The Rockin’ A Arena hosted a rodeo March 16-17 to raise money for families fighting muscular dystrophy, the disease from which arena co-owner Joel Anderson’s son died last year.   Chase, the son of Joel Anderson and Chloe Anderson-Lovelace, died of the disease at age 16, on February 12, 2011.  All proceeds from the rodeo will be donated to the local MDA chapter.  Columbia-based Outlaw Rodeo Productions, the contractor for the event, participates in over 50 rodeo and bullriding performances per year.  Here are some images of the memorial rodeo.

Photography by Steve Bohnstedt /  All rights reserved.