Roping Event to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Clay County Fairgrounds arena will be alive with action this Saturday, June 21, as the first annual SPC Steven Tyler Redmon Memorial Roping event will be held beginning at 9 a.m. The fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project has been organized by the Clay County Rodeo. (courtesy photo)

The Clay County Fairgrounds in Piggott will be the site of a special fundraiser beginning at 9 a.m. this Saturday, June 21. The occasion will be the first annual SPC Steven Tyler Redmon Memorial Roping event, to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

The roping contest will feature several classes, and is being held in memory of SPC Steven Tyler Redmon, a Piggott High School graduate who died from injuries sustained in a traffic accident last year. Proceeds from the event, which organizers plan to repeat each year, will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to empower wounded service members. Their website notes the organization's vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.

The project also seeks to raise awareness, and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

Those wanting additional information on the Wounded Warrior Project may learn more by visiting them online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org

The entry fee to Saturday's roping contest is $20 per man, with competition in open, #13, #11 and #9. Organizers also noted extra money will be added to each roping. There will also be special three-head roping, consisting of a total of 10 teams with an entry fee of $100 a man--winner take all.

Competition is scheduled to get underway at 9 a.m. in the arena, located on the Clay County Fairgrounds on the north edge of Piggott.

Cattle stock for the roping event is being provided by Tim Glascoe.

"If you'd like to help support the project by making a donation, please make your checks payable to Wounded Warrior Project," noted event organizer Darrin Moore. "In return, they will send tax information to the address printed on your check within 10 to 14 days."

"It's our goal make sure the SPC Steven Tyler Redmon Memorial Roping event will greatly benefit the Wounded Warrior Project this year, and each year to come," Moore added. "And we hope it will also be an event that everyone can be proud to be a part of."

Those interested in making a donation may call Moore, with Clay County Rodeo, at 870 598-4995 or Pamela Moore at 870 634-6081. Donations may also be made during the SPC Steven Tyler Redmon Memorial Roping event at the fairgrounds on June 21.

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