WELLINGTON -February 10, 2016 – Now that the Super Bowl champion has been decided, the next big question is who will be the final team to qualify in the Floridian Community Bank “Buck Off”?
The third and final round of the crowd-pleasing mechanical bull-riding competition that benefits Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center takes place Thursday (Feb. 11) at 6:30 p.m. at White Horse Fashion Cuisine.
The Floridian Community Bank Night Riders qualified the first week on Jan. 28 (out of a record 14 teams) while the Zoetis After Dark team advanced the second week on Feb. 4 (out of 12 teams).
The winning teams will compete in the championship at the 29th Annual Vinceremos Dinner and Benefit Auction on Feb. 19 at International Polo Club.
Floridian Community Bank has sponsored the “Buck Off” since its inception six years ago. This action-packed competition has grown every year, attracting more teams and more spectators.
Four-person teams compete in the “Buck Off”, where individual scores are totaled to determine the winning team of each round. The rider is scored on traditional bull-riding rules and style and they must keep one hand in the air at all times. Extra points are given to teams for character, team “spirit” and costumes.
A panel of four celebrity judges award up to 25 points to each rider as teams strive for a perfect score of 100.
Spots are still available for the final qualifying round. Anyone of any age is welcome to compete. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. However, riders under the age of 18 need a parent’s signature to secure a spot. Also, if you don’t have a full team, the “Buck Off’ crew will help find you other strays.
The entry fee is $100 per team per round. All proceeds benefit the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center equine-assisted programs.
To register a team, please contact Bobbi Rottman at Bobbi@EquesSolutions.com or just show up ready to ride.
There will be an asado available this Thursday and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Vinceremos, a world-class non-profit therapeutic riding center which has helped hundreds of riders with varying physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. The Vinceremos facility is located in Loxahatchee, directly behind Palms West Hospital.
Sponsors include Zoetis, Palm Beach Forge, Palm Beach Equine Clinic, Discount Dirtworks, CDM Dressage and realtor Visse Wedell of Douglas Elliman Wellington.
Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (www.vinceremos.org) is a non-profit organization that provides equine assisted therapies for persons with varying physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Founded in 1982, the VTRC facility is located in Loxahatchee, Florida, directly behind Palms West Hospital. The “Buck Off” and Annual Benefit play an important role in helping Vinceremos meet its financial goals.
About Floridian Community Bank:
Floridian Community Bank, founded in 2003, is a state chartered bank having been recently recognized by Bauer Financial as one of the strongest banks in the nation. The bank is FDIC insured and an Equal Housing Lender. The Wellington Office is located at 1314 Greenview Shores Blvd., Wellington; the Delray Beach Office is located at 4850 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach; the Juno Beach Office is located at 14235 U.S. 1, Juno Beach and the Broward County Office is situated at 5599 S. University Drive in Davie.
Floridian Community Bank meets the needs of businesses and consumers with cutting edge products and services delivered with old fashioned customer care. Product and services include customary loan and deposit products including CDs, money market accounts, lines of credit and home loans along with a range of other offerings such as lock box services, safe deposit boxes, internet banking, free in-network ATM usage, Remote Capture banking and much more.
Floridian Community Bank has a history of community service and civic involvement in Palm Beach County and Broward County. In addition to supporting Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, the bank and its executives have worked on behalf of organizations such as the Dan Marino Foundation, Hope Outreach, The Concussion Clinic at Nova Southeastern University and The American Cancer Society.