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Teams needed for Grills & Grilles BBQ in Penn Valley

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One of the winning teams from 2017, the Rib Doctors.
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United Way of Nevada County announces its 12th annual “Grills & Grilles” fundraiser with a BBQ competition, Car & Motorcycle Show, and the fifth annual Derek Sorensen Memorial Disc Golf Tournament. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Western Gateway Park in beautiful Penn Valley. We are bringing back our big fundraising event with its original hometown charm. The Backyard BBQ features local BBQ teams competing for bragging rights and prizes for People’s Choice and Critic’s Choice. The public will taste their delicious samples and vote for the best. We need Backyard BBQ teams. If you’re a BBQ aficionado, and would like to compete in the Backyard BBQ competition, please register your team now.

There will be fun for the entire family, beginning at 9 a.m. with the Derek Sorensen Memorial Disc Golf Tournament. The Car & Motorcycle Show, where people from all over will showcase their beautiful cars, motorcycles, and bikes of every year, make, and model, begins at 10 a.m. There will be live music, vendors, wine and beer, raffles and a children’s area throughout the day. Enjoy great food while listening to music in beautiful Western Gateway Park, which is known for its dog park, playground, bocce balls courts, and many other amenities, all of which will be open during the event. Admission is free.

Sign up now if you want to register your Backyard BBQ team, or your car or motorcycle. To register a BBQ team or vehicle, or be a vendor or sponsor of this great event, contact United Way at (530) 274-8111 or Disc golf players can register the day of the tournament from 8-9:15 a.m.; for more information contact Woody at (530) 272-4400.

All proceeds of this fun event go toward United Way’s efforts to help assure individuals and families in Nevada County are able to meet their basic needs for Food, Emergency Shelter, and Access to Health Care. More information about United Way can be found at You can keep up with all of the event details on Facebook at

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