Friday, November 8, 2013

The 2013 Pig Iron Challenge Benefitting the Children's Harbor organization 10/18/13

For the past several years I have attended the Pig Iron BBQ challenge with friends and family.
During this event, there's trash talking, good times and lots of team work but all for a good cause.

The Children's Harbor is a non-profit organization that assists families that have seriously ill children and children with special needs.
Here are their principles:
  • Our top priority is to respond to the needs and rights of every client with a sense of urgency, dignity and compassion.
  • Children’s Harbor is passionate about family-centered principles and quality-of-life issues.
  • Children’s Harbor views counseling as a key to empowering children and families to reach their maximum potential.
  • Children’s Harbor is a quality, performance and integrity-driven organization.
  • Dedication, honesty, trust, innovation and stakeholder satisfaction are the foundation of Children’s Harbor’s work.
  • Children’s Harbor respects the dignity of its team members and assures them empowerment through professional development and personal growth.
  • Children’s Harbor is committed to partnering with other organizations that share its vision, mission and values.
The Pig Iron BBQ challenge is just one way that the organization raises funds. This event is held annually next to what is or was known  as the Hoover Met baseball stadium inside of the RV park.
After paying just $10.00 at the gate, the public can go inside and sample award winning barbecue from countless teams of corporate sponsors and competitors. I am a huge advocate of charity. This years attendance was "rumored" to have reached over 10,000 patrons. Hat's off to Birmingham for showing up. For more information about the Children's Harbor, to donate or include your team in next years barbecue challenge, visit
Everyone seemed to be having a great time except this guy- seems he got side tracked on his way to the market:

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