April 19, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Katie Allen, Angus Foundation marketing and public relations assistant, at 816-383-5100 or email@example.com; or
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Angus Foundation Seeks Donations for Annual Silent Auction at 2012 National Junior Angus Show
The fundraiser benefits the Angus Foundation’s youth, education and research programs.
Each year during the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), the Angus Foundation hosts a silent auction that features a variety of items available for Angus families and friends to bid on and purchase. The 2012 Angus Foundation Silent Auction will take place July 18-21 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, home of the North American International Livestock Exposition, in Louisville, Ky. 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 2011 National Junior Angus Show in Harrisburg, Pa., the silent auction raised $9,488 for Angus youth, education and research.
“Every Angus youth, parent, grandparent or great-grandparent attending this year’s NJAS will want to share in the fun and come by the silent auction to place their bids,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Your charitable and frequent bidding during the show will be needed if your Angus Foundation is to reach its $10,000 goal! Unrestricted funds raised play an important role in our budget each year, so remember Angus friends, have fun participating in this year’s silent auction, bid high and bid often with a charitable intent and generous Angus heart!”
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 18. 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 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.