March 23 Mechanical Bull-Riding Challenge Benefits Honor Flight

It’s time again for the popular Buck Off Challenge, a crowd-pleasing, mechanical bull-riding contest that pits four-person teams against one another, with individual riders rated on their ability to stay on the bull, while keeping one hand in the air at all times. Contestants receive higher scores based on style, character, team “spirit” and costumes. Drinking may be involved.

The event, held at the Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill (209 6th Street, West Palm Beach) on Friday, March 23, benefits Southeast Florida Honor Flight. Team registration and practice begins at 6 p.m. The competition starts at 6:45 p.m. The event is open to the public and supports the organization and local veterans.

Entry fee is $100 per team of four. Libations are proffered and the Butcher Shop will also be donating a percentage of the night’s drink sales. Celebrity judges include ESPN radio personality Josh Cohen, Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Maria Marino and State Rep. Matt Willhite.

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Southeast Florida Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization that flies World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., for a day to visit the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifice.