Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church of Duncan, Oklahoma, will hold its fourth annual "Open Team Roping" fundraising competition next month and is expected to draw hundreds of teams to the event.
Amy Linn Miller, spokeswoman for Chisholm Trail, explained to The Christian Post the origins of their annual roping competition and silent auction.
"This team roping and auction started as a fundraiser for our church building. We were building our current building without taking out a loan. We moved into that building in December of 2014. We have now out grown this building," said Miller.
"We are using the money raised from this event to purchase and build classrooms. This event will be held for one day [Feb. 20 at the Stephens County Expo Center.] We combine the team roping and auction along with calf dummy roping to provide activities for the whole family."
In past years, the roping and auction event has drawn a sizable group. In 2015, approximately 300 teams entered the roping contest.