Team March of the Pigs
Team March of the Pigs is our competition BBQ team that takes part in the annual Hogs for the Cause Festival in New Orleans every spring. Hogs for the Cause, operates as the preeminent pediatric brain cancer outreach service granting agency in the country.
Our mission at Team March of the Pigs and Smokin' for a Cause is to help fill the financial void left uncovered by traditional insurance and medicaid through grants directly to families that need them most.
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The 2018 Team MOP Raffle is LIVE!!
The goal of this raffle is to reach our fundraising goal of $50,000 to benefit Hogs for the Cause and direct grants to families battling pediatric brain cancer.
A pair of roundtrip tickets on JetBlue Airways ($800 Value)
2 Nights at the NOPSI
Enjoy a 2 night stay at the elegant new NOPSI hotel along with dinner for 2 at the NOPSI's own Public Service Restaurant, and close out a staycation weekend with brunch for 2 at Stanley Restaurant in Jackson Square ($800 Value)
New Orleans Date Night #2
Enjoy a Hotel room at the Doubletree New Orleans, $100 Gift Certificate to Desi Vega's Steakhouse, and brunch for 2 at MidCity hotspot Brown Butter Southern Kitchen and Bar ($600 Value)
Inshore Fishing Trip for 3
An inshore fishing trip for 3 people courtesy of Tailchaser Fishing Charters out of Venice, LA ($750 Value)
Southern Grind Drop Point Serrated Knife Set
A Bad Monkey Knife Set is a high quality every day carry knife with a 4" drop point serrated blade. This knife also comes with a Southern Grind leather Koozie, Leather Keychain and paracord survival bracelet. ($285 Value)
Brown Eyed Girl Boutique Gift Card
A $100 Gift Card to Brown Eyed Girl Boutique in Mandeville ($100 Value)
Hogs for the Cause 2017
The annual Hogs for the Cause festival in New Orleans draws 85 competition BBQ teams from across the country to compete in categories including Best Booth, Ribs, Pork Shoulder, Whole Hog, Porkpourri (The coveted off-beat pork category), and Fundraising. The combination of your scores is then used to crown a grand champion, of which Team March of the Pigs finished in Second place overall at the 2016 festival.
The 2018 incarnation of Hogs for the Cause will take place on March 23rd and 24th on the grounds surrounding the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.
Team March of the Pigs regularly scores in the top tier of the BBQ categories at Hogs. Our tried and true method of slow smoking our ribs and shoulders over a pecan wood fire with a blend of spices curated to perfection yields great results time after time. In addition, our menu for the festival is chock full of some of the best and most adventurous food at the festival.
Not only do we cook up some great grub, but we back it up with substantial fundraising. Since 2015, we have raised over $46,000 for Hogs for the Cause through our grassroots donors as well as some very meaningful corporate sponsorships from local and national companies and we are always looking to add new sponsors to our ranks.