Eastern Florida State Foundation Awards Grand Prize to ‘Hold My Rub’ During Backyard BBQ Cook-Off

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Event raised more than $100,000 for Eastern Florida State student scholarships

The Eastern Florida State College Foundation’s 6th Annual Backyard BBQ Cook-Off and Family Fest, held Saturday on the Melbourne Campus, raised more than $100,000 for Eastern Florida State College student scholarships. (EFSC image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Eastern Florida State College Foundation’s 6th Annual Backyard BBQ Cook-Off and Family Fest, held Saturday on the Melbourne Campus, raised more than $100,000 for Eastern Florida State College student scholarships.

In addition to BBQ samples, attendees enjoyed a day filled with live music, vendors, kid’s activities, and the Red, White, and Wheels car show, a fundraising co-event organized by the Collegiate Veterans Society to benefit student veterans who attend EFSC.

The Grand Champion $1,000 Prize-Winning Team: Hold My Rub

Nearly 1,500 people bought $10 tickets to attend the outdoor BBQ, with the proceeds climbing thanks to the generosity of the numerous event sponsors which included Grand Champion Sponsors Community Credit Union and Carroll Distributing; Presenting Sponsor Glover, Orndorf, and Flanagan; and Pitmaster Sponsors Health First, Barnes & Noble, AMKO and AJAX.

“We are so grateful to all the sponsors, volunteers, teams, and attendees that came out to support student scholarships,” said Tonya Cherry, the EFSC Foundation’s Executive Director for Operations.

“It was a beautiful day. We couldn’t be happier about the results and we can’t wait to do it again next year.”

Congratulations to this year’s winning BBQ Cook-Off teams which took home bragging rights and cash prizes that ranged from $250 to $1,000 for the Grand Champion. (EFSC image)

Congratulations to this year’s winning BBQ Cook-Off teams which took home bragging rights and cash prizes that ranged from $250 to $1,000 for the Grand Champion.

Grand Champion: Hold My Rub

■ Corporate Challenge People’s Choice: Viera Company

■ Backyard Team ​People’s Choice: Fantasy Q

■ 1st Place Pork: Fantasy Q

■ 2nd Place Pork: Ugly Drum Smokers

■ 3rd Place Pork: Lightholder Inc.

■ 1st Place Ribs: T&T BBQ

■ 2nd Place Ribs: Smoke Meat Every Day

■ 3rd Place Ribs: Ugly Drum Smokers

■ 1st Place Brisket: Appliance Warehouse

■ 2nd Place Brisket: Fantasy Q

■ 3rd Place Brisket: Lightholder Inc.

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