B&GH Rodeo raises more than $16,000 for children

September 3, 2019

Lake Waccamaw, NC – The 2019 B&GH Rodeo raised more than $16,000 to support the children of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.

The three competitions took place Aug. 15 – 17 in the Benton/BTS Arena & Exhibition Center and saw a strong turnout despite torrential rains.

“We were very grateful to all who came out in the weather to experience an evening of entertainment,” said B&GH President Gary Faircloth. “Seeing the crowds come out reminded us that the rodeo is something this area enjoys.”

Equine Manager and Events Coordinator Amanda Thompson was thrilled by the turn out.

“We cannot begin to thank everyone enough for supporting the children of B&GH by attending this event and making it such a success,” Thompson said. “Many thanks to our sponsors, vendors and volunteers who helped make this event possible.”

State Farm agent David Ward was a top sponsor for the event. Additional sponsorships were provided by Baldwin Woods Pharmacy, BB&T, Cape Fear Farm Heritage Association, Chadbourn Feed Service, Council Tool Company, Cox Warehouse Discount Furniture, CresCom Bank, Dale’s Seafood of Lake Waccamaw, Duke Energy, First Citizens Bank, Gore’s Trailer Manufacturing, Hamilton Auto Sales & Service, Hill’s Supermarket, JET, Inc., Joe’s Barbecue, Papa Johns, Pine Log Plantation Event Venue, Pineview Veterinary Hospital, Pizza Village, Roger Chestnutt Backhoe Service, Sam’s Pit Stop, Singletary Small Engines, Inc., Southeastern Community College, Southeast Farm Equipment, Southeast Pediatrics, Southern Sizzler, Sunshine Laundry and Dry Cleaner, Vann Underwood Auto Sales, Waccamaw Outdoors and Speedy Mart, Waccamaw Real Estate, Whiteville Body Shop, Inc., Whiteville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Whiteville Mini Storage, and Wheelin Tire & Automotive. Food Lion, Gregory Poole, Tractor Supply, and Wal-Mart all provided supply donations to make the event a success.

“Special events like our rodeo don’t just happen,” said Faircloth. “There is a lot of preparation involved and we are grateful to all of our sponsors, vendors, volunteers and staff who helped to make this such an incredible event.”

 Working with Thomas Linton Rodeo, the Southern Rodeo Association sanctioned event included bull riding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping and bareback riding. Between competition entertainment was provided by two-time Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo Clown of the Year Jake Wilcox.

To keep up with the events and activities at the B&GH Farm and Benton/BTS Arena & Exhibition Center, visit https://www.facebook.com/BGH-Equine-Events-Exhibition-Center-1676099915977968/.

 

About Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc., has been helping children since 1954. Since then, more than 7,500 children have benefitted from the services of the not-for-profit, 501(c)3 agency. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive array of services for children and youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. B&GH offers adoption, family and therapeutic foster care, free children’s therapy, as well as residential care on the campus at Lake Waccamaw. The campus features a SACS-accredited school with a middle and high school curriculum, vocational education, recreation facilities, farm, chapel and cottage life. As many as 320 vulnerable children are cared for through the residential, community-based services, and school program provided by B&GH at any given time. B&GH operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. B&GH is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.