Mari's Moments

January 4, 2013

Share what MLK Day means to you and win Stock Show Rodeo tickets

Reflect on how Martin Luther King Jr. has affected your life and you could win tickets to see the Cowboys of Color Rodeo.

Mari's Moments

Making my way through motherhood, one moment at a time

UPDATE: Here are the winners for this contest: Congratulations to Facebook winners Michael Roberson and Amanda Perez and Mom2Mom winners Athena Seaton, Dawn Fuller and Rene Rosser who have each won 4 tickets and midway coupons to the 2 p.m. on Monday, January 21. "Cowboys of Color" Rodeo (includes Stock Show grounds admission). For Facebook winners: Please check your Facebook message inbox (under "Other" messages) for info on how to get your prize. For Mom2Mom winners: Please check the e-mail you provided at registration for information on how you will get your prizes.

While watching a documentary on Martin Luther King Jr. last year, my stepson, who is African-American, asked, "Why were people so mean to blacks?"

How do you explain hate, fear, racism to a child? Fortunately, our household has always been filled with a mixture of heritages from Africa to Asia to Europe to the Americas, and we've tried to expose our children to the beauty of all people. 

To me, MLK Day is another Thanksgiving. I'm grateful knowing that my family can sit in a public restaurant together, not separate. I'm thankful that others chose to stand up for civil liberties so I can sit at the front of a bus. I love that my family reflects the vision of a man who dared to dream that we could exist someday.

Please comment below and share what MLK Day means to you or post your comment on the Facebook page. Each post will be entered into a random drawing to win 4 tickets and midway coupons to the Cowboys of Color Rodeo at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo at 2 p.m. on MLK Day, Monday, January 21. (Note: You must be registered on or to comment)

One entry per person, please. Employees of, the Star-Telegram and their families are not eligible to enter. Only online entries will be accepted. Good luck!

THE PRIZES: Winners will get 4 tickets and midway coupons to the Cowboys of Color Rodeo at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo (includes ground admission) at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum in Fort Worth at 2 p.m., Monday, January 21. Winners must be able to attend on this date. Winners will be chosen at random from all entries and will be notified via e-mail. Last day to enter is Noon, Wednesday, January 16.

Want another chance to win Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo tickets? Take our Stock Show Quiz

And here's another chance to win: Go to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Facebook page January 14-18 to find out how to get even more chances to win Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo tickets for January 20, January 28, January 29, January 30 or January 31.

Can’t wait to win? Here’s info on how to get tickets:


Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Where: 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Cost: $10, adults general admission; $5, children ages 6-16; free, children 5 and younger. Rodeo tickets, which include general admission to the Stock Show, range from $19 to $25. Note: All children 2 and older must purchase a rodeo ticket.
Info: 817-877-2400,

CONTEST RULES: To enter, you must be a member.  Must be at least 18 years of age to enter or win. Winner will be selected by random drawing from all online entries received within submission period. Winner will be notified by e-mail at the end of submission period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have dues dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram,,, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to enter or win. By entering, winner consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

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