The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association BEST Program for youth ages 8-21 years will host the BEST Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle to benefit Make-A-Wish.
The event will be held today at the Champions Center Expo. The showdown will kickoff with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Honorary Wish Child Alexis. More than 75 children are registered to participate in this year’s battle.
A panel of celebrity judges will determine the winners. Judges include NFL players and Ohio natives Justin Boren, offensive lineman for the Denver Broncos and Jim Cordle. Through donations from family, friends, the community and members of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, youth participating in the Celebrity Showdown hope to raise $8,000 to help grant the wishes of local children battling life-threatening medical conditions.
“We are excited to partner with the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and are honored to be chosen as the charitable recipient this year for the BEST program,” said Development Officer Cathy DeLuca. “It is inspiring to see children in the community join together to help bring smiles to the faces of local Wish Children.”
Incentive prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers at the OCA BEST Program Banquet on May 11, 2013. Donations to Make-A-Wish will continue to be accepted after the Cattle Battle up until the 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 makeawishohio.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, Green Oak Farms, Eby Trailer, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Burroughs Frazier Farms and Weaver Livestock. To learn more about the Cattle Battle, visit www.ohiocattle.org. For more information about Make-A-Wish, please visit www.makeawishohio.org, call (877)206-9474 or Like Us on Facebook at mawohkyin.