May 26, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Carrie Gilliam, American Angus Association public relations intern, at 816-383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or email@example.com
Angus Fellowship and Fundraising in Harrisburg
Tee up for the Angus Foundation July 12; player sign-up ends June 24. Sponsorships due June 15.
Angus enthusiasts of all ages will take a break from the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) and tee up for the 11th Annual Angus Foundation Golf Tournament. The tournament combines fun and Angus friendship to help support the Foundation’s education, youth and research initiatives. The tournament will take place July 12 at the Felicita Golf Course and Resort in Harrisburg, Pa.
Angus Foundation President Milford Jenkins says the organization aims to raise $25,000 from the tournament.
“The golf tournament provides Angus breeders the opportunity to participate in a fun, enjoyable social event while having the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of youth,” Jenkins says.
Angus enthusiasts can play in the tournament, sponsor the event or both. Sponsorships, which are due June 15, are available in an array of different levels including: event sponsor, club house, hole-in-one, tee box, hole and flag sponsor.
First-year sponsors, Dan and Sharon Vaassen, Ann Arbor, Mich., decided to donate because their children have benefited from the Foundation scholarship program, which the golf tournament helps fund.
The family always wanted to give back to the Foundation, and the golf tournament was the best way, Sharon says.
“There are a lot of kids that couldn’t afford to go to college without the scholarships,” Sharon says. “The kids really benefit from the tournament, and it keeps the Association and junior programs going.”
Player entry forms, due June 24, cost $100 per adult and $75 for junior Angus members. Registration received after June 24 will cost an additional $10.
“Our members and sponsors are very dedicated,” Jenkins says. “The outpouring of participation by Angus breeders at the golf tournament and our friends from allied industry will make it another successful year.”
Sponsorship and entry forms are available at www.angusfoundation.org.
2011 Tournament sponsors thus far include Live Auctions TV, Lexington, Mo.; Paul and Lynn Hill, Sarah and Jason Schaffer, and Neenah and Alok Jain, Bidwell, Ohio; American Angus Association Regional Managers; California Angus Association; A&B Cattle, Bassett, Neb.; Schroeder Angus, Clarence, Iowa; Alabama Angus Association; Bob and Cathy Watkins, Middletown, Ind.; Dobson Pulpwood Farm, Campti, La.; Doug Satree Angus, Montague, Texas; Georgia Angus Association; Green Mountain Angus Ranch, Ryegate, Mont.; Indiana Angus Association; Lazy JB Angus, Montrose, Colo.; McCabe Genetics, Elk City, Kan.; Minnesota Angus Association; Mississippi Angus Association; Tokach Angus Ranch, Saint Anthony, N.D.; Harry H. Bachman, Annville, Pa.; Heldermon Sales Company Inc., Sulphur, Okla.; Mitteness Family Angus, Benson, Minn.; Fair Acres Stock Farms Inc., Waldorf, Minn.; and Lyle Haring memorial.
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.