KANSAS CITY, Mo. — George and Karen Sprague of Bar One Ranch, Eugene, Ore., gifted $100,000 to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) during “The Harvest” fundraiser for youth Aug. 20 at Kunde Family Estate. The event hosted by the Jim and Marcia Mickelson family raised a total of $292,000 to support Hereford youth.
“This generous gift by the Spragues brings us one step closer to reaching the $5 million dollar goal set by the HYFA,” says Amy Cowan, American Hereford Association director of youth activities and foundation. “George and Karen have been involved in academia for many years, the past 30 years at University of Oregon. Together they have a passion for Herefords and youth.”
Because of this generous donation, an annual Bar One Ranch Scholarship will be presented by HYFA and given in memory of Ken Tracy of Split Butte, who lost his battle with cancer prior to “The Harvest.”
“Ken was a huge supporter of Hereford youth,” Cowan says. “Combined with George and Karen’s passion for education and leadership, this scholarship will leave a lasting legacy honoring two great Hereford families.”