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35th Annual Tractor Rodeo Provides Family Fun, Food and Entertainment
Contact: Kaitlan Schick
Corporate Communication Specialist
(928) 336-7545

(January 9, 2013 - Yuma, AZ) On Saturday, January 19, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center will host its 35th Annual Tractor Rodeo and Family Fun Day at the Wellton - Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District Grounds.

The Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center sponsors this annual event. All proceeds generated from the Tractor Rodeo and Family Fun day benefit Foundation programs. These include the School-Based Health Care Mobile Clinic (which provides basic medical care for the uninsured and underinsured elementary age children of Yuma County), local health care scholarships and Tri-Valley Ambulance.

This is the 35th year for the Tractor Rodeo. In the last 15 years, over $500,000 has been raised for the east Yuma county community,” said Wayne A. Steffey, Executive Director of the Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center. “This event is coordinated every year by a group of volunteers who are dedicated to the Foundation programs. The Foundation and those served by the Tractor Rodeo are grateful for their continued support.

The Tractor Rodeo and Family Fun Day showcases an antique tractor pull, vintage car displays, horseback rides, antique equipment displays, new equipment shows, Forgotten Iron Displays, a children’s tractor event, clowns, balloons and much more. Enjoy live entertainment, visit the Yuma Regional Medical Center Wellness Clinic and other display booths and watch weavers and spinners at work!

A $3 breakfast of sausage gravy and biscuits will be served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., with a barbecue lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost for lunch is $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. To reach the Tractor Rodeo, take Interstate 8 east to Exit 30 and follow the signs. Admission is $5 for adults; children and students with identification are free.

The mission of the Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center is to support a healthy community through philanthropy. Qualified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Foundation relies on donations to support community programs such as the School Health Care Program; Drive for School Supplies; healthcare scholarships; diabetes education; breast cancer screening and support; and the Y.O.U.T.H. Initiative.

For more information on the Foundation or the Tractor Rodeo, contact Serena Holthaus at 336-2445 or e-mail

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