FACT: There's been an 18% increase in contest participation by members in the past year    
FACT: 64% of KCBS members own three or more grills/smokers    
FACT: 70% of our members grill-out/cook BBQ more than 25 times per year    
FACT: 56% of Americans report having a smartphone, 77% of KCBS members do    
FACT: 70% of KCBS members use Facebook    
FACT: 55% of members choose charcoal when cooking for leisure    
FACT: 23% of KCBS members work in the food service industry as a restauranteur or caterer    
FACT: Learning from friends, family and at competitions is the best way to improve cooking skills    
Joining KCBS has its privileges!
  • The official KCBS monthly newsletter, "The Bullsheet"
  • Save $5 when you buy 3 bags of Adirondack Grilling Pellets
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 10% off all Creekstone Farms® products
  • 10% off any ICEHOLE Cooler or the option to customize your ICEHOLE Cooler with your team or KCBS logo for $50.00.
  • 15% off your total order from Papa Tony's seasonings and ribs.
  • One-day shopping pass at any Restaurant Depot location when you present your KCBS membership card.
  • 20% off your total order from Sadler's Smokehouse online store.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
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To add or change your team name, please email sphelps@kcbs.us or call the KCBS office at 1-800-963-5227.

Team Name and/or State/Province Abbreviation: MO, TN, etc.


KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2005

Team Bio:
I started my team after my wife passed away from cancer. We started a 501c3 foundation in her memory and I donate all profits that we might win from BBQ competitions to the foundation for cancer research and to assist those that are effected by cancer. To date, the foundation has raised almost $250,000 for these causes. We like to travel all over the US, so you might see the Cancer Sucks! banner at a contest by you.

Hometown: Chi-Town
State/Province: IL
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 5 Grand Championships and 4 Reserve Grand Championships

Biggest Wins: Jack Daniel's World Invitational BBQ, 2006 Grand Champion Taste of Grand Rapids, 2006 Grand Champion 1st place brisket, 2007 Shannon, Illinois Gator Hammock Wild Pig 'n Pepper Jam, 2008 Grand Champion The Big Pig Gig, Menomonee Falls, WI 2008 Grand Champion Zoo B Que Racine, WI 2008 Grand Champion Barn Burner BarBQ, Libertyville, IL 2008 Grand Champion Pulte Home BBQ Throwdown & Balloon Fest, Buckeye, AZ 2008 Grand Champion

Sponsors: Cookshack, Blues Hog BBQ Sauce, Smokin' Guns BBQ, BBQr's Delight Pellets, The Ingredient Store, Maine Grilling Woods and hawgeyesbbq.com

Website: http://cancersuckschicago.com


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