Bull riding, barrel racing event to benefit bull rider

by Sarah Fay Campbell

alt

Local bull rider Cody Brook was injured in a bull riding accident in early March. A benefit rodeo will be held next weekend to help pay his medical bills. 


Local bull rider Cody Brook sustained serious injuries to his face in early March at a rodeo in Troy, Ala.

Next weekend, a benefit bull riding and barrel racing event, Bucking for Brook, will be held at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Proceeds from the event will help pay Brook’s medical bills.

Bucking for Brook is organized by IXL Christian Bulls & Barrels. IXL Cowboy Church is an outreach program of Benton Baptist Church in Benton, Ala.

The event will be May 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be $12 for adults and $6 for kids 7 to 12. Kids 6 and under will be admitted free.

Brook was riding a bull when “they head butted each other,” said his stepdad, Luis Dutra. Dutra “flanks” the bulls, tying on the flank strap before they are ridden, so he was nearby when the accident happened. Brook happened to be riding one of Dutra’s bulls and it hadn’t been ridden before, he said.

“When he fell off, he was 10 feet in front of me."

“He was literally lifeless,” Dutra said. “That was the first big hit he’s taken. That was scary,” he said.

Dutra said when he ran to Brook he told him he was going to be going to the hospital with him. “He said, ‘No, send Momma. You just keep bucking bulls.’”

“He’s something else,” said Dutra. He said when he told Brook about that later, his son didn’t remember saying that.

Brook now has a metal plate and screws in his face, and his teeth were seriously damaged. They were pushed up into his gums, and the impact crushed his sinus cavity.

In addition to the bull riding and barrel racing, “We’ll probably have some sheep out there for the kids,” Dutra said.

There will be both men’s and women’s bull riding, and there will be a fireworks show at the end of the night.

For more information, contact Dutra at 404-597-3690 or Jimmy Boswell at 334-525-0436.



More Local

Main Street releases 2014 holiday ornament

Main Street Newnan has announced its 2014 Christmas Ornament will be available for purchase during the Plaid Friday– alternative to Bl ... Read More


How will new illegals provisions impact Ga.?

President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration, announced Thursday, could provide temporary protection from deportation for f ... Read More


Leadership Georgia

Senoia’s growth in spotlight for conference

Members of the 2015 class of Leadership Georgia got a sneak preview at what is at the heart of the success story that is Senoia. On Thursday ... Read More


Bypass project is complete

After more than five years and millions of dollars, the Hwy. 34 Bypass/Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard widening project is finally compl ... Read More


Senoians arrested in child porn operation

Two Senoia men suspected of either possessing or distributing child pornography were arrested this week following a three-month operation le ... Read More

Fill the Stocking fundraiser returns

Fill the Stocking is back. The Newnan Times-Herald’s program that lets generous people make donations to help the needy at Christmas & ... Read More