The Annual Uncle Phil’s BBQ Cookout will take place on Thursday, June 21 at 2545 Spring Arbor Road from 11:30am-1:30pm. The charity event will raise money for Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge, Jackson School of the Arts, The Wendy’s Charity Classic & The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and The Lily Missions Center.
The Junior Achievement is a partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers – all working together to inspire young people to dream big and reach their potential. JA’s hands-on, experiential programs teach the key concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to young people all over the world.
Since 2001, Jackson School of Arts mission is to make the arts accessible to Jackson County youth, regardless of their financial means. The work of including, finding and providing programs to students not served anywhere else is at the center of the Jackson School or Arts efforts.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption believes that they have a responsibility to be the voice of foster care adoption, so that every child finds a family. They exist to find homes for children who are waiting to be adopted from foster care in North America.
Missions Center is a non-profit organization who helps over 1,000 families and children annually. The Center offers reading literacy, tutoring, youth scholarship assistance, teen transition programs, financial management classes, mentoring and a host of other activities beneficial to productive life skills.
The event is sponsored by Willis & Jurasek, PC, Wendys Restaurants and Knights Steakhouse. For $10/person (all proceeds to charity) stop by for some chicken, kielbasa, salads, drinks, chips and cookies.