2017 BBQ Gives Back Contest


WHEREAS, the BBQ Gives Back contest will take place on March 24-25, 2017, at the Bethpage Camp-Resort in Urbanna, Virginia, and is a sanctioned event of the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS); and

WHEREAS, all Virginians and visitors to our Commonwealth are welcome to attend the BBQ Gives Back contest to enjoy good food and support the art of hardwood smoking; and

WHEREAS, BBQ Gives Back will support Team Thanksgiving Food Bank with pork barbeque and canned or dry food donations to distribute to the surrounding community; and

WHEREAS, additionally, BBQ Gives Back will support Operation BBQ Relief, a national group that responds to disasters across the United States and helps feed victims and first responders; and

WHEREAS, the Grand Champion of the BBQ Gives Back contest will receive an invitation to the American Royal Barbeque Cook-Off, the Jack Daniels BBQ Championship, the World Food Championships, and be recognized as a Commonwealth of Virginia BBQ State Champion;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize March 24-25, 2017, as the BBQ GIVES BACK CONTEST in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.