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Hays Wins Donna H. Myers Barbecue Leadership Award

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March 25, 2016

STAN HAYS, CO-FOUND­ER OF OPERATION BBQ Relief, was named the 2016 recipient of the Donna H. Myers Barbecue Leadership Award during the Big Green Egg Chef Cook-Off at the HPBExpo.

Hays co-founded the chari­table group, which provides hot meals during disaster situations, in 2011. Hays said that the group has served nearly 700,000 meals in the past five years.

Casual Living Associate Publisher Kristin O’Brien and Hearth, Patio and Barbe­cue Assn. President and CEO Jack Goldman presented the award, which is sponsored by the HPBA and Casual Living and is named for barbecue industry veteran and former Casual Living columnist, Donna H. Myers.

“Stan clearly epitomizes what a leader in the barbecue industry shoud be," said Goldman.

(Reprinted with permission by Casual Living Magazine)
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