Hogs for the Cause a huge winner for barbecue fest and children

Hundreds of thousands of dollars raised to help kids battling brain cancer

Don Ames
March 31, 2019 - 4:29 pm

Award-winning barbecue and fundraising fueled this weekend's Hogs for the Cause festival on the UNO Lakefront

Funds raised by cooking teams and proceeds from festival-goers will help support children battling pediatric brain cancer and their families.

Hogs for the Cause has donated more than 800 direct grants to families and children's hospitals in the south since its start 11 years ago.

Children's Hospital New Orleans is a local beneficiary.

Organizers say this year's two-day festival was the most successful yet.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised as more than 90 teams competed in this year's cook-off, with the top fundraising team, "Fleur De Que," raising $442,422 for their cause. 

Here are this year's competition winners: 

High on the Hog Grand Champion:
Aporkalypse Now

The Top Fundraising Team:
Fleur De Que raised $442,442

Whole Hog
Mr. Pigglesworth

Friday Night Party
The Boars Nest

Fan Favorite
Mr. Pigglesworth

The Porkyard

Blue Plate Mayonaisse “Best Side”
Sweet Swine O Mine

Neuske’s Bacon

Tabasco “Best Sandwich”
Notorious PIG

Pork Butt
Mr. Pigglesworth

Aporkalypse Now

Swine Krewe

House of Hogs

Team Stabbin

Piglet Fundraising
Pig Star ($4000)

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