Ohio steer present raises whopping $240,000 for charity

The 2022 Dean’s Charity Steer Present, which was held this week on the Ohio State Truthful in Columbus, raised greater than $240,000 for the Ronald McDonald Home Charities of Central Ohio. That’s in comparison with $152,000 raised within the inaugural occasion in 2019, which in and of itself exceeded all expectations.

Native TV and radio personalities and superstar exhibitors, in addition to 4-H youth together with their steers, donated their time to lift cash and compete for bragging rights in entrance of a giant crowd of supporters within the Cooper Area. Households and youth who participated on this 12 months’s present represented the counties of Clark, Fairfield, Gallia, Geauga, Highland, Muskingum, Stark, Tuscarawas, Warren, and Wayne.

Following the present, there was a “sale” following the identical procedures as a typical livestock sale, however with out the precise switch of livestock. As a substitute, all bids and sale proceeds had been donated to Ronald McDonald Home Charities of Central Ohio.

As a result of the giving web page is open till August 31, the ultimate greenback quantity from 2022’s initiative gained’t be identified for a number of extra weeks.

“The Dean’s Charity Steer Present was such a big day for our neighborhood in help of Ronald McDonald Home Charities of Central Ohio,” stated Dee Anders, CEO and government director of the Columbus home. “We’re humbled by the outpouring of help from all the celebrities, media, sponsors, donors and attendees.”

Positioned throughout the road from Nationwide Kids’s Hospital, the Columbus Ronald McDonald Home offers not solely lodging, but additionally meals, a spot to relaxation, laundry amenities, an train room, casual gathering areas, and actions for siblings of hospitalized youngsters. Annually, greater than 82,000 nights of relaxation are supplied to households of critically sick youngsters.

The present was hosted by The Ohio State College School of Meals, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State vice chairman for agricultural administration and dean of ag school.

The present winners had been:

  • Greatest Steer: Workforce Nationwide – The Dynamic Trio (Dale Minyo, Kirt Walker, and Madisyn Brandt of Tuscarawas County)
  • Showmanship Award: Workforce Invoice and Ty’s Glorious Journey (Ty Higgins, Invoice Patterson, and Rachel O’Reilly of Geauga County)
  • Greatest Dressed: Workforce Jumanji’s Pace-steers – Wheelin’, Dealin’, and Steerin’ (Cameron Fontana, Rick Ricart, and Karissa Treadway of Warren County)
  • Individuals’s Alternative: Workforce Milk Face Majesty (Angela An, Tom Feeney, and Owen Bailey of Wayne County)
Picture courtesy of The Ohio State College School of Meals, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

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