Oklahoma Stars Event Highlights Support of the Angus Breed

Jan. 19, 2021




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Cutline: Angus Breeders gathered to support the Angus Foundation at the Oklahoma Stars event at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.



Oklahoma Stars Event Highlights Support of the Angus Breed

Angus members reminisce on the western way of life while raising funds to support the future.


The Angus breed is not only committed to breeding high-quality cattle but also developing successful leaders and opportunities for its members. On Saturday, January 9, 2021, members of the Angus community gathered for the Oklahoma Stars event at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City to support that mission. This inaugural event held during Cattlemen’s Congress raised more than $50,000 for the Angus Foundation.

            “We are so grateful for those who spent the evening with us at the Oklahoma Stars event,” said Thomas Marten, Angus Foundation executive director. “It is through the loyal and generous support of our growing number of donors that many opportunities are available to our Angus youth.”

Attendees had the opportunity to step back into the past and learn about the values that the old west was founded on as they toured the Western Heritage and Cowboy Museum. Texas red dirt musician, Tell Runyan, set the mood for the evening and attendees enjoyed a Certified Angus Beefâ dinner.

The evening’s program highlighted past and present successful National Junior Angus Association members such as Dylan Denny, Jara Settles and Megan Pelan, who have directly benefited from Angus Foundation-supported programs. A passion to help the Angus Foundation’s mission of supporting youth, education and research was evident throughout the night.

The evening also included a live auction, where Matt Sims sold 18 lots. Bidders participated in person as well as online, thanks to LiveAuctions.TV. A few of the high-selling items of the evening were the guided crappie fishing tour, donated by Double G Farms, that brought $3,750 and the guided mule deer hunt, donated by Diamond Peak Cattle Company, that raised $12,000.

“It was great to have the Angus Family together in Oklahoma City again,” said Mark McCully, American Angus Association CEO. “There is no way we could offer the opportunities to members without the support of our tremendous donors of the Angus Foundation.”

One thing for certain is that Angus breeders are committed to forwarding the breed and its future leaders. For more information on the Angus Foundation, contact Thomas Marten at or visit


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 $3.1 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

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 is 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



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