Heartfelt congratulations go out to the volunteers and supporters of the 2011 Joey O Bocce Classic that took place on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh – they have just announced that they were able to raise $33,000 for this most worthy cause… and that number is still growing!
Smithfield’s Chicken ‘n Bar-B-Q was honored to serve as a sponsor and provide bar-b-q and jumbo chicken tender box lunches for all of the tournament participants and as a concession stand option throughout the day’s events.
The Joey O Bocce Classic for Cystic Fibrosis Research was started in 2008 to honor Joe O’Connell who died of complications from Cystic Fibrosis November 11th, 2009. Today, Joe’s family and friends are driven to keep his spirit alive by battling this disease in such a fun and positive way, the same way Joe lived his life. The Classic gives 100 percent of all donations to CF research and related programs.
We captured pictures of lots of bocce participants and supporters enjoying the sunshine and Smithfield’s Chicken ‘n Bar-B-Q – you can view them online on our facebook page or in our Flickr set dedicated to the event.
For more information on the Joey O Bocce Classic, or to register to receive information about next year’s event, please visit www.JoeyOBocceClassic.org.
As always, SCNB is grateful to serve and thankful to have had this opportunity to support the Joey O Bocce Classic and their fundraising efforts!
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