The West Texas BBQ Bash is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in July 2020. It was founded during the covid pandemic as a way for the Oil and Gas Industry to provide much needed uplift to the families within its communities.
As the fear of the Covid Pandemic set in and the energy industry clamped up on spending, it was discovered that some of the elder community members in Ward County, Tx were starving and living without family, without transportation, and with only one meal a day that was being provided by a local citizen. It was decided that a few of us would have a fun BBQ competition to raise funds that would help feed the most vulnerable in the communities of WTX.
The BBQ Bash team worked with local, county, and state officials to come up with a safe way to bring the community together considering the Pandemic. In October of 2020 over $50k in free food and entertainment was provided to the community- plus $6,680.00 in monetary donations were raised and donated to the MVFD who in turn used the funds to save the Toys for Tots program of Ward County Texas. The 2020 West Texas BBQ Bash did not result in a single reported case of Covid.
In July of 2021, the South Texas BBQ Bash was first imagined, and our goal was to feed ten thousand rumbling bellies in the upcoming year of 2022... all free of charge. Now here we are in our 3rd year of existence and hosting our 7th free BBQ Bash and The 4th Annual West Texas BBQ Bash!
On October 14th we expect ~10,000 in attendance and over 40 oil and gas industry cook teams. The teams will be competing in Brisket, Chicken, Pork Ribs and The People’s Choice Category for Cash prizes, Trophy’s, belt buckles, but most importantly bragging rights!! Only the Grand Champion can say that their company is truly the Best in the West!
West Texas BBQ Bash reserves the right to deny participation to any team, competitor, or attendee for displays of poor sportsmanship or unbecoming behavior!
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