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Special Operations Warrior Foundation Check Presentation

MISSION BBQ donates $209,064 to Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Brandon, FL: On Saturday, May 16, MISSION BBQ will present a donation of $209,064 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. This donation was made possible by the generous support of their Customers every time they purchased an American Heroes Cup during 2018. Available at 14 locations throughout Florida, $2 from the purchase of an American Heroes Cup contributed to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. MISSION BBQ co-founder Bill Kraus will be presenting the check to President and CEO, Major General Clay Hutmacher, USA, retired at the Brandon location.

The partnership between Special Operations Warrior Foundation and MISSION BBQ began in December 2015 and this year’s donation will contribute to a total of over $812,000 for the foundation. Co-founders Bill Kraus and Steve Newton could not be prouder to support the national military charity. “The Mission of MISSION BBQ is to Serve, Honor and Thank our American Heroes. In Serving, we give back and are Proud to do our part for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation,” said Bill Kraus.

MISSION BBQ invites the community to celebrate at the Brandon location: 1504 W Brandon Blvd. Brandon, FL 33511. The check presentation starts at noon with a live singing of the National Anthem.


MISSION BBQ opened its doors for business on September 11, 2011, 10 years after the world changed. We believe there is nothing more American than BBQ. And nobody more American than the brave men and women who have sworn to protect and serve Our Communities and Our Country. We do what we do for the love of our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, and first responders—all our loved ones in service. We set across this great land from Texas to Kansas City, the Carolinas to St. Louis…to discover the secrets of great BBQ. Every day we strive to serve you authentic BBQ made from the freshest, most delectable ingredients, and serve it to you in a patriotic dining room filled with tributes to those who’ve made Our Country great, given to us by the people who earned them. Stop by at 12 noon as we sing Our National Anthem. Everyday. For more information about MISSION BBQ:

About Special Operations Warrior Foundation:

Special Operations Warrior Foundation was started in 1980 with a battlefield promise to provide college educations for the 17 children left behind by the eight men killed during the daring attempt to rescue the American hostages being held in Iran. Today, Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary education, as well as tutoring and educational counseling, to all children of special operations service members who lose their lives in the line of duty. SOWF also provides immediate financial assistance to all severely wounded and hospitalized special operations service members. For more information about Special Operations Warrior Foundation:

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