Cowboys try hand at rodeo fundraiser
THE WARWICK Cowboys rugby league club goes literal as it prepares to hold one of its biggest fundraisers yet.
On Friday, May 9, the Father Ranger oval will transform from a green field to a rodeo ring, to play host to the cream of Australia's riding crop.
"You don't have to be a cowboy or cowgirl to enjoy a rodeo," Cowboys ambassador Jessie Banks said.
"It's just a great social night, which is why I chose to do a fundraiser like this," she said.
The club, which has been part of the Warwick community for more than 20 years, has found it increasingly difficult to raise funds for essential running costs.
"A lot of clubs are struggling financially: There are only so many raffle tickets you can sell on a Friday night," rodeo organiser Scott Keogh said.
"We want to be proud supporting the guys that represent our town week in week out," he said.
"It also gives everyone a chance to know the boys".
The family-friendly event comes equipped with rides, a mechanical bull, fairy floss and music until late.
A bar and canteen will operate on the night.