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Back in the Saddle

Anyone know how to say “Yeehaw!” in Creole?

We don’t either, but you can bet we’re dusting off our cowboy boots for Rodeo for Hope, a fun event hosted by Barry Driver and Capital Chrysler Jeep Dodge and benefiting HFHF! Back in the saddle for the second year in a row, Rodeo for Hope is a weekend-long extreme bull riding extravaganza for a cause, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to support HFHF’s work in Haiti.

The rodeo, held Friday, April 15 and Saturday April 16, is in conjunction with Wicked Bull, one of the most up to date and versatile extreme rodeo and western-themed event production companies on the east coast. The Wicked Bull team is made up of talent that includes nationally recognized bull riders, top freestyle bull fighters, award winning livestock, and charismatic announcers, so it promises to be a good time!

Not only are we thankful to Barry for his continued support of HFHF and excited about the taste of the wild, wild west that Raleigh will get, but we also think this is a prime opportunity to scout out some new recruits for HFHF trips to Zorange! If these modern-day John Waynes can handle a raging bull, they just might stand a chance at hangin on during that bumpy and exciting ride across the wide open Haitian range of mountains, rivers and always-interesting terrain. After all, our Haiti trip motto IS  “this isn’t our first rodeo” 😉

The rodeo starts at 8 p.m. each night, and tickets are $10 (children under 6 get in free, so it’s a great deal for some family fun). In addition to benefiting HFHF, Rodeo for Hope benefits House of Hope, a nondenominational center for troubled girls. For more info about the event, visit our Facebook page.

So round em up and bring all your friends out to support HFHF. And in case you still had doubts about whether or not to drag out the old Stetson, check out this video of all the fun had at last year’s rodeo: Capital Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge Rodeo for Hope.

You don’t wanna miss out, partner!