Hall of Fame Bullfighter Brings Anti Bullying Program to Sedan Schools

Former Bullfighter Gary “Roach” Hedeman, and the pet bucking bull Bill, will be in town visiting a local elementary school Tuesday, March 24 -25, spreading the message that “bullying” is not acceptable behavior.

“Bill is No Bully is a great tool to communicate with kids while at the same time increasing awareness about bullying in schools,” said Hedeman.

Hedeman created the program with his wife Cindy, who wrote and animated the children’s book.

Bill is No Bully is a story about a bull that doesn’t fit in. The other bulls in the pasture, famous bucking bulls, encourage Bill to be mean. When Bill takes a different path he is met with resistance. The book, written and illustrated by Hedeman’s wife Cindy, is part of an anti-bullying presentation that makes use of a live bull to interact with the students. Students at Sedan Elementary and Chetopa Elementary will receive a copy of the book as well as participate in a coloring contest.

The students at Sedan and Chetopa Elementary School will meet the real “Bill” and hear his message via hall of fame bullfighter, Roach Hedeman, brother of four time World Champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman who is in town next week to produce the Championship Bull Riding Kansas Star Chute Out taking place in Mulvane at the Kansas Star Arena on Saturday March 28th at 8 pm.

Sedan Elementary School, will host several presentations of Bill is No Bully on Tuesday, March 24th at 9 am. Chetopa St. Paul School will host Bill the Bull on Wednesday March 25th beginning at 1 pm.

Sponsored by Clark Sanders Bucking Bulls, Bill the Bull and Hedeman will be available for interviews and the presentation is open to the media. Contact Leigh Ann Schroeder, 940.902.1112 or for more information.