Modern Gas Company Announces 6th Annual Rib Showdown Competition with the Walk to End Alzheimer's

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Modern Gas Company is hosting the 6th Annual Rib Showdown competition on Saturday, October 20, with all proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer's Association. Teams of backyard bar-be-que rib masters are invited to put their rib cooking skills to the test as they compete for the first, second and third place category titles.

The community event began in 2013 with the goal to host an amateur BBQ competition that was fun for the whole family. “"The purpose of the first Rib Showdown,” says Modern Gas President Mark Holloway, “was to provide a classic and fun BBQ competition. We had the home griller in mind - the person who cooks up some really good ribs but will never pay $1,000 to compete."

Rib Showdown was a success in its own right but gained even more popularity when it became the official host for the Alzheimer's Association's annual Walk to End Alzheimer's. “Modern Gas has been always been charitable, but we wanted to use Rib Showdown as an opportunity to support one organization that best represented our values,” says Vice-President Wendy Salter. “The Alzheimer's Association became that organization, supported by the proceeds and publicity from Rib Showdown. We are thrilled to host the Walk to End Alzheimer's for the 5th year!”

This year's Rib Showdown with the Walk to End Alzheimer's is set to be the best yet, with local food vendors, live music by area bands, famed cornhole tournament, bouncy houses and more! The event will take place at 1335 US Hwy 82 West. Grilling competition begins at noon with activities lasting until 10 p.m. Admission is free. Families and individuals are welcome to bring their own cooler for a $10 cooler fee.