Tracy Byrd headlines Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser

Country music legend Tracy Byrd will headline the fifth annual Wildcatters event, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters, on Oct. 16 at the Rolling 7s Ranch Event Center.

Opening act is Jeff Carson, a full-time police officer and part time musician who just had a song land in the Top 40.

Wildcatters is a boots and jeans event that includes ranch-style midway games such as a Wine, Whiskey and “Whatever” ring toss and a shooting gallery with laser-powered pistols. There are also gourmet s’mores by the campfire, a silent auction and the opportunity to bid on bucket-list trips to places like the Canadian Rockies, the Amalfi Coast and Iceland with AmFund.

Sponsors will be able to participate in a cornhole tournament and will be treated to a catered meal and a complimentary wine and beer bar. Those purchasing individual tickets will have access to all ranch-style midway games, the silent auction, gourmet s’mores by campfire, the concerts and the complimentary wine and beer bar.

Sponsorships range from $500 and up, and individual tickets are $100 each. A food truck will be onsite to allow ticket holders the opportunity to purchase food.

“Wildcatters is a great event that supports Big Brothers Big Sisters’ work with at-risk children in our community,” Event Chair Shellie Robbins Young stated in the press release. “Join us in ‘wildcatting’ to fund the mentoring programs that ensure a brighter future for our tomorrow.”

More information is available on the Big Brothers Big Sisters website,, or by calling the office at (432) 687-0195.

Money raised at the Wildcatters stays in Midland and Odessa to find more mentors for children who are facing adversities, such as single-parent homes and incarcerated parents. Services are always free.