Boys & Girls Homes Rodeo returns Aug. 13, 14

June 18, 2021

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina is pleased to announce the 2021 Rodeo at the BGHNC Farm and Benton/BTS Arena & Exhibition Center will take place at 8 p.m. on August 13 and 14.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. each evening.

“We are so grateful that we are able to bring this event back to the community,” said Equine Therapy and Events Coordinator Amanda Thompson. “After having to cancel last year’s event, it was a big question for us to make sure we could bring a quality event safely for everyone to enjoy. Our farm team, along with leadership, worked to put together a plan to make this rodeo happen.”

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 could not put together an event like this for the community without our sponsors,” said BGHNC President/CEO Ricky Creech. “Having the support of the Southeastern Gospel Music Association made it possible to bring this event back.”

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 6 – 10 is $10 and children 5 and under get in for free. All proceeds benefit the children and families of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.

“We encourage everyone to arrive at or before 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 for the event, contact Johnna Harrelson 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. BGHNC 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 children are cared for through the residential, community-based services, and school program provided by BGHNC at any given time. BGHNC operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. BGHNC is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.