HEBRON – Back in June as the Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska wrapped up at the Hergott Farm in Hebron. Rob Marsh, Co-Host of the Cattlemen’s ball said it’s very safe to say that the event raised over a million dollars, Marsh was hoping they were close to 1.5 million dollars but he was blown away to learn the official total. $1,747,961.89 was raised at this year’s ball.
Ninety percent of that total will go straight to fund research at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, the other 10% gets donated back to organizations and groups in and around the host community.
Early last week the Hosts of the event, Randy and Becky Hergott, presented $5,000 checks to the Thayer and Jefferson County Sherriff Departments which will be used to purchase kits that include tourniquets and the Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug.
In total $173,000 will be donated to local entities in and around Thayer county including 5 local Hospitals and Healthcare facilities, 31 local fire departments, 9 area FFA’s, 7 clubs and groups, 3 sheriff’s departments, and the Nebraska State Patrol.
The Hergott’s say giving back to the local communities was important because, without their volunteer help and the community attending the event, it couldn’t have been as successful as it turned out to be.
The 2019 Cattlemen’s Ball will be held in Wauneta, a village of 577 in Chase County, Nebraska.