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Meet the Owner of BuzzBallz Poolside at #WBENCCONF

Meet the Owner of BuzzBallz Poolside at #WBENCCONF

DALLAS, TX – May 17, 2017. Merilee Kick, owner and President of Southern-Champion/BuzzBallz was recently featured in the April/May issue of Presidents Report, a publication of WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council). The article focuses on Merrilee’s genius idea to step out into the entrepreneurial world and start the popular ready-to-drink cocktail BuzzBallz. Visit https://issuu.com/limbdesign/docs/wbenc_presidents_report_april_2017/22 for more information.

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DALLAS, TX – May 17, 2017. Merilee Kick, owner and President of Southern-Champion/BuzzBallz was recently featured in the April/May issue of Presidents Report, a publication of WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council). The article focuses on Merrilee’s genius idea to step out into the entrepreneurial world and start the popular... Read More

Southern Champion Takes 3 Silvers at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention

Southern Champion Takes 3 Silvers at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention

ORLANDO, FL – April 20, 2017. Southern Champion takes 3 silvers at the 74th Annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention and Exposition (WSWA). Pelican Harbor Rum and BuzzBallz Blueberry Blitz took silvers in this year’s competition. Closet Freak White wine competed for the first time and came out with a silver medal. To read more about this year’s WSWA events and awards, visit http://www.wswaconvention.org/.

ORLANDO, FL – April 20, 2017. Southern Champion takes 3 silvers at the 74th Annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention and Exposition (WSWA). Pelican Harbor Rum and BuzzBallz Blueberry Blitz took silvers in this year’s competition. Closet Freak White wine competed for the first time and came out... Read More

Pelican Harbor Rum and BuzzBallz Featured at the Kosher Food & Wine Experience

Pelican Harbor Rum and BuzzBallz Featured at the Kosher Food & Wine Experience

New York, NY—February 13, 2017. The Kosher Food & Wine Experience was held in New York City on February 13. This event featured famous chefs sharing recipes as well as wine and spirit tastings. A wide variety of BuzzBallz Ready-to-Drink cocktails were available at the event. Southern Champion’s award winning Pelican Harbor Rum and Pelican Harbor Black Rum were among the featured spirits. Both products received rave reviews. To read more please visit the Kosher Mom’s blog “KFWE ’17 – An Experience To Remember!”.

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New York, NY—February 13, 2017. The Kosher Food & Wine Experience was held in New York City on February 13. This event featured famous chefs sharing recipes as well as wine and spirit tastings. A wide variety of BuzzBallz Ready-to-Drink cocktails were available at the event. Southern Champion’s award winning... Read More

The XIII Kings Rosemary Spritz

Carrollton, TX - January 1, 2017.  XIII Kings and Unique Energy Drink make a perfect holiday cocktail. Check it out on Hot Mixology. [Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLDcJ4xCSog] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLDcJ4xCSog Read More

Crooked Fox Breakfast of Champions

Carrollton, TX - January 1, 2017. Crooked Fox Bourbon and Travis Hasse's Apple Pie Liqueur in a cocktail is made for New Year's Eve celebrations.  [Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBaGDoICvEA] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBaGDoICvEA Read More

 BCD Presents: A Holiday Charity Affair

 BCD Presents: A Holiday Charity Affair

bcdcharity2Austin, TX—November 26, 2016.  BCD stands for Brad, Chelsea and Danny, the voices of prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis and the local YMCA respectively. As a Texas-based company, BuzzBallz and Southern Champion are always honored to be asked to participate in events with local charities. The event was held at a lake house in Austin, TX and raised awareness and donations for local charities.

Austin, TX—November 26, 2016.  BCD stands for Brad, Chelsea and Danny, the voices of prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis and the local YMCA respectively. As a Texas-based company, BuzzBallz and Southern Champion are always honored to be asked to participate in events with local charities. The event was held at a... Read More

Merrilee Kick is a Winning Woman

Merrilee Kick is a Winning Woman

Palm Springs, CA – November 2016. Merrilee Kick, finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 Southwest Region, is announced as an award recipient for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Class of 2016. Kick flew out to Palm Springs, California to attend the Strategic Growth Forum™ – the country’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. [Retrieved from http://www.ey.com/us/sgf]

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Merrilee Kick with Debra Von Storch

Kick and the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Class of 2016 join the ranks of the nation’s top business leaders to attend seminars, investor meetings, discuss business ventures, and network with stars such as Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. BuzzBallz, a household name, is excited to introduce their new line of premium spirits under Southern Champion and give everyone a Kick in their cocktail.

For more information visit http://fortune.com/2016/11/17/ey-program-entrepreneur-women/.

Palm Springs, CA – November 2016. Merrilee Kick, finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 Southwest Region, is announced as an award recipient for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Class of 2016. Kick flew out to Palm Springs, California to attend the Strategic Growth Forum™ - the country’s most... Read More

Southern Champion and BuzzBallz Spice Up Texas Chili Fest at the Granada

Southern Champion and BuzzBallz Spice Up Texas Chili Fest at the Granada

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Dallas, TX—November 6, 2016. The weather was overcast but the chili was hot and the BuzzBallz were cold. For the first time the Granada Theater hosted Texas Chili Fest, an event with local chiefs vying for the title of best chili, local musicians and Dallas-based booze. BuzzBallz and Southern Champion brands Andrew Johns Gin and Pelican Harbor Rum were sold at the bar and served in the VIP area. The BuzzBallz tent was up and samples and branded giveaways were flowing. The Granada Theater, a local venue, is a Dallas hot spot and BuzzBallz is proud to be invited back for event after event.

 

[caption id="attachment_701" align="alignleft" width="300"] Processed with VSCO with s3 preset[/caption] Dallas, TX—November 6, 2016. The weather was overcast but the chili was hot and the BuzzBallz were cold. For the first time the Granada Theater hosted Texas Chili Fest, an event with local chiefs vying for the title of best chili,... Read More

Southern Champion and BuzzBallz team up with the Texas Legends

Southern Champion and BuzzBallz team up with the Texas Legends

Dallas, TX – October 26, 2016. A proud Dallas, TX based company, Southern Champion/BuzzBallz is uniting with local teams to immerse their ties in the local community. BuzzBallz have been sold at the Texas Legends since 2015 and now XIII Kings Vodka, Pelican Harbor Black Rum, and Crooked Fox Bourbon Whiskey will be joining the ranks. Cheer on the Texas Legends while drinking a King of the Court cocktail with XIII Kings Vodka. Join the company’s street team on nights such as Military Appreciation and get a Support Our Troops bandana!

Dallas, TX – October 26, 2016. A proud Dallas, TX based company, Southern Champion/BuzzBallz is uniting with local teams to immerse their ties in the local community. BuzzBallz have been sold at the Texas Legends since 2015 and now XIII Kings Vodka, Pelican Harbor Black Rum, and Crooked Fox Bourbon... Read More

Southern Champion Lights up the American Airlines Center

Southern Champion Lights up the American Airlines Center

Dallas, TX – October 24, 2016.  Southern Champion/BuzzBallz has announced they are a proud sponsor of the Dallas Stars Hockey program as well as American Airlines Center, a premiere arena in the Dallas area.   Southern Champion’s premium brands such as XIII Kings Vodka, Pelican Harbor Rum, Andrew John’s Gin, Crooked Fox Blended Bourbon Whiskey, and 5 flavors of BuzzBallz are available on the platinum level and suites of the American Airlines Center for every event.  Southern Champion/BuzzBallz is excited about the partnership and believes this will widen customer awareness of the brands in Texas as well as other markets.aac

Dallas, TX – October 24, 2016.  Southern Champion/BuzzBallz has announced they are a proud sponsor of the Dallas Stars Hockey program as well as American Airlines Center, a premiere arena in the Dallas area.   Southern Champion’s premium brands such as XIII Kings Vodka, Pelican Harbor Rum, Andrew John’s Gin, Crooked... Read More