If The Boot Fits...
This year’s theme, “Shooting for the Stars: A Dream as Big as Texas,” sums up the Cattle Baron’s Ball and its mission to end cancer. The event has earned a reputation for bringing in the big bucks with a western-themed night of top-tier entertainment, extravagant auction items, and a growing guest list. Beginning in 1974 with a Johnny Cash performance at the ranch of Toddie Lee Wynne (famed oil investor, real-estate developer, and Dallas Cowboys minority owner – a few of many accolades), the ball continues to be one of the biggest social fundraisers in Dallas.
The 44th annual Cattle Baron's Ball will be held from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Oct. 21 at Gilley's Dallas, 1135 South Lamar Street. Visit cattlebaronsball.com for tickets.
About the American Cancer Society
Since its’ inception in 1974, the Cattle Baron’s Ball has raised more than $78 million for the American Cancer Society (ACS). To date, the funds have supported ACS in a variety of ways:
• Provided more than 30,000 services to cancer patients in North Texas
• Gave 7,414 rides to and from treatment
• Provided more than 1,500 free wigs to cancer patients
• More than 1,000 breast cancer patients were visited by volunteers
• Aided in enacting state and local smoke-free laws
• Connected patients with more than 64,000 different treatment options
• Studied the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer
There are currently more than 15 cancer researchers funded through ACS in North Texas. Aside from being the country’s largest private nonprofit for cancer research fundraising, ACS also campaigns for prevention methods and provides emotional, financial, and medical support to those affected by the disease. Sources: Cattle Baron’s Ball and the American Cancer Society
Featured Entertainment with Brooks & Dunn
Superstar duo Brooks & Dunn stormed the country music scene in 1991 with a debut album that garnered four No. 1 hits and helped forge a career that’s included 30 million albums sold; 80 industry awards, including two Grammys and 20 Country Music Association awards; and a Las Vegas show with Reba McEntire following a four-year breakup to pursue solo careers.
Hits like “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “My Maria,” “Only in America,” and “Believe” have charmed fans and resulted in Kix Brooks (Shreveport, Louisiana) and Ronnie Dunn (Coleman, Texas) becoming the best-selling duo in country music history.
Blending influences from honky-tonk and mainstream country rock, the pair’s “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” has been credited with making line dancing cool again in the United States.
The two also found success in their solo careers, with Dunn achieving a Top 10 country hit from his 2011 self-titled album and Brooks entering the Top 40 in mid-2012 with “New to This Town” off of his second solo recording.
Texas Country Star Pat Green
Seasoned singer-songwriter Pat Green has a 20-year country music career that has seen Grammy recognition, a sold-out Houston Astrodome, and a tweet from American Idol Carrie Underwood confessing to her millions of followers that a ballad from his new album brought her to tears.
Green, a San Antonio native, made his mark in the music industry playing in Texas college towns and dance halls before earning major label support in Nashville. In anticipation of his 2015 independent release, Home, Rolling Stone magazine called him one of the most nationally recognized voices ever to come out of the Lone Star State’s country music scene.
Green has put out chart-topping singles like “Wave on Wave” and “Let Me,” and he’s toured with powerhouses such as Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban.
Luck of the Draw: Raffle Items
To the Highest Bidder: Auction Items
Faces Behind the Ball
Callan Harrison, coordinator
Marjon Henderson, chair
Lisa Shirley, chair
Ashley Lyon, wrapup
Jennifer Goolsby Walters
JUNIOR CBB COMMITTEE:
Mary C. Corrigan, chair
Lisa Ogle, chair
Melissa Sherrill Martin
Katy Bock, chair
Nancy Gopez, chair
Nina Sachse, chair
Paige Westhoff, chair
Laura Reeder, chair
Nikki Webb, chair
Amanda Shufeldt, chair
RESEARCH TOURS & SYMPOSIUM:
REVEAL PARTY CHAIRS:
TRAILBLAZERS & UW PARTY CHAIRS:
Marybeth Conlon, Asst. Treasurer
PAST BALL CHAIR LIAISON:
Jamie Jo Boulogne, chair
Dawn Greiner, chair
Jonika Nix, chair
*denotes hybrid position