In 2019, Gary Hargis of Nashville, TN became our first BBQ Hero. This title is awarded to an individual who selflessly gives back to their community. With the help of our partners, we’re able to give the BBQ Hero a Traeger grill, meat, supplies and pitmaster lessons.
Hargis facilitates the Firemen that Care organization which aids First Responders who have gone through some sort of event or misfortune. Because of Hargis’ drive to help those around him, we were proud to partner with Traeger Grills to present Hargis with a smoker, and Frank and Robin Shope of Hart Ace Hardware provided BBQ supplies. The Plantation Pub graciously hosted the event.
Jim Habacker was our inside man and helped us facilitate the surprise for Hargis. Habacker is also a altruistic community leader who co-founded the American River Strokers, a non-profit that supports Military, Veterans, First Responders and their families through various fundraising and events, including river floats. After announcing our BBQ Hero, we were able to hold a BBQ fundraiser at the Plantation Pub for the American River Strokers organization.
This year, we were able to check back in with Hargis and Habacker to learn the continued good they’ve done in their communities. We again partnered with our friends at Hart Ace Hardware to present a Traeger grill to the newly constructed Bellevue 37 Firehall on behalf of Hargis.
It’s always an amazing experience learning about the ways these individuals give their time to help others. We are continually humbled!
BBQ Hero is our passion project. We strive to find the amazing people in this world who selflessly give back to their communities and want to award them with a BBQ experience unlike any other. With the help of our partners, we’re able to give these individuals a Traeger grill, meat, supplies and pitmaster lessons.
Learn more: https://www.montanaoutlawbbq.com/bbq-hero/
American River Strokers
A non-profit organization that supports Military, Veterans, First Responders and their families through river floats and several other fundraising and community events.
Learn more: https://americanriverstrokers.com/about-us
Firemen That Care
An organization setup to aid First Responders, financially and otherwise, who have gone through some sort of event or misfortune.
Hart Ace Hardware
Hart Ace Hardware is owned and operated by Frank and Robin Frank Shope in Bellevue, Nashville, Tennessee.
Learn more: https://www.hartacehardware.com/