Jan 192022
 

Swamp Boys set up

This January 28 – 29, and then February 4-5, you can come eat world-class barbecue with Swamp Boys at 2 of the best events in the state.

The Lakeland Pigfest happens Friday, Jan. 28 from 5:00pm – 10:00pm, and again Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm. Parking is free and entry is $5, 12 and under are free. Buy Pig Bucks at the booth when you get there, then come find us. 20% of all of our sales will will go to help local charities.

Winter Haven’s Smoke on the Water is Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4 – 5. This is a major fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Polk County, and 20% of our sales will be going back to the B&G Clubs. Admission on Friday is $10 and is more adult oriented with a party vibe. Saturday is for the family, with admission just $2 and kids 10 and under are free.

Insider tip for both events – come early. We cook all of our bbq fresh onsite, and we will run out before closing time. Also, we can package your food to-go, so you can enjoy it later. And check out this article from 3 years ago on How to Make the Most of a BBQ Contest as a Spectator.

 Posted by at 11:50 pm
Jan 012022
 

I am giving up a seat for my Q School on Feb. 12-13 being held in Winter Haven, FL behind the Boy’s Club on beautiful Lake Cannon.

Click the PayPal link below to make a donation of $25 or more for the Winter Haven Citrus Center Boys and Girls Clubs. Each $25 donation will earn you a chance in a drawing for a free seat in my class which is valued at $500. This will stay open until it hits $1,000 for the kids. Each entry will have a 1 in 40 chance of winning. I will have a live Facebook drawing (Rub Bagby) and notify the winner. I will give a check for 100% of money donated to our Citrus Center Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs, and Swamp Boys will cover the PayPal fees. If you enter and don’t win, up to $50 of your donation to the Club can be deducted from your entry fee. It’s a win-win! Thanks for helping the kids and good luck!

We’ve reached our goal, $1,050 will be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs! Thank you to those who donated! The drawing for the class will happen likely Thursday, Jan. 6. Stay tuned.

 Posted by at 12:36 pm
Feb 132020
 

Calling on the Swamp Boys Nation!   kidspack

It’s time for #SwampBoysNation to start collecting Chef Boyardee 7.5oz cans to give to kidsPACK!

KidsPack is an “organization dedicated to feeding homeless and hungry Polk County school children by providing them a backpack of nutritious food each Friday to sustain them on weekends.” What better way to make the World a better place than to start right here at home where we have far too many hungry kids. Polk County has one of the highest homeless kids percentages in the country. For many the only meals they get are the free lunch and free breakfast at school. The weekend presents a hungry time for these kids, and Kidspack helps fill it. I’m a newly retired 30 year teacher here in Polk County and I see directly all of the good that Kidspack does for our community.

Follow the Amazon link below (or find your own for 7.5oz can of Chef Boyardee, any flavor) and order what you can to help out. You can have it shipped directly to me, see graphic below for my address. I need to have all deliveries at my house by Feb. 20 so I can load them up and deliver to the Haines City Ribs on the Ridge bbq contest. Thank you for your support!

Amazon Link

 Posted by at 11:17 am
Dec 092019
 

Swamp Boys feels strongly about being a good community member. For nearly the past 5 years we have put the majority of our charity efforts into helping our local Boys & Girls Club here in Winter Haven. And it’s time to do it again.

I am soliciting donations for our Citrus Center Boys and Girls Club here in Winter Haven by giving away a seat to my BBQ Class, Swamp Boys Q School. My next class is being held Jan. 4-5, ’20, but the winner can redeem it for any class in the future. Click the PayPal link to make a donation of $25 or more for the Winter Haven Citrus Center Boys and Girls Clubs. Each $25 donation will earn you a chance in a drawing for a free seat in my class which is valued at $600. This will stay open until the donations hit $1,000 for the kids. I will have a live Facebook drawing (Rub Bagby) and notify the winner. I will give a check for 100% of money donated to our Citrus Center Boys and Girls Clubs, and Swamp Boys will cover the PayPal fees.

Goal Reached, thank you to all who donated!

 Posted by at 2:11 pm
Jan 292019
 

Swamp Boys BBQ Team is excited to participate in a very worthy fundraiser for kidsPACK over the next few weeks, to help feed our local homeless and undernourished school aged children.

The problem: 1 in 5 children (20%) RIGHT HERE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA suffer daily from a severe lack of food. A free school breakfast and free lunch help during the week, but weekends and days off from school can be devastating when there is no food.

What is being done: A local non profit called kidsPACK (check out their website!) does fantastic work to fight this problem. “An everyday backpack is turned into a food transportation module stocked with nutritious, child-friendly and easy to prepare food for children to eat over the weekend and times when they are away from school. We pack non-perishable containerized items like ravioli, fruit cups, trail mix and portable snacks like granola bars and pop-tarts.”

Where you come in: The Haines City Ribs on the Ridge BBQ Contest has challenged the teams to see who can collect the most donations of cups of Chef Boyardee Ravioli. These are the main item that goes into the backpacks and there is a great need for them. So I’m calling on the Swamp Boys Nation (#swampboysnation*) to help feed these local kids in need.

What to do: The easiest way to donate is to use your Amazon Prime (free shipping) account to order a 12 pack (or more) and have it shipped to my place. I will deliver everything to the contest on Feb. 22 on behalf of the Swamp Boys Nation. Here is a link you can use to order through Amazon. If you would rather, you can make a monetary donation via PayPal and I will use that to order the cups myself. Or if you are local you can drop off your donation at SB’s HQ in Winter Haven. Or you can make a donation through PayPal below. You do NOT need a PayPal account to use this button.

Thanks so much for considering a donation to help our local kids in need.

 

 Posted by at 1:48 pm