Hogs for the Cause announced that its 14th annual charity barbeque cook-off and music festival will take place April 1 – 2, 2022. Team registration for returning teams begins on Oct. 4 at hogsfest.org. Registration for new teams will open on Oct. 11, pending availability. The location will be announced later this year. The musical lineup and ticket sales will be released in December. "We have been planning non-stop for the next event since the outstanding success we had in June," says Becker Hall, CEO and co-founder of Hogs. "Our goal is always to help more families in need, and our teams have raised the bar on that goal. We expect 2022 to be epic!"
The 2021 event raised nearly $3 million dollars.
Hogs for the Cause event and fundraising successes have made it possible to broaden the mission to include building Hogs Houses, a place for the most critical patients and their families to stay. With plans to build a Hogs House on Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital campus in Baton Rouge, the organization has earmarked $2.25 Million. The Hogs Family Residence will serve as on-campus housing for any family from the Baton Rouge area or other regions of the state who have a child receiving ongoing healthcare treatment at the children's hospital.
Hogs for the Cause sponsors include Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Michelob Ultra, Phelps Dunbar, Irpino Avin Hawkins, and Boucaner Wine.