KANSAS CITY, KS, USA, March 16, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Operation BBQ Relief, a non-profit disaster relief organization that supports communities by giving displaced residents and first responders hot meals when needed, is proud to announce sports legend Mike Golic , Sr., as national spokesperson.
Mike Golic, a nine-year former NFL veteran and radio host for ESPN’s “Mike & Mike”, will publicize Operation BBQ Relief’s mission nationally as official spokesperson. Passionate about barbecue and serving his community, Golic will support the disaster relief programs of Operation BBQ Relief and The Always Serving Project.
“Operation BBQ Relief touched so many lives in so many communities across the country,” said Mike Golic. “Each day they are focusing on how they can help someone else in need with the healing power of a hot meal. After learning more about this organization and its passion for barbecue, it suited me perfectly; and I knew I wanted to be involved. It is a true honor to be a part of their team and I look forward to supporting them in any way I can.
Among his first duties, Golic is hosting the Celebrity BBQ Academy and Operation BBQ Relief Golf Classic on May 24, 2021 at Nicklaus Golf Club in Lionsgate in honor of the organization’s 10th anniversary. If you would like to participate or become a sponsor of the golf tournament, please visit www.obr.org
“Mike has been a strong supporter of Operation BBQ Relief and we thought it was time to make it official,” said Stan Hays, Co-Founder and CEO of Operation BBQ Relief. “He’s already helped raise funds and raise awareness nationally while supporting our efforts to educate others on how to share the healing power of barbecue. We are convinced that this partnership will allow Operation BBQ Relief to inspire even more communities in 2021. ”
Golic joined ESPN in 1995. During his time with the world leader, he was best known as half of the popular morning show, “Mike & Mike” and later “Golic & Wingo”. His 23 stellar years of existence on ESPN Radio has earned him a place in the Radio and NASB Hall of Fame. He has also served as an NFL studio analyst on “NFL Live” as well as a color commentator for Arena, NCAA and NFL football. Prior to joining ESPN, Golic, a nine-year NFL veteran, played for the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins.
About Operation BBQ Relief
Operation BBQ Relief is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that supports communities in the aftermath of natural disasters with hot barbecue meals for those in need and on the front lines. After the devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri in May 2011, competitive pitmasters from eight different states answered the call to feed displaced families and first responders and served more than 120,000 meals in 13 days. This experience was the catalyst that launched what is now Operation BBQ Relief. With the help of over 14,000 volunteers, Operation BBQ Relief has provided over 9 million meals across the United States. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization provided more than four million meals to first responders, medical workers, veterans, families and organizations affected by the pandemic. In 2017, Stan Hays, CEO and Co-Founder, was recognized as one of the “Heroes of CNN” for his work with Operation BBQ Relief. For more information, visit obr.org or follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @opbbqrelief.