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Rascal Rodeo in Pasco helps special needs children

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PASCO, Wash.-- The Rascal Rodeo took over the TRAC Saturday in Pasco. The non-profit group holds rodeos for special needs children.

Forty kids took part in the event that included horse and pony rides, cow milking and steer and calf roping.

Organizers say the activities amaze the kids and their parents by showing special needs kids just how much they can do.

"You hear whooping, hollering, screaming, tears, they're so excited. They are a little bit weary coming into it but then when they see the other participants doing it they can see they're going to be able to do it just as well," said Ann-Erica Whitemarsh, event coordinator.

It took around 100 volunteers to put the rodeo on. This the 4th event they've had this year. The non-profit says their popularity is growing so they're having more events like this one.