Press Releases For The Cattle Barons Ball 2015 And 2014

A New Decade of Making A Difference


The American Cancer Society announced a new date and regional location for its signature fundraising event, the one of a kind Wild West-themed Cattle Barons’ Ball.

The 2014 gala will be held March 28 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Estero, a more central location for the boot-stomping event’s south Lee County supporters. It previously had been held at the old Sweetbay Supermarket building on Daniels Parkway in south Fort Myers.

“The Cattle Barons’ Ball is truly a one-of-a-kind event in this area, and the new central location and Spring date will infuse the gala with added excitement and participation,” said Todd Gates, chair of Gates Construction, who is chairing the 2014 event with his wife, Angela.

“We’re looking forward to working with our extremely supportive volunteer committee and the staff at the Hyatt to create the imaginative and upscale Western environment that our past and new supporters will love.”

The Cattle Barons’ Ball is famous for its over-the-top Western décor and generous denim-clad sponsors. Next year’s event promises to be bigger than ever, featuring a night of unique cowboy-themed games, silent and live auctions, exquisite desserts and some special surprises. The always western themed meal, and highly acclaimed One Night Rodeo will once again entertain with their award-winning, boot-stomping country music.

The Cattle Barons’ Ball is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society of Lee County. Now in its 11th year, the event has raised more than $3.7 million for support services, research and education. Anyone interested in learning more or volunteering to help with the 2014 Cattle Barons’ Ball can contact the American Cancer Society at or call Jamie Powell at 936-1113.