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Local youth wins calf scramble at Fort Worth Stock Show 


Cesar Perez, a member of South Garland National FFA Organization, caught a calf during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $12,500 in scholarship awards. Perez’s parents are Cesario Perez and Julia Soldevilla. Perez’s award was sponsored by Commissioner J.D. Johnson.


During 28 rodeo performances the Calf Scramble gives 16 Texas 4-H and National FFA Organization members, the opportunity to catch 8 calves, in one of the most thrilling and unpredictable events. Justin Boots and Texas Mutual Insurance Company are longtime supporters of the Calf Scramble. Participants who do not catch a calf receive a pair of Justin Boots.


The Stock Show’s Calf Scramble scholarship awards range from $500 to $12,500, to participants who demonstrate dedication and hard work through monthly reports, and a final essay submitted to their sponsors and the Calf Scramble Committee.  Perez will use the purchase certificate to buy a registered beef or dairy heifer he will raise and exhibit at next year’s Stock Show. The Calf Scramble program awarded 70 scholarships totaling in $269,000 in 2017.


Elite rodeo action, top livestock and equestrian competition, and outstanding entertainment during 23 fun-filled days, Jan. 12 through Feb. 3, is what makes the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo the place to be.