Dear Backyard Bar-B-Q Competitors, (or Volunteers)

It’s with a heavy heart that due to scheduling issues, we are postponing our successful Backyard Bar-B-Q Championships until the spring of 2018.

Even though we are postponing the event, we would love to have you contribute to the Glyn Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund this year. All donations go directly to the fund and are tax-deductible. You can make this contribution through the mail at 4203 Southpont Blvd. Jacksonville, FL  32216, or online here. Just make sure you click on the Glyn Cook Memorial Scholarship on the How would you like your gift to help Daniel Kids drop down tab.

We will keep you informed over the course of the next year and we hope that you‘ll join us then as we continue to feed and entertain thousands while also “improving the odds for kids.”

Thank you for all you’ve done, we’re looking forward to even bigger and better things in 2018. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Julia Kalinski at or 904-296-1026 ext 1033.

Yours truly,

The Backyard Bar-B-Q Committee



Thank you so much to everyone who made the 2016 Backyard BBQ Championships a success! Check out photos from this year's event on the Daniel Kids facebook at

2011 Backyard BBQ

Sample BBQ from up to 60 teams and cast your vote for the best BBQ in Jacksonville at the 8th annual Jacksonville Backyard BBQ Championships.  Enjoy music, games for the kids, and great BBQ for a great cause. This event is a fundraiser for the Glyn Cook Memorial Scholarship for Daniel kids. The scholarship is awarded to formerly homeless Daniel kids who are in college. Celebrity and certified BBQ judges will rate the entries and crown the Amateur BBQ King of Jacksonville. Pro teams compete for a share of a prize pool. For group ticket information or to be placed on the mailing list for team info, please email:


 Thank you to our 2016 Event Sponsors!







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