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HICO (May 14, 2015) — As storms clouds continue to threaten Erath and Hamilton Counties, a bright spot on the horizon has emerged – event organizers say the annual Cody and Jenny Ohl Steak Cook-off and PBR Chute Out is on, come rain or shine Saturday.
The event, a bull buck out and steak cook-off, is being held Saturday, May 16, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the family of four-year-old Madison Burt, who is battling cancer, and a portion to benefit the scholarship foundation for Hico High School seniors. Maddy is currently undergoing chemotherapy for a malignant brain tumor that was removed earlier this year, and her family is facing mounting medical bills.
On Saturday night there will be an auction with all the proceeds – as well as part of the gate and entry fees – going to the Burt family. As with every year of the event, another portion of those fees will go a foundation that gives scholarships to seniors at Hico High School.
The bulls start bucking at 7 p.m. at the Ohl’s ranch (located at 3652 County Road 208 outside of Hico). In addition to hometown heroes and PBR stars jumping on the backs of bucking bulls, the Chute-Out features a calf scramble, mutton bustin’ for small cowboys and the highly anticipated head-to-head match between JW Harris, a four time world champ, and JB Mauney, also a world champion.
The head-to-head winner gets a hefty $10,000 purse along with bragging rights, and both men say they plan to donate the purse to the Burt family.
So make plans to come support these cowboys, enjoy an evening out with the family and help a couple of our neighbors while having a great time right here close to home.
For tickets to the Chute-Out, call 254.485.5577 or 254.485.7763 or online: http://tinyurl.com/ChuteOut.
Can’t make the event, but want to help Maddy and her family out? Check out more information at her GoFundMe page: http://www.gofundme.com/storyofmadison.