Monday, May 18, 2009

New Event for the World Championship Barbados Cookoff!

I am proud to help announce a new event for this years World Championship Barbados Cookoff and Rodeo. It is the Running Against The Wind 1st Annual Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Bill "Hoss" Lindsey.

Bill was from Rankin and had ranches in Texas and South Dakota. He was a one of a kind individual who touched so many lives with his positive attitude. He always had a smile and always greeted you with a hand shake followed with a hug! It didn't matter who you was cause he treated everyone equally.

There was nothing that he couldn't do or figure out. One of his sayings was "improvise, adapt, and overcome". Another one was "I'm here for a good time, not a long time". No one had any idea he would be taken so soon. He was never sick, never showed signs of ill feelings, ever.

Bill was one of the strongest men known to this town and could work from sun up to sun down, then clean up and head to town to grab a bite to eat or catch a movie with his wife and kids. He was tough, yet gentle. He was offered the chance one time to shoot a jack rabbit on the ranch and his comment was "that rabbit never did anything to me".

On March 25, 2009, Bill died of a missive heart attack at his ranch in South Dakota. He was only 48 years old.

In honor of his memory, Bill's friends and family helped get together the Running Against The Wind 5k Run/Walk to bring awareness to folk's health and to emphasize the need to have regular checkups and not to put it off. If it could happen to Bill, it could happen to anyone.

Live today like there is no tomorrow and if you have someone you want to say I love you to, tell them, don't put it off til tomorrow, for tomorrow may never come.

If you would like to participate in the First Annual Running Against The Wind Memorial 5k Run/Walk for Bill "Hoss" Lindsey as either a Runner, Walker, Sponsor or to Volunteer, please contact Owen Yocham at (432)693-6545 or via email at oyocham@gmail.com.

You can pre-register from now til May 22, 2009 by mail or in person and the pre-registration fee is $15. On May 23, the day of the race, you can register until 8:00am and the fee is $20. The Race will start at 9:00am at the Dub Day Arena in Rankin, Texas.

We want to thank you in advance for your help and support of this matter and look forward to seeing you in Rankin!

1 comment:

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

My Morbid Monday post WAS about motorcycles. Can you believe that kind of damage can occur from that? Especially the fence post of the nether region?

OUCH!!!

Hallie :)

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