Dec. 15, 2016
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Angus Foundation Raises $36,000 in Las Vegas
Five exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experiences auctioned as part of the Angus Finals Sale hosted by the Angus Hall of Fame and Angus Live.
Generous Angus Foundation supporters raised more than $36,000 for Angus youth, education and research efforts at the Angus Finals Sale Dec. 4 in Las Vegas, Nev.
“Christmastime is about giving, and the Angus Foundation supporters were giving with abundant generosity at this event,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “These funds will give Angus Foundation youth, education and research efforts a jump-start as 2017 begins.”
The Angus Foundation was invited to participate in the auction by the Angus Hall of Fame and Angus Live. The Angus Foundation offered five exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experiences at auction:
Kiawah Island — Four day, three-night stay for two in a garden view room at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf resort, Kiawah Island, S.C. Package includes two rounds of golf per person with a golf cart at either Turtle Point or The Ocean Club golf courses, both of which are PGA tournament courses. Don Ravellette, of Ravellette Cattle, Philip, S.D., purchased this package for $3,500.
Country Music Association (CMA) Awards — Package includes two-night stay at the Renaissance Nashville or similar property; two 200 level tickets to the annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn., in November 2017; two passes to the Country Late Night After Party; and round-trip coach airfare for two to Nashville. Terry Baily and James Butler, High Roller Angus, Center, Texas, initially purchased this package for $6,500 and donated it back to the Angus Foundation to resell. It was bought a second time by Bobby Cox, Cox Ranch, Peaster, Texas, for $7,000, and they also donated it back for selling a third time. The final buyer was Lance Fenton, Lazy F Ranch, Tyler, Texas, for $5,500. This package alone garnered $19,000.
A Night With Eli Manning — Package includes two tickets to event honoring New York Giants football legend Eli Manning in New York City in May or June 2017 (date to be announced); professional photograph with Eli Manning at the event; hand-signed Eli Manning memorabilia; open bar, food and Q&A session. Once again, Terry Baily and James Butler, High Roller Angus, Center, Texas, were the buyers for $3,000.
Silver Oak Wine Experience — Package includes two tickets to attend Silver Oak Winery’s acclaimed release party at their Napa Valley winery in Oakville, Calif.; one bottle of Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon with custom etching; three day, two-night stay at the Westin Verasa Resort in Napa; and round-trip ground transportation to and from the party. Tim and Marilyn Callison, EZ Angus Ranch, Porterville, Calif., purchased this package for $5,750.
New York Yankees Ultimate Batting Practice Experience — Package includes two people receiving admission to the New York Yankees field during pre-game batting practice during a 2017 season game; two 200 level game tickets; a game-used base delivered during the game; round-trip car service to and from Yankee Stadium; and dinner for two at the Bowery Meat Co. Tony Mayes, ZWT Ranch, Speedwell, Tenn., purchased this package for $5,000.
“These experiences will be terrific adventures for these Angus breeders,” Jenkins says. “The Angus Foundation is thrilled to be able to provide these exclusive experiences at auction.”
The next opportunity to support the Angus Foundation will be at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) Angus Bull Sale Jan. 11, 2017, in Denver, Colo. Visit www.angus.org for more information.
About the Angus Foundation
Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1980, the Angus Foundation remains focused on its mission to support Angus education, youth and research. The organization has presented more than $2.4 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.
For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or visit www.angusfoundation.org.
— Written by Sarah Hill, Angus Media.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of 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’s programs and services, visit www.angus.org.