The inspiration behind Pigs for the Kids came from Adilyn, the daughter of Todd Radwanski, co-founder of Pigs for the Kids. Adilyn was diagnosed with retinoblastoma (a rare eye cancer) at 8 months of age, and has been in remission for almost 11 years.
Todd partnered with his good friend and BBQ enthusiast, Sam Panice, to create a fun event that benefits children’s charities to assist the children and families working through similar circumstances as Adilyn. The two thought of no better way to create awareness, raise funds, and celebrate. Thus, the creation of Pigs for the Kids!
Yes! Donations can be made online via our donation page or by mail. Checks should be made out to Pigs for the Kids and sent to: 1050 Indigo Drive, Suite 112, Las Vegas, NV 89145. Pigs for the Kids is a non-profit 501©(3) corporation, and all donations are tax deductible.
Yes, Pigs for the Kids is a non-profit 501©(3) corporation, and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by the IRS.
Registration must be completed online via our BBQ team registration page (click the BBQ COMPETITION tab at the top of the page, then select “Team Registration” in the drop down menu). You must pay a fee when you register. Fee prices vary based on size of booth. Also make sure to download the Competition Rules & Regulations booklet and Team Information Guide, and sign and return the acknowledgement form at the back of the Rules & Regulations booklet prior to the event. Please visit the team registration page for more information.
Yes, as long as you have your wrist band.
Pigs for the Kids is held at Craig Ranch Regional Park located at 628 W. Craig Rd., North Las Vegas, NV 89032. You can get to the park by driving west from the I-15 on Craig Rd. The park will be on your right hand side.
Signs will be displayed at the park for specific parking locations that includes ViPig and handicapped parking.
Every team will sell food in addition to preparing food for the judging competition. Teams will sell food while their supplies last, and every team will price their own samples. Samples can be purchased with Piggy Bucks.
Handicapped parking will be available.
Yes, but limited options.
Luckily it does not rain very often in Las Vegas! If the weather is inclement though, Pigs for the Kids will still go on. This is a RAIN or SHINE event. Make sure to prepare accordingly.
Please view a list of items that are allowed and not allowed on our What to Bring page. If you have any further questions about whether an item will be allowed, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.