ADA, Okla. – No matter where he’s been all over the world, Cord McCoy’s thoughts return to his home.
Southeastern Oklahoma is home to McCoy, one of the elite cowboys in the Professional Bull Riders tour, the Built Ford Tough Series. He makes his living trying to ride the nastiest bucking beasts in the business, a continuation of his life on the ranch.
That’s why McCoy is excited about his developing relationship with Ada-based Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc., an organization that has supported McCoy’s bull riding career and has seen the cowboy traverse the world with his brother, Jet, during two seasons of the CBS-TV reality series, “The Amazing Race.”
“I’ve worked with Pre-Paid in the past, and I know the kind of people they are,” said McCoy, a five-time champion in the Oklahoma-based International Professional Rodeo Association who has focused his career on riding bulls in the PBR. “It’s very exciting to me to be able to work with everybody at Pre-Paid. We’re still working out all the details of the sponsorship agreement, but I think this is something that’s going to work well for both of us.
“I’m a cowboy, but even bigger, I’m an Oklahoma cowboy. It’s important for me to work with an Oklahoma company, and that’s Pre-Paid Legal; it’s Oklahoma from its foundation up.”
Pre-Paid Legal offers products that are one-of-a-kind, life events legal service plans, and the company provides legal service benefits provided through a network of independent law firms across the United States and Canada, and include unlimited attorney consultation as well as will preparation, traffic violation defense, automobile-related criminal charges defense, letter writing, document preparation and review and a general trial defense benefit.
Pre-Paid Legal Services has an identity-theft restoration product that is also one of a kind because of the combination of outside vendors and provider law firms. More information about can be found at http://www.prepaidlegal.com. Pre-Paid Legal has approximately 600 employees at its corporate headquarters in Ada and an additional 60 employees in Antlers and 100 employees in Duncan.
In the partnership, McCoy will carry the Pre-Paid Legal brand with him as he travels the country chasing his bull riding dreams. He will serve as a marketing representative for the company as he meets with fans and the media, wearing the Pre-Paid Legal logo during each appearance, whether in the arena or on television interviews or during autograph sessions.
Pre-Paid Legal has been part of the Oklahoma landscape for nearly 40 years, and Jet and Cord McCoy have brought Oklahoma to the masses through their exciting experiences on “The Amazing Race.” The brothers finished second in Season 16, which aired last spring. They are still involved in Season 18, which has aired half its 12 episodes already this spring. The seventh leg of the race around the world for $1 million will air at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 10.
“Whether I’m at a bull riding in California or racing around the world, I’m always thinking of home,” McCoy said. “That’s who I am. I’m pretty proud to be from Oklahoma.”