SOURCE: Rudy's 'Country Store' and Bar-B-Q

Rudy's 'Country Store' and Bar-B-Q

July 02, 2015 11:23 ET

Rudy's Bar-B-Q Honors Independence Day by Donating More Than $122,000 to Three Military Charities From Record Amount Raised During Camo Cup for A Cause Fundraising Campaign

The American Widow Project Defends Title as Favorite Charity of Rudy's Facebook Fans

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 2, 2015) -  In honor of Independence Day, Rudy's Bar-B-Q has donated $122,936 to their three military charity partners namely The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, The Lone Survivor Foundation and the American Widow Project. The financial contribution is the highest amount raised from Rudy's Bar-B-Q's Camo Cup for A Cause annual fundraising campaign in May since starting the program in 2013.

The funds raised through dollar donations at participating Rudy's Bar-B-Q locations are divided based on the total votes each charity received from Rudy's Facebook Fans during the month long voting period with 45% going to the charity with most votes, 35% to 2nd place and 20% to 3rd place. For the second consecutive year, the American Widow Project received the most number of votes from Rudy's Bar-B-Q Facebook fans and won $55,321.20 for their organization. The Lone Survivor Foundation, which finished 2nd place received $43,027.60 while Chris Kyle Frog Foundation received $24,586.40.

"We are thankful to all our guests who donated a dollar during our Camo Cup for A Cause campaign. Without their generosity and support, we wouldn't have raised a record amount for three charities that serve our active duty service members, veterans and their families," said Pete Bassett, VP of Operations at Rudy's Bar-B-Q. "Rudy's Bar-B-Q has always been proud supporters of our troops and veterans. We are honored to support the mission of each of our charity partners."

"We are honored to have been invited again by Rudy's Bar-B-Q along with two amazing charities and deeply humbled to receive the most votes from Facebook fans," said Taryn Davis, Founder of American Widow Project. "With Rudy's Bar-B-Q's continued support and financial contribution, we will be able to help more of our nation's young military widows grieve, heal and recover from the greatest loss of their young life."

Rudy's Cup for A Cause fundraising program has raised more than $600,000 since its launch in October 2012 with the first Pink Cup for A Cause campaign. Rudy's Camo Cup for A Cause alone has raised close to $300,000 since its debut in May 2013. 

About Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q
Since 1989, Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q has been serving up genuine Texas Bar-B-Q to folks in the Southwest USA. Rudy's Bar-B-Q pits are 100% wood fired with oak. Along with time and oak, Rudy's Bar-B-Q cooks with a dry spice that ensures perfectly smoked bar-b-q at every visit. It is best served with Rudy's famous "Sause." Rudy's Bar-B-Q ships meat and sells its famous "Sause," rubs and merchandise online at http://rudysbbq.com. Like Rudy's Bar-B-Q on Facebook at https://facebook.com/rudysbbq and follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rudysbbq for the latest updates.

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