Bull Riding Event Raises Money for Local Breast Cancer Group

Posted at: 04/04/2014 11:09 PM
By: Jenna Lohse

(ABC 6 News) -- Hundreds made it out to Graham Arena for the 18th Annual Valley Featherlite's Bull Riding Challenge Friday night.

Cowboys from all over the country came to compete for the $10,000 purse.

Tonight was in support of breast cancer awareness.  For each person that walked in with pink on, money is donated to the local Join the Journey Chapter.

"Our sport is one of the oldest sports in the world and I think to be able to tie in to a very large problem in society today with breast cancer, the awareness of it is really cool, and we've got so many people here and so many of the contestants whose families are effected by it," entertainer Matt Merritt said.

If you missed the excitement Friday, the event goes on Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $18.00 for adults $7.00 for children.