United Way of Nevada County Presents

August 26, 2017
Western Gateway Park, Penn Valley CA

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United Way of Nevada County has been hosting a local backyard BBQ contest which has included a People's Choice component, for 11 years. Please understand that this event (and competition) is produced by, and a fundraiser for, United Way of Nevada County, a 501(c)3 charity.

In our research into holding a professional level contest we have come to understand some of the primary challenges posed to KCBS BBQ Teams with regard to participating in a People's Choice (PC) Contests are as follows:

Health Department Requirements (and the added work/setup/supplies that are needed to make that happen)
Permit Fees
Labor to sell/staff your PC sales booth
Takes away from your focus on the KCBS Contest
High Risk/Low Reward/Return Factor

We respect your decision to NOT want to do PC. But we are challenged to solve some larger issues, mainly that people will not return to a BBQ contest where they can't taste the food that in many cases they can see and smell! In addition, we would like to find a happy middle ground where we can make use of your delicious BBQ as a fundraiser.

While we know there have been several variations of this attempted before, we hope you find this new twist worthy of your consideration. The basic premise to our plan is simple, we want to discount your entry fee in trade for a commitment to provide a of tray of your ready to serve BBQ leftovers (AFTER turn in's). We will in turn handle all of the above pain points and be able to use your BBQ as our event's core fundraiser.

Clearly this is optional, no team is REQUIRED to participate, we would certainly like to see many, if not all, take advantage of this option, but understand for those who do not.

To spell this out in further detail, we are asking for a commitment of ONE filled half pan of YOUR team's ready to serve (sliced/pulled/servable with tongs) BBQ'd meats (kept food safe please!) turned in to our central serving area/tent AFTER turn in's are finished. In trade for this, we wish to extend a $25 discount on your entry fee. You are welcome to donate more ($ or food) to help our event's fundraising efforts. We understand there are cost considerations for you in this request, and our offer of a discount on your entry fee is meant to help balance that with our fundraising goals.

Thank you for your support.

After you complete the form, click Submit, you will be taken to a web site where you can pay the entry fee through Paypal either with your Paypal account or a credit card.

If you would prefer to pay by check, please let us know by putting a comment in the comments section of the above form that you will send a check.

Make the check out to: United Way of Nevada County and mail to:

   United Way of Nevada County
   ATTN: KCBS Contest Registration
   PO Box 2733
   Grass Valley, CA 95945

Please ensure that your mail is postmarked by July 1st, 2017 if you want to get Early Bird pricing. All checks must be received by August 19th, 2017.

If you have questions, please contact United Way of Nevada County.