Cowboy Capital Stampede - fun, fitness, charity & success
The Bandera Electric Cooperative's 2014 Cowboy Capital Stampede will go down in history as a success.
The morning of March 29, 117 cheery participants arrived at the Bandera City Park to walk or run in support of their charity. A total of 148 people registered, with 30 of them being walk-up registrants Saturday morning. With registration fees, donations and sponsorships, BEC raised more than $7,000 for local charities.
This year, participants selected from a list of organizations to which their participation fee could be dedicated. Those organizations included Relay for Life, the Wounded Warrior Project, Hill Country CASA, Triple H Equitherapy, Hill Country Daily Bread or St. Vincent De Paul.
In addition to the participants, the crowd was large due to the overwhelming volunteer support given by BEC employees and the charities receiving donations. The volunteers helped distribute water, direct traffic, and guide runners.
Sponsors of this year's event were Lowe's Market Bandera, Burnes & McDowell, CoBank, DAS Underground Utilities, Bandera Bank, Texas Electric Cooperatives, Insurance Network of America, Gulf Eagle Energy and AEPEP.