Cattlemen's Youth Hold Celebrity Showdown to Benefit Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

| February 6, 2019

The Ohio Cattlemen's Association (OCA) BEST Program for youth ages 8-21 years hosted the BEST Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle to benefit Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The event, in its seventh year, was held on Friday, January 25, 2019, at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. The Clark County Cattle Producers, an OCA County Affiliate, assisted in coordinating the event.   To participate in this year’s community service project, youth were responsible for raising a minimum of $100. They were then able to dress up their cattle and present them to the celebrity judge, The Ohio State University Marching Band Drum Major, Konner Barr, of Gahanna, Ohio. Through donations from family, friends, their local community and members of OCA, youth participating in the Celebrity Showdown raised $7,293. Additionally, a silent auction was held with numerous items selling, and thanks to the many generous supporters, an additional $6,062 was raised for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. In total, the event raised $13,355 of its $20,000 goal to help grant the wishes of local children battling life-threatening medical conditions. In the past seven years, participants and supporters have raised more than $95,000 for Make-A-Wish.   Incentive prizes will be awarded to the event’s top fundraisers at the OCA BEST Program Awards Banquet on May 4, 2019. Donations to Make-A-Wish will continue to be accepted after the Celebrity Showdown until the BEST Banquet. New in 2019, anyone can donate conveniently online at Donations can be attributed to a BEST participant’s name through the online donation form as well. Online contributions must be made prior to May 4, 2019 to be accredited to a BEST participant’s cumulative fundraising total for the year.   The BEST Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle is 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.   About Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. For more information, visit, or call 1-877-206-9474.