Are you tough enough to wear pink?
The Cowboy Church in Orange is hosting a ”Pink Out” on Saturday and would like to invite everyone to come out and join the fun.
This is the third and final playday of the Buckle Series and is at the church arena located at 673 FM 1078. There will be buckles and prizes awarded at the end of the day of the event. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. with events starting at 10 a.m.
It is open to anybody, but participants won’t be able to qualify for a buckle unless they have participated in at least one previous play day.
The events include cloverleaf barrels, poles, straight barrels and a speed race. For the six years old and under category, there are events such as the lead line, stick horse race and mutton bustin. There is not a buckle for the lead line or stick horse race, but there will be a buckle awarded for the mutton bustin competition.
The Cowboy Church of Orange has teamed up with “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” to join the fight against breast cancer. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Gift Of Life program.
Tough Enough to Wear Pink was created by entrepreneur and breast cancer survivor Terry Wheatley in 2004 with Karl Stressman, former director of special events for Wrangler and now commissioner of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association. They worked to bring the sport of professional rodeo and the western community together to rally against breast cancer.
Wheatley had recently undergone breast cancer surgery and, although things looked positive, it was on her mind. She had lost her grandmother to breast cancer, her mother had a double mastectomy before the age of 40 and her daughter Katie had undergone two surgical biopsies before the age of 20.
Wheatley realized from her own situation that early diagnosis and treatment was key to a successful outcome, according to toughenoughtowearpink.com
Everyone is invited to come show their support, wear pink and “Pink Out” their horse too.
The Gift of Life foundation will also be present to share information about their services.
The “Gift of Life’s” Breast Cancer Program provides free mammograms and clinical breast exams with access to follow-up treatment for medically under-served Southeast Texas women, as well as extensive educational outreach which centers on the lifesaving benefits of early cancer detection.
The “Gift of Life” Breast Cancer Program annually makes available 2,000 free mammograms and clinical breast exams for medically under-served women and extensive educational programming on breast health for young adult women throughout the region.
There will be a concession stand on sight. In addition, door prizes will be given away throughout the day. The door prizes include tetwp merchandise.
Horses are required to have a current and negative coggins test. A signed release and sleeved shirts are also required.
For more information contact Jackie at 409-423-9724. Information on the church is on cowboychurchorangecounty.org.