July 20, 2012
-- Range Riders is roping together their fourth annual Rope for a Cure event to benefit kids with Type 1 Diabetes and the Panhandle Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). On Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12, Range Riders welcomes young and old to experience the art of roping at the Range Rider Indoor Arena at 313 W. Loop 335 South, Amarillo, TX.
Roping Schools will be available for beginning ropers and open roping contests will take place for professionals and amateurs who want to put their roping skills to the test. The week will also include a Cowboy Ball and Dinner on Saturday, August 11. Music for the Cowboy Ball and Dinner will be provided by local singer-songwriter, Matt Martindale, with entertainment by Casey Berry and the Live Texas Mosquitoes. The evening will also include the Manager of Rascal Flatts, Jake LaGrone. Jake is a legend in the music business and worked with the likes of Reba McEntire, Lonestar, Alan Jackson, and more. To purchase tickets for the Cowboy Ball and Dinner, call Jerry Don Thompson at (806) 681-3171.
Event planners are also holding a raffle for an outdoor kitchen valued at $5,500 and a Hughes Trailer valued at $11,000. Raffle tickets can be purchased at Citizen’s Bank, 4117 S. Georgia Street in Amarillo.
All proceeds for the event will go to the Panhandle chapter of JDRF and to send local children with Type 1 Diabetes to specialized camps throughout the region.
Rope for a Cure is sponsored by Range Riders, FirstCapital Bank, Citizen's Bank, Triangle Realty, Adobe Walls, and Nobox Creative.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and is the largest charitable supporter of T1D. Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the quality of life of every person with T1D and will not rest until T1D is fully conquered.