Khedive Shrine hosts annual championship rodeo in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - It's rodeo weekend in Chesapeake.

Khedive Shriners Rodeo (Photo courtesy: Cheryl Emerick)

Friday and Saturday, the Khedive Shriners present their 2017 rodeo at the Khedive Shrine. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Khedive Shrine, an organization focused on making a difference in the lives of local children. The Shriners transport children for orthopedic, burns, cleft lip and palate to 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The professional rodeo, put on by the Southern Rodeo Association, begins at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday night. Gates open at 5:00. Tickets can be purchased at KhediveShrine.org.

Shriners International is a fraternity with nearly 200 temples (chapters) in several countries and thousands of clubs around the world.