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MARYSVILLE, OH -- The Ohio Cattlemen's Association BEST Program for youth ages 8-21 years will host the BEST Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. The event, in its fifth year, will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017, at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio.

BEST youth will participate in this year’s battle, dressing up their cattle and presenting it to celebrity judge, WHIO Television’s Gabrielle Enright, news anchor and reporter. Through donations from family, friends, the community and members of the Ohio Cattlemen's Association, youth participating in the Celebrity Showdown hope to raise $16,000 to help grant the wishes of local children battling life-threatening medical conditions. In the past four years, BEST participants raised more than $60,000 for Make-A-Wish.

Incentive prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers at the OCA BEST Program Banquet on May 6, 2017. Donations to Make-A-Wish will continue to be accepted after the Celebrity Showdown until the BEST Banquet.

The BEST Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle is a part of the Kids For Wish Kids program. It gives students the opportunity to help make wishes come true. Students develop fundraising ideas under the supervision of a teacher, principal or club advisor and help share the power of a wish.

Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. For more information, visit our website at ohio.wish.org or call 1-877-206-9474.

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