“Q” For A Cause

Q For A CAUSE, a backyard amateur BBQ Competition taking place in Alton Illinois, is a family friendly event, a judged cooking contest, and an experience for passionate barbeque enthusiasts of all ages.

Presented by…

…a dream team consisting of Junior League Of Greater Alton, Boys and Girls Club Of Alton, and Alton Band & Orchestra Builders!

Who Benefits?

These 3 passionate organizations benefit kids and families in the Riverbend area in multiple ways!

Junior League Of Greater Alton

The Junior League of Greater Alton, established in 1952, is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to empowering women and making the community in and around the Riverbend a better place for a diverse population of children and their families.
JLGA is a chapter of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. and is dedicated to the training and development of local women leaders and volunteers making an impact in the community.

Boys & Girls Club Of Alton

The Boys & Girls Club of Alton helps kids by keeping them off the streets, promoting diverse interactions, and providing mentors, role models, physical and emotional security. Additional opportunities and benefits include providing our Youth of the Year with scholarships, homework help and tutoring sessions, goal setting, child safety, skill building, and prevention programs.


For over 70 years the Alton Band and Orchestra Builders has supported the music program of the Alton Community Unit School District No. 11. ABOB’s partnership with the Alton School District provides music, equipment and instruments for our elementary, middle and high school band and orchestra students.