BEAUMONT, TX – With a unique 2021 coming to a close, Jefferson County Go Texan is preparing for a full World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Cookoff in Houston Feb. 24-26 at NRG Park. This year is poised to be one of the best years yet post-covid.
An annual event for JCGT, the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que contest officially kicks off the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. This upcoming year guarantees to be an exciting experience for all attendees.
“It’s been an extraordinarily tough year with Covid and other factors but we’re excited about getting back to what we know: putting on great events that raise funds for graduating seniors,” said Clint Burges, Jefferson County Go Texan Ambassador. “We have some amazing people who step up each year to help our mission.”
It’s not too late to join our sponsor. Support levels begin at $250 (Roughneck) to $2,500 (CEO) and all levels have new, accompanying gifts. RTIC® branded coolers and Richardson® Hats have been added to our premiums sponsors get when they give to a particular level. As an added option, renewing and new sponsors for 2022 that donate before December 15 will be able to knock 10 percent off the sponsor level.
“We want to build on our previous numbers and more by pushing the envelope even further for these local seniors,” said Burges. “We’re ready to have a great event in Houston and show our sponsors and friends a great time while ‘Supporting Youth Through Education.”
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About Jefferson County Go Texan Committee
Jefferson County has been involved with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since 1972, and is one of the original counties to participate in the Go Texan program. Over the years, the program has grown and many activities have been added, including competing in the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Cook-Off contest held annually at the Houston NRG Park complex.
The Jefferson County Go Texan organization devotes its efforts annually to helping area youths. Through their association and participation with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, area youths are granted scholarships each year.
In 2021, 11 Jefferson County students were awarded a total of $71,200 in college scholarships, funds coming from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and from Jefferson County Go Texan, Inc. The organization is a nonprofit corporation chartered as a charitable organization emphasizing scholarships.