BELLE — The Belle Ya Yas, a local non-profit group of women who help with transportation costs for people to receive medical treatment, will host their annual Battle of the Bulls Bucking for a …
BELLE — The Belle Ya Yas, a local non-profit group of women who help with transportation costs for people to receive medical treatment, will host their annual Battle of the Bulls Bucking for a Cure fundraiser Sept. 21 at Belle City Park.
“We still have room for individuals wishing to make a tax deductible donation and have a rider perform, honoring someone you love,” says Cindy Butler on the Ya Yas-Belle, Missouri Facebook page. “The cost is $75. Inbox us if you are interested.”
Butler is the president of the group and leads more than 20 women in fundraising activities to fundraise to help support the sick or people in need. The group primarily provides fuel cards to patients suffering from a condition that requires frequent trips for treatment.
The Futurity event will begin at 3 p.m. and is open to the public. It primarily involves bucking of young bulls with a mechanical weight on their backs to shop performance potential when they are old enough to buck a rider.
The annual event will begin at 8 p.m. at Belle City Park. Admission is $5 for children 6-years-old and up. Concessions will be available on the grounds.
Raffle tickets will also be for sale — $1 each or $5 for six — for a Pelican Progear 50 quart cooler and a Henry Classic Lever Action .22 rifle during the event.
Following the rodeo, a Rhinestone Cowboy Contest will be held at 10:30 p.m. on the mechanical bull. A $20 entry fee is required, and the winner will receive $100. Participants must sign up at the t-shirt stands in advance of the event.
Battle of the Bulls Bucking for a Cure is the group’s biggest annual fundraiser. They have raised $211,000 since its beginning in 2007.
“There is still time to hop on the sponsor wagon,” the group wrote on their Facebook page. “The profit allows us to continue to provide gas credit for those suffering from devastating diseases such as cancer. We wish we could share the gratitude and show you the tears that swell in the eyes of some when they are notified that they don’t have to worry about the money to get to treatments for a while. You would see why we are so passionate about what we do.”
The group has a set number of members, but many volunteers. If anyone is interested in volunteering, they can message the group on Facebook.