RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Richmond’s Cattle Baron’s Ball - which benefits the American Cancer Society - took place virtually this year. But luckily, there were still plenty of ways to take part in the event!
NBC12 news celebrities Andrew Frieden and Anthony Antoine hosted the 2020 virtual Virginia Cattle Barons Ball from 7 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 17 via NBC12, Facebook Live and YouTube. Auctioneer Kevin Pauley hosted the auction and mission drive for the event.
“During this difficult time, cancer won’t stop, and neither will we,” said Cattle Barons Chair Clarence Williams, who co-chairs the event with his wife Carol. “Even though we cannot currently gather in person, we’re looking to support the mission of the American Cancer Society. Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, in fact, I’m a two-time cancer survivor. That is why our family supports the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer, and we hope that you will stand together with us, even when we’re apart.”
And of course, one of the most-loved parts of the Cattle Baron’s Ball is the silent and live auction. If you don’t want to miss out on the bidding this year, click here to pre-register for online bidding. Click “Start Bidding” in the top right corner, enter your information to create an account and you are all set to online bid.
If you have previously participated in one of the event’s silent auctions, you can use your previous account to bid. All packages are available for viewing online now.
Online bidding will officially went live on Saturday, Oct. 10 at noon. Live auction packages opened for bidding on Friday, Oct. 16 at 8 a.m. Both auctions will close on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 p.m.
Can’t attend the virtual event but still want to donate to the cause? Click here.
Despite the event being virtual, participated were still able to enjoy the event’s delicious cowboy cuisine courtesy of Mosaic Catering, by bringing the cuisine to their home!
Mosaic Catering offered special Cattle Baron’s Ball themed meals and drinks kits that were available to purchase!
Again, the virtual event took place on Oct. 17 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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