The Sapulpa Chieftain Football team is doing their annual fundraising push a little differently this year, with a “smoke-a-thon” contest and car show, to be held on Saturday, June 12th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
New head coach Tim Holt, Jr. said the idea came about as a result of a desire to give back to the town that always supports the team so well. “We wanted to find a way to involve the community, and not always just take from them,” he said.
The smoke-a-thon will include a cakewalk, vendors, dunk tank, sno-cones, and yes, smoked meat. There will be $10 taster kits available on a first-come, first-served basis, but the event is free to attend. The entire event will take place in the high school parking lot, making it easily visible from Mission Street.
Smoked meats for the contest will be broken into pork butt, ribs, and brisket categories. Judging for the meat competition will be at 12:00 p.m., with trophies for each category.
Car and bike show contestants should arrive between 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. First and second place trophies will be awarded for cars and bikes.
The only entry fee for those wishing to participate in either competition is a donation to the Sapulpa Touchdown Club. “We don’t want to ask much of those who want to participate,” Holt says. “We know the last year has been tough on people. We just want an event that the whole town can come out and enjoy.”
Additional rules and sign-ups can be found on the event’s Facebook Page. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go to benefit the varsity and junior high football programs.