BAKER CITY – Over $20,000 was raised earlier this month during halftime of the East-West Shrine All-Star Football Game that was held in Baker City. A Steer named 007, owned by Angelina Tennent, a 2021 graduate of Baker High School was selected by the Shrine Committee earlier this year to be auctioned off, according to the Baker School District.
007, who Tennent purchased from Mark Coomer, is a half Galloway and half Angus and brought in a total of $21,100 for the Shriners Hospital.
This auction is a long-standing tradition of with the Baker County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen, supporting the Shriners.
According to information provided by the Baker School District, each year a steer with a “quiet and gentle temperament” is selected as it is required to ride on a float in a parade and be presented in front of hundreds of spectators at the game.
The winner of this year’s auction was Greg Jenkins, past Shrine Game Chairman and current Grand Master Mason for the State of Oregon.
Up next Tennent will be attending Treasure Valley Community Collage and studying Animal Science and Ag Education.