Our friends in the hospitality industry have suffered the impact of Covid-19 especially hard. We know, it can be hard to keep it together in times like this. That’s why we’ve created the Don Q KEEPING IT Together Challenge, a video challenge exclusively for currently unemployed hospitality industry professionals.
A fun way for the hospitality industry to keep spirits high and win weekly cash prizes – while we are all doing our part by staying home.
There are 2 ways to participate:
Make a video showing off your home bar skills and mix up your favorite quarantine cocktail made with Don Q rum.
If you don’t have a bottle of Don Q on hand, because of course you drank it all (RESPONSIBLY AND IN MODERATION, OF COURSE!), get creative! Make one from recycled materials and good old bartender ingenuity!
Make a video telling us either your best, funniest story or your favorite memory from behind the bar (we all have them) accompanied by your drink and/or crafty Don Q rum bottle.
The Don Q Keeping It Together Challenge runs
April 10th – May 28th, 2020
Open to anyone formerly employed in the hospitality industry within the past 6 months
One entry per person for the duration of Challenge.
Our judges will award weekly drawings to the videos that are deemed the most original, compelling, or engaging.
5 winners x $1000 prize (1 per week)
5 winners x $500 prize (1 per week)
10 winners x $250 prize (2 per week)
500 winners x $100 prize (100 per week)
The need for help grows greater every day that bars and restaurants are forced to close or reduce operations during this pandemic. we’re all in this together. If you would like to make a donation to organizations dedicated to supporting the hospitality industry, please consider giving to any of the fine organizations below.
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USBG National Charity Foundation is made up of a diverse group of beverage, hospitality, and nonprofit professionals. Advancing the lifelong stability and wellbeing of service industry professionals through education and charitable activities.
The James Beard Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.
Another Round, Another Rally is a nonprofit financial resource for the hospitality industry. We provide reimbursement grants and immersive educational scholarships to further the education of underrepresented voices in the community, and supply emergency assistance to those employed in restaurants, bars, and hotels who have fallen on unexpected hardship.
At CORE Foundation, we look for individuals who burn with desire to make a positive change on the world. We believe that the best way of doing that is by helping others help themselves—and giving those in need a hand up, not just a handout. We look for individuals with a business school brain, an entrepreneur’s spirit, and a social worker’s heart.
The crisis we are going through in the country is one that affects all industries at different levels, but it is our hospitality industry that is suffering the economic blow that arises from the closure of bars and restaurants. This situation definitely puts the community in a difficult scenario and this is only just beginning. Now more than ever we have to unite. The purpose of PRCW is to develop and highlight our industry globally, and this is the time to focus all the more so on this goal and address immediate needs.