HEBRON, Neb. (AP) — Officials say the nearly $1.75 million was raised at this year’s Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska was the second-largest in the event’s 21 year history.
The fundraising event was held June 1-2 in Hebron.
More than $1.5 million went to the Fred & Pamela Buffett Center for cancer research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. More than 55 Hebron-area groups are sharing the remaining money.
The record stands at $2.12 million raised was set in 2013 when the Paxton/Sutherland communities hosted the event.
The 2019 Cattlemen’s Ball is scheduled for June 7-8 in rural Wauneta in southwest Nebraska.