The Bexar County Junior Livestock’s Auction of Champions was held at Texas Pride Barbeque in Adkins, Texas. Their annual Auction of Champions provides the opportunity for the community to help fund the students’ projects.
The non-profit is operated entirely by volunteers from parents, relatives, members of the business community and individual residents. Commissioner Tommy Calvert was honored to attend as well as spearheading Bexar County to recognize them as an outside agency in fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19 with a $10,000 financial contribution each year.
Thank you to the student exhibitors, volunteers and sponsors who contributed to making this year’s event a great success!
The Bexar County Junior Livestock Show and Auction (BCJLS) BCJLS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports youth in agriculture. The BCJLS provides an opportunity for FFA and 4-H students in Bexar County to learn about production agriculture. The students in these programs raise and care for their animals for 4-10 months throughout the year. The Bexar County Junior Livestock Show, Inc., was established in 1963 for the purpose of providing all of the 4-H and FFA youth of San Antonio-Bexar County, Texas, an opportunity to show their livestock projects in a competitive arena. Each year an average of 400 students have sold their animals in the auction. The monies donated through the auction go to the students and are tax deductible. This organization is a success because of the continued commitment of the many business leaders, school districts staff, parents, and students who believe in this program. The Board of Directors continues to plot the course set by its founders “to provide our youth every opportunity to grow and succeed in this fast-paced, competitive world”.
The Bexar County Jr. Livestock Show continues to promote and inspire responsibility, leadership, sportsmanship and education by providing a venue for youth to exhibit their agriculture projects. We are dedicated to cultivating the youth of Bexar County into leaders for future generations.
For more information regarding the BCJLS or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or volunteer, please visit https://bcjls.org/ or contact them at:
Physical location: 7701 FM 1346, San Antonio,
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1193 Adkins, Texas 78101