Prime Time Gala raise over $3 million for Feeding South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(DRGNews)- The Feeding South Dakota organization has received another six digit donation from the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation and its annual Prime Time Gala and Concert.

Foundation board member Ty Eschenbaum (e-shen-bomb) says the check for Saturday night’s donation was $303,622.

Eschenbaum says this year’s 11th annual event brings the total donation amount from the Foundation to more than $2.7 million.

In addition to the donation, Eschenbaum says the Prime Time Gala helps support the next generation of the cattle industry.

Feeding South Dakota CEO Lori Dykstra says more than 106,000 people in the state struggle with food insecurity and one out of every six of them is a child.

This year’s scholarship winners are:

  • $1,000 – Henry Wright – Brandon
  • $2,000 – Kenidey Effling – Highmore
  • $3,000 – Lily Fods – Colton
  • $4,000 – Megan Sanders – Oral
  • $5,000 – Miles Hoffman – Leola

The Fed Cattle Challenge winners this year are:

  • $500 – Chance Blum – Reliance
  • $1,000 – Karin Sweeter – Worthing
  • $1,500 – Olivia Hadrick – Faulkton

The winner of the raffle for a 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Duramax was Christopher Berry.

This year’s concert featured Parker McCollum, Warren Zeiders and Julie Eddy. The 12th Annual Prime Time Gala & Concert will be held June 21, 2025.