Ohio Cattlemen’s Association youth holds second “Cattle Battle” to benefit Make-A-Wish

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, in its second year, will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the Champions Center in Springfield.

BEST youth will participate in this year’s battle, dressing up their cattle and presenting it to judge Wyatt McCubbin, an up-and-coming country music singer and songwriter.  McCubbin, 18, of South Charleston has accomplished much in the four years he has played music and seeks to follow in the traditional country footsteps of Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams Sr.

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 the wishes of local children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Last year BEST participants raised more than $19,000, greatly surpassing their $8,000 goal.

Incentive prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers at the OCA BEST Program Banquet on May 10, 2014.  Donations to Make-A-Wish will continue to be accepted after the Cattle Battle up until the BEST Banquet.

The BEST Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle is a part of theKids 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.

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