“Hogs for the Cause” transformed the UNO Lakefront Arena into “Hogusta National” with a “Hoggyshack”-themed Gala Dinner benefit, attended by 350 patrons.
Partygoers enjoyed a four-course “I’m Alright” meal, which included an appetizer course of “My Dinghy is Bigger than your Boat” Seafood Platter, a salad course, a prime rib course and a “No Respect” dessert box to finish. Participating chefs included Stephen Stryjewski, Ryan Prewitt, Rebecca Wilcomb, Billy Jones, Mason Hereford, Marcus Jacobs, Andy Ticer, Michael Hudman, Donald Link and Maggie Scales.
Neal Bodenheimer, Kirk Estopinal, and Nick Detrich of Cure and Co. provided cocktails at the cocktail hour. Wines were provided courtesy of Neat Wines and Max and Vicki Loubiere.
Becker Hall and Rene Louapre, Hogs for the Cause Co-Founders, were in attendance, as well as Board Members Zandy Rainold and Kirsten Finley. Mark Romig of the NOTMC served as emcee.
The event committee included Alex Layfield, Jessica Magnum, Kate Gilly, Heather Lolley of the Link Restaurant Group, Katie LaCour and Claire Thriffiley and Nikki Stoumen.
Currently, Hogs for the Cause operates as the premier fundraising source for pediatric brain cancer outreach services in the United States, and has given grants to more than 600 families in need.
Event at a Glance
What: “Hogs for the Cause Gala Dinner,” benefiting Hogs for the Cause
When: Thursday, March 22
Where: UNO Lakefront Arena