American Cancer Society Launches New Cattle Baron’s Shoot Out


DETROIT – Sept. 1, 2010 – As metro Detroit saddles up for the Cattle Baron’s Ball in November, the American Cancer Society is launching a new pre-event leading up to the Ball. The Cattle Baron’s Shoot Out, presented by PVS Chemicals, will take place on Friday, Sept. 24, at The Huntsman Hunt Club in Dryden, Mich.

“The Shoot Out brings the spirit of Cattle Baron’s Ball to a whole new audience and offers yet another way to support the fight against cancer,” said Ron Pruette, chair of the 2010 Shoot Out. “This is a great opportunity to take clients out for an afternoon of camaraderie and networking with the area’s top executives and community leaders at a premier venue.”

Highlights of the day include sporting clays competitions, fly fishing and off-road driving. A buffet lunch and cocktail reception will conclude the day’s activities.

The Huntsman Hunt Club is a private shooting preserve situated on approximately 900 acres in Dryden, a quaint country town located an hour drive north of Detroit. Originally a working family farm with rolling pastures and wooded ponds, the club has grown into Michigan’s premier shooting preserve. The clubhouse features gourmet dining with an emphasis on wild game and a remarkable wine cellar.

“We are really pleased with the level of excitement and interest this new pre-event is generating,” said Jill Elder, senior executive director, American Cancer Society. “We thank presenting sponsor PVS Chemicals, Inc. for their leadership in the fight against cancer and for their outstanding support of the new Cattle Baron’s Ball Shoot Out pre-event.”

Since its debut in 2003, the Cattle Baron’s Ball remains supported by many of the area’s most respected corporate and medical organizations and is personally supported by some of the nation’s top automotive executives. It also has earned its rightful place as one of the most distinctive charitable events in Metro Detroit having raised more than $6 million to support the fight against cancer.

Sponsorships still are available for the Shoot Out with packages starting at $2,500 and individual tickets at $250. Please contact Rebecca Cox at 248-663-3445 or for sponsorship and participation information or visit

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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