Sonny’s BBQ Donates $10K to Surfers For Autism

We asked you to nominate your favorite local charity, and you nominated.


We asked you to cast your vote in the final round, and you voted.


We are excited to announce Surfers For Autism as the $10,000 grand prize winner of the Spirit of BBQ: Giving Tuesday Edition. 


Surfers For Autism is celebrating their 10th year of givin’ back to their community.

This organization has been unlocking the potential of individuals with developmental delays, and supporting advocacy for autism issues and scientific research since 2008. While offering a sense of belonging, their goal is to introduce the sport of surfing and its therapeutic benefits to more and more children with special needs and to give these families a day at the beach in a judgement free environment.

They’ll be usin’ this donation towards their mission of raising awareness and expanding to more communities, while promoting acceptance and inclusion of children and young adults with autism.


This Giving Tuesday Edition of the Spirit of BBQ has bonded us together in celebration of our shared desire to give back. You stood behind us in support of this initiative and you stood up for the non-profit organization you’re most passionate about. We can’t think of a better way to kick of the season of giving, and we owe it all to you.

Although there’s only one grand prize, everyone is goin’ home a winner today. Each of the runner-ups will receive a $500 donation in support of each of their missions to do good in their communities.

You did it, BBQ Fans. Thank you for filling this global day of giving with the Spirit of BBQ. We couldn’t have done it without you.

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