ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — The 21st Annual PCA Championship Rodeo, presented by RAM, a benefit for the Robertsdale Rotary Club Foundation, proceeded as planned on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14 amid concerns over the threat of Covid 19, also known as the Coronavirus.
Moderate crowds turned out for the rodeo on Friday night as more than 1,000 residents flocked to the Baldwin County Fairgrounds arena in Robertsdale for the event.
Entertainment for the event was provided by Tim “Wild Thang” Lepard, from Pontotoc, Mississippi, and his show, dubbed “Team Ghostriders.” The show features three Capuchin monkeys, Sam, Meglynn and Little E., who dress as cowboys in vests, chaps and cowboy hats, sit in saddles on border collies as they round up sheep in the arena.
Rodeo participants also once again got the opportunity to win a Henry Golden Boy Long Colt .45 rifle, courtesy of Campbell Hardware. Participants were also given the chance to enter a free drawing for a 2020 Ram truck from Rodeo series sponsor Ram Rodeo.
Local students were invited to participate in the annual coloring contest, presented by Bryant Bank. Two bicycles were given away each night at the rodeo, donated by Walmart.
Through its Foundation, the Robertsdale Rotary Club has contributed to the Buckaroo Foundation, the Robertsdale High School Naval Junior ROTC, Roads of Hope, the Jace Waters Foundation, the Central Baldwin Education Foundation, Catholic Social Services, Women’s Care Medical Center, Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center, Habitat for Humanity and the Making Memories Hunt, among others.
The Rotary Club Foundation has also contributed to several local school programs, including scholarships for local high school students. The club also provides continuing support for ARC of Baldwin County, primarily through sponsorship of the annual Doc’s Hot Trot for ARC presented by LuLu’s, held every year in June.
The Robertsdale Rotary Club is part of Rotary International whose motto is “Service Above Self.” For more information visit rotary.org or visit the Robertsdale Rotary Club page on Facebook.