BBQ Competition in Las Vegas for Children’s Charities Sept. 19


BBQ Competition in Las Vegas for Children’s Charities Sept. 19All-day, Family-Friendly Event to Take Place at Craig Ranch Regional Park

LAS VEGAS (June 2015) – On Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pigs for the Kids will bring mouthwatering barbecue competition, music, ice cold beer and more to Craig Ranch Regional Park—all in the name of supporting childhood cancer charities. The inaugural Pigs for the Kids Barbecue Cook-Off and Festival will benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Like no other barbecue competition in Las Vegas, Pigs for the Kids will offer everyone—from backyard grill masters to professional chefs and restaurateurs—a chance to show their barbecue brilliance in a variety of categories. Teams will compete to take home the inaugural Pigs for the Kids Barbecue Cook-Off trophy; prizes will be offered in four categories: ribs, pork shoulder, sauce and beans. All styles of barbecue are sure to be represented and attendees can purchase a V.I.Pig Pass, allowing them to sample all the regional variations of great, all-American barbecue in the competition. Plus, Pigs for the Kids guests will also enjoy libations of all kinds and music by Uberschall, Gina Gleason and Hashtag, with more acts to be announced soon. Finally, a kids’ play area will be available to entertain younger attendees.

Inspired by founder Todd Radwanski’s daughter, Adilyn, who was diagnosed with a rare eye cancer at 9 months old, Pigs for the Kids was envisioned as a fun-filled community event to support organizations such as those that helped the Radwanski family during Adilyn’s illness. Now a vivacious, athletic 11-year-old girl, Adilyn served as ambassador for the Candlelighter’s 5K, serves as a peer mentor at her school and continues to serve as inspiration for everyone around her. It was Adilyn who suggested “Pigs for the Kids” as the name for this event and is delighted to be part of something helping other kids affected by cancer.

“Whether you’re a St. Louis-style fan or swear by babybacks, you’ll be contributing to three incredible organizations, helping to alleviate the stress of a childhood cancer diagnosis for families experiencing the toughest time of their lives,” says Radwanski. “Your Pigs for the Kids entry fee, along with proceeds raised by the competing barbecue teams, will go toward helping families and kids just like Adilyn. We promise a day full of good food and good music for a great cause.”

The registration fee for team competition is $175 for a 10-foot-by-10-foot booth; $350 for a 20-foot-by-20-foot booth; and $600 for a 40-foot-by-40-foot booth. General admission tickets are $10; children 12 and younger are free. V.I.Pig Passes are $150 and include access to the V.I.Pig Tent, exclusive parking, open bar, special chef dishes and 20 “piggy bucks” ($40 value). Sponsorships are also available at a variety of levels. For more information and to register a team, go to