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 raises $75,000 to donate to St. Jude

Ocala- and Tallahassee-based beer distributor Cone Distributing (Team Cone) combined forces with members of the community to raise the largest donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in company history: $73,577.

For the last ten years, Team Cone has worked together with bars, restaurants, and retailers to raise money for the ground-breaking research done at St. Jude.

“One of our most cherished Core Values is to give back with caring,” says Team Cone Vice President of Sales Charlie Ingrilli.  “Hats off to our team and all they did to raise these funds. 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.  Together, we hope we can continue to make a difference for St. Jude.”

This is the tenth year that Team Cone has hosted events and community activities throughout their 22-county footprint to make a large donation to the hospital. Each year the beer distributor has exceeded totals from the previous year.

Planning and progress are already underway for Team Cone’s 2019 St. Jude fundraisers.  Team Cone’s goal in 2019 is an $80,000 donation.

If your business works with Team Cone and would like to help with our fundraising efforts, please reach out to your Team Cone teammate.

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Team Cone teammates John Finch, Matt Goldsmith, Charlie Feagin, Jim Anderson, Ty Chatterton, and Ben Whiting (Steve Hayes not pictured) all organized and executed large 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 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 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.

 

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Team Cone donates $51,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Cone Distributing (Team Cone) donates $51,000 to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

After numerous company-wide fundraisers and events held throughout Team Cone’s 22-county footprint, employees and leadership teammates are elated to give this donation to the children’s charity that has helped so many families.  To date, Team Cone has donated over $186,000 dollars to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital – with increasing donations each year since 2010.

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Team Cone’s leadership team stands with the company’s 2017 donation to St. Jude.

“At Team Cone, one of Core Values is to Give Back With Caring, so we feel that this is a great cause to give to,” Vice President of Sales Charlie Ingrilli remarked.  “We challenged our teammates and they responded with pride and vigor.”  2017 marks a company record for the most money that Team Cone has ever raised for the charity hospital.

Ingrilli says that Team Cone will attempt to break the company record for Saint Jude fundraising with the 2018 campaign.

 

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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.