Volunteers are needed for the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) Junior High Division Rodeo Finals to be held at Lebanon's James E. Ward Agricultural Center June 19 through 27.
The event will bring in more than 1,400 contestants and their families, coaches and livestock from the United States, Canada and Australia. The total number of visitors to the area is estimated to be around 50,000, while the rodeo's economic impact for the community is projected to be $10 million, according to local tourism officials.
Approximately 150 volunteers are needed to assist in participant registration and livestock check-in. Registration and check-in will be held from noon on Thursday, June 16 until 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 19. The Wilson County Convention and Visitors Bureau recruited Leadership Wilson to organize the volunteer effort. Leadership Wilson volunteer coordinators will work closely with local chapters of Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H, as well as saddle clubs, community service organizations, universities and high schools.
Students receiving the new Tennessee Promise scholarships may volunteer at this event to fulfill community service requirements as part of the TN Achieves effort.
For more information on how to become a volunteer, contact Leadership Wilson Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Folsom at WilsonCoVolunteers@gmail.com.