Bull Riding on the USS Lexington Was the Most Texas Thing Ever
We have reached peak Texas here, folks.
Over the weekend, bull riders with the PBR Air Force Reserve boarded the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi to raise money for military charities including Operation Homefront.
To raise the funds, they had a bull riding event right there on the deck of the ship.
That's right: Bull riding on a World War II-era aircraft carrier docked in Texas.
How freakin' rad is that?
Texas Sports Nation reports that the PBR brought in 300 tons of dirty and steel to create an arena for the event, which was broadcast on CBS.
Team Bad Boy Mowers and Team Boot Barn locked horns and put up some pretty impressive times. In the end, Team Bad Boy Mowers took home the W, but everyone won because the event raised $250,000 to establish a "Cowboys for a Cause" charitable fund to distribute money to causes supporting those who've served in the armed forces and their families.
The Forth Worth Star Telegram reports that two Texas natives - Tye Chandler of Celina and Cody Teel of College Station - were among the cowboys involved.
Every completed bull ride netted $25,000 for the cause thanks to Ford, and Bad Boy Mowers and Wrangler donated $25,000 each to Operation Homefront.
I don't know how they're going to top this. Maybe if they launch a Space-X rocket full of cowboys and bulls from Texas and have bull riding in space. Until then...wow.
If you want to do something for the children of military and first responder families right here in Central Texas, you can donate a new, unwrapped toy at one of our Toys for Troops drop-off locations. We've once again teamed up with Operation Phantom Support in Killeen to help ensure that these toys make it under the trees of kids in Fort Hood, Killeen, and surrounding communities.
See a full list of drop-off locations here. 2020's been a tough year on everyone's wallet, but if you can spare a little for a toy that will bring joy to deserving children this Christmas, it would be so very much appreciated.
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