After a year hiatus due to Covid, the PCI Foundation BBQ Competition has returned bigger and better than ever. Any company, association, group of friends or individual in the precast industry can join the fun by holding a barbecue between August 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. By using peer-to-peer fundraising (similar to a walk-a-thon), each team will have its own fundraising website page where donations can be made in honor of the team’s effort.
This year, the first $50,000 raised by this competition will fund student participation at the PCI Convention, including a student welcoming party, special student educational sessions, precast presentations, and student and professor travel grants.
The grand prize, a top-quality industrial grill or smoker valued at $2500 (chosen by the winner), goes to the team that raises the most money for the PCI Foundation. Other prizes may be given in categories such as most unusual menu item, family and friends award, student attendees award, most meat grilled, most creative fundraiser, or best event photo. Teams participating program can register at https://www.pci-foundation.org/create-a-bbq-team. From there, they can create a webpage and receive a text-to-donate number unique to their team.
Any company, organization or group interested in the work of the PCI Foundation can sponsor a team, including precast concrete fabricators, erectors, suppliers, regional organizations, or other groups.