For immediate release: Oct. 16, 2017
For more information, contact:
Julie Ellingson, NDSF executive vice president: (701) 223-2522 • jellingson@ndstockmen.org
Steve Brooks, NDSF president: (701) 523-5391 • brookssa@ndsupernet.com
 
 
Stockmen’s Ball tickets now available
 
Through its beef-related scholarship, leadership, research, promotion and building objectives, the North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation (NDSF) works to ensure a legacy for future generations of North Dakotans. To support those values and the future of the beef industry, the NDSF is hosting the 2017 Stockmen’s Ball on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck, N.D. The Ball is open to anyone who is interested. The Stockmen’s Ball will be a formal, fun-filled night of western elegance, succulent prime rib and live music by Kyle Shobe and the Walk ‘Em Boys.
 
The country band is based out of Lewistown, Mont., and has ties to North Dakota. The Walk ‘Em Boys keep the dance floor full as they combine their original music with time-tested cover songs, ranging from the early days of country and rock and roll to modern-day genres. In addition to playing music, each band member is also an auctioneer. Kyle Shobe was the 2010 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer.
 
The Stockmen’s Ball begins at 5 p.m. with entertainment and hors d’oeuvres, followed by supper, dancing and live and silent auctions. Auction items — ranging from vacation packages to one-of-a-kind western furnishings — would make perfect holiday gifts, as would tickets to the event itself, said NDSF President Steve Brooks of Bowman, N.D.
 
“Since it began in 2008, the Stockmen’s Foundation has provided 51 collegiate scholarships and more than $300,000 in disaster relief to producers devastated by floods, blizzards, wildfire and drought; helped develop curriculum to assist families with the generational transfer of their farms and ranches; established a beef research fund; and more,” said Brooks. “The Stockmen’s Ball is a great way for folks to support these types of projects and to have a great time at the same time.”
 
The NDSF’s most recent charitable project is its Hope for the Heartland Drought Relief Fund, which will help North Dakota cattle ranchers offset extraordinary expenses related to this year’s incredible drought.
 
A limited number of tickets are available. Only advanced tickets will be sold. They are now available, per person or per table, by contacting the NDSF office at (701) 223-2522 or ndsa@ndstockmen.org. Blocks of rooms are reserved at the Ramkota Hotel and the Expressway Suites. To make hotel reservations, call (701) 258-7700 for the Ramkota and (701) 222-3311 for the Expressway Suites.
 
The NDSF is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
 
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North Dakota Stockmen's Association * 407 S. 2nd St. * Bismarck, ND 58504 * 701-223-2522 * ndsa@ndstockmen.org