ABOUT RODEO 4 LIFE
Rodeo 4 Life on Saturday 30 November 2019, at WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, is Australia’s richest bull ride spectacular with $30,000 in prize money up for grabs.
Seven-time Golden Guitar winner and back-to-back CMC Male Artist of the Year, Travis Collins will perform in concert some of his greatest hits including Just Another Girl, Call Me Crazy, and Hard Light with a captivating light show and comedy relief by internationally renowned Rodeo Clown, Big Al Wilson.
Rodeo 4 Life promises an action-packed night of electrifying sports entertainment with a star-studded line-up of bull riding champions competing for the championship title when they’ll fight the odds to ride for the full 8 seconds on JP Gill and Sons mightiest rodeo bulls.
While the entertainment will be exhilarating, Australia’s bull riding stars won’t just be riding for the Rodeo 4 Life grand prize when they burst from the chute on powerful bucking bulls; they’ll be ‘riding for a greater cause’ – to help save lives with 100% of profits from Rodeo 4 Life set to fund life-saving research at the RPA Transplant Institute.
The inaugural Rodeo 4 Life is the inspiration of Doug Vickers OAM, an engineer and businessman who hails from Townsville and has lived in Wagga Wagga for 30 years. His family entrenched in the world of rodeo since the late 1940’s, Doug has been involved in the sport of rodeo for most of his life. He has produced many large-scale Rodeo events throughout Australia, been a regular rodeo judge and is on the Judges Panel for the Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) and the Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association (ABCRA).
Doug Vickers is also a grateful RPA liver transplant recipient who now sets the bar high for rodeo sports entertainment in Australia. He is committed to raising awareness of the life-saving role of organ donation and the vital research conducted at RPA that aims to bring excellent transplant outcomes to all who need it.
“I’ve been involved in rodeo most of my life but I’m only alive today because of the years of dedicated research that led to the development and ongoing improvements in life-saving organ donation.Doug Vickers OAM
“If through Rodeo 4 Life we can contribute to saving the lives of others as many before us have contributed to saving mine, we’re not only raising funds for RPATI’s important research initiative, we’ll also be promoting the need for all Australian’s to register as organ donors.”Doug Vickers OAM.