Fort Worth, TX, May 31,2007¾ More than $100,000 will be given away to the youth members at the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA) 2007 National Youth Show on June 6-9.
The total amount will include $70,000 in scholarships from the Autobahn Motorcar Group Youth Scholarship Tour, $24,500 from the Mosser Memorial Scholarship Fund, $6,000 from the Laura Harding Perseverance Award, two $1,000 TLBT (Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow) Gratuity scholarships, eight prize heifers worth $1,500 each and other TLBT gifts and awards.
The youngsters are members of the TLBT and come from various parts of the United States to compete in this event. Next week they will travel to Fort Worth to exhibit their beloved Texas Longhorn cattle before a group of judges on Friday, June 8. The youth will be tested on their handling of the animal, poise and knowledge of the Texas Longhorn industry.
These young Longhorn enthusiasts compete in various shows throughout the year all around the United States and fill their pockets with scholarship funds through the Autobahn Motorcar Group Youth Scholarship Tour. Next week at The World Show they will compete in the biggest event of the year, which could be called the “Super Bowl” of the Texas Longhorn Show Circuit.
Since August 2001, more than $430,000 will have been awarded to youngsters through the Autobahn Motorcar Group Youth Scholarship Tour at the culmination of the 2007 World Show.
John and Diann Chase, owners of the Autobahn Motorcar Group in Fort Worth, created the program together to help youngsters attend college while maintaining their interest in Texas Longhorns
“All young people should be able to receive a college education if they want one,” said John Chase. “Raising and showing an animal also teaches the kids about work effort, determination and competition.”
The TLBT is the envy of all other youth breeds because it provides the largest amount of scholarship dollars to its members. The fun begins in Fort Worth at Will Roger on June 6 and concludes at the TLBT Awards Banquet on the evening of June 9
About the TLBAA
The TLBAA was created in 1964, to preserve the unique heritage of Texas Longhorn cattle. The association maintains the breed registry, promotes the magnificent breed and educates members through clinics, seminars, its magazine and Web site. Through its efforts, the number of cattle registered since 1964, has increased to more than a quarter million head.