Seventh Annual Relay for Life, Troy FFA Rodeo

Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:37 am

Bronco riding gave the crowd a show to see. Many riders were from the area.

Bronco riding gave the crowd a show to see. Many riders were from the area.

Lincoln County “Outlaws” filled the stands for a two-day ropin’ and ridin’ extravaganza. The seventh annual Relay for Life Rodeo, sponsored by Troy FFA was held on Aug. 23 and 24. All the proceeds from the two nights go to benefit Relay for Life and Troy FFA. “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” was the theme as all the cowboys and cowgirls dressed in their best pink shirts and put on a show for the residents of Lincoln County.

During the opening ceremony, flags were flown in honor of those who are fighting or have fought breast cancer.

During the opening ceremony, flags were flown in honor of those who are fighting or have fought breast cancer.

On the agenda for both nights was Bareback, Open Calf Roping, Over 40 Calf Roping, Breakaway Roping, Saddle Bronco Riding, Steer Wrestling, Girls’ Barrel Racing, Team Roping: Heading and Heeling; Exhibition Barrel Racing and finally, Bull Riding. The events kept the crowd on their feet as they watched the cowboys and cowgirls show off their skills, some completing the challenge that they signed up for, and others leaving the arena with less luck.

“The rodeo went really well this year bringing in about 2,700 guests to see the show. This was our seventh year doing the rodeo and it has been one of the largest with 17 queen participants and raising $18,000 and counting,” said Amber Shafer, chairperson for the event. “We couldn’t do it without the sponsors that always support us. They make it all happen. It’s all thanks to the community that within the last seven years $121,000 has been raised for the two groups and we will continue to make the Relay for Life Rodeo sponsored by the FFA a success as the years keep coming.”

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