Led by professional rodeo cowboy Tim "WILD THANG" Lepard, Team Ghost Riders is a group of sheep dogs and monkeys, who team together to provide one of the most entertaining traveling acts you will ever see.
After a career as a bull rider resulted in a number of injuries, Lepard decided a change of careers was in order and found such an act with three dogs and three monkeys.
"Working with and training animals involves a lot of hard work," explained Lepard on his Website. "Traveling across the United States with animals requires even more dedication and responsibility. The animals are like family and require 24/7 care to ensure their well-being. When I see the crowd smiling and hear the laughter, it makes all the hard work worthwhile."
Lepard will perform at LeLacheur Park Tuesday, July 19 when the Spinners take on the Vermont Lake Monsters. He and the troop will perform throughout the evening and if fans are itching for more, Team Ghost Riders will remain in the area for a performance with the Nashua Silver Knights the following night at Holman Stadium.
"We are always looking for acts that will provide a new level of entertainment for our fans," said Spinners VP of Communication Jon Goode. "After watching the video of the Ghost Riders performance, we just knew we had to bring them to the Spinners fans."
Tickets for this game and all 2011 Spinners home games go on sale at www.lowellspinners.com Tuesday, March 15.
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