Wing Cookoff


Empowering Heroes to fulfill their life potential through support, resources, and community.

Our mission: reduce veteran suicides to zero & serve those who have served.


Prepare your taste buds for an exhilarating culinary showdown at Swing Barrel in Moorhead, MN on August 3rd, 2024, from 4 pm to 8 pm. Heroes Compass proudly presents its inaugural Wing Cook-Off, an event crafted to celebrate delectable eats, foster community camaraderie, and honor our local heroes.

Date: August 3rd, 2024
Time: 4pm - 8pm
Location: Swing Barrel Brewing Moorhead, MN

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Swing Barrel is generously providing the venue for our flavorful festivities.

Huge thanks to Jiffy Jon for donating two porta potty rentals to keep our event comfortable and convenient for all attendees.

Shirts from Fargo is stepping up as our sponsor, covering the cost of the mouthwatering wings and tent!

North Woods Workshop is donating plaques to our top 3 contestants!


The Wing Cook-Off is more than just a cooking competition – it's an opportunity for us to make a meaningful impact in our community. By bringing people together to enjoy delicious food and friendly competition, we aim to:

1. Raise Awareness: Through this event, we hope to raise awareness about the important work Heroes Compass does in supporting our local heroes, including military veterans, police officers, firefighters, and first responders.

2. Foster Community Engagement: The Wing Cook-Off provides a platform for community members to come together, connect, and show their support for our heroes. It's a chance for neighbors to meet, share stories, and build stronger bonds.

3. Generate Funds: Proceeds from the Wing Cook-Off will directly benefit our initiatives, such as our care package program, veteran outings, and other support services. These funds will enable us to continue our mission of empowering and honoring our heroes.

4. Celebrate Our Heroes: Above all, the event is a celebration of our local heroes and their contributions to our community. It's an opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation for their service and sacrifices.

Through the Wing Cook-Off, we hope to make a positive difference in the lives of our heroes and create lasting memories for everyone involved. Join us in making this event a success!

Still Seeking!


Calling all military, veterans, and first responders! Enter our cook-off for a chance to showcase your culinary skills. No entry fee, and we'll provide the wings. Top 3 contestants will receive a plaque from North Woods Workshop. Limited outlet space, so bring your wood, charcoal, or propane grills!

Supportive Patrons: 

Join us throughout the day and make a free-will donation. Every contribution helps us fund our care package initiative and support various veteran outings and initiatives.


North Woods Workshop