GUTHRIE, Okla. – After a decade away, the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association’s Range Round-Up is returning to its original home, the Lazy E Arena.
The 31st annual event will take place Aug. 28-29, 2015, at the Lazy E Arena, which served as a two-decade host of the Range Round-Up beginning with its inception in 1985.
“We are excited about the possibilities that this move will offer,” said Tim Drummond, the OCA Range Round-Up chairman. “The Lazy E has upgraded their facilities, and, as a committee, we feel it will work well for us and be a good change. In addition, the Lazy E wants to help us with our mission.”
Tickets are anticipated to go on sale in May.
The OCA Range Round-Up set out on a mission more than 30 years ago to provide family entertainment, promote beef and raise money for charity. The selected charity has varied over the years, but 2014 marked the 18th straight year the Children’s Miracle Network has been the charity. In that time, the OCA has donated more than $404,000 and formed a strong connection to the charity and its work.
The event will still consist of 12 ranch teams consisting of ranch cowboys that compete in six events that mirror many of the activities they do on the ranch. The Lazy E Arena is the perfect place to display it, with the largest dirt arena floor in the country and seating that provides spectators with that perfect vantage point no matter where the action happens. Just with the size of the arena, the cowboys have room to work their horses and handle livestock all while facing similar challenges in the pasturelands they patrol daily.
“The competition is fierce, but the cowboys don’t take home much more than bumps and bragging rights when it’s all said and done,” Drummond said with a grin. “Knowing that we are raising money to help sick children get well is an incentive and makes competing worth the while.”
About OCA: The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association exists to support and defend the state and nation’s beef cattle industry. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line. For more information about OCA membership or activities, visit www.okcattlemen.org.
About Lazy E Arena: The Lazy E hosts and produces 35 events a year, including the famed Timed Event Championship, the Professional Bull Riders and numerous other livestock and equine events. Built in 1984, the arena has a long-lasting legacy in Western events and continues to be a leader in promoting the Western way of life. For more information about the Lazy E Arena, visit www.LazyE.com.