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Meet Our Champions Event

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Kickoff the Suncoast BBQ Bash weekend at the Meet Our Champions event! Join us in welcoming of our champions, sponsors, media sponsors and the volunteer committee at Snook Haven Restaurant - Smack Dab on the Myakka River.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

5 PM - 6 PM MEET & GREET – Welcoming of our past champions, sponsors, media sponsors and the volunteer committee.


5 PM – 7 PM GATOR CREEK BAND -
will entertain on the band shell with their “down-home” music repertoire. 


6 PM – 7 PM COOKIN' WITH THE KIDS -
Teams from the Foundation’s five facilities* will compete. Pitmasters Rub Bagby, Dana Hillis, Chad Ward, Jim Elser and Tommy Harden will assist them. Guest judges will determine the winners. Each team will be given mystery ingredients, tee shirts, a Weber Grill and charcoal. The Pitmasters will supply a recipe and seasoning. 


6 PM – 7 PM A SOON TO BE FAMOUS BUFFET -
The buffet will consist of southern style creations. 


7 PM – 8 PM ROASTING OF A FRIEND –
The winners of the Kid’s Cookin' Contest to be announced. Followed by a presentation of this year’s BBQ champion’s special achieve award.

* The Florida Center, Children’s First, Special Olympics, Community Haven and Loveland Center.