All aboard to fight cancer

April 30, 2013

Image with caption: Union Pacific's private executive coach is available to take qualifying contributors from Omaha to the Cattlemen's Ball.

Union Pacific's private executive coach is available to take qualifying contributors from Omaha to the Cattlemen's Ball.

The Cattlemen's Ball has partnered with Union Pacific for a unique addition to the annual fundraising event, being held June 7 and 8 between Paxton and Sutherland.

A limited number of passengers who make qualifying contributions to the Cattlemen's Ball will travel from Omaha west on Union Pacific's private executive coach and then spend the weekend attending the wide variety of activities and entertainment during the 2013 Cattlemen's Ball.

The train departs the Durham Museum in downtown Omaha at 8:30 a.m. June 7, arriving at North Platte at 2:45 p.m. A continental breakfast will be served on three historic and elegant dining cars - the Colorado Eagle, City of Denver and Overland. Lunch also will be served on the dining cars, and the lounge cars will be open in the afternoon for cocktail service and afternoon snacks. The trip includes two nights lodging at North Platte and "Trail Boss" admission to the Cattlemen's Ball.

Due to limited space, all tickets sales are being handled personally through the Cattlemen's Ball office at (308) 239-4338.

The Cattlemen's Ball raises 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 $6.3 million. In addition to providing funds to the Eppley Cancer Center, a portion of the funds is also targeted for local health care organizations. One hundred percent of the dollars raised at the event stay in Nebraska.

For information and to purchase tickets to the Cattlemen's Ball event itself online, visit www.cattlemensball.com. Tickets may also be purchased at Adams Bank & Trust in Ogallala, or by calling (308) 284-7883.

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