COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– Central Ohio celebrity exhibitors traded their business attire and suits for boots and jeans Tuesday at the Ohio State Fair to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
NBC4 Today anchor Matt Barnes was among them, teaming up with an experienced 4-H family and steer to compete in the Dean’s Charity Steer Show. Joining him in the show ring were Congressman Troy Balderson, Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith, Nationwide CEO Kirt Walker, and many more Central Ohio media personalities, business leaders, and politicians. They competed for bragging rights and four awards: Best Steer, Showmanship, Best Dressed, and People’s Choice.
Following the show, an auction “sale” took place in the show ring with all bids and sale proceeds donated to RMHC of Central Ohio
The group raised around $238,000 in the 2022 show. During the charity show’s inaugural event in 2019, it raised more than $150,000 for the facility that is located across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital serving as a home-away-from-home for families while a child is hospitalized.
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