About the Cause

The Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to raise money for cancer research. Ninety percent of the profits benefit the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, with 10% donated back to local communities’ health and wellness programs.
The Cattlemen’s Ball has become one of the Midwest’s premier events, raising millions of dollars for cancer research. Held in a different and unique location each year, the Cattlemen’s Ball gives host communities the opportunity to showcase their area of the state. Hundreds of volunteers, donors, patrons and friends come together for one unforgettable weekend in June when thousands of guests attend the Ball under the big top tents, beneath the stars.

Guests who attend the Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska are guaranteed to have a great time. Some of country music’s great entertainers take the stage both nights, while guests enjoy fantastic food and drink, featuring premium Nebraska beef and locally produced craft beers, wine and spirits.

You don’t have to be a rancher to attend the Cattlemen’s Ball, nor do you have to know how to dance. All that is required is a warm heart and generous spirit. There is something for everyone at the Cattlemen’s Ball – shopping, dining, entertainment, ranch rodeo, demonstrations, art, special activities and more, so make your plans early to attend!

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, then the Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska is an event you don’t want to miss. We hope to see you at the Cattlemen’s Ball – won’t you join us? We promise you, you’re going to have a great time!

Thank-you for supporting the Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska, we’ll see you in June!

What an impact!

2019

2019

Derek & Allison Sandman / Wayne & Chris Krausnick – Wauneta, NE $673,739
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2018

2018

Becky & Randy Hergott / Natalie & Rob Marsh – Hebron, NE $1,550,962
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2017

2017

The Johnsons – Anselmo, NE $895,035
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2016

2016

Trevor & Torri Lienemann – Princeton, NE $816,036
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2015

2015

Tom Herzog and Kim Schweers – Lynch, NE $833,200
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2014

2014

Jeff & Kathy May Kenny & Misty Stauffer – Harrisburg, NE $1,050,465
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2013

2013

Ralph & Beverly Holzfaster Family – Paxton, NE Neal Hansen Family – Sutherland, NE a combined $1,869,815

2012

2012

Allen & Shelly Clark – McCool Junction $1,249,270
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2011

2011

Harry & Doris Knobbe – West Point, NE $1,321,000

2010

2010

Norris & Lori Marshall – Kearney, NE $871,619

2009

2009

Greg Robb and Jane Schuerman – Doniphan, NE $430,023

2008

2008

Delbert & Merilee Niewohner – Albion, NE $697,885

2007

2007

John & Laurie Widdowson – Lodgepole, NE $480,000

2006

2006

Bob & Marge Dickinson – Milford, NE $563,250

2005

2005

Herb & Kathy Albers – Wisner, NE $595,000

2004

2004

Jay & Leanne Novacek and JP & June Novacek – Brady, NE $174,000

2003

2003

David Fulkerson – Ashland, NE $33,000 (Ranch party)

2002

2002

Dan & Kathy Benes – Valparaiso, NE $207,000

2001

2001

Don & Sandi Ormesher – Valentine, NE $133,000

2000

2000

Craig & Jody Haythorn – Arthur, NE $104,000

1999

1999

Dr. Joe & Diane Jeffrey – Lexington, NE $140,000

1998

1998

Sheryl Graff – Ainsworth, NE $95,000