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American Royal preparing for festival with youth as the beneficiary

Twisted Rodeo - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:54pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Every move made inside the American Royal complex is specifically designed for the association’s mission.

As the foundation that holds the footing for everything involved in the American Royal and its fall festival, the mission is to promote and celebrate the excellence in agricultural progress and develop future generations of leaders through agrarian values, disciplines and expressions of skills.

AmericanRoyal“At the heart of what the American Royal does is as a children’s charity,” said Bob Petersen, the American Royal’s president and CEO, explaining that the association’s purpose is to provide scholarship, education, awards and competitive learning experiences that reward hard work, leadership skills and agrarian values.

“We are very proud that we provide more than a million dollars every year for youth and education, and we are equally proud of the variety of ways we do that.”

This year marks the American Royal’s 115th year with its marquee event on the horizon. The fall festival begins in early September and runs for two and a half months, from various horse shows, livestock shows, youth events, rodeos and the World Series of Barbecue.

“Last year we had more than 270,000 people who came through our doors during the fall festival,” Petersen said. “In addition to that money going toward youth in Kansas City, having that kind of attendance is important to everything we do.”

It also is important to Kansas City. The American Royal provides a substantial economic impact to the area. Thousands come to town to participate in the fall festival, and thousands more arrive to take in the festivities. It’s the perfect fit for its theme: “Kansas City’s Most Authentic Asset.”

“We have been around for more than a century, and we’re looking to build on that history,” Petersen said. “We want everyone in Kansas City to know that the American Royal is more than our fall festival; the American Royal is Kansas City, and we want youth to benefit from everything we do.”

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American journalist freed from Syria: 'I'm overwhelmed'

CNN World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:49pm
After almost two years in captivity, Peter Theo Curtis is finally home.
Categories: International News

Young MSU Golf Team Looks For Continued Success

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:45pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Coming off the two most successful years in program history the Mississippi State Men's Golf team and 12th-year coach Clay Homan are looking for the momentum to continue.

Jack Daniel's getting smacked in Russia

Business News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:00pm
The company behind Jack Daniel's whiskey is under pressure in Russia as Cold War-style tensions make it increasingly difficult for Western brands to operate.

45 sickened by raw milk

Health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:59am
Cases of campylobacteriosis, a common diarrheal infection, have been linked to raw milk or cream purchased at a local dairy farm.
Categories: Health

Ukraine's President urges 'resolute actions' to bring peace

CNN World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:39am
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has made a call for peace following one-to-one talks in Belarus with Russia's President Vladimir Putin over the conflict wracking eastern Ukraine.
Categories: International News

All of our Emmy Awards coverage

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:30am
Categories: Entertainment News

Emmy Awards: 5 buzzworthy moments

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:29am
The Emmy Awards that aired Monday night offered up some memorable moments. Here are five.
Categories: Entertainment News

Watch the new 'Gone Girl' teaser

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:28am
Right in the midst of Monday night's Emmy pandemonium, 20th Century Fox dropped a new TV teaser for "Gone Girl," David Fincher's upcoming adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel.
Categories: Entertainment News

Kate Bush returns to stage after 35 years

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:18am
After 35 years away, British singer Kate Bush returned to the stage Tuesday night -- and the response was rapturous.
Categories: Entertainment News

Mother to ISIS: 'Please release my child'

CNN - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:17am
Shirley Sotloff says her son, Steven Sotloff, who was in the video showing the beheading of another journalist, should be spared.
Categories: National News

Mother to ISIS: 'Please release my child'

CNN - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:17am
Shirley Sotloff says her son, Steven Sotloff, who was in the video showing the beheading of another journalist, should be spared.
Categories: National News

Mother to ISIS: 'Please release my child'

CNN World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:17am
Shirley Sotloff says her son, Steven Sotloff, who was in the video showing the beheading of another journalist, should be spared.
Categories: International News

TEPCO ordered to pay in landmark Fukushima suicide case

CNN World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:15am
Four years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, questions about the lingering physical and mental health toll of the disaster persist.
Categories: International News

Car bomb in Baghdad rush hour

CNN World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:06am
A car bomb exploded in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 30 others, police said.
Categories: International News

Lincoln's signature for $50?

CNN - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:03am
A trading store owner says he bought a document with Abraham Lincoln's signature on it for $50. KBAK reports.
Categories: National News

Mom: 911 didn't help my baby

CNN - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:02am
A mother of a 10-month-old baby who was trapped in a car says 911 dispatchers did not respond to her call for help.
Categories: National News

U.S. Coast Guard fires on Iranian boat

CNN World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:53am
The U.S. Coast Guard fired at an Iranian fishing dhow in the Persian Gulf after the Iranian boat pointed a machine gun at the American crew, the Navy says.
Categories: International News

How companies shrink their taxes by leaving U.S.

Business News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:52am
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'Breaking Bad' goes out on top

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:45am
"Breaking Bad" concluded its triumphant run last year as one of the most lauded TV series of all time at Monday's 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.
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