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Piggly Wiggly Signs on as Title Sponsor for Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina announces the signing of title sponsor for the 1st Annual Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown.

Charleston, SC, October 22, 2012 --( Piggly Wiggly has just signed a contract with Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina to become the title sponsor of the Piggly Wiggly Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown. The event will take place November 16th & 17th at the Lookout Pavilion at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. “We are thrilled to have Piggly Wiggly on board. Their name brings such a high level of credibility to the event and we truly appreciate The Pig’s support to help in the fight against hunger in the Lowcountry,” states Matt Galvin, Special Events Manager at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. Angela Smith, Manager of Corporate Affairs for Piggly Wiggly adds “Piggly Wiggly Carolina isn’t just proud to be from this place, we’re proud to be a part of it. Local products, organizations, schools and events – it’s important to us that we support our neighbors. When you shop the Pig, the money stays right here and supports the local economy – that’s why we are LOCAL Since Forever!”

A partial list of competitors include Leaf Café; JPaulz; Charleston Best Rib Wrangler; Queology; Some-R Swine; Ship Racked; Black Jack – winner of the Memphis in May World Barbeque Championship as well as SC and NC State Barbeque Champion; Sticky Fingers; Dukes Barbeque; Cru Q of Cru Catering; and JB’s Smokeshack – judged Best of the Best in American by National BBQ News. For the full list visit the website. There are only 5 team spots left.

Other sponsors of the event include LM Communications; APEX Broadcasting; Suede; Garrett’s Golf Carts; Knock Out Mosquito Systems; Bottles; Production Design Associates (PDA); Morelli Heating & Air; 84 Lumber and Marine Marketing Group. Opportunities to sponsor are still available.

About the event
Teams will compete in 3 categories; Wings, Ribs and Pork Butts. Prizes include up to $6,000 in cash, one of a kind trophies and the Grand Champion will be asked to come back in March to be featured in the BB& T Charleston Wine & Food Festival at Rigs, Pigs and Swigs event. Piggly Wiggly Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown is open to the public. The price of admission is $10.00. Guests are encouraged to donate non perishable food items that will benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank. Donations will be accepted throughout the weekend and guests who donate 5 canned goods will receive $5.00 off their price of admission. Once inside guests will have a chance to purchase sampling cards for $15.00 on Friday from 6pm to 8pm to taste and vote on the competitors wings. On Saturday, guests can purchase a pork butt sampling card from noon to 2pm to taste and vote on the various styles of pork butt. The people’s choice winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday at 4pm. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day as well as a children’s area.

For more information regarding the Piggly Wiggly Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown visit or e-mail

Media Contact: Tracy Mitchell, Director of Sales and Marketing, 843.284.7026,
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Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina
Tracy Mitchell
Smoke on the Harbor contact: Matt Galvin,, 843-284-7101

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