History

Edmond Memorial’s annual community service project, Swine Week, began in 1986 when a small group of student council members decided that they wanted to make a difference in their school and community. They decided to raise money for a little girl who was in need of a kidney transplant. The students approached the principal, who supported the endeavor and even agreed to kiss a pig if they reached their total of $2,000, and in which they did, Swine Week was born.

Flash forward 34 years, and EMHS students have since raised over $6.5 million for charity. Last year, we raised $479,801 for Make Promises Happen! Swine Week’s money was able to help Make Promises Happen build a conference center that will soon be the central meeting place for many camp activities.

2019 Swine Week Recipient

2019 marks the 34th year of serving our community through this philanthropic venture, and we would deeply appreciate your support in our mission to help this year’s recipient, Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County, an organization dedicated to providing a safe, positive place for kids through dynamic programs and a nurturing staff. The Club empowers youth to make the right decisions.

In 1995, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County opened to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need positive influence to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The organization continues to expand, and now serves 800 kids every day through their after school programs.

Common Thread Recipient:

Additionally, each year, all three Edmond High Schools select one organization as a Common Thread to receive 5% of each school’s final totals. This year, our Common Thread recipient is the Pivot Inc. The purpose of the organization is to advocate, educate and guide youth and families to make a positive difference in their lives.

YearAmount RaisedBeneficiaryTheme
2019$587,952Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma CountyDr. Sooie
2018$479,801Make Promises HappenAlice in Wonderham
2017$411,480The Isaiah Stone FoundationToy Boary
2016$524,452Calm Waters30 for 30: History of Hogs
2015$701,334Angels Foster Family Network OKCPigtendo
2014$441,552City Rescue MissionMonster's Oink
2013$353,011Limbs for LifeStar Boars
2012$475,709Oklahoma Project WomanPigsney World
2011$462,000Oklahoma Children's Heart CenterHoggy Potter
2010$527,000Jimmy Everest Children's Cancer CenterPiggy Wonka
2009$318,000Juvenile Diabetes Research FoundationPigelodeon
2008$264,000OK Family Center for AutismViva Hog Vegas
2007$220,000Cystic Fibrosis FoundationNew Pork City
2006$145,000Hearts for HearingPeter Ham
2005$141,650Smile for a ChildMardi Hog
2004$129,000Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyBrave Hog
2003$143,000Individual - Joshua AshfordJabacon Me Crazy
2002$185,000Individual - Jim LinamPig Floyd: Pork Side of the Moon
2001$172,000Individual - Jesslyn KeithJurassic Pork
2000$120,000Individual - Britton BurnettMihami Vice
1999$85,000Individual - Matt AdamsWelc-Ham to the Jungle
1998$60,000Individual - Carson ScottBacon on the Beach
1997$27,600Individual - Jane VanhooseHog Heaven in '97
1996$15,700Individual - Zach JacksonBringing Home the Bacon
1995$10,000Individual - Yancy BainDogs Going Hog Wild
1994$10,000Individual - Kyle ShahanSwine Time!
1993$4,900Individual - Toby HarrisHogs & Dogs
1992$3,700Individual - Jessica LacyPork Chop, Pig Slop, Pigs Reek, Swine Week
1991$3,000Individual - Andy ReynoldsWhen Pigs Fly
1990$3,200Individual - Eddie McAffreySwine Me, Dine Me in 1990
1989$2,500Individual - John ReasonWho Framed Squiggly Piggly?
1988$3,000Individual - Ryan McCoyHam It Up!
1987$3,200Individual - Saxon VandagriffLet the Mud Fly!
1986$3,000Individual - Robin OrendoffHogs & Kisses