala, FL – Ocala- and Tallahassee-based beer distributor Cone Distributing (Team Cone) raised over $4,500 on Saturday, December 1st through the company’s semi-annual rib sale.

Event organizer Ben Whiting says that he is grateful that this event can bring together the community and raise money to make a difference in children’s and family’s lives.  Whiting also extends his thanks to Martin’s Yamaha of Ocala who graciously hosted the event this year.

“We look forward to the Fall Rib Sale every year,” says Team Cone Vice President of Operations Steve Beckwith.  “Ben and his team do a great job of putting together an event that brings members of the community together to have a great time and raise funds to donate to St. Jude.”

This is the second year that Team Cone has held their Fall Rib Sale to benefit St. Jude, and the event and the charitable donation it raises has grown larger each time.

Through events held in Team Cone’s 22 county footprint, the company was able to make a $51,000 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 2017.  Currently, the company will break their own fundraising record thanks to events like the Fall Rib Sale 2018 and the upcoming December 9th Ocala Golf Tournament and December 9th Tallahassee Bingo Tournament.

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Team Cone teammates and community members gather together to support St. Jude at the Rib Sale 2018.

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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.

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 Spring Rib Sale 2018 raises $6,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Cone Distributing (Team Cone) is proud to announce that their 2018 Rib Fest earned $6,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Team Cone’s Rib Fest is an employee-run event that involves teammates selling tickets for slabs of ribs and proceeds being donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Ribs are then cooked up and teammates come to pick up the ribs at AMF Galaxy West Lanes in Ocala.

Rib Fest Coordinator Ben Whiting says that he is grateful for all of the help and all of the money the company is able to raise for St. Jude Children’s Hospital:

“I’d like to thank everyone for their participation and support of this week’s St. Jude’s Rib Fest.  We had a great time and raised a lot of money for an even better cause. Big Thanks to Chef Matt Brady, Ty Chatterton, Matt Goldsmith, Mark Stein, Mark Burdett, John Finch, Steve and Linda Beckwith and Clarence Thomas for all their help Friday and Saturday in the preparation and handing out of the ribs.  To everyone who sold and bought tickets thank you as well. Remember with childhood cancer ‘No one fights alone.’”

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Team Cone teammates celebrate Rib Fest 2018 to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Each year, Team Cone raises money with the help of local businesses across the 22 counties in the state of Florida and makes a large donation to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the conclusion of the year.  The Team Cone Rib Sale is a part of that effort.

Team Cone is working in 2018 to break the company record of $51,000 for St. Jude fundraising set in 2017.

Please see coverage in the Ocala Star-Banner here.

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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 Rib Sale 2018

Team Cone Rib Sale 2018

Team Cone is proud to announce the annual 2018 Rib Sale is going on now and open to the public.  For a $20, Team Cone is selling a slab of ribs, cooked and packaged for pickup.  All proceeds will go to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The details:

Please purchase tickets to the 2018 Rib Sale by calling (352) 732-4111 and asking about Rib Sale Tickets.  Then come to Team Cone’s Ocala office at 500 NW 27th Avenue in Ocala to pick up and pay for tickets.  Next bring those tickets with you to AMF Galaxy West Lanes (1818 Southwest 17th Street in Ocala) on Saturday, April 28th to pick up the ribs.  Pickup will be available from 10am until 2pm – look for the Cone Distributing group.  Finally, go home and savor your ribs!

*Please order tickets to the Rib Sale by Monday, April 23rd to ensure an accurate ticket count.  TICKETS ARE LIMITED. Thank you!
*Questions?*  Please call or email!

The reason:

Team Cone has committed to giving back with caring to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  In 2017, Team Cone raised $51,000 for the groundbreaking care center and has committed to a larger donation in 2018.

The cause:

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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.

 

2018 Team Cone Rib Sale