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May 4, 2014 5:05 PM by Ila Mar - imar@kristv.com

Roping Competition Helps Alzheimer's Association

CORPUS CHRISTI - To some people, team roping is just a sport, but to others, it can mean much more. For one local woman, it keeps the memory of a deceased loved one alive.

Yvonne Ramirez grew up with her grandparents working with livestock in south Texas. In 2010, Ramirez's grandmother died from Alzheimer's disease.

Now she keeps her grandmother's legacy alive by setting up team roping competitions to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association.

Sunday was the 4th annual team roping competition at the San Patricio Rodeo Arena.

Because this cause hits so close to home, Ramirez says she's happy to hold this annual event.

"To be able to contribute, even just a small amount to get closer to finding a cure or something for Alzheimer's is just great," said Ramirez.

There were about 1,000 teams who competed in this event over the past two days. As of Saturday, the Ramirez family raised $11,000 and they hope to donate even more after the rest of today's competitions.


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