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Barrel Racing, Bucking Bulls, Better Kids

Friday, June 30, 2006

Rodeo supports Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong

Whether or not you’re a cowboy or cowgirl at heart, if you steer your family down to the 2nd Annual Flying H Ranch Rodeo in Campbell, N.Y., on Saturday or Sunday, July 29 or 30, an afternoon of bareback bronc riding and calf roping just may have you and your little buckaroos singing Happy Trails on the ride home.

Plus, it doesn’t hurt to know that 10 percent of your ticket sale will be donated to Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong – and unlike the performers, your charity won’t leave you walking bow-legged.

The national rodeo, which drew more than 4,000 spectators last year, consists of two shows: 5 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Both will be broadcast live on TNN as official International Professional Rodeo events and are excellent chances to witness wild horses and bulls as you’ve never seen them before. 

“Rodeo is quickly becoming a family-sport; it sure isn’t just for cowboys anymore,” said Jeff Horton of the Flying H Ranch. “That’s why we’re gearing the event towards kids and making sure the event ultimately benefits kids.”

For your chance to see steer wrestling, a grand-entry horseback parade, bareback bronc and bull riding (competitors are strapped in for 8 seconds of bucking), a spectacular half-time show, clowns and more, buy tickets ($14 in advance, $16 at the gate) by calling (607) 527-4534 or stopping by Flying H Grocery on Route 415 in Campbell or Savona.

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