April 14, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Carrie Horsley, Angus Foundation director of marketing and public relations, at 816-383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or email@example.com
Angus Foundation Seeks Donations for Silent Auction
Items can be donated until July 7 at the National Junior Angus Show.
The Angus Foundation’s annual silent auction hosted during the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), features a variety of items available for attendees to bid on and purchase. This exciting event will take place July 6-12 in Indianapolis, Ind. Proceeds benefit the Angus Foundation’s education, youth and research programs.
The Angus Foundation is seeking donated items from individual Angus friends, farms and corporations, or state junior and adult Angus associations for the silent auction. Previous donations include jewelry, clothing, prints, paintings, gift baskets, books, cattle supplies, bull semen and other Angus memorabilia. The junior state Angus association who donates the highest selling silent auction item will receive $100.
“It’s always exciting to see the array of unique gift-in-kind items donated to the silent auction from our Angus family and beef industry friends,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “The silent auction is a popular activity for all ages and every dollar raised helps the Angus Foundation achieve its mission.”
At the 2013 NJAS in Kansas City, Mo., the silent auction raised $11,900 in gross proceeds for Angus youth, education and research.
Unrestricted proceeds play a crucial role in funding events such as Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference, Cattlemen’s Boot Camps, Beef Leaders Institute (BLI) and research projects for the benefit of the Angus breed.
Those interested in donating an item, please contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100. If you are planning to attend the show, you may bring your donated item by the silent auction area by July 7. All NJAS attendees are welcome to stop by and place a bid.
For more information about the silent auction visit www.angusfoundation.org. The website will also feature known items leading up to the event.
About the Angus Foundation
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 Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association, visit www.ANGUS.org.