The World Famous CowParade herd is heading to a new home. A starry eyed audience laughed to host Jay Leno of the The Tonight Show, and by the way, set a world record for cow buying. Two of the 40 cows sold at auction went for $150,000, just part of the way to the nearly $1.5 million raised.
The Vince Young Champion Longhorn, covered in 8,000 pennies was one of them. The previous record for a single cow sale was $146,000.
Spanky Assiter, a world renown auctioneer coaxed generous donors out of $1.49 million. Yes, that's right, nearly one and a half million dollars. Here he is selling Cowjunto.
The money will go to the Dell Children's Blood and Cancer Center's Superhero kids endowment. The foundation helps families pay the non-medical expenses related to helping their kids battle cancer.
Jay Leno and Parker, a Superhero kid, take a rest as bidders fight over Cowch.
From left, Nicole Covert, her Mom Luci Baines Johnson, the Vince Young Champion Longhorn they purchased, Jay Leno, and Johnson's granddaughter Claudia Covert.
Jay asks Superhero kid Parker to sign a blank cow. Jay purchased the cow and donated it to the Dell Children's Blood and Cancer Center for the kids to decorate.
Jay and Cowcycle.
Auctioneer Spanky Assiter sells the Batcow hanging from the Moody Theater ceiling.
Philanthropist Milton Verret, founder of U.S. Money Reserve, sponsored the Austin Art Cow Auction. He's on stage with some of the Superhero kids.
Jay Leno hosted the auction.
Jay with the "I've got the music in me" Cow.
The Mooquet Cow at auction.