Nov 6, 2012

American Cancer Society Announces Tod and Tara Leiweke as 2013 Cattle Barons' Ball Honorary Chairmen

Performance by Country Music Artist Chris Cagle

The American Cancer Society is pleased to announce Lightning Chief Executive Officer and Alternate Governor, Tod Leiweke and his wife Tara, will serve as the honorary chairmen of the 2013 American Cancer Society Cattle Barons’ Ball. As honorary chairs, the Leiweke’s will host one of Tampa’s premier charity events on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning. C1 Bank is the proud Presenting Underwriter of the event.

The 2013 Cattle Barons’ Ball will also feature country performer, Chris Cagle. Cagle is best known for his Gold Certified album Play it Loud, which featured Top 10 hit “Laredo” and the number one hit “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out”. Cagle is sure to bring his start power to the stage and help make this a night to remember.

About Cattle Barons’ Ball

A Tampa tradition for 16 years, this spring’s Cattle Barons’ Ball, themed “Ranch House Ruckus”, features gourmet western chow, live and silent auctions, fantastic entertainment, dancing and the famous Human Slot Machine. “Having attended the Cattle Barons’ Ball for the first time a year ago, Tara and I were able to experience first-hand the power of getting Tampa’s greatest benefactors together at the same event and it was magical,” said Tod Leiweke. “We are pleased to host the event in 2013 and we look forward to doing all we can for the American Cancer Society as it continues its work to eradicate cancer.”

All proceeds from the ball will benefit the programs and services of the American Cancer Society and more than .80 cents on every dollar donated goes towards funding the American Cancer Society mission. In 2012, the Cattle Barons’ Ball netted over $600,000 from members of the Tampa Bay community.


The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community- based voluntary health organization, dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

The American Cancer Society donates more money to cancer research than any other private, not-for-profit, non-governmental funder of cancer research in the United States. American Cancer Society has funded 46 Nobel Prize winners.

People interested in attending or finding out more information about the Cattle Barons Ball are encouraged to visit or by calling 813-319-5904. To purchase tables and tickets for the event you can email