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2020 Governor’s Charity Steer Show Comes to Iowa State University
For the first time in its 38 year history, the annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show (GCSS) will not be held at the Iowa State Fair. Due to the cancellation of this year’s fair, Iowa State University will host the event.
“We are very honored to host the 38th Annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show at the Jeff & Deb Hansen Agriculture Learning Center here at Iowa State University,” said Dr. Dan Thomson, chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. “This event is a great opportunity to showcase how the people of the Iowa cattle industry care about our neighbors in need of help by fundraising for a very worthy cause. We are so excited to help continue this tradition to support the Ronald McDonald Houses of Iowa.” Dr. Thomson will serve as this year’s Showmanship Judge.
The event, which raises money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa, will be held on August 15, 2020. Organized by the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and Iowa Beef Industry Council, the GCSS has raised over $3.8 million to help provide a home away from home for families of children who are being treated in nearby hospitals. Ronald McDonald Houses are located in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Sioux City.
“The Iowa City Ronald McDonald House has had widespread support from University of Iowa celebrities over the years,” says Dr. Thomson. “In good fun and competitive spirit of the CyHawk rivalry, we’re looking forward to showing our friends to the East how it is done at Iowa State to benefit Iowa families in need.”
Twenty-five steers from across the state will compete for the championship designation, showmanship honors, and the People’s Choice award. The steers have been raised by Iowa youth involved in the cattle industry, and celebrities will accompany the young steer owners in the ring. Immediately following the competition, the steers will be sold at auction with proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. Last year’s auction raised more than $284,000.
The event will be invite-only, and participants will be encouraged to follow the university’s social distancing guidelines. The show and auction will be streamed live online, and fans can donate to the cause and vote for the People’s Choice award online.
NEARLY 48,000 FAMILIES SERVED
$3.8 MILLION RAISED SINCE 1983
HOUSES IN DES MOINES, SIOUX CITY & IOWA CITY
Several media partners have volunteered to further the cause! Watch for live videos and audio from:
Press Release: 2019 Governor's Charity Steer Show Participants
The Grundy Register: Schafer chosen to show at Governor's Charity Steer Show
KSOM/KS 95.7: Governor's Charity Steer Show is Saturday
N'West Iowa.com: N'West Iowa teens chosen for steer show
American Ag Radio Network: T-Bone the Corn Fed Steer will Strut his Stuff at the Iowa State Fair
Quad-City Times: Steers will be auctioned for Ronald McDonald House Charities
Cascade Pioneer: Cascade native sowing 'Seeds of Hope'
Oskaloosa Herald: Lobberecht steer going to Gov's Charity Steer Show
Drovers: Iowa Governor's Charity Steer Show
Atlantic News Telegraph: Governor's Charity Steer Show is Saturday
Press Release: $284,000 Raised for Ronald McDonald Houses
Albia Newspapers: Wolfer steer in Governor's celebrity show