TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., June 3, 2013 – The competition heats up as the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour heads to Traverse City Saturday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sam’s Club located at 2401 U.S. 31 S.
As the official supplier of the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), Sam’s Club is the ‘choice’ destination for the highest quality meats and ingredients for backyard grillers, restaurateurs and more than 750 professional teams who compete in the 2013 Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour.
Hosted by Series Director, barbecue aficionado and cookbook author Troy Black, the National BBQ Tour greets the Traverse City community with barbecue demonstrations and free samples of premium-quality Sam’s Club meats, hand-cut fresh daily by Sam’s Club fresh grocery associates. The event is open to members and the public.
“Each of our world-class competitive teams knows the best barbecue starts with premium fresh meat,” said Black. “Having quality chicken, ribs, pork and brisket from Sam’s Club on the smoker sets the stage for a mouth-watering competition.”
Sam’s Club offers members a 200 percent freshness guarantee every day on all fresh meats. If a member is not satisfied with their fresh purchase from Sam’s Club, they can return the item for double the money back.
The Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, now in its third year, brings together barbecue enthusiasts in 25 local events and five regional finals, culminating in the National Championship at the headquarters of Sam’s Club in Bentonville, Ark. The total prize purse for the competition, sanctioned and judged by KCBS, is $500,000.
Sam’s Club welcomes the Traverse City-area community to experience the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour June 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and:
• Meet barbecue expert, author of The Big Book of BBQ and media personality Troy Black as he shares barbecue tips on authentic pulled pork, ribs and brisket.
• Taste premium quality samples from Sam’s Club and enjoy tips and giveaways from sponsors and pros for better barbecues in your own backyard.
• Non-members can look for an Invitation to Shop in the local newspaper for access to Sam’s Club all day. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Partnering sponsors and brands for the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour include: Kingsford, KC Masterpiece, Coca-Cola, Heinz, Tyson Foods, Cattlemen’s BBQ, New Zealand Lamb, Tone’s, Stonemill Kitchens, Pillsbury, National Pork Board, Cargill and Bush’s Best Baked Beans.
About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation’s eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of 33 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made Simple®, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam’s Club on Twitter, Facebook and our Mobile and iPad® App.
With more than 15,000 members, KCBS has been sanctioning events and training certified barbecue judges nationwide for more than 25 years. Using an objective, blind judging process, the society sanctions more than 400 barbecue competitions throughout the nation each year. For more information about KCBS, visit www.kcbs.us.
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