B&GH Rodeo expands to three nights

June 26, 2019

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina is pleased to announce that the 2019 Rodeo at the B&GH Farm and Benton/BTS Arena & Exhibition Center will expand to three nights.

The 2019 B&GH Rodeo will be held at 8 p.m. on August 15, 16 and 17. Gates will open at 6 p.m. for the event.

“Last year we filled the arena both nights,” said Equine Manager and Events Coordinator Amanda Thompson. “We had to turn people away at the gates and we knew that we had to do something to allow more people to enjoy this evening of entertainment for the entire family.”

Thomas Linton Rodeo is providing the Southern Rodeo Association sanctioned event. This means it will include top riders participating in bull riding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, breakaway roping and bareback riding.

“We are excited to bring this experience back again this year,” said B&GH President Gary Faircloth. “Vendors and sponsors are already lining up to provide a full entertainment event.”

Tickets for the event will only be sold at the gates. General admission is $15. Military and first responders get in for $12 with ID. Admission for children ages 4 – 10 is $5 and children 3 and under get in for free. All proceeds benefit the children of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.

“We encourage everyone to arrive as the gates open to ensure admission,” Thompson said. “We know that there is going to be a high demand this year and early arrival will allow you to get a good seat and enjoy the vendors.”

For more information, or to become a sponsor or a vendor for the event, contact Amanda Thompson at 910-646-3083.

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.