The Rod Cramer Volunteer of the Year Award
Do you know an Operation BBQ Relief volunteer who has gone above and beyond and deserves to be recognized? Take the time to nominate them today.
More about the Rod Cramer Award:
Rod Cramer was a BBQ pitmaster who was passionate about competing but also about helping his friends. Rod was one of the first volunteers when we deployed to Joplin, Missouri after the tornado in 2011.
Rod also helped us get our first grant through one of his contacts to help support the organization. But more importantly, Rod was a friend to everyone in the BBQ family! Rod’s life was cut short by Leukemia.
The volunteer award was named after Rod because of his giving heart, passion to help his friends and his passion for BBQ. Each of our volunteers of the year so far have all had that passion and giving heart! Rod’s team was Cramerque! I miss seeing him at the contests to this day.
His birthday was July 22nd, the day that my first Chopped episode aired. I can only hope he caught the show because I was thinking about him that night. He is missed by his BBQ family, work family, and the family he left behind every day!
– Stan, Will, Dana, Paul, Jeremy, Bryan, Jarrid and David