Despite Cancellation of 2020 Cattle Baron’s Ball, Fundraising To Continue

Cattle Baron’s Ball announced on their social media pages that the longstanding event won’t happen in person this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“While it is disappointing, we appreciate your understanding of the quickly changing conditions and the support of our donors,” organizers noted. 

Organizers say they’re “committed to moving forward with our raffle, online auction and mission fundraising.”

An online auction is set for Oct. 2-17, according to the Cattle Baron’s Ball’s website. To register, visit

A raffle drawing will take place Oct. 17. 

CBB is the largest single-night fundraiser in the nation for cancer research through the American Cancer Society. To date, the ball has generated over $85 million in only 46 years.

We’ve reached out to the 2020 Cattle Baron’s chairmen Diana Hamilton and Heather Randall, and will update this story as we get more information.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at

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