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KCBS announces BBQ Sweepstakes for Labor Day

September 4, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As millions of Americans celebrate this Labor Day weekend with a little backyard grilling, the Kansas City Barbeque Society is introducing a barbeque sweepstakes that is the perfect “recipe of fun” for dedicated grill masters. The grand prize? A chance to win a fully catered, professional “barbeque block party” for one lucky winner and 25 guests.

This is the first barbeque sweepstakes ever offered by KCBS, a nonprofit organization that sanctions about 300 contests throughout America. The block party will mark the final stop on the KCBS 2009 Great American BBQ Tour, a nationwide event that provides live grilling and barbeque demonstrations at 25 of the country’s best food festivals.

In addition to the “Ultimate BBQ Block Party,” the grand prize features a combo smoker/grill by GoodOne Smokers, a year’s supply of barbeque essentials from sponsors like Kingsford Charcoal and Weber Grill Creations, authentic barbeque apparel from the KCBS merchandise store, and free admission to one of the organization’s certified barbeque judging classes.

The value of the package is worth more than $5,000 and will be delivered in person by Mike and Chris Peters, the KCBS Great American BBQ Tour Team.

“KCBS is all about food, family and fun,” commented KCBS executive director Carolyn Wells, who also co-founded the organization in 1985. “So we couldn’t think of a better way to fulfill our mission than a bona fide barbeque experience that starts with a party and ends with a year’s worth of barbeque goodies!”

Registration for the Great American BBQ Sweepstakes will be available online from Sept. 4 to Sept. 30 at www.kcbsblockparty.com. Contestants do not have to be KCBS members to enter, and entries are limited to once per day, per person, during the promotional period.

Full entry guidelines and contest rules are available at www.kcbsblockparty.com/rules.

In addition to the grand prize winner, additional prizes will be awarded to 20 contestants. Some of those prizes include a yearlong KCBS membership, barbeque utensils, apparel, and barbeque product samples from other tour sponsors like TABASCO Chipotle Sauce, SCOTT Shop Towels, and Tums Dual Action heartburn relief. Everyone who enters the contest will get free access during the month of September to the complete KCBS database of barbeque recipes, which includes hundreds of professional dishes from championship cookers.

Now in its 24th year, KCBS has more than 11,000 members worldwide and has trained more than 15,000 certified barbeque judges. There are more than 4,000 teams that compete in KCBS-sanctioned events, which use an objective, blind-judging format to determine winners in four food categories: chicken, pork, ribs and brisket.

To learn more about the organization, its classes, rules or events, visit www.kcbs.us.

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