Fleur De Que was the top fundraising team at Hogs for the Cause, raising more than $130,000 for pediatric brain cancer outreach services.
In all, competitors in the 2015 Ben Sarrat Jr. “High on the Hog” Cook-off presented by Children’s Hospital raised $765,000 during the event March 28 at the City Park Festival Grounds. Nearly 30,000 people showed up for the event.
This year’s Hog of Fame inductees are Matt Colosino, of Porkin’ Gently, aka Lunchbox; Andrew Shuford, of Team March of the Pigs; and Jim Fein, volunteer extraordinaire, aka The Pope. The award represents continued dedication and service to the Hogs for the Cause organization.
Cook-off winners are:
HIGH ON THE HOG GRAND CHAMPION: Aporkalypse Now
SAUCE: Captain Porkenheimer
WHOLE HOG: Aporkalypse Now
SHOULDER/BUTT: Bacon Rouge
RIBS: Aporkalypse Now
PORKPOURRI: Swine Krewe
BOOTH: House of Hogs
FUNDRAISING: Fleur De Que
BEST FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY: Deuce Pigalow Pork Gigolo
FAN FAVORITE: Mr. Pigglesworth
Behind Fleur De Que, the top fundraisers were:
MORE THAN $60,000: The Boar’s Nest
MORE THAN $40,000: Fox Bros.
More than $30,000: Puerco Rico, The Death Chefs and Porque du Soleil
MORE THAN $20,000: Deuce Pigalow Pork Gigolo, Wild Hogs, Fat Buddies, Mr. Pigglesworth and Piggy Stardust
MORE THAN $10,000: Frey Smoked Meat Co., Sweet Swine O Mine, Hog Dat Nation, Chits & Piggles, Captain Porkenheimer, Team March of the Pigs, Squeal of Fortune and 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon.