35 special needs kids participated in the Champion Drive Livestock Show this (Friday) morning at the Fair. This is the fourth year that the show has been a part of the Washington County Fair. The program is designed to provide a fair experience to Brenham ISD students with special needs and their families.
Champion Drive is a collaborative effort between Brenham ISD staff and students and dozens of local sponsors and volunteers. The participants in the show are paired with 72 4H or FFA volunteer buddies who help them show the animals. Each participant shows either a market barrow, a market goat or a rabbit.
This year, event organizers raised over 17 thousand dollars from sponsors. Five of the buddy volunteers will be awarded with $750 college scholarships for helping with the program.