January 25, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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2012 National Junior Angus Show Host States Donate $115,000 to Angus Foundation
The funds will help support Angus youth and future National Junior Angus Show(s) hosted by those states.
The 2012 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) host states, including Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, presented $115,000 to the Angus Foundation during the Angus junior show on Jan. 17 at the National Western Stock Show, Denver, Colo. The donation was made possible by excess funds from the 2012 NJAS themed “In a League of Our Own,” which took place in Louisville, Ky.
Of this amount, $5,000 will be given to the 2013 NJAS, which is hosted by Missouri and will take place in Kansas City July 5-11; $5,000 for the Angus Foundation’s use for education, youth and research; $15,000 for undergraduate scholarships to Angus youth from Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee; and the balance of $90,000 for a future NJAS involving these states.
“The Angus Foundation is honored to be entrusted with this generous donation from the 2012 NJAS host states,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Angus youth from across the country will benefit in a variety of ways in the near term, as well as for many years to come in the future, as a result of this major gift made possible by this group and the many Angus breeders, allied industry interests and friends who financially helped make the 2012 NJAS a memorable experience for exhibitors and their families.”
Representing the 2012 NJAS Committee during the presentation in Denver included Charlie and Paula Boyd of Mays Lick, Ky., John and Joanie Grimes of Hillsboro, Ohio, and Lydell and Holly Meier of Clinton, Tenn. Accepting the donation were Jenkins, American Angus Association® CEO Bryce Schumann, Angus Foundation Board Chairman John Elbert Harrell, National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) Board Foundation Director Megan Ahearn, NJAA Board Chairman JanLee Rowlett, and the 2013 NJAS committee from Missouri including Paige Wallace, Tammy Wallace, Rance Long, and Steve and Sandy Trosper.
“We received nationwide financial support for the (2012) NJAS, and it was the consensus of the Committee to do as much as we could to support the Angus Foundation,” says Charlie Boyd, co-chair of the 2012 NJAS Committee. “This investment will benefit many young people nationwide.”
The Angus Foundation was established in 1980 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support Angus education, youth and research. To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the American Angus Association® at 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.