36th George Paul Memorial offers riders to help charity of choice

Friday night, April 26, 35 bull riders will have a chance to fatten their bank accounts and one rider will have a chance to drive home in a $35,000 Ram Country Bounty Bull Truck. Saturday night however, when the elite 24 best bull riders in the world compete, one of four will have a chance to ride for thousands in prize money and also help the charity of his choice. 
Saturday night, April 27, the format will feature 24 of the world’s best bull riders. After the dust has settled, the 12 best riders will have a chance for a second bull. When the second round has been completed, only the top four best riders of the second round will earn a chance for the championship round. Before the top four compete however, each will have a chance to name the charity of his choice. If he wins the event, Ram Country of Del Rio and the George Paul will write a check for $5000 to the winner’s favored organization. Nick Khoury and Bobby Paul announced that each of the four championship round riders will pick where the money will go if he wins. Khoury and Paul advised, “It doesn’t matter if it’s a church, health organization that helps the families of injured riders or the cancer society as long as it has a 501 status”. They continued, “It just gives the riders a chance to ride for prize money but, also help someone who is less fortunate along the way”. Khoury and Paul added, “this is money donated by Ram Country of Del Rio and is not taken out of the bull riders prize money. It’s just something added to give an incentive to the riders to help any group they choose.”
The 36th George Paul Memorial Bull Riding, the oldest continuous bull riding in the world will be held April 26 and 27 at 7:00 PM at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds, Del Rio, TX. Named for the 1968 RCA world champion bull rider, George Paul, is the only rider to ride 79 consecutive bulls in professional competition, an unbroken world record. The event features the nation’s top professional bull riders and bulls.
The 36th George Paul Memorial Bull Riding title sponsor is Ram Country of Del Rio Texas, the RAM dealer, Presenting sponsor is Bud Lite, other sponsors include Ramada Inn, Del Rio Feed and Supply, Texas Lottery, Tractor Supply and Chaparral Club and is sanctioned by Championship Bull Riding.