July 12, 2017 | Leave a comment Claremore’s favorite BBQ throw down is coming back to the West Bend Green on Saturday, October 7th. Mark your calendars now to share in a celebration of the best BBQ and fundraising event in Claremore. This year we will host 25 delicious BBQ teams, all competing to take home the WIN. Categories include: brisket, chicken, ribs and pork. We’ve had five amazing ZipperQ events in the past and our community has raised over $750,000 for FOP research. Zip Gordon was diagnosed with FOP on July 23, 2011. FOP, or Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, is a rare genetic condition in which muscles, joints, and connective tissue turn to bone, eventually creating a second skeleton. The condition is 1 in 2 million with only about 800 known patients worldwide. Remember to mark your calendars and stay tuned for additional information.