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Wally Wojack Memorial
2nd Annual Rodeo

September 4, 2021

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Schedule of Events

Complimentary shuttle service is available to all guests throughout the resort


WALLY WOJACK MEMORIAL RODEO
Location:  Double JJ Resort Rodeo Grand Stands (Water Rd)
Dates:  September 4, 2021
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM | doors open at 4:00 PM
Cost Adult: (12+) $10.00 (advance)  $15.00 (gate)
Cost Children: (<12) $5.00 (advance) $10.00 (gate)
Parking: $5.00 in Non-Perishable Foods, or $5.00 Cash. All donations will be going to a local food bank.
Description:  Flying Star Rodeo is sanctioned by Midstate Rodeo Association and the International Pro Rodeo Association.  There will be eight events including Bareback Riding, Bull and Mini Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, and Break-away Roping plus Rodeo Clown Acts and Boot Scramble for the kids.

Interested in participating? Contact Flying Star Rodeo (231) 846-1053


BBQ PIG ROAST in the BEER TENT
Location:  Double JJ Resort Rodeo Grand Stands (Water Rd)
Dates:  September 4, 2021
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost: $12/person
Description: Come hungry for pulled pork bbq with all the fixings, price includes water & lemonade.  Located under the big tent.


RODEO AFTER PARTY
Location:  Double JJ Resort’s “Wagon Wheel” across street from Rodeo
Dates:  September 4, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Cost: $5 cover (must be 21)
Description: Join us for a rodeo after-party in the Wagon Wheel featuring the Southern Roots Band, cash bar, bonfire & yard games overlooking the lake!


BOUNCE HOUSE & FACE PAINTING
Location:  Rodeo Grand Stands
Time:  4:00 PM – Dusk
Cost:  FREE


PONY RIDES
Location: Rodeo Grand Stands
Time:  4:00 PM – Dusk
Cost:  FREE


TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the event 


GENERAL ADMISSION
Location:
  Rodeo Grand Stands at Double JJ Resort
Dates:  September 4, 2021
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Includes admission to the rodeo grounds: arena viewing, vendor access, kids’ activities and more!

Cost:  Adult (12+) $10.00 (advance)  $15.00 (gate) 
Children (<12) $5.00 (advance) $10.00 (gate)


RODEO AFTER PARTY
Location: Wagon Wheel
Dates:  September 4, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Cost: $5

Must be 21 to enter.  Free admission.  Cash bar.

CURRENTLY SEEKING RODEO SPONSORS!

The Wally Wojack Memorial Rodeo is only possible with the support of our sponsors.  Thank you for considering being part of this special event. 

 Please contact our sales department for more information 231-894-3911

ABOUT THE RODEO

In honor and in memory of our beloved Wally Wojack, the Double JJ Resort proudly presents the 2nd Annual Wally Wojack Memorial Rodeo.  

Rodeo athletes from across the region will compete on 2 back-to-back nights at our 3,000-seat rodeo arena in bull riding, barrel racing, team roping and all the classic rodeo stunts presented by Super Kicker Rodeo Productions for a weekend the whole family will enjoy. 

The event kicks off with an opening ceremony.  If you want to try bull riding yourself, take a spin on our Mechanical Bull or join us for the after party at the Double JJ Resort’s Wagon Wheel where you’ll enjoy live music, dancing and a cash bar.  A perfect ending to a perfect day.

Buy your tickets early – they won’t last long!    

ABOUT WALLY WOJACK

Walter “Wally” Wojack was born on November 2, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Stanley and Mary Wojack.  He believed in working hard, pursuing his dreams no matter how big or small, helping others without any hesitation, and touching the hearts of everyone who knew him.

Wally accomplished many feats in his life that most of us can only dream of, such as being a highly-decorated World War II veteran, a successful entrepreneur, a pilot, and owning and operating the 2,300 acre horse ranch and resort now known as the Double JJ Resort.  Wally was closely involved with the ranch for over 65 years.  

In 1955 Wally and a small group of people led an effort to repopulate an area of the ranch that was devastated by harvesting.  They planted 6” tall white pine seedlings that are now over 70 feet tall.  This is now the site of an iconic Electric Forest Festival that is enjoyed by over 50,000 attendees each year.

Wally was considered the local historian, story teller, and mentor for many of the ranch hands and employees, and his passion for nature and people helped build lasting memories for all the guests.  He lived and actively worked at the ranch he loved until his passing at age 89.  

It goes without saying that this man lived a full and productive life.  His life’s work will live on and impact many generations to come.  His spirit will live on…

“Life itself is a cycle. It has a remarkable way of repeating itself. For most of us, it seems like we end up right where we started”   -Walter “Wally” Wojack – 1927-2017

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