Sponsors saddle up in support of 2008 Cattle Barons’ Ball

Fri, 09/12/2008 - 2:58pm
By: The Citizen

With just two months to go before the 2008 Cattle Barons’ Ball rides into Fayette County, local community groups, businesses and individuals are already “Shooting for the Cure.”

For the sixth consecutive year, the Southern Crescent Quilt Guild has designed a special quilt that will be auctioned off at the Barons’ Ball on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Canongate Whitewater Creek Country Club in Fayetteville.

“I think that all of us have someone in our lives who has been touched by cancer,” said committee chair Matty Porter of the guild’s 80 active members. “We all think this is a great cause. The American Cancer Society has done so much for cancer research that we are honored to support such a worthy cause.”

In the meantime, two area businesses, Rinnai Corporation and Nacom, have already signed on as significant sponsors, donating $5,000 each in support of the 6th annual Western-style ball.

“Rinnai Corporation is pleased to be a part of the Cattle Barons’ Ball again, in support of the American Cancer Society,” said Ervin Cash, Rinnai’s vice president of global marketing and product management. “We were pleased that last year’s event was so successful in raising money for such a worthy cause, and we hope our sponsorship makes a positive contribution in some small way for the many who are in need of assistance.”

“Nacom has lost several associates to cancer so we realize that no one is immune to this complicated disease,” added Tom Jackson, Nacom general manager. “We know that the battle against cancer is a difficult struggle, but we also realize that great strides have been made in some areas and that much more is needed. We are excited about being able to contribute to such a worthy cause and we would hope that other companies in the area would feel the same as we do and join the battle.”

Longtime Barons’ Ball sponsors Dr. Bryan and Susan Woods have also renewed their support for the ball this year, helping to make possible a save-the-date mailing. Unlike in previous years, sponsorships for the 2008 Cattle Barons’ Ball are designated to support specific aspects of the ball. Opportunities, including sponsoring specific games and entertainment, are still available. For more information, contact Kenny Parmer, sponsorship chair, at 404-431-4212.

In just five years, the Cattle Barons’ Ball has raised more than $800,000 for the local office of the American Cancer Society, which allocates the funds toward cancer research, advocacy and community education.

For more information about the 2008 Cattle Barons’ Ball Fayette County, contact Nychelle Williams, senior community manager, 301 Kelly Drive, Peachtree City, GA 30269; 770-631-0625 (phone); 770-631-8917 (fax); nychelle.williams@cancer.org; or, visit www.baronsball.com. To learn more about the American Cancer Society its services and programs please call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

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