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Unique Rodeo Helps Kids Pay For College

LAWTON, Okla_Ranchers and rodeo go-ers went hog wild Saturday at the 2nd Annual Hog Wild Rodeo.

 

The unique rodeo that features everything from your typical bronco riding and calf roping to several events with wild hogs, benefits the Arena Cowboy Church and The Lawton Ranger Scholarship Program.

The idea to integrate events with wild hogs came from a rodeo in Texas, and it's already growing in popularity.

While the spectacle of roping wild hogs is entertaining, the real motivation behind the event is to help good kids go to college.

"Some people can sing in church, some people can preach, I can put on a rodeo. They tell you in church to do everything you can to help people out, and this helps sends kids to college, " said the rodeo's founder, Joe Ragsdale.

Organizers say all a kid has to do if they're interested in applying for a scholarship is talk to a Ranger or someone with the church, and they'll help them get on the road to applying.

 

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