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Social Responsibility Fred Pirkle

“Shotgun Fred’s Guru Crew” The Walk to Defeat ALS!!!

Fred Pirkle, aka “Shotgun Fred”, founded ThermOmegaTech® in 1982. Since then he has patented more than 20 products, including the first temperature control device for charcoal grills/cookers – hence “The BBQ Guru” was born in 2004.

In April 2011, Fred was diagnosed with ALS. As his friends and family are well aware, he is a fighter and continues to fight the disease every day. In Fred’s honor, and in an effort to help support patient service programs and ALS research, ThermOmegaTech and The BBQ Guru have joined forces with the ALS Association. We are a corporate sponsor of and have formed a team, “Shotgun Fred’s Guru Crew”. On Saturday, November 5th we participated in our first Walk to Defeat ALS.

For more information about ALS or this event please go to www.alsphiladelphia.org