February 15th, 2010
Rodeo Cook-Off: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry with The Loop Scoop
With a couple of University of Houston alums within the staff urging the rest of us who are even bigger BBQ fans, The Loop Scoop has become a sponsor for the Cougar Cookers’ Cook-Off Team at The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “Great for you,” you say, “but what does this mean for me, the dedicated reader?” Well, we’ve gotten our hands on coveted Rodeo Cook-Off passes to the Cougar Cookers’ Tent on Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th, which we’ll be passing on to you, our loyal Loopsters, so you can join us out at Rodeo for great food, fun and a tasty adult beverage or two!
For the next week and a half leading up to the Rodeo Cook-Off, we’ll be giving you chances to win tickets to The Cougar Cooker’s tent. Each pass gains you and a friend admittance into the tent, where you can feast on a wide array of delectable meats and treats. The food line offers brisket, sausage, chicken, ribs, beans, corn, potato salad, all the fixin’s, plus a few extra items, like nachos and dessert. The Cougar Cookers also offer a full bar including: premium cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks. It’ll be a great opportunity to come out and enjoy yourself at one of Houston’s greatest events and meet some fellow Loopsters.
The Cougar Cookers is a private 501(c)3 organization, supported by alumni and friends of the University of Houston that participates in the Rodeo Cook-Off to show their appreciation for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the support they give to higher education. They also have one of the popular tents and some of the best food. Each year, hundreds of University of Houston students receive a total of nearly $200,000 in scholarship money from the Rodeo. n addition to their duties out at the Cook-Off, the Cougar Cookers also award a one-year scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to a student leader at the University of Houston who has a proven commitment of leadership with the Frontier Fiesta Association.
Not content to just give out a single scholarship, the Cougar Cookers have created a Permanent Endowment Fund for general scholastic purposes at the University and also contribute to Cougar Pride, which provides scholastic funding for the University’s student athletes. Basically, they bleed cougar red and provide an incredible amount of support for this city’s University.
For an organization with aims as noble as the Cougar Cookers’, it was an easy decision for us to get involved. If you are interested in helping out with the Cougar Cookers’ endeavors and guaranteeing your spot in the tent through a team membership or sponsorship, you can find more information here.
For our first giveaway, we want to hear from you. Let us know why you love Texas style festivals like HLS&R or Frontier Fiesta and tell us about your favorite Rodeo or Fiesta memory. Best response gets a Rodeo Cook-Off pass!