FOLEY – Who’s ready for the 21st Annual Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation’s Professional Rodeo? The event will be taking place Aug. 2, 3, and 4 at the Foley Horse Arena (113 E. Rosetta Avenue), …
FOLEY – Who’s ready for the 21st Annual Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation’s Professional Rodeo? The event will be taking place Aug. 2, 3, and 4 at the Foley Horse Arena (113 E. Rosetta Avenue), with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and the rodeo action taking place at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for reserved seating (including seat cushion), $15 for adults, $8 for children three to twelve, and children two and under get in free. All proceeds will benefit the JCMF’s Peer Helper Programs in Baldwin County.
The event includes barrel racing, bareback riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, breakaway roping, bull riding, and much more.
The rodeo is the foundation’s primary fundraiser, and is an award-winning Professional Cowboy Association event. While the event has always attracted thousands of fans who come out to support the cowboys and cowgirls participating, this year even more can enjoy the fun-filled nights as the foundation is renting new bleachers with larger capacity.
“The old bleachers sat approximately 1,800 people per night,” said Foundation President and Co-Founder Francis Holk-Jones. “The new seats will seat 2,354, so it’s an increase of 554 just per night. The new number times the three nights of the event gives us a capacity of over 7,000 people coming to the event.”
The first night of the rodeo, Thursday, will feature “Hometown Heroes,” a tribute to military and emergency services personnel, for whom entry will be free with valid ID.
Kids Zone Activities will begin at 6 p.m. on each day and are included with rodeo admission. This includes face painting, tattoos, bouncy house, inflatable obstacle course and games.
Oak Hollow Farms is offering horseback rides on Thursday and Friday night from 7 – 7:45 p.m.
You can grab your ticket at the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation (819 N. McKenzie Street, Foley), Summerdale Western Store on Highway 59 in Summerdale, Circle V Saddlery in Robertsdale, and France Holk-Jones State Farm Insurance (315 E. Laurel Avenue, Foley). Tickets are also available at the gate each night of the rodeo.
The Foundation’s website states: “With your contribution, the Foundation will be able to provide multiple Peer Helper and Coordinator trainings, host the National Conference and present the Peer Helper Jubilee. Furthermore, programs will be equipped in each school with the Peer Helper Portal and direct funds for activity supplies and resources.”
The Foundation’s mission is to help youth cope with day-to-day life issues and excel into adulthood, and has over 1,300 Peer Helpers in Baldwin County.
For more information on the upcoming 21st Annual Professional Rodeo, visit the JCMF’s website at jennifermoorefoundation.com.