The 3rd Annual Glenn Cunningham Memorial Scholarship Rodeo is coming up Saturday, June 18 at the Porth Ag Arena in Crockett, Texas.  This is going to be a full day and evening of entertaining rodeo events. For details on barrel racing, please contact Haylei Clark at 903-373-4393.

Several different divisions of barrel racing will get underway at 8 a.m. and continue until about 9:30 a.m., then the open division gets started around 10.  At 1 p.m., the senior pro world classic bull riding gets going.

At 5 p.m., it's a full line-up of rodeo competitions that will be getting underway.  Some of those events include barrel racing (top 10 back from the morning race), girls breakaway roping, mutton busting (for kids 6 & under, and less than 55 pounds), team roping, calf riding for participants 9 & under, steer riding for participants 14 & under, junior bulls for participants 19 and under, open bull riding, and the always entertaining and unpredictable wild steer saddling.  Freestyle bullfighting will also be featured.

Gate ticket price is $10/adults, $5/kids, and free for kids 5 and under.  Remember, you're supporting local scholarships whether you are a contestant, watching the show, or just buying some concession items.

This rodeo is held to support area youth through scholarships in memory of Glenn Cunningham. This rodeo started to help provide Glenn’s daughter, Jessi, who also lost her mother 10 years ago, with money for college. Graduating from Grapeland High School this year, Jessi will be receiving a scholarship to help her pursue her dreams at TJC!  The rodeo will continue to provide scholarships to graduating seniors each year.

Here are some of the contact numbers for events and information:

  • Breakaway/Team Roping/Mutton Busting/Steer Saddling - Julie Prager - 936-544-6560
  • Calf, Steer & Bull Riding - Jay Campbell - 281-415-1769
  • Senior Pro Bulls - Danny Matthews - 469-552-4550
  • Roan Prager - 936-222-5178
  • Travis Haygood - 936-546-1869
  • Devon Haygood - 214-207-4030

A special thanks to all of the sponsors who have made this scholarship event possible including Gold Buckle Sponsors:

  • Cody Tate
  • Powledge Septic Cleaning
  • BCB Transport
  • S&N Services
  • Cowboy Contractors
  • Bill Fick Ford
  • Dealer Solutions Automotive

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