Dec. 14, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Clint Mefford, director of communications
Angus Foundation Raises $11,400 in Las Vegas
Six unique packages were auctioned off as part of the National Angus Finals Sale.
The Angus Foundation supporters raised $11,400 (gross) of unrestricted funds for Angus education, youth and research at the National Angus Finals Sale in Las Vegas on Dec. 9, 2018. The sale was hosted by the Decades of Excellence Group, Linz Heritage Angus and the American Angus Hall of Fame.
“Angus supporters and enthusiasts were abundant in Las Vegas this year,” said Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Generous supporters received six unique packages with the added benefit of aiding Angus youth scholarships, leadership training, producer education, beef cattle research projects and other programs.”
2019 Angus Foundation Golf Tournament Event Title Sponsorship – As a package donated by the Angus Foundation, the event title sponsor, the farm, ranch or company’s logo will be displayed at the event and included in the promotional brochure and on the Angus Foundation’s website, and a complimentary full-page, four-color advertisement will be included in the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) event program.
The sponsor will receive publicity in stories and news releases distributed from the Angus Foundation featuring the 2019 Angus Foundation Golf Tournament and will also have the opportunity to take part in the event through four complimentary rounds of golf at the tournament in Louisville, Kentucky, on July 16, 2019. ABS Global, Inc. of DeForest, Wisconsin, purchased this package for $3,000.
Relax at the Biltmore –The Biltmore Company donated this package for the buyer to enjoy a luxurious four-star stay at the Inn on Biltmore Estateâ near Asheville, North Carolina. This package is valid June-September of 2019 and includes: a two-night stay; daily chef’s breakfast buffet; welcome basket of Biltmore wine, fruit and cheese in your room upon arrival; and estate daytime admission for the length of your stay. Airfare is not included in this package. Roy and Paige Petteway of Petteway Citrus and Cattle from Zolfo Springs, Florida, purchased this package for $1,000.
Getaway at Crazy K Ranch – Sammy and Sherry Kiser of Crazy K Ranch LLC hopes the buyer will enjoy the beautiful Tennessee countryside with a five-night, six-day stay in a cozy cabin at the Crazy K Ranch. The cabins and lodges at Crazy K feature all amenities and are spacious enough to accommodate four people. Four tickets to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, and four tickets to Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, are also included in this package. Dinner will be provided each night at the Top O’ The River Restaurant located near the ranch. There is a wide variety of activities within driving distance for all to enjoy, including local wine trails, the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, Civil War historical sights and much more. Ron Brown of Triple B Angus from Elizabeth, Illinois, purchased this package for $1,200.
One Day Ranch Photo Shoot – Donated by Heidi Anderson, owner of Legacy Livestock Imaging, she captures the essence of the cattle industry like nobody else. Anderson is an award-winning photographer with top honors including: three-time winner of the Best of the Barns competition in 2014, 2017 and 2018; top five photographer in Kansas; and a “Best on Farm Photographer”. The buyer of this package will have a full-day shoot on their operation, a file of fully edited images and a display ready 20-inch by 30-inch fine art print of your favorite image of the day. Les and Jenny Copeland of Angus of Clear Creek in Bangs, Texas, purchased this package for $1,000.
Vacation Experience in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Brad and Mindy Schnoor donated this package for the winning bidder to take a one-of-a-kind vacation and enjoy big views and mountain air. Included in this package is a stay in a five-bedroom, multilevel home located in Alpine, Wyoming, just outside of Jackson Hole. The home offers privacy and outstanding views of the Wyoming mountains and Lake Palisades and is within walking distance to fishing and hiking areas. The buyer can ride ATVs or snowmobiles through hundreds of wilderness trails surrounding the house. This all-encompassing home includes a full kitchen suite, media center, pool table, two fireplaces and much more. Chad and Melissa Davis of EZ Ranch from Porterville, California, purchased this package for $4,500.
Two Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Tickets – Ron Frank of R-Angus donated two 2018 tickets for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Buyers of this package are able to enjoy the thrill of the rodeo and enjoy all of the encompassing activities with the NFR. Gary and Nancy Fayard of Stonewall Ridge Farm of Shelbyville, Tennessee, purchased this package for $700.
The next opportunity to support the Angus Foundation will be at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. The 2019 National Western Angus Bull Sale will be held January 16, 2019. Contact Jenkins, or visit angusfoundation.org for more information.
— Written by Laura Bardot, Angus Communications
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 distributed more than $2.9 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1.3 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.
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.