On Sunday, June 5th, about 30 Carey dads joined us for our 5th annual pay-to-play fundraiser for the school. Some things were dialed up a notch, including Adam’s beautiful new beef brisket. Justin needed three grills to cook his amazing pork ribs (his Weber and two BGEs – thanks, Posse). Grace again did almost all the work on our end. She had to fly to Singapore the night before and crushed as much as she could before she left. My mom gets the assist for finishing the sides day-of. I did personally massage each piece of Korean Kalbi, so I’m not completely useless.
Thanks, everyone, for another great event. We still have a few more good years in us. Until next year.
On Sunday, June 5th, Adam, Justin and I hosted our 4th annual BBQ pay-to-play for The Carey School. We have it pretty dialed in now, and everyone just shows up with their ribs and supplies. There was some concern we might lose some attendance due to the Warriors game, but only one dad had tickets (good excuse) and everyone else was able to enjoy the game during dinner.
We had a great turnout with many long-time attendees as well as a lot of new dads. Almost everyone stayed late to watch the end of the game and hang out. It was another successful event … which we do of course for the children.
Yesterday, Adam, Justin and I hosted our 3rd annual BBQ benefitting the Carey School. We had 25 awesome dads (and Tachu’s brother from Guatemala) join us to sample several types of ribs and IPAs. Somebody has to do it for the sake of the children.
I feel like each year it gets better and better. Special shout out to Tom who brought some amazing chicken, and Amy, Angie and Grace, who all pitched in, too (Grace actually did all the work for Team Rhee). Thanks to everyone for their continued support and encouragement. We’re already looking forward to next year.
Adam, Justin and I hosted the 2nd Annual BBQ, which was an auction event benefiting the kids’ school. Adam prepared his Texas-style beef ribs and procured his hand-picked IPAs for five flights of beer. Justin prepared a shrimp appetizer, BBQ pork ribs and a berry crisp for dessert. Grace prepared Korean kalbi short ribs, potato salad and cole slaw. I built fire.
Actually, thanks to Posse, I built two fires in our Big Green Eggs. Last Friday, I borrowed Kate’s pickup and Ben and I manuevered and lifted his 200 lb pride and joy into the truck. Jackson, Michigan-style, he rode in the back of the pickup for the short drive back to our house.
We had a great turnout this year with many returning as well as several new participants. I can’t think of a more fun way to support the school. Thanks to everyone (or their wives!) for signing up this year. I, for one, am already looking forward to next year!
On Sunday, May 19th, Justin, Adam and I hosted a BBQ + IPA tasting fundraiser for a bunch of Carey dads. We prepared a trio of ribs (beef, pork and Korean short ribs). We had an awesome turnout of great guys supporting an important cause for all of us. Looking forward to doing it again next year! Thanks to Amy and Adam for hosting us all at their lovely home.