2019 Cattlemen's Ball

2019 Cattlemen’s Ball  |   June 7-8, 2019   |   Rural Wauneta, Nebraska

Derek and Allison Sandman were asked to host the 2019 Cattlemen’s Ball and with the help of Wayne and Chris Krausnick, it will be hosted on their land near Enders Dam, on the Frenchman River.  We are excited to bring this event to Southwest Nebraska and the surrounding communities to raise money for cancer research, showcase rural Nebraska, and promote beef in a healthy diet.  We have teamed up with Steve and Char Wallin, Ryan and Stephanie Stromberger all of Imperial; Shawn, Julie, and Grant Jones of Benkelman; Nick and Kati Ladenburger of Stratton; Mick and Marlene Cox of Hayes Center; and Joey and Myra Large of Wauneta to showcase our beautiful southwest Nebraska and roll out the carpet for a successful 2019Cattlemen’s Ball.  We are excited to enlist the help of our great residents of our surrounding communities.

There are many avenues for anyone to get involved, donate money, sponsor an event, participate in Calf 4 a Cure, and volunteer your time, energy, and ideas!  Please review the past programs to get a feel of how you can serve, help and donate to the 2019 Cattlemen’s Ball.

Thank you in advance for checking out the website, keep checking back as there will be more information coming soon!


Countdown to 2019


That’s the grand total that was raised at the 2018 Cattlemens Ball of Nebraska! We are humbled by your generosity!  Thanks – and we’ll see you in 2019!

Cattlemen’s Ball by the numbers:

50 committees to plan and organize
200-250 people each committee
40+ communities representing the committees
1,100 volunteers from approximately 100 zip codes
1,512 tables
4,500 chairs
3 semi loads of wood chips
More than $13,000 sold in table decorations (goal was $5,000)
$13,000 made on golf tourney
$27,430 made on the same five bottles of wine
$77,000 made on 26 guns (net)
$80,000 made on beverages
$663,000 on four auctions with 285 items for the silent auction
$260,000 Calf For A Cure

1 very confident group (steering committee) with a $1.5 million goal
$1,747,961 total amount made on the Ball
31 percent of the total, minus the fundraiser, for expenses
$1,550,961 to the Fred and Pamela Buffett Center
10 percent stays in the home country
$173,000 to 56 groups in this area – 4 hospitals, 31 fire departments, 3 sheriff departments, 9 FFA programs, 7 community organizations and other health and wellness groups.

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