Rodeo Club holds benefit

HAYS, KS -- In honor of Clay Preedy, a former Fort Hays State University Rodeo Team member who was killed this summer in a vehicle accident, the FHSU Rodeo Club sponsored a Team Roping and Steer Wrestling event.

Team roping took place on Oct. 7 at noon with steer wrestling on Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. Activities on both days were in the FHSU Indoor Livestock Pavilion.

Proceeds from the benefit will be deposited to an Edward D. Jones account for Preedy's 2-year-old daughter, Bailey Rhea Preedy, to utilize as a college fund or a trust fund she can access when she is 21.

Preedy, originally of Sublette, was a steer wrestler, team roper and calf roper for the rodeo team. He graduated from FHSU in 1993 with a degree in agriculture.

Rodeo team sponsor Dr. Garry Brower, associate professor of agriculture, said Clay was a "neat guy" and the club wanted to do something for his family.

For more information, contact Brower at (785) 628-4366 or Dustin Quint, Quinter senior, at (785) 650-0293.

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