We had 10 sponsers last year and it is a lot of who you know. We offer our serves to them to cook for there family or employee functions for free as long as they buy the meat and supplies. Its a pretty easy sell if you compete in a contest in their city. Try to find sponsers who would benefit from exposer through out your state. Just make sure you stay somewhat professional at the contest, sure you can drink and have a good time, but remember you are representing these people. Good Luck.
Smokehouse 72 Competition cooking team
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