OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s First Responders will be honored at 35th Anniversary Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Ranch Rodeo. The event takes place August 23 and 24 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla. and consists of twelve ranch teams of ‘real ranch’ cowboys that compete in five different events mirroring many of the activities of daily ranch life.
“First responders play a vital role in our communities,” said Tim Drummond, Chairman of the OCA Ranch Rodeo Committee. “To show our appreciation to First Responders, state-wide, we have worked with several related organizations to distribute OCA Ranch Rodeo ticket vouchers redeemable for either the Friday or Saturday night performance.”
Doors open at 5 p.m. for shopping in the trade show and the performance begins nightly at 7 p.m.
“Bring the family and cheer on your favorite ranch team,” Drummond said.
The 2019 participating ranches include: Alfalfa County Land & Cattle, Cherokee, Okla.; Gray G Bar, Shidler, Okla.; Buford Ranches, LLC, Hominy, Okla.; Stuart Ranch, Waurika, Okla.; Drummond Land & Cattle Co., Pawhuska, Okla.; Hall Ranch & Daube Cattle Co., Comanche and Ardmore, Okla.; Treadwell Land & Cattle, Frederick, Okla.; Chain Ranch, Canton, Okla.; Lazy Rafter Slash Ranch, Lenapah, Okla.; Choctaw Nation Ranches, Durant, Okla.; Whitmire Ranch, Delaware, Okla.; and McPhail Land & Cattle, Mountain Park, Okla.
The competition is fierce, but the cowboys do not take home much more than bumps and bragging rights. They participate with one goal: to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation (CHF).
“CHF has been the benefitting charity of the event since 1997 and in that time the OCA Ranch Rodeo has raised more than $500,000.00 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation,” said Tim Drummond, Chairman of the OCA Ranch Rodeo Committee. “When you purchase a ticket to the OCA Ranch Rodeo, you are supporting Oklahoma children and their families.”
CHF funds children’s medical research and treatment for children right here in Oklahoma. The funds raised for CHF in Oklahoma, stay in Oklahoma.
According to Drummond, the Oklahoma Ford Dealers have supported the OCA Ranch Rodeo since the beginning as the presenting sponsor.
The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association is the trusted voice of the Oklahoma Cattle Industry. OCA is the only voice that speaks solely for the cattlemen of Oklahoma and represents beef producers in all 77 counties across the state. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line. For more information about OCA membership, the theft reward program or activities call 405-235-4391 or visit www.okcattlemen.org.
–Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association
For more articles out of Oklahoma, click here.