Backyard BBQ Championships

2019 Backyard Barbecue, April 6, 2019 12-5pm


APRIL 6, 2019 NOON-5:00PM


From the committee..

Welcome to the 10th Annual Jacksonville Backyard BBQ Championships! We hope you enjoy some of the finest BBQ that River City has to offer.  It’s hard to believe it has been ten years since we first held this event with 19 teams at the Firefighter Tower. How time has flown. But as much as the contest has changed, one thing has remained the same: our cause.

Proceeds from the contest fund a scholarship in memory of Glyn Stanton Cook, a longtime board member and former Chairman of the Board of the Daniel Foundation. Every year, scholarships in Glyn’s memory are awarded to deserving Daniel kids for higher education expenses. Each recipient must complete Daniel’s “Project Prepare” program and present their application to the Executive Committee of the Scholarship Fund. Since its inception, over $100,000 has been awarded to help formerly homeless kids further their education.

Daniel, founded in 1884, is the oldest child service agency in the state of Florida. On any given day, Daniel serves over 2,000 abandoned, abused or neglected children. Daniel is also the largest adoption placement agency in Florida and recently opened a new education center on campus to serve children in need.

Thank you for helping to continue the mission of Glyn’s legacy and “Improving the odds for kids.”


Jackie Daniel Cook, Chrissie Catto, Emily Pepper, Page Haughton, Mary Glyn and Justin Denning.

Executive Committee- Glyn Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund