Weichert Realtors is a national corporate charity partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As the local franchise, Weichert Realtors-BenchMark and BenchMark Mortgage are also involved and huge supporters of St. Jude. To that end, we are proud to announce that we are major event sponsors for St. Jude Barrel Jam at Shelby Showplace Arena. If you enjoy watching show horses, then you probably know what barrel racing is all about. If you aren’t familiar with the sport, then let me tell you about it….
Barrel racing is done by mostly young women on highly trained quarter horses. Quarter horses are among the fastest horses in the world in short bursts and in the quarter mile. They can also stop and turn on a dime. Three barrels are placed in the arena in a triangular pattern. The horses and riders are timed on their ability to complete the pattern around all three barrels and exit the arena. These horses are tremendous athletes and it’s fast and exciting to watch!
As a major sponsor for this event Weichert Realtors BenchMark and BenchMark Mortgage logos are on the barrels this year! We are getting a lot of Facebook love from St. Jude this week, they have posted thanking us for our participation and asked their followers to like our page. We love supporting such a wonderful cause and hope that we will excite others to join in our support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as it is near and dear to our hearts.