The Butterfly Fund of the East Tennessee Foundation is a valuable organization that brings awareness for more research for childhood cancer while also supporting treatment and services dedicated to defeating this disease. In partnership with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, the Butterfly Dash and Bash on August 12 raised funds through a 5k, 10k, fun walk and Burger Bash.
Hickory Construction’s Burger Bash team, “Hickory Smoked Construction,” was pleased to participate in the Burger Bash as team members donated their burger-making, culinary skills to the cause. The team made a “Hickory Home-Run Slider” that included diced jalapenos and was topped with cheese, tomato and a Hickory-tree-shaped pickle with a side of smoked mac ‘n cheese.
Lead by team captain Tyler Fest, The Hickory Smoked Construction crew included Burke Pinnell, Ben Pinnell, Harold and Nettie Spencer, Emily Pritt, Chris Duncan and Mike Salley.
The “Hickory Smoked Construction” burger placed third in People’s Choice and fourth for Best Overall Burger. This was quite an accomplishment as the team was up against area restaurants with burger expertise.
“The Burger Bash was a fun way to support a wonderful organization and cause,” said Ben Pinnell. “The Butterfly Fund and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital raise valuable funds through this event in the fight against childhood cancers. Our team is honored to support this cause.”