Misty and Joe Fridkin are eager to raise money once again for their favorite charity, Be Head Strong, we decided to partner with this charity 7 years ago when our dear friend was diagnosed with stage 4 Glioblastoma Tumor. This was a devastating diagnosis for our friend Dow Richards, he was only in his early 40s and a father of a 2-year-old little girl and his wife was 6 months pregnant with their 2nd child. We are thankful that Dow was able to make it to 1 of our Pork 'N Boots events before he passed in 2015.
Prior to this partnership, we started along with Rich Ehlers a non-profit for ALS called Project 5 for ALS. We are happy to say Project 5 is still very successful, thanks to Rich for all the hard work who has kept up the hard work for others. Project 5 raises money for research to help local patients. ALS is another devastating decrease that took the life of another great man Bob Wilson. Bob was the reason we started Project 5.
So when Dow was diagnosed we knew it was time to spread help to others. Be Head Strong was the perfect fit for us because of our connection to another dear friend Hatch McCray, shortly after Hatch's father Harry McCray had passed he told us he was the new President of Be Head Strong and invited us to a fundraiser for the non-profit we were so impressed and moved by their cause we knew we needed to help!
This will be our 8th year putting on Pork N Boots a chef-driven barbecue event. Back for the 3rd year, we are thrilled to have James Beard award-winning writer, editor, food consultant Jill Silva is back as our host. Your ticket donation will go to Be Head Strong a local, 100% volunteer non-profit that supports and assists patients and their families afflicted by brain tumors. Be Head Strong works with local doctors and hospitals to provide public awareness, education, and services to aid organizations working to cure brain tumors. To learn more about Be Head Strong go to
Join us for the ultimate barbecue experience and the best party at the American Royal!