The popular annual fundraising event will benefit The Block Foundation this year

RICHARDSON, TX, May 21, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — North Central Ford of Richardson, Texas will host the 2019 annual BBQ for the Badge, a BBQ contest and fundraiser benefiting The Block Foundation. The Block Foundation is a 501 c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to benefit First Responders, Veterans and their immediate family members. The Block Foundation is a crucial resource for the mental health epidemic that has been plaguing these industries for decades.

BBQ for the Badge, hosted by North Central Ford and IAFF Local 1954, will take place in the parking lot of North Central Ford at 1819 N Central Expy on Friday, June 7th from 8 AM to 5 PM. Registration fees are $100 for BBQ contestants and limited to 10 teams. Meats included are ribs, chicken, and brisket. Judging begins at 12 PM, 1 PM, and 2 PM. IBCA rules apply. This is not a sanctioned event. The event is open to the public. Donations from the public to the Richardson Fire Fighters Association is welcome and at their discretion. The RFFA is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization and tax deductible.

BBQ for the Badge is an excellent opportunity to enjoy award-winning BBQ while supporting the local Fire Department, Police, and First Responders. In addition to BBQ, there will be vendor booths, Fire and Police apparatus displays, a DJ, and special appearances throughout the day. BBQ samples are available for enjoying from the contestants for a donation.

North Central Ford and the team behind BBQ for the Badge support local law enforcement and encourage others to attend and help the community stay strong by advocating for those who protect and serve.

Sponsors for BBQ for the Badge include:

• Methodist Hospital of Richardson
• Cisco Foods
• Ten50 BBQ
• Double Tree Hotel Richardson
• Mr. Restore
• The Barber Shop

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Brandon Porter at [email protected] or 214-564-4939.

About North Central Ford
North Central Ford is an award-winning dealership and namesake in the Richardson community. They have been serving North Texan’s for years by supporting them with safe and reliable cars. It only makes sense that they host an event so the community can show their own support for the


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