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Saluting With Smoke BBQ festival & Fundraiser
November 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mission Zero Hundred Hours (MZHH), a 501(c)(3) charity focused on Veteran suicide prevention and awareness is hosting it’s premier BBQ festival & fundraiser at Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville Illinois on November 4th & 5th
The Saluting With Smoke Festival & Fundraiser provides a platform for MZHH’s “BBQ Saves Lives” program, in an effort to raise awareness; and end Veteran suicide through competitive culinary cooking missions. Hosted at Raging Waves Waterpark, the festival opens up the world of competitive BBQ to the public in a way never seen before. Spectators can watch the MZHH Battle of the Branches, meet national pitmasters, and watch some of the best BBQ competition teams battle for over $10,000 in prize money!
Friday and Saturday will host live bands, food trucks, raffles, beer tents, local craft vendors, Veteran owned businesses, kids activities, BBQ Demos and more!
ABOUT MISSION ZERO HUNDRED HOURS
Currently 20 Veterans a day sucomb to suicide. We feel this number should be ZERO.
In military time 00:00 (Zero Hundred Hours) is the start of a new day. Mission Zero Hundred Hours, in it’s name, is the start of a new day for many struggling Veterans. We believe competition BBQ can provide a familiar, structured, and mission centric environment to Veterans, that helps struggling vets channel their energies toward healthy goals and finding a new support network through the extended Competition BBQ Family. Veterans have the opportunity to cook with teams as part of our effort, and mission, to raise awareness and end Veteran Suicide; by embedding Veterans with BBQ Cook Teams for an immersive BBQ Mission.