Team Cone’s Ocala Spring Rib Sale raises $14,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Cone Distributing (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 $14,000 dollars in charitable donations.
Team Cone’s teammates sold tickets to the Rib Sale to teammates, friends, family members, and others in the community. Ticket holders then came to pick up their pre-ordered ribs at Team Cone’s warehouse in Ocala.
“The annual Rib Sales are truly a team effort,” said event organizer John Finch. “We owe a lot to our teammates that spend time cooking these ribs, setting up, tearing down, and distributing all this food. This event would not be nearly as impactful if the community didn’t embrace it the way they have.”
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.”
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.
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 beverage distributor. Today Team Cone is a total beverage distributor, selling beer, wine, hard seltzer, cider, spirits, energy drinks, water, and more 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.