McMinnville Special Games and McMinnville Breakfast Rotary held the inaugural Horsin’ Around Fishing Rodeo for men, women and children with special needs. The event was last weekend at the home of Rotarian Neal Cox. There were 50 special needs participants and almost 150 volunteers and guests in attendance.
On a 2-acre lake on Mr. Cox’s property, special needs participants caught bass, bluegill and trout during their rodeo, giving participants and helpers happy times throughout.
“It was a beautiful day and everyone seemed to be having a wonderful time,” said McMinnville Special Games president Holly McBride. “A special thank you to the TWRA, the Warren County Ambulance Service and Bino’s Rock Island Market for their support and donations. We hope to make this an annual event. It was amazing.”
About 56.7 million people — 19 percent of the population — had a disability in 2010, according to a broad definition of disability, with more than half of them reporting the disability was severe, according to a comprehensive report on this population released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Events like Horsin’ Around help those with disability to do activities they might otherwise not have the opportunity to do, organizers say.