Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cattlemen's Ball - Give Cancer the Boot!

Just finished painting my cowboy boot in time for the Cattlemen's Ball coming up this June 4 & 5th! These 3-foot-tall fiberglass boots were sponsored by individuals and businesses for a $500 donation toward the fight against cancer. The sponsors could decorate the boot themselves or have an artist decorate it for them. My boot was sponsored by Luke & Jake's Bar-B-Q and Catering / Kaleb's Frozen Kustard / Taco John's. Below is some more information about the event:

"Participating boot buyers are asked to have their decorated boots on display in their business, school or other venue by May 17. All boots will be picked up by Cattlemen’s Ball volunteers on Wednesday, June 2 so they can be used as part of the d├ęcor for the event. 

Attendees at the Cattlemen’s Ball will vote on their favorite decorated boot, and the top three will be auctioned off that evening to raise additional funds for cancer research. Remaining boots will be returned to their original purchasers.

“This is really a public art project with a difference,” Forbes said. “The difference is that we’re raising money to fight cancer—and everyone has had their lives touched by this disease, either personally or through someone they know and love.”

The Cattlemen’s Ball, held this year in Kearney on June 4 and 5, is the state’s premier fundraiser for the fight against cancer, with 100% of the dollars raised staying in Nebraska. Country music superstar Randy Travis is the featured performer at this year’s event. The 2010 Cattlemen’s Ball is being hosted by Norris and Lori Marshall at their acreage south of Kearney. The event is informal and open to the public.

The Cattlemen’s Ball is hosted by a different Nebraska ranch or feedlot every year. Its mission is to raise money for cancer research at the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center, while showcasing rural Nebraska and promoting beef as part of a healthy diet. Since its inception, the Cattlemen’s Ball has raised more than $3.7 million. In addition to providing funds to the Eppley Cancer Center, a portion of the funds is also targeted for local healthcare organizations."

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Pixybug Designs said...

Beautiful job! Love your boot!

Patricia said...

Very very cool boot. Have a great time at the ball!