Sigma “Nu” Year Bull Bash happens Saturday
DUNCAN, Okla. – Members of Sigma Nu, a philanthropic organization, are partnering with Blue Rock Therapy for the 7th annual Sigma “Nu” Year Bull Bash set to take place
at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center in Duncan.
This action-packed event will showcase talented bull riders from across Oklahoma and surrounding states. The women of Sigma Nu have produced this event as a main fundraiser that benefits many organizations. The primary benefactor of this year’s event is The Stephens County Humane Society.
“This year’s event is centered all around the kiddos,” said Kylie Andrews, Sigma Nu member. “We are bringing in fun new activities, such as a bounce house, exotic petting zoo, and
so much more.”
Cody Earls will be the Funny Man for this year, with KB the Clown (Kenny Baker) retiring and passing the baton to Earls. “KB the Clown has been a crucial part of our event every year,” said Andrews. “Cody is a Stephens County local. He is a retired bull rider/bullfighter.” Earls has four children and is an officer with Duncan Police Department. “He says he feels a little rusty but is excited to get back into the arena as our funny man.”
Jamie Dees, with Rafter D Rodeo Company, will serve as announcer for the event. This will be his fourth year presiding over the event. Stock contractors are Up the Creek Bucking Bulls, owned by Mike and Kelly Sellers, and Cord and Denny McCoy. The Sellers have owned UTC since 1996 and have raised several champions – Boris the Blade, Rat Killer, and many more. Cord appeared as a contestant on The Amazing Race and is a professional rodeo stock contractor and former pro rodeo cowboy (saddle bronc riding and bull riding). Jet McCoy competed for the SWOSU Rodeo team 1999-02 and has a list of credits to his rodeo years.
“Three generations of McCoy Rodeo will be present at the event (Denny, Jet and son), and five generations of bucking stock. We are excited to introduce the next generation of bucking bulls at this event. This is for a good cause,” said Cord McCoy.
Free entrance for one child under the age of 12 can be redeemed with the purchase of one adult ticket. The women of Sigma Nu want to provide Stephens County with a family fun event that can be enjoyed by all, said Suzanne Graham, who is vice president of the Sigma Nu organization.
“We invite everyone to come out and grab a snack and catch a great show for some
great causes,” said Leslie Miller, President of Sigma Nu sorority. “Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the chutes will open at 7:30 p.m.”
Riders who have registered to date are: Joshua Garza of Cyril; Tyson Sheffield, Garrett Davidson, both of Elgin; Zach Johnson of Verden; Cody Frazier, Dustin Penson, both of Lawton; Hayden Averitt of McCloud; Calen Jackson, Robert Whitlow, both of Oklahoma City; Christian Ellis, Princeton Wright and Sadion Strain, all of Spencer; Corey Carter, Deware; Roman Letka, Bristow; Cody Paschal, Biggs; Wacey Shalla of Arapaho; Seth Malone, Del City; Bo Howell, Canton; Kale Visneiski, Trey Thomas and Dustin Sanchez, all of Weatherford; and Shalin Freeman, Braden Frazier, Ryan McConnell, Tony Hernandez, Joshua Callahn and Corryon Triplet (hometown not listed). Andrews said riders are continuing to call in and register for this event.
Members of the Sigma Nu sorority raise funds for several philanthropic events throughout the year. Marlow Samaritans, Senior Citizens, the Humane Society, Beautiful Day, and Marlow High School seniors are a few of the recipients of the generosity efforts. A reflection of the group’s passion to give is stated in its motto - “Among its other benefits, giving
liberates the soul of the giver.”
All proceeds from the bull event go to Sigma Nu to distribute to other organizations. Tickets can be purchased at Crutcher’s Western Wear in Duncan or Lawton. For more information, call Graham at 580-641-1581, or Andrews at 580-641-3028.
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