Smokin’ Vault Barbeque Generations Big Funds for the Royal
August 31, 2016
UMB SUPPORTS AMERICAN ROYAL EDUCATION FUND
On May 6, UMB associates from across the organization gathered, celebrated, and marinated at the American Royal Complex for the 10th Annual Smokin’ Vault BBQ competition. More than 2,000 associates and barbecue fans gathered to enjoy the culinary skills of some of UMB’s finest cooks and raise over $25,000 for the American Royal Education Fund.
Twenty-five teams from St. Louis, Denver, Milwaukee, and Kansas City competed in this Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned contest to crown this year’s Smokin’ Vault BBQ Grand Champion, KC Smokin’ Sports. Their team members included: Kathryn Anastasio, (team captain), Terry Kincheloe, Barry Brakeville, Pat Thelen, Jackie Wendt, Jen Williams, Lisa Nace, Brent Keep and Misty Baker.
UMB’s continuous support and commitment to fundraising for the American Royal over the last decade has resulted in a collective donation of $150,000 to the American Royal Education Fund. The partnership between the two organizations grew even stronger this year with UMB’s decision to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 American Royal season. UMB’s commitment to the American Royal directly effects our ability to grow our mission of impacting the future of agriculture.
The American Royal greatly values the partnership with UMB and thanks everyone who attended and contributed to this fantastic event!