Rodeo gives ‘High-Five’ to special cowboys ’n cowgirls
Woodlake Lions Rodeo to host first “High-Five Rodeo” for developmentally delayed on May 10
WOODLAKE – Few people can master roping and riding like professional cowboys, but the Woodlake Lions Club wants everyone to feel the excitement of roping a steer or turning a horse on a dime, regardless of their physical or mental limitations.
So to kick-off the 66th annual Woodlake Lions Rodeo, club members will hold their first “High-Five Rodeo” on Friday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Woodlake Lions Rodeo Grounds north of Woodlake, Calif. The “High-Five Rodeo” program gives developmentally-disabled individuals an opportunity to participate in modified versions of rodeo events and learn some of the every day skills of the cowboy life.
“Participants are paired up with real-life cowboys and cowgirls, Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo, bullfighters, and other performers and key personnel involved in the production of our rodeo, as they go through rodeo-related stations in the rodeo arena,” explained William Valero, Woodlake Lions Club President.
“High-Five Rodeo” participants will compete in a stick-horse barrel race, learn how to rope a dummy steer head, ride a horse, enjoy petting some livestock, and learn some of the rules of rodeo. Sponsored by Boot Barn and Woodlake Drive-In, the “High-Five Rodeo” participants will be rewarded with prizes for their rodeo achievements!
The “High-Five Rodeo” will be held in conjunction with Media Day. The Woodlake Lions Club invites all members of the media to the rodeo grounds on Friday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. for a behind-the-scenes look at the Woodlake Lions Rodeo. Cowboys, cowgirls and personnel will be available for interviews and photo opportunities.
For more information, contact Trilby Barton at 559-740-8006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.