April 17, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Katie Allen, 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 Annual Silent Auction at 2013 National Junior Angus Show
The fundraiser benefits the Angus Foundation’s youth, education and research programs.
The Angus Foundation’s annual silent auction, an exciting event hosted each year during the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), always features a variety of items available for Angus enthusiasts to bid on and purchase. The 2013 Angus Foundation Silent Auction will take place July 8-11 at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Mo. Proceeds from the silent auction benefit the Angus Foundation’s youth, education and research programs.
The Angus Foundation is currently seeking donated items for the silent auction. Items that have been donated in the past include but are not limited to jewelry, clothing, prints and paintings, gift baskets, books, cattle supplies, bull semen and other Angus memorabilia. State junior and adult Angus associations, and individual Angus friends, farms and corporations, donate the items sold at the silent auction. The state association that donates the highest selling item to the silent auction will receive $100 for its state junior Angus association.
At the 2012 National Junior Angus Show in Louisville, Ky., the silent auction raised $13,800 in gross proceeds for Angus youth, education and research.
“When viewing the wide array of wonderful gift-in-kind items donated to us each year for our silent auction fundraiser at the NJAS, one can only be impressed with the generosity of our Angus family,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “This is a fun activity, and we invite everyone who will be with us at the upcoming NJAS to come by the silent auction and help your Angus Foundation raise funds by charitably bidding on the items offered.”
Jenkins says unrestricted proceeds from the silent auction play a crucial role each year in the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to fund scholarships for Angus youth, LEAD Conference, Cattlemen’s Boot Camps, Beef Leaders Institute and research projects for the benefit of the Angus breed.
If you are interested in donating an item, please contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100. Items will be accepted before the NJAS. If you are planning to attend the show, you can also bring your donated item by the silent auction area before July 8. Be sure to also stop by the silent auction and place your bid on the great items that are offered.
More information about the silent auction can be found at www.angusfoundation.org. The website will also feature known items for the auction leading up to the event.
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 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.