With $3.72 billion impact annually, South Dakota’s beef industry is one of the driving forces behind the state’s economy. 

The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation is working to help end one of South Dakota’s biggest problems: Hunger. The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation is pleased to announce the sixth annual Prime Time Gala – an upscale banquet dinner at the Sioux Falls Convention Center and a country music concert at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center will be held June 22, 2019. The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation has pledged to raise $150,000 Feeding South Dakota at the 2019 Prime Time Gala.

All proceeds from the concert, gala auction and truck raffle will support Feeding South Dakota as well as a scholarship program. 

“We believe in the mission of Feeding South Dakota – and we also believe in promoting beef as a healthy part of a balanced diet. We also recognize that the future of the beef industry lies in the youth who have a sincere interest in the industry,” states the Prime Time Gala website.

 The scholarship program gives amounts of $5,000, $4,000, $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 to five students from South Dakota enrolled in any post-secondary institution in South Dakota. SDCF will also be award the top three participants in the Fed Cattle Challenge program with $1,500, $1,000 and $500.

Cattle producers and supporters of the beef industry can begin to pledge money towards the  Prime Time Gala’s goals by purchasing a raffle ticket now. 

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Duramax Crew Cab 4WD LT has been donated by Billion Automotive.

With a max of 1,000 tickets sold at $100 each the odds of winning the truck are quite good. All that you have to do is purchase a raffle ticket online or from any South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation board member. Visit sdprimetimegala.com for raffle ticket info.