Local rodeo star to compete in richest bull ride
RODEO: One of the South Burnett’s very own champions will buckle up to ride in the annual Rodeo 4 Life event next month.
Local rodeo superstar Jack McArthur, 24, from Cooyar will travel to Wollongong to ride alongside 24 other elite professional cowboys for a life saving event.
On Saturday, November 30 they will entertain the audience at Australia’s richest bull ride and country music show at the WIN Entertainment centre to raise awareness and funds for organ donation.
The young daredevil said he looked forward to riding with some of the best rodeo champions in the country.
“Rodeo 4 Life will be massive and the competition is as tough as it gets,” McArthur said.
“We’ll all be riding our hearts out for this important cause and hoping to bring home the grand prize in Australia’s richest bull riding rodeo arena spectacular.”
Jack will fight against the odds to stay mounted for the full 8 seconds on the legendary JP Gill and Sons’ mightiest rodeo bulls as he competes for the championship title and $30,000 in prize money.
While Rodeo 4 Life will be exhilarating, the bull riding champions won’t just be bucking for the grand prize when they burst from chutes on powerful bulls in the ride of their lives.
They will risk all by riding for a greater cause to raise money that can save lives through funding organ transplant research at the RPA Transplant Institute.
Producer Doug Vickers OAM, a long-time rodeo man and liver transplant recipient has produced many large-scale rodeo events across Australia.
He said he looked forward to watching McArthur compete in the arena.
“We’re thrilled that Jack McArthur will be among our champion line-up in this spectacular event to help save lives,” Vickers said.
“The audience should be prepared for an edge of their seat experience when Rodeo 4 Life rocks The Gong with a thrilling, action-packed night of electrifying live rodeo and country music entertainment,” he said.
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital has been one of Australia’s pioneers in organ transplant research and surgery.
Vickers said the hospital have saved thousands of lives through developing breakthroughs to benefit all Australians with funds raised from Rodeo 4 Life contributing to the RPATI.
“Rodeo 4 Life champion bull riders and the audience will be part of something that’s so much more than a night of exciting entertainment as they will have the time of their lives while giving seriously ill people time to live,” Vickers said.
“By promoting the need to register to become an organ donor and funding this vital research at RPATI, we’ll be increasing the number of organs that can be transplanted and together we’ll save more lives,” he said.