The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association BEST Program, for youth ages 8-21, will host the BEST Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle to benefit Make-A-Wish. The event, in its third year, will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at the Champions Center, located on the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio.
BEST youth will participate in this year’s battle, dressing up their cattle and presenting it to judge Woody Johnson from 92.3 WCOL’s Woody and the Wake-Up Call.
Through donations from family, friends, the community and members of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, youth participating in the Celebrity Showdown hope to raise $16,000 to help grant more wishes for local children battling life-threatening medical conditions. To date, the BEST program has raised over $30,000 for Make-A-Wish.
Incentive prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers at the OCA BEST program banquet on May 9, 2015. Make-A-Wish donations will continue to be accepted until the BEST Banquet.
The BEST Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle is a part of the Kids For Wish Kids program. It gives students the opportunity to help make wishes come true. Students develop fundraising ideas under the supervision of a teacher, principal or club advisor and help “share the power of a wish.” To learn more about the Kids For Wish Kids program, please visit oki.wish.org.
The BEST Program would like to recognize its sponsoring partners for their support of Ohio’s youth: Bob Evans Farms, Farm Credit Mid-America, Franklin Equipment, Eby Trailer, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Burroughs Frazier Farms and Weaver Livestock.