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Wisconsin Tractor Pull Will Help Children's Cancer Hospital

May 6, 2013
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The Badger State Tractor Pullers classes compete during the summer of 2011.   
 
 

Badger State Tractor Pullers (BSTP) will be pulling to help find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases at the12th annual American Family Children’s Hospital benefit pull. The night of pulling offers engine revin' excitement as pullers take to the track at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 in Prairie du Sac to kick off the 40th year of BSTP.

Bring the entire family to watch the state’s leading tractor pullers entertain at the Sauk Prairie FFA Alumni Park, located under the eagle water tower in the Prairie du Sac Industrial Park.

In the spirit of giving, all pullers of the Badger State Tractor Pullers Association will donate their entire purse earnings, along with admissions, raffle, food and beverage from the evening totaling $40,000 to American Family Children’s Hospital of Madison.

(Go to AgWeb.com's Tractor and Truck Pulling page for the latest pulling coverage.)

"In the last 12 years, BSTP has donated $220,000 to American Family Children’s Hospital and St.

Jude to help find cures for children with cancer." says Greg Elsing, president of BSTP Association. "Last year we made our largest donation of $40,000 to children’s hospital and our goal is to do the same this year."

This pull includes all BSTP classes including Pro Stock Tractor, Limited Pro Tractor, Super Farm Tractor, Light Limited Super Stock Tractor, 640 Pro Farm Tractor, 466 Hot Farm Tractor classes and 4-Wheel Drive Super Stock Trucks and 4-Wheel Drive Pro Street Diesel Truck classes.

Badger State Tractor Pullers

"Pro Stock Tractors are the most popular pulling class in the nation," says Elsing. "The Badger State Tractor Pullers is the only pulling organization in Wisconsin that offers the Pro Stock Tractors Class."

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 7-12 and under 6 free. In case of inclement weather, the pull will be cancelled.

To learn more about Badger State Tractor Pullers schedule for the 2013 summer season or to see a video clip of a tractor pulling down the track, visit www.bstponline.org.

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