The second annual ‘Rooting for Hayden Hogapalooza and Concert Benefit’ has been set for Saturday, March 23rd at the Jubilee in Rosalie in honor of Hayden Pruett, who passed away from a rare form of cancer.
“Hayden loved the outdoors and hunting and I was lucky to be able to have spent quite a bit of time with him,” said Rivercrest ISD Police Chief Jake Stinson. “One of the last things he got to do was come hog hunting with me.”
The idea for the Rooting for Hayden Benefit came from his fellow classmates and friends who wanted to help the family with the financial burden they were facing.
“Hayden had a great time at our first benefit and it was a huge success with many attending and supporting the cause.”
However, on August 18th, 2018, Hayden passed away at the age of 14 from Adrenocortical Carcinoma.
“It definitely rocked our community but we’re proud to continue this benefit in his name, raising money for the Hayden Pruett Scholarship Fund,” said Stinson.
The benefit is set to be bigger than ever with the addition of new events plus the partnership with Texas Hunt For The Cure.
Texas Hunt For The Cure gives children and young adults with life-threatening or life-altering conditions an opportunity to experience their outdoor dream and share in the joy of what we love.
“When we met Hayden he was getting ready to have major surgery and his family wasn’t sure if we could get him out for a hunt,” said Shane Webster. “But we met him and got the hunt done in about two weeks so he could enjoy as much as possible.”
Not only will there be a hog hunt for the hunting enthusiasts but a 3D Archery Shoot, Corn Hole Tournament, Stew Cook-Off, Greased Pig Challenge and much more.
“We will be selling raffle tickets for different guns and have a silent auction going on throughout the day,” said Stinson.
The hunt is open to all ages and will begin at midnight Friday, March 22nd, with weigh-in being at 5 p.m.
Gates for Saturday’s events will open at 8 a.m. with the 3D Archery Shoot, Corn Hole Tournament, Stew Cook-Off and Greased Pig Challenge beginning at midday.
“We have two Texas Country artists who will take the stage around 6 p.m. and there will be concessions available also.”
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