Cattlemen's Ball inviting vendors to participate in general store

Major fundraising event for cancer research scheduled June 6-7 in Nebraska Panhandle

BANNER COUNTY, NE – Event organizers for the 2014 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska are inviting vendors to participate in the two-day event on June 6-7 at the Hoot Owl Ranch, south of Scottsbluff in Banner County.

“The General Store Committee is hard at work putting together a wide variety of vendors for the event,” said Leslie Smith, a committee member. “This is a fabulous opportunity to showcase your unique items for sale and potentially reach hundreds of buyers with more than 4,000 people attending the event last year.” 

Vendors will be listed in the program as well as on the Cattlemen’s Ball website. For more details and information, including registration forms, please visit http://cattlemensball.com/2014-general-store/

You also may contact Smith at 308-225-2648, agnewstoday@yahoo.com; or Christine Erquiaga, 308-360-0534, theerks@yahoo.com.  

The Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska has been held annually since 1998 at a different ranch each year to increase cancer awareness and raise money for cancer research.  The event also promotes beef in a healthy diet and showcases rural Nebraska.

Each year, 90 percent of the proceeds go toward cancer research at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center with the remaining 10 percent earmarked toward regional medical organizations. 

The event is open to the public and will include both silent and live auctions, a style show, golf tournament and art show. Additional events will be a Saturday night dinner followed by a concert featuring Montgomery Gentry.  A dance featuring the 5 to Life Band will follow the concert and round out the day’s activities. 

Tickets are now on sale at http://cattlemensball.com/ or by calling (308) 235-2289. 

A Trail Boss ticket for both days of the event is $350. This includes the Trail Boss social on Friday night, private champagne reception and Trail Boss lunch on Saturday, plus preferred seating for the Saturday evening dinner and Montgomery Gentry concert along with special recognition in the program.       

A $75 Top Hand ticket provides admission for all events after 11 a.m. on Saturday. It includes dinner, the Montgomery Gentry concert and the dance. 

The Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska, Inc. is established to promote beef in a healthy diet, to showcase rural Nebraska and to raise money for health care research. For more information, visit  http://cattlemensball.com.

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center -- a distinction held by only 68 centers in the country. It is the only NCI-designated center in the state of Nebraska. The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is also one of the 13 founding members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers. This recognition means the most current and innovative treatment options are available to cancer center patients through the integration of cutting-edge research into state-of-the-art care. Cancer center physicians and scientists work together to quickly translate discoveries made in the laboratory into innovative treatments for the patient.

Through world-class research and patient care, UNMC generates breakthroughs that make life better for people throughout Nebraska and beyond. Its education programs train more health professionals than any other institution in the state. Learn more at unmc.edu and follow us on social media.




Tom O'Connor
UNMC Public Relations
(402) 559-4690 (office)
(402) 650-7063 (cell)

Kenny Stauffer
Cattlemen's Ball of Nebraska
(308) 641-0429
(308) 641-0429