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Greetings fellow BBQ lovers!
As a very important member of our community, we wish to invite you to be a competitor or sponsor at our 1st Annual R.A.W. Invitational BBQ Cookoff! If you are not available to compete, we also need judges! This fun-filled day of BBQ, vendors, and live music will take place at Traveler’s Cellar Winery in Rockfield, KY just outside the city limits of Bowling Green. Although there will be cash prizes, trophies, and professional chef knives up for grabs, the purpose of this competition is to raise money for an amazing non-profit organization: Reuniting After War (R.A.W.). This 501 (c) (3) organization raises funds to help reunite military units from all branches and generations; specifically those who suffered from combat losses. To learn more about R.A.W. please visit here: https://reunitingafterwar.org/
My name is Derrick Huff. I am a local Warren Countian, WKU Graduate, and Retired Marine. My wife and I operate Traveler’s Cellar Winery in Rockfield, KY. In 2017, I and 36 Marines and Navy Corpsmen were the recipients of a R.A.W. reunion for Lima Company, 3rd Battalion 7th Marines (Iraq 2003, 2004). This reunion sparked so much healing and growth for so many in attendance. I cannot ever repay them enough for this experience. In 2020, I became the Regional President for R.A.W. With this awesome new responsibility, I wanted to help share the word and promote their good deeds. This BBQ event is an attempt to help gain some much-needed visibility for R.A.W.
On Saturday, September 11th we will have a full day of live music, food trucks, vendors, silent auction, raffle prizes and of course, prize winning BBQ! We will have local Veterans organizations and groups present for this patriotic and military themed event. In the following days, we will be sending out invitations to pit masters all over the region encouraging them to compete for cash prizes as well as awards for best in categories. We plan on having approximately 15-20 competitors and it will be open to Amateur as well as Pros. 100% of ticket sales, competitor booth fees, vendor fees, and 20% of our own sales will go directly to R.A.W. in the form of a check written at the end of the event. Please see rules and regulations at the end of the application for all the details.
What we are asking from you: Competitors-Come and enjoy the live music with free entry for you and your crew of up to 3 additional cooks/helpers. Never competed? No worries! This will be loads of fun! Check out the attached Application for all the rules and regulations for participating. Sponsors- Please help fund this amazing event to ensure R.A.W. can raise funds for these reunions!
Please join me in supporting R.A.W. by participating in this great event. We want this to be so successful that we do it every year! If you have interest in competing, you must respond by phone or email by August 15th, 2021!! These spots are first come, first served so please understand if we fill up! All you need to do is fill out the packet and drop it off here or mail it to the winery by August 15th.
Thank you for your time, and consideration. We look forward to your support,
Gunnery Sergeant Derrick A. Huff, USMC Ret.
R.A.W. Regional President
Traveler’s Cellar Winery
3220 Fuqua Rd
Rockfield, KY 42274
https://travelerscellarwinery.com Email: email@example.com Ph:270-846-9463