Last Tuesday marked the paperback release of our book BBQ Makes Everything Better. To celebrate this occasion, and help raise some money for local children, were teaming up with Sams Club to put on a fund raising barbecue event at their store in Independence, MO. To help fill the bellies of all the BBQ Addicts strolling through that day, our friend Todd Johns of the famed Pork Pullin Plowboys barbecue team (ahem2009 American Royal Grand Champion) will be on site serving up pulled pork, ribs, hot dogs, and brats featuring his line of Plowboys Rubs topped off with our Burnt Finger BBQ sauce.
The festivities kick off at 11:00 am on Saturday May 14 at the Independence Sams Club on 4100 Bolger Drive. Well be signing copies of our international award winning barbecue cookbook until 1:00 and food will be available until 6:00 with all donations and proceeds from the event to support the building of Childrens Mercy East, a specialty clinic and urgent care center to be located at I-70 and Little Blue Parkway.
Childrens Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, located in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the nations top pediatric medical centers. The 314-bed hospital provides care for children from birth through the age of 18, and has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services, and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of Americas Best Childrens Hospitals. Its faculty of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists.