WYRZ & Hendricks Power Cooperative Partner to Benefit Fourteen Not for Profit Organizations that Serve Hendricks County Unique event is October 6th

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August 30, 2018
Brownsburg, IN –  WYRZ, a Hendricks County nonprofit radio station, and Hendricks Power Cooperative, a local utility provider, have announced their partnership to raise funds for Thirteen not for profit organizations that serve Hendricks County. Hosted by the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds, the 2nd Annual Rockin’ Hendricks County event, featuring a mechanical bull riding contest with local celebrities, will take place on Saturday, October 6th in the Horse Arena. 
While the inaugural event benefitted more than ten nonprofits, the momentum has increased the number of participants as well as a need a for a larger venue to house various other fun activities that evening.  Each organization will have a rider representing them, taking their turns on the saddle in hopes of winning various proceeds from ticket sales and event fundraising. Two winners from last year, Rock Steady Boxing of Brownsburg and the Northwest County Education Foundation, will be returning to defend their title. Rain or shine, these riders have committed to showing off their rodeo style. 
WYRZ Executive Director Shane Ray said, “With Hendricks Power Cooperative coming on as the presenting sponsor, along with the perfect atmosphere of the Horse Arena at the 4-H Fairgrounds, this is sure to make a memorable community event. It will be even better than last year.” The charities have a chance to keep all of the donation money they’ve collected for the event, if their rider stays on the longest. The organization that raises the most money will also keep 100% of their donations. The remaining competing nonprofits will do a 50/50 split with WYRZ Hendricks County Media Education Foundation.
“We are excited to be part of such a fun event,” stated Dana Cochran, Director of Marketing at Hendricks Power Cooperative.  “One of our core values is “Commitment to Community” and supporting this event will help raise money and awareness for multiple local non-profits.  We hope to see many of our members supporting our community on Oct. 6th.

There will be several food trucks as well as one serving beer & spirits, making the event only open to adults 21 and older. A game area will be available for the crowd’s enjoyment. Local group Mississippi Raglips and the River Dogs Rock and Blues Revue will be providing the music. Tickets are limited, so get them early by going to https://rockinhc.eventbrite.com. You will be prompted to choose a rider/organization before you purchase.  For other information, call WYRZ at 317-852-1610.

A Facebook page with up to the minute posts can be found by searching for Rockin’ Hendricks County 2018. Here are a list of the riders and the organizations they are representing:

Kim Starr - RIDER #1 ROCK STEADY BOXING
Stacey Begle - RIDER #2 NORTH WEST HENDRICKS CO EDUCATION FOUNDATION                                            
Jake Ellingwood - RIDER #3 AVON EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Kevin Kerzee- RIDER #4 BROWNSBURG EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Mike Neilson - RIDER #5 DANVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Heather Thompson - RIDER #6 HENDRICKS COLLEGE NETWORK
Jenna Hunsucker - RIDER #7 HENDRICKS COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
Nate Krahn - RIDER #8 HENDRICKS COUNTY HEALTH FOUNDATION
Fred Kintzel - RIDER #9 LAKELAND CENTER
Whitney Driver - RIDER #10 MIBOR CLOTHE A CHILD                                                                     Krystal Shirrell - RIDER #11 INDY HONOR FLIGHT                                                                              Trip Nadzak - RIDER #12 SHELTERING WINGS                                                                               Melissa Luebbert - RIDER #13 YMCA

Sponsors of this event include:
Hendricks Power Cooperative, Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds, Endeavor Communications, Champion Chevrolet of Avon, Sally Shattuck Message Therapy, Lewis Wagner Attorneys at Law, 98.9 FM WYRZ
See attached flyer
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About WYRZ
Hendricks County Educational Media Corporation is a non-profit entity designed to serve the residents of Hendricks County and the surrounding community through unique, high quality music, performance and public affairs programming that inform, educate, entertain and inspire. WYRZ is also a dynamic, educational resource, providing local high school and college students with valuable, real world experience in radio and media operations through its community FM radio station, 98.9FM  WYRZ. For more information and other related services, please visit www.wyrz.org.
 
Contact:
Shane Ray, Executive Director
(317) 852-1610