Charity Steer Show Sets Fund-Raising Record

The Iowa Governor's Charity Steer Show set a money-raising record Saturday for Ronald McDonald House Charities, which serves families whose children are hospitalized with serious health issues in one of these three Iowa cities: Sioux City, Des Moines and Iowa City.

Photo Courtesy of: Iowa Cattlemen’s Association & the Iowa Beef Industry Council.

Records were made to be broken, and a fund-raising record set last year was shattered Saturday during the Iowa State Fair.

The 2014 Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show raised $225,350.00 for Ronald McDonald House Charities, which serves families whose children are hospitalized with serious health issues in one of these three Iowa cities: Sioux City, Des Moines and Iowa City. Money raised at 2014 show and sale bested last year’s record of $183,000. More than $2.2 million has been raised for Ronald McDonald Houses of Iowa since 1983 when Gov. Terry E. Branstad first joined forces with the Iowa Beef Industry Council to sponsor the Governor’s Charity Steer Show.

Youth and celebrity participants for the 2014 show follow:

Steer Owners Shown By
Tori Freeman, Corydon Governor Terry E. Branstad
Ben Von Glan, Vail Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds
Kaylee Snyder, Bloomfield Rick Heller, University of Iowa Baseball Coach
Caleb Burke, Altoona Jerry Parkin, Iowa State Fair Board of Directors
Leah Breon, Oskaloosa Jackie Schmillen, KCWI Great Day
Leah Vierkandt, Alden Bruce Nelson, 2014 ANF Wall of Honor Recipient
Garrett Longnecker, Ames Dr. Rob Denson, President, DMACC
Kole Kimberley, Maxwell Sandy Hatfield-Clubb, Director of Athletics, Drake University
Tanner Knupp, Washington Mike Pearson, host of Market to Market
Taylor Lekin, Toledo Scott and Cora Lahr family
Libby Janssen, Wellsburg Dr. Bill Ruud, President, University of Northern Iowa
Bailey Christensen, Adel Dr. Steven Leath, President, Iowa State University
Landra McClellan, Armstrong Suzy Fife, Miss Rodeo Iowa 2014
Kelli Wicks, Rockford Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
Max Teno, Albia Jessica VerSteeg, 2014 Miss Iowa United States
Jacob Donohoe, Parnell Bob Sinclair, CEO, Sinclair Tractor
Kendrick Suntken, Belmond Alan Brown, President, Iowa State Fair Board
Kaitlyn & Kasidy Mohwinkle, Aplington Joni Ernst, U.S. Senate Candidate
Carlee Ewoldt, Dysart Chris Soules, As Seen on the Bachelorette
Katie Morris, Centerville Pete Miller, VP of Co-Product Sales, Grain Processing Corp
Nicole Lange, Harlan Bob Bowman, President, Iowa Corn Promotion Board
Taylor Noonan, Solon John Burchert, Owner, Iowa Chop House
Dylan Madden, Alden Erik Wheater, WHO-TV Channel 13 News
Korey Vogel, Granger Dr. Tim Collision, Collison Embryo
Austin Waller, Bernard Carlee Kelly, Miss Teen Rodeo Iowa 2014

 

Congratulations to Kendrick Suntken of Belmond, whose steer was selected during the 2014 Franklin County Fair for the Governor’s Celebrity Steer Show at the Iowa State Fair. Kendrick, wearing the purple shirt, is pictured here with Alan Brown, president of the Iowa State Fair Board, who showed his steer in last Saturday’s show.

Congratulations to Kendrick Suntken of Belmond, whose steer was selected during the 2014 Franklin County Fair for the Governor’s Celebrity Steer Show at the Iowa State Fair. Kendrick, wearing the purple shirt, is pictured here with Alan Brown, president of the Iowa State Fair Board, who showed his steer in last Saturday’s show.

Congratulations to all of the Iowa youth whose steers were selected for this year’s show! It takes a partnership between the youth, who raise and show these cattle, sponsors and buyers to contribute to such a worthy cause. Latham Hi-Tech Seeds is proud to help sponsor the steer owned by Kenderick Suntken.

 

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