We Did It!
Thanks to all of my supportive family, friends, and fans, The Meatwave Competition BBQ Team has reached its goal and will hit the BBQ trail this summer. Applications to compete in the Hudson Valley Ribfest and The Battle of the BBQ Brethren are already in the mail and I'm working on putting everything together we need to participate.
The outpouring of support to get to this goal has meant the world to me, and I'm currently hard at work on the buttons, totes, sauces, and more that funders will receive in return for their generous donations.
Of course, The Meatwave is always thinking big and looking above and beyond what I set out to do.
The amount raised was the bare minimum to get us to two competitions, but I'm already planning to try to enter one more contest. Response to my barbecue sauce has also been so overwhelming that research has started to see what it would take to get it bottled and sold in stores. Finally, an idea is brewing to hold a public charitable barbecue event that would mix my love for smoked meats and dedication to non-profits together as one.
As you can see, even though the initial goal was reached, every additional dollar will be a big step to help realizing what will hopefully be a bigger and meatier future for The Meatwave.
I can only do these things with your help, and there's still time to join The Meatwave Team to make it happen.