It’s been a long few weeks for McKennon Wimberly since the 22-year-old bull rider suffered a serious injury at the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series event in Anaheim, Calif. To see more, go HERE.
He had surgery to repair a broken jaw, and he was hospitalized at the University of California-Irvine for several days. Just this week, he was released to a rehab center in Dallas, where his recovery will continue. The type of concussion, the brain injury that was involved will mean a long recovery.
In the interim, family, friends and fans are putting together the McKennon Wimberly Reief Benefit & Bull Riding for March 24-25 at the Parker County Sheriff Posse Arena in Weatherford, Texas. There will be a barbecue dinner and Calcutta, the bull riding, futurity bull competition, mutton busting competition and a classic bull riding. Tickets are $16 for box seats ant $10 for general admission.
Donations can be made to the McKennon Wimberly Benefit Fund, First Financial Bank, College Park, P.O. Box 1299, Weatherford, TX 76086. Silent auction donations can be sent to 606 Southland Dr., Weatherford, TX 76086. Contact Luann for more information at (817) 565-6708.
This is what’s great about rodeo folks: They’re already rallying around an injured cowboy, who is showing great signs of improvement. McKennon’s mother, Paula, has posted such information on her Twitter account.
That’s great news. Let’s continue to pray it continues. As a friend said, “We have witnessed a miracle.”