4C's Arena will be the stage for the upcoming Taylor Family Benefit Team Roping and Mutton Bustin'.
The rodeo event will benefit Kyle Taylor, a Stephenville native, and his daughter Lexi Taylor. Both have been diagnosed with Familial Adenomatous Plyposis (FAP), a rare genetic condition where affected individuals develop hundreds of thousands of polyps through their gastrointestinal tract beginning at a young age. The disease has no cure.
The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 26, and will feature a live and silent auction, dinner, dancing, team roping and mutton bustin'. The event is BYOB, however there is a $20 cooler fee.
The team roping event will require a $30 per man entry fee and the payback will be determined by the number of entries. Mutton bustin' will also require a $30 entry fee and the contestant must weigh less than 55 pounds. Buckles will be awarded to the champion header and heeler in team roping and the champion of each division in the mutton busting.
"We want the public to come out and support the Kyle Taylor family," said Shelley Gilliland, a committee member for the event. "Kyle has spent his time giving back to Erath, Hood and Parker counties as an EMT and paramedic and now it's our turn to give back to him as we cowboy up against FAP."
4C's Arena is located at 2204 FM 205 in Stephenville. The event will begin with team roping at noon with books opening at 11 a.m.