On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the Iota Theta chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity will be hosting the 2nd Annual Red, White, and Blue Barbecue with all profits benefitting a retired U.S. veteran in need of a service dog.
All funds raised through the event will be used to provide a companion dog for the veteran in need, and efforts to provide the service dog will be done through Retrieving Freedom, a non-profit organization that specializes in breeding and training service dogs.
The cook-off will take place on Arkansas State University's campus at the Lambda Chi Alpha house (910 University Loop). Extra room for cooking teams will be provided in a section of the Fowler Center parking lot directly next to the Lambda Chi Alpha house. Teams will make their best barbecue dishes for a panel of judges as well as extra dishes for attendees.
Each team will have a tip jar by their designated area, and the team with the most tips at the end of the day will receive the People's Choice Award. Each individual team can decide whether to keep their tips or donate them to our cause.
Our goal is to raise at least $5,000 for Retrieving Freedom while providing a fun event for the community and allowing participants and attendees to support and celebrate a veteran who has sacrificed his time to serve our country.