Heart Transplant Recipient Victoria McGee Joins Star-Studded Line Up For Rodeo 4 Life


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today, Rodeo 4 Life producers announced Victoria McGee, one of Australia’s queens of country music, will join the Rodeo 4 Life star-studded line-up alongside Travis Collins, John Jarratt and 25 superstar bull riding cowboys in the explosive rodeo and country music arena spectacular at WIN Entertainment Centre on Saturday 30 November.

The Rodeo 4 Life arena spectacular will mark 7 months to the day since Victoria McGee received the heart transplant that saved her life.

Passionate about donating her time and talent to many worthwhile charity causes, McGee now brings her vocal talents to the centre arena to open Rodeo 4 Life by performing the Australian National Anthem.

Overwhelmed by the generosity of her donor, McGee said, “I’m one of the lucky ones whose life was saved because someone cared enough to register to become an organ donor and because of many years of dedicated research into organ transplantation.

“It’s an incredible honour to be part of this special event to raise vital funds for the RPA Transplant Institute’s important research to enable more lives to be saved by increasing organ transplants,” she said.

“I will always be grateful for this gift of life my donor entrusted to me; and I’m humbled to be given the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at Rodeo 4 Life to give something back to transplant research while being a voice for all those whose lives have been saved and to pay tribute to the wonderful donors who’ve given many of us a second chance at life,” Ms McGee said.

A country girl, McGee is no stranger to bull riding rodeos. Hailing from “The Bull Riding McGees” – a family considered among Australia’s rodeo royalty, McGee’s uncle is one of the only cowboys to ever ride the notorious rodeo bull, “Chainsaw” for the full 8 seconds.

Rodeo 4 Life’s producer Doug Vickers OAM said, “It’s an absolute honour to have Victoria join our line-up of extreme talent to play such a poignant role of singing our National Anthem on behalf of all of us who owe our lives to the researchers, surgeons, nurses, medical staff and above all, our generous donors. 

“We owe this talented young woman a sincere debt of gratitude for getting behind Rodeo 4 Life and together we’ll help save the lives of others in need of a transplant with 100% of profits supporting the vital work of the RPA Transplant Institute to help increase the number of lives that can be saved each year.

“The audience should be prepared for an ‘edge of their seat’ experience when Rodeo 4 Life explodes with a thrilling, action-packed night of electrifying live rodeo and country music entertainment,” Mr Vickers said.

Rodeo 4 Life’s star-studded line-up includes Victoria McGee, John Jarratt as MC and seven-time Golden Guitar winner and back-to-back CMC Male Artist of the Year, Travis Collins performing a full length concert with some of Australia’s toughest bull riding superstars fighting the odds to stay mounted on the legendary JP Gill and Sons’ mightiest rodeo bulls as they compete for the championship title and a whopping $30,000 in prize money!

Rodeo 4 Life will also star Australia’s legendary rodeo clown, Big Al Wilson, rodeo protection clowns Gene McDonald and Rodney-Ray (Rude) Mancell – both risk takers who’ll put their lives on the line to distract the bulls away from the grounded riders, rodeo announcer Glen Morgan whose name is synonymous with Australian rodeo sports; and, the spectacular mighty rodeo bulls bred by John “Happy” Gill and Sons Rodeo Contractors who’ll be doing their darnedest to send Rodeo 4 Life’s bull riding superstars flying!

For tickets to the Rodeo 4 Life arena spectacular visit Ticketmaster or rodeo4life.com.au 

Heart Transplant Recipient Victoria McGee Joins Star-Studded Line Up For Rodeo 4 Life

Elite Bull Riding Superstars Raising Bucks For Charity in Australia’s Richest Bull Ride Rodeo Spectacular!


 

 

 

 

 

 

Elite Bull Riding Superstars Raising Bucks For Charity in Australia’s Richest Bull Ride Rodeo Spectacular!Rodeo 4 Life Banner

Today, Rodeo 4 Life announced its line-up of elite bull riding champions* who’ll thrill audiences when Australia’s richest bull ride and country music arena spectacular explodes at WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong on Saturday 30 November to help save lives!

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In an Australian first, Rodeo 4 Life combines electrifying rodeo sports entertainment starring Australia’s toughest bull riding champions from across Australia with a full length live concert by seven-time Golden Guitar winner and back-to-back CMC Male Artist of the Year, Travis Collins, performing some of his greatest hits.

 

Australian Country SingerRodeo 4 Life will be a thrilling night of entertainment featuring a star-studded line-up of bull riding daredevil cowboys who’ll fight the odds to stay mounted for the full 8 seconds on the legendary JP Gill and Sons’ mightiest rodeo bulls as they compete for the championship title and a whopping $30,000 in prize money!

Rodeo 4 Life’s cowboy line-up includes bull riding superstars Cliff Richardson (NSW), Troy Wilkinson (NSW), Wade McCarthy (WA), Mathew Bee (QLD), Troy Cross (NSW) and Toby Collins (VIC) who’ll be going for gold to take home the Rodeo 4 Life inaugural title and the grand prize! But these bull riding legends won’t have an easy ride! They’ll be challenged by young gun cowboys already with a string of titles under their belts including; Wyatt Milgate (QLD), Sam Woodall (VIC), Joe Down (VIC), Bryden Atkins (VIC) and Ty Thomson (QLD) – all aiming to smash records to win the Rodeo 4 Life title and the pot of gold!

Producer Doug Vickers OAM, a long-time rodeo man who’s produced many large-scale rodeo events across Australia said,

“We’re thrilled to have such a fine line up of champions in this spectacular event that will keep the audience on the ‘edge of their seats’ when Rodeo 4 Life rocks The Gong in a thrilling, action-packed night of electrifying live rodeo and country music entertainment.”

While Rodeo 4 Life will be exhilarating, Australia’s bull riding champions won’t just be bucking for the grand prize when they burst from chutes on powerful  bulls in the ride of their lives; they’ll risk all by ‘riding for a greater cause’ – to raise bucks that can save lives through funding organ transplant research at the RPA Transplant Institute (RPATI).

Champion cowboy Troy Wilkinson who currently holds the highest bull riding score in Australia with a record of 93 and the titles of 2015 APRA Bull Riding Champion, 2017 PBR Australia Champion and 2017 PBR World Finals Qualifier, said, “Rodeo 4 Life will be massive and the competition as tough as it gets!”

“We’ll all be riding our hearts out for this important cause and hoping to bring home the grand prize in Australia’s richest bull riding rodeo arena spectacular.”

Rodeo 4 Life producer Doug Vickers is more than a businessman, he’s also a grateful RPA liver transplant recipient who’s doing much more than setting the bar high for Australian rodeo sports entertainment; he’s also increasing awareness of organ donation and funding essential life-saving organ transplant research with 100% of profits dedicated to research conducted at the RPATI.

 

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Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) has long been Australia’s pioneers in organ transplant research and surgery having saved thousands of lives through developing breakthroughs to benefit all Australians.

 

Thanks to the funds raised from Rodeo 4 Life, the RPATI will be able to continue with the development of a world first organ perfusion system that will be able to extend organ viability from the current length of just a few hours to become viable for several days. This will allow more organs to be made available for transplant and a greater number of Australian lives to be saved.

“Rodeo 4 Life champion bull riders and the audience will be part of something that’s so much more than a night of exciting entertainment – they’ll have the time of their lives while giving seriously ill people time to live,” Mr Vickers said.

“By promoting the need to register to become an organ donor and funding this vital research at RPATI, we’ll be increasing the number of organs that can be transplanted and together we’ll save more lives,” he said.

Travis Collins, who’s well known for his tireless fundraising efforts by dedicating his talents to causes close to his heart to help others said,

“It’s an incredible honour to perform at Rodeo 4 Life. While music, song writing, recording and performing is my life, there is something very special about being part of something bigger that has the power to save the lives of many.”

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Superstars Raising Bucks For Charity in Australia’s Richest Bull Ride Rodeo Spectacular!