Nicky Wheeler rodeo returns to J’ville
Bull riders from across the country vie for top honors during the Nicky Wheeler bull riding rodeo, to be held Saturday, Sept. 28, in Jacksonville.
JACKSONVILLE -- Want to entertain, impress and reward your best clients or your most valued employees? Support the local 4-H and FFA scholarship programs? Or maybe you just want to do something special for friends and family?
The Nicky Wheeler Memorial Bull Riding committee is pleased to announce tickets are on sale for its annual bull bash with an option for the ultimate fan experience with the addition of “Premium” seating options for the Tuff Hedeman Breakout Series bull riding held at the Jacksonville rodeo arena on Saturday, Sept. 28.
This annual event powered by the fans and the local community is the largest benefactor event for local FFA and 4-H college scholarships. Providing self-sufficiency and local jobs for future generations in the agricultural community is the goal of these scholarships and agricultural-based programs.
“Each of our Premium Seating options offers an array of benefits and advantages, but this year you will have the chance to sit ringside on the dirt with concierge services including a meet and greet with Tuff Hedeman in your preferred seating and a waiter to tend to your every need,” said Haley Beasley, co-Chair of the event.
Concierge Boxes are limited so you will want to reserve yours soon. Price is $150 per box which includes six seats. Box Seats within the grandstands are available again for $100 and consists of six seats.
The two-round annual event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Jacksonville Rodeo Arena where the bull riders will compete for prize money and a custom engraved Corriente saddle and Buckle trophy buckle.
This year’s event will once again be produced by a host of dedicated volunteers including previous Stock Contractor of the Year and World Champion bull team owner Jeff Harris and family of Palestine and Haley and Brian Beasley of Jacksonville.
Hedeman’s Breakout Tour event allows new riders to break into the ranks of professional bull riding and advance to the national level tours.
Advance general admission tickets are $10; $12 at the gate. Reserve tickets online at Nicky Wheeler Memorial Bull Riding and through Raven Jute’s Boutique and Salon Facebook page or in person at the Boutique in Jacksonville. For more information on the event and premium seating options, contact Haley Beasley, (903) 747-7199.
The Nicky Wheeler Memorial was established to pay tribute to an industry great, former champion bull rider and stock contractor who passed away in April of 2018. Formerly known as the Bull Bash Revolution, the name was changed this year to honor a great man. Nicky devoted his life to helping kids in FFA and 4-H chapters statewide. The Wheeler family owns Fresh Country Fund Raising, a statewide fundraising company supporting 4-H and FFA chapters nationwide.
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