The Kansas City Barbeque Society is proud to join forces with and support the popular TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as it pulls into East Central Kansas to build a new home for a worthy family.
As part of the home building/renovation process, Extreme Makeover typically hosts a Community Fund Raising Event, which helps the charitable family with miscellaneous expenses. However, this version will be quite unique. That’s because KCBS will be adding an authentic Kansas City flavor to the event by serving competition BBQ for the expected crowd of 2,000.
But that’s not all. In fact, KCBS has agreed to support Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Kansas build with an Extreme Makeover BBQ Throwdown. Six of the top 10 KCBS teams in America will make the journey into KC for a special competition treat that will be judged by six members of the EMHE cast and crew. The Throwdown will occur on stage in front of the crowd right after they have been sworn in as Honorary KCBS Certified Judges.
As one of the top six BBQ teams in the nation, 4 Legs Up BBQ of Great Bend will compete in the Throwdown, along with Butcher BBQ, Lotta Bull BBQ, Munchin’ Hogs @ the Hilton, Swine Assassins, and Chix, Swine & Bovine as competitors for the Extreme BBQ Throwdown.
The Throwdown and fundraiser will take place, a couple days before the home “reveal.” The location has not been identified yet, but the event will feature live music, a raffle and a silent auction, with all proceeds to benefit the local family and build fund. The cost of the tickets is $10 and $5 for kids under 12.
The event will take place on Aug. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. in east central Kansas. Further details on the exact location will be released closer to the event and can be found at http://www.joinextreme.com/kansas. The website also provides a detailed list of materials and volunteer needs for the actual build.
More information on assisting with the BBQ fundraiser can be found at: http://www.kcbs.us/news.php?id=397.