On July 30, 2019, Cathann A. Kress, Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, along with Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and Telhio Credit Union, will host the inaugural Dean’s Charity Steer Show benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC). This event brings together our community to celebrate agriculture and support kids and their families that rely on RMHC during difficult times. The show and sale will feature local celebrity exhibitors partnered with a 4-H member and their steer. All funds raised will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Ohio.
Join us at the Ohio State Fair in the Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center on July 30. The event starts at 2:00, but be sure to arrive by 1:30 to get a good seat!
Awards will include best steer, showmanship, and people’s choice. The people’s choice award will be given to the exhibitor that raises the most money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Vote for your favorite celebrity by making a donation today at give.osu.edu/deanscharitysteershow.
During the event, there will be a “sale” following the same procedures as a typical livestock sale, but without the actual transfer of livestock. Instead, all bids and sale proceeds will be donated to the RMHC.
The mission of RMHC is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Located across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, the Ronald McDonald House serves as a home-away-from-home for families while a child is hospitalized. More than 4,500 families use the facility each year with 82,000 nights of lodging provided. It is also the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world with 137 guest rooms and 120,000 square feet of kitchens, dining areas, play rooms, laundry facilities, a meditation room, exercise room, and informal gathering areas.
To find out more about the work of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio please visit rmhc-centralohio.org.
The Dean’s Charity Steer Show is coordinated by:
- The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
- Telhio Credit Union
- Ohio Cattlemen’s Association
Thank you to all the local celebrity exhibitors for their time and support—it wouldn’t be possible without them.