Sonny's Barbecue to give $10,000 to local non-profit

YOUR LOCAL STATION (WCJB) -- Sonny's Barbecue is giving back to the community, and hoping others will too.

Sonny's launched their spirit of barbecue event this month.

The restaurant is asking non-profits and supporters to nominate a non-profit for a chance at one grand prize of $10,000, and four runner-ups will receive $500.

"These non-profit organizations...their very nature is to be selfless, to give their time, their talent, their resources, to make their communities better and to impact people," said Chip Dixon, owner of Sonny's Barbecue in Belleview, "That's my heartbeat, that's our heartbeat, that's the heartbeat of Sonny's. We are passionate about barbeque, but we are passionate about people as well"

The first round closes tomorrow. Finalists will be announced next Friday for voting, and winners will be announced November 27.

If you would like to nominate a local non-profit, click here.