TULSA, Okla. - Nov. 7, 2018 - PRLog -- The Billy Sims Foundation and Billy Sims BBQ have teamed up with Ground Zero Emergency Training Center with an October 2018 customer pinup program. The pinup program was matched with a donation from the Billy Sims Foundation bringing the total to $25,000. The presentation of the check will take place at the Billy Sims BBQ location at The Farm Shopping Center located at 5225 South Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK 74145 on Thursday, November 15th at 11 a.m. Expected to attend are Barry and Becky Switzer, Billy Sims, Darrell Wilkerson, Ground Zero Program Director and Head Trainer, as well as teams from both Billy Sims BBQ corporate offices and Ground Zero. We invite the public as well as Police, Fire and EMS to join us for this special ceremony. Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on November 15th, these first responders will receive 50% off their lunch at the Farm Shopping Center location.
"Almost everyday there is something on the news about a natural or man-made disaster in our country. The dogs being trained at Ground Zero are critical to assisting our brave first responders when seconds matter. Due to the cost of training and placement of these canine heroes, many critical need areas in the country do not have access to a dogs with these capabilities. We are proud that Billy Sims and the Billy Sims Foundation has been able to support a cause that may not be as well known as larger charity organizations, but provides an invaluable resource for all our nations' first responders," said Jeff Jackson, CEO and Co-Founder of Billy Sims Barbecue.
About Ground Zero
Ground Zero, an Oklahoma-based 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, serves communities by training search, rescue, and recovery dogs and strengthening emergency response to natural and man-made disasters at the local, state and national level. Only a handful of facilities exist that can ready anyone for the demands of an urban search-and-rescue mission. Though most first responders are already highly trained, they may require additional preparation, not only in canine search-and-rescue, but also in other, more advanced technical aspects such as structural collapse, heavy rescue and medical triage. The Ground Zero organization is emerging as one of the premier facilities in the country with a state-of-the-art training facility that effectively replicates disaster conditions; provides highly trained and unstoppable urban-search-and-rescue dogs; and advances education and support for our heroic first responders.
About Billy Sims Barbecue
Celebrating its 14th year, Billy Sims Barbecue is a 50+unit, Tulsa-based fast casual concept serving premium barbecue and traditional sides. Founded by 1978 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims, and entrepreneur and retail expert Jeff Jackson, Billy Sims Barbecue is the third largest fast casual style barbecue restaurant in the U.S. Operating in six states, the Billy Sims Barbecue franchise system continues to grow at a steady pace and is actively seeking franchises for multi-unit deals in states throughout the country.
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November 07, 2018 at 13:51 PM EST