The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo's Calf Scramble Committee helps 250 students during every rodeo.
“The calf scramble program teaches our kids how important the agriculture program is to the state of Texas,” said Clint Truaxm a former calf scramble participant.
Truax was a scrambler back in 1993 at the age of 15. He was able to halter a calf and win an $800 certificate. He purchased a Brahma heifer.
“You learn responsibility and how to take care of that animal," Truax said.
But he said there is much more to it than just that.
"The kids I got to meet throughout the state of Texas, I ended up going to college with and I am still friends with," added Truax.
That is why he now a member of the Calf Scramble Committee and will be a part of its Boots ‘N Shoot event in August.
The event helps raise the $250,000 in scholarship and certificate money needed every year for those participants in the calf scramble.
“It’s a great day of shooting with your friends. It's a beautiful facility and you know that you are helping to ensure that tradition of agriculture of the future kids of Texas," said Beth Greenblum, Calf Scramble marketing coordinator.
You don’t have to be an expert shot -- you just need to want to help the kids.
Along with shooting clay pigeons, there will be awards, a live and silent auction and a huge catered meal and a live band.
The event takes place at the National Shooting Complex, one of the finest complexes of its kind in the world. It is located off Culebra Road, just outside Loop 1604.
“I experienced that whole deal when I was a kid and I know how important it is and how much fit it is,” Truax said, which is why the fundraiser is so important as well.
Fore more information, visit www.sarodeo.com.