May 1, 2013
NAIOP of Northeast Florida, recently competed in the Jacksonville Backyard BBQ Championships benefitting the Daniel Foundation. NAIOP’s entries in each of three categories – chicken, ribs and pork – were all honored as Top 10 Finalists in the Backyard (amateur) Division. NAIOP also served as a sponsor of the event, which is a fundraiser for the Glyn Cook Memorial Scholarship for Daniel kids.
“The Backyard BBQ Championships is a great way for our membership to come together and compete for BBQ bragging rights while supporting a terrific local nonprofit and enjoying a community event that has quickly become a Jacksonville favorite,” said Julie Bohn, community service chair for NAIOP of Northeast Florida. “The Northeast Chapter has sponsored and participated in the event for three years, and we couldn’t ask for better food, music, people and staff. The NAIOP Team and supporting members will definitely be back next year!”
As a Contributing Sponsor, the NAIOP chapter would like to thank all of its members, family, and friends that participated in the event held on April 27th at Everbank Field. With your support the Glyn Cook Memorial Foundation raised approximately $40,000+ in scholarship funds for Daniel Kids.
Special Thank You to the amazing members of the NAIOP Team including Jeff Evans, Matt Ray, Lou Irwin, Carmel Buchanan and Julie Bohn and to all the volunteers donating their time and side dishes contributing to the event’s continued success this year including Mike Biagini – Scherer Construction; Ali Griffin – Head, Moss, Fulton & Griffin; Ed Randall – CenterState Bank; Phillip Parsons – Colliers International; Rebecca Walden – First Coast Signs; and JD Davis – Savage Brothers.
We also would like to give praise to one of our member company teams, Elkins Constructors, for winning 1st Place Overall this year and for taking home People’s Choice Award for the 2nd year in a row. They not only smoked the competition but raised substantial additional funds for the scholarship. Thanks for being out there with us again for the third straight year!