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WCSO Hosts the Ride for a Cure Rodeo

~Proceeds Benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation~


For Immediate Release

August 12, 2011

Put on your cowboy hats, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Ride for a Cure Rodeo will be held Saturday, August 20 behind the WCSO Paxton Substation.  Gates open at 6 p.m. The event begins at 7 p.m.


“Juvenile diabetes can be devastating for children and their families,” said Sheriff Michael A. Adkinson, Jr. “The rodeo is one of many family-friendly events around the country geared toward bringing awareness and ultimately a cure to juvenile diabetes.”


The event will feature contestants from area rodeo organizations who will participate in calf and steer riding, pee wee bull riding and barrel racing competitions.  Participants can register for the event by contacting Jared Jenkins at (850) 768-0586 or (850) 956-9924. Volunteers are encouraged to contact Sgt. Danny Garner at (850) 892-8186.


Adult Ticket Information (ages 13+):

  • $10 in advance
  • $12 at the gate


Child Ticket Information (ages nine to 12):

  • $8 in advance
  • $10 at the gate
  • Free admission for children ages eight and under


Advanced tickets are available at Paxton City Hall and the Walton County Sheriff’s Office in DeFuniak Springs, Fla.


The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. For more information about the JDRF, visit http://www.jdrf.org.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office Hosts the Ride for a Cure Rodeo

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