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Texas Kickin' Bull Riding helps benefit Victoria West High School Legacy dance team

By JR Ortega
Oct. 1, 2010 at 5:01 a.m.
Updated Oct. 3, 2010 at 5:03 a.m.

The Friends of Texas Kickin' Bull Riding held its 11th annual fundraiser to benefit the West High School Legacy dance team on Friday. The bull riding continues Saturday.

IF YOU GO WHAT: Texas Kickin Bull Riding

WHEN: Doors open at 5 p.m., Saturday.

WHERE: Victoria Community Center; 2905 E North St.

Bull riding kicks off at 7 p.m.

Clay Crockett and Shotgun riders dance - 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Dago Rodriguez introduced his 3-year-old daughter, Mia, to the excitement of bull riding Friday night.

Cheers erupted from the at least 200 spectators as bulls bucked relentless riders at the 11th annual Texas Kickin' Bull Riding rodeo.

"Ain't nothing else to do in Victoria," Rodriguez said, laughing. "It's something different. It's an amazing deal."

The event is a major fundraiser for The Friends of Texas Kickin' Bull Riding, a parent-based organization, said Britney Cross, a member of the organization.

"We are so excited that we could give this to Victoria," Cross said.

The proceeds are handled by the organization, but will be reserved for the Victoria West High School Legacy dance team.

The bull riding competition isn't just for show, it is part of the Professional Bull Rider's tour, which is a big deal, she said.

Children had opportunities to take part in mutton busting, greased pigs races and mechanical bull riding.

A wide assortment of food, including nachos, hot dogs and drinks, was also available.

As Mia Rodriguez stared wide-eyed at the kicked up dirt and falling riders, her father went on about how something so fun could be so helpful.

He knows several girls on the drill team and an event like bull riding is just what they need to keep on dancing.

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