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Rodeo Competitors Bring Joy to Give Kids The World Village


Competitors in the 2015 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo visited Give Kids the World on 3/25/15, bringing some old-fashion cowboy and cowgirl joy to children with life-threatening illnesses.

In addition to a weekly riding event held at the non-profit, the young guests and their families got some lessons on the cowboy way of life from the competitors visiting the Osceola County landmark.

"Osceola County is fortunate that a compassionate non-profit such as Give Kids the World is based here," said Commissioner Viviana Janer, who participated in the event. "The work they do and the lives they touch is simply amazing. The network of volunteers is dedicated to one thing - leaving a lasting impression on these kids who are having a dream vacation.”

The competitors started arriving in town over the weekend for the RNCFR, which started its four-day, five-session run Wednesday at Osceola Heritage Park.

"It was heart-warming to be able to work with these kids and their families today," said Juan Alcazar, Jr., a St. Cloud High graduate who was scheduled to compete Wednesday night in the steer wrestling event. "It’s an honor to be in a position where we can give back to community that is hosting us for this event."

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