While a quality BBQ event is what is drawing you to Gainesville, we feel it's very important to explain why we're hosting this competition: to raise funds for two community-centered efforts to help the youth of Hall County. We do this through our Gut Check program
and our Empty Stocking Fund
Started in 1997, GUT CHECK was created by the Gainesville Jaycees
to teach young men discipline and leadership in a safe and structured, high-energy environment. The free three day program is held each July.
Since 1955 the Gainesville Jaycees have been providing Christmas to needy children in the Hall County Community. The Jaycees raise the funds to provide Christmas to hundreds of children in Hall County. Children are been chosen though our special partnerships with local schools, and receive warm clothing, shoes, educational toys and items necessary for daily living.2014 Payout Totals: $10,000!! See the Payout Schedule