Wilsonville rodeo to support law enforcement

Published 3:20 pm Thursday, August 11, 2016

By Briana Harris / Staff Writer

WILSONVILLE – A rodeo will be held in Wilsonville to show appreciation for law enforcement, first responders, military and fire and rescue personnel on Aug. 26-27 at River Run Farms, 102 Shaw Lane in Wilsonville.

BR Ink in partnership with the Miniature Rodeo Association will host the Police Lives Matter Rodeo consisting of bull and bronco riding and barrel racing. The rodeo is a qualifying competition that will help decide which competitors will go to Oklahoma for the 2016 BBR World Finals.

Jimmy Boswell, event organizer and owner of BR Ink, a rodeo company, said first responders, law enforcement and military can attend the rodeo for free if they show their badge at the entrance gate.

Tickets are $10 in advance for those 6 years and older and $13 the day of the rodeo. Children 6 and under can attend for free.

On Aug. 25 patrons can enjoy $5 barrel racing prior to the main events.

“We’re asking everyone to wear blue shirts to show their support for our officers,” Boswell said.

The community will have an opportunity to meet police officers, rodeo participants and the rodeo announcer at a meet and greet from 11 a.m. to noon on Aug. 27 at Big Man’s in Harpersville. Boswell said bulls and broncos will be at the meet and greet.

For the first time, Boswell said the rodeo will feature a female announcer, Jenna Thomas, better known as Jammin’ Jenna.

“This will be her debut as an announcer and as far as we know she’s the first,” Boswell said. “I really hope everybody gets behind her and shows their support.”

BR Ink will also host a Police Lives Matter Rodeo Sept. 16-17 in Prattville and Oct. 7-8 in Opp.