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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 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.

 

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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. 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 Tallahassee Fall Rib Sale raises over $9,000 for St. Jude

Team Cone Ocala Fall Rib Sale raises over $11,000 for St. Jude

Team Cone is excited and proud to announce that our Tallahassee Team’s Fall Rib Sale earned $9,665, all of which will be added to the company’s 2021 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! The Tallahassee

“This was definitely the best rib sale fundraiser yet! We’re glad to double last year’s total and help St. Jude,” says Kenny Kinsey, Team Cone Area Sales Manager and organizer of the Tallahassee Fall Rib Sale. “We couldn’t have had such a great event without all of the fine teammates who helped: Kyle Barnes, Chris Yates, Mike Faulkner, Teddy Brown, and Steve Beckwith.” Kenny is ready to begin planning 2022’s Rib Sales, hoping to continue to make a difference and help Team Cone with their St. Jude donation.

After the Tallahassee Rib Sale, Team Cone has collected over $34,000 to donate to St. Jude in 2021, and the company still has two events remaining for the year – the Tallahassee Bingo Tournament on November 7th and the Ocala Golf Tournament on December 12th.

2021 marks the thirteenth year that Team Cone has hosted events and community activities throughout the 22 counties they serve to make a large donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The goal in 2021 is to continue the company’s legacy of community contribution by following their core value of continually “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 doing business by selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Two years later, the company began expanding and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in Florida for a beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer from over 40 suppliers in 22 counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a warehouse 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 Ocala Fall Rib Sale raises over $11,000 for St. Jude

Cone Distributing (Team Cone) is proud to announce that their annual Fall Rib Sale to Benefit St. Jude has raised $11,700 for the non-profit hospital.

Teammates gathered at Cone Distributing’s Ocala warehouse on Saturday, October 9th to prepare and distribute pre-sold racks of ribs.

“We’re so proud of our team,” said Team Cone Vice President of Operations Steve Beckwith. “We know that we can make a difference to children in need with our actions, and our team stepped up with this rib sale. We had one teammate sell 50 racks of ribs!”

2021 Team Cone Ocala Fall Rib Sale

2021 marks the thirteenth year that Team Cone has hosted events and community activities throughout the 22 counties they serve to make a large donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The goal in 2021 is to continue the company’s legacy of community contribution by following their core value of continually “giving back with caring.”

Watch for Team Cone’s Tallahassee teammates – they will be hosting their Fall Rib Sale this weekend – October 16th. Team Cone Tallahassee’s 2021 Spring Rib Sale made $4,171 for St. Jude.

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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 doing business by selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Two years later, the company began expanding and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in Florida for a beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer from over 40 suppliers in 22 counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a warehouse 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 $105,000 to Saint Jude after 2019 fundraising campaign

Ocala- and Tallahassee-based beer distributor Cone Distributing (Team Cone) combined forces with community members throughout the company’s 22-county footprint to give $105,500 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

“This was effort was truly from the team,” says Team Cone founder and president Douglas Cone, Jr.  “Hats off to our team and all they did to raise these funds. No event was organized and mandated. Each time we raised money, the effort started with one teammate saying, ‘I want to help.’ This truly was a team effort in 22 counties, and we could not have done it without our community and retail partners helping our teammates.”

2019 marks the eleventh 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 host events, collect funds, make donations, or work to support the company’s annual drive for St. Jude.

Planning and progress are already underway for Team Cone’s 2020 St. Jude fundraisers.  The company’s goal in 2020 is to continue the company’s legacy of community contribution by continually giving back with caring.

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Team Cone’s Saint Jude event leaders joined with the company’s leadership team to present the 2019 Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital donation check. Team Cone teammates (from left) Jim Anderson, Charlie Feagin, Wayne Johnson, Matt Goldsmith, Douglas Cone, Jr., Ty Chatterton, Charlie Ingrilli, Steve Hayes, and Jason Baas (Steve Beckwith not pictured) all organized, executed, or worked fundraising events for Team Cone.

 

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About Cone Distributing
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began doing business by selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Two years later, the company began expanding and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in Florida for a beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer from over 40 suppliers in 22 counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a warehouse 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 partners with Goldring Gulf Distributing ensuring that Franklin county students will have school supplies

Cone Distributing of Tallahassee and Ocala (Team Cone) and Goldring Gulf Distributing, LLC, today committed $20,000 to ensure every student at Franklin County School has the tools they need to succeed this upcoming school year.

 

“Hurricane Michael devastated so many of the communities and families we serve less than one year ago. While many families are still rebuilding their homes and businesses, we wanted to do what we could to ensure their future is bright,” said Doug Cone, founder of Team Cone.

In this photo is sheriff AJ Smith (hat), state representative Jason Shoaf, and Doug Cone (green shirt). Also school superintendent Traci Moses.
In this photo is sheriff AJ Smith (hat), state representative Jason Shoaf, and Doug Cone (green shirt). Also school superintendent Traci Moses.

Team Cone teamed up with Goldring Gulf Distributing, LLC, to make the contribution after learning that nearly 400 students in the Pre-K through 12 public school were without school supplies. Many supplies had already been donated by the district and other local businesses, but the previous donations provided for only half of the school’s student population.

 

“We wanted to close the gap and make sure that every student starts the year off right, and that requires the necessary tools to get the job done,” said Cone.

 

Team Cone founder Doug Cone in front of Franklin County school

 

“We know all too well what our neighbors in the Panhandle are going through after Hurricane Michael, “ said Elliot Maisel, Chairman and CEO of Gulf Distributing Holdings, LLC. “Cone Distributing’s commitment to their community inspired us, and we felt compelled to offer our support.”

 

The school supplies will be distributed at the Back-to-School Orientation on August 8, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Franklin County School, 1250 Highway 98, Eastpoint. Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith will join Team Cone at the event to help the students get the supplies and find their way to class.

 

“Our most important role as community leaders is to keep our students safe, provide them with a high-quality education and give them the tools they need to succeed,” said Sheriff Smith. “We’re proud to partner with Team Cone to make sure these students have a great year and a bright future.”

 

“This school year is already off to an excellent start for the Seahawks, thanks to Team Cone!” said Frankly County Schools Superintendent Traci Moses. “Their generous contribution, combined with others, enabled us to provide school supplies to every student at Franklin County School for the upcoming year.”

 

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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.

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Goldring Gulf Distributing, LLC is located in Milton, FL and is a division of Gulf Distributing Holdings, LLC. Gulf Distributing Holdings manages and operates seven beverage distribution entities, servicing licensed retail accounts in central and southern Alabama, essentially from Birmingham to Gulf Shores as well as the Florida panhandle and two major markets in Mississippi. Gulf Distributing Holdings carries exclusive rights to distribute world-renowned beverage brands through these wholesale distributorships. As a wholesaler, each of our companies has a commitment to its suppliers, retailers, and consumers to provide quality products in its local markets. Gulf Distributing Holdings is constantly growing and currently represents nearly 100 beverage manufacturers and employs more than 900 people throughout the primary company footprint.  Gulf Distributing Holdings takes great pride in providing its employees a quality work environment and culture, along with competitive wages and benefits.

 

Team Cone and Goldring Gulf Distributing, LLC, are proud members of Beer Industry of Florida.

Team Cone Spring Rib Fest raises over $5000 for charity

Cone Distributing (Team Cone) is proud to announce that their 2019 Spring Rib Fest earned $5,660 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 Martin’s Yamaha in Ocala.

In 2018, Team Cone Rib Fest Coordinator Ben Whiting noticed that the event would routinely bring in between $4000 and $5000 for St. Jude. After a discussion with Team Cone management, he decided to organize the event twice each year.

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 would like to say thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s spring event. Special thanks to Steve Beckwith, Charlie Ingrilli, Clarence Thomas, John Finch, Hunter Spink, Ty Chatterton and the entire Brady family for all their help. We raised $5660.00 making this our largest Ribfest yet.”

Team Cone Teammates pose during 2019 Spring Rib Fest
Team Cone Teammates pose during 2019 Spring Rib Fest

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.

Team Cone’s fundraising goal for 2019 is $75,000 to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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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.

 

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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. 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.