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Press Release
Kingsford® Unveils Inaugural Class Of Preserve The Pit™ Fellows to Continue The Barbecue Traditions Ignited By The Black Community

Due to Overwhelming Response to Program, Kingsford Also Awards Grants to 10 Additional Deserving Applicants

Kingsford® announced the selection of its inaugural class of the Preserve the Pit™ Fellowship. This group of barbecue professionals will receive a grant along with immersive training and one-on-one mentorship with industry leaders throughout 2021 to turn their business aspirations into a reality. Kingsford launched Preserve the Pit on January 25, 2021 and received nearly 1,000 applications during the application period. Kingsford and its Mentor Network – made up of industry leaders Kevin Bludso, Dr. Howard Conyers, Devita Davison, Bryan Furman, Rashad Jones and Amy Mills – selected the 2021 class of fellows based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, their connection to barbecue, contributions to the legacy of the Black barbecue community and commitments to fueling its future.

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