A restaurant and nightclub owner and designer, Billy Blatty’s businesses have been featured in The New York Times, Maxim, and Nightclub & Bar Magazine’s Top 100 Bars & Clubs in the United States. A supporter of numerous New Orleans charities, Billy Blatty lends his expertise and financial assistance to Hogs for the Cause, an annual barbecue competition and music festival that raises funds to fight pediatric brain cancer.
In addition to its fundraising efforts, Hogs for the Cause recently partnered with Children’s Hospital to build a multimillion-dollar, two-story, on-campus housing facility for families outside of New Orleans with a child receiving extensive ongoing treatment at the hospital.
Scheduled to open in 2017, the facility will feature 14 private bathroom family suites equipped with flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and mini refrigerators. Common areas will include a family lounge on both floors with games and activities for the children, as well as multiple kitchen spaces and a laundry room.
To donate to the Hogs House build, visit https://www.hogsforthecause.org/hogs-house.