Team Rose Competes In “The Great Raise”

Erica and Cindi Rose won the raise part of The Great Raise Houston TV show, which aired in a two part, four hour series on KHOU CH 11. The show was created by Uchenna and Joyce Agu, the Houston couple who took home the $1 million prize on the 7th season of the CBS reality hit, The Amazing Race. The teams raised money for The Food Bank and Casa de Esperanza, by biking, kayaking, running, roping cattle, sky-diving, etc. through clues and competitions around Houston.

Erica and Cindi took a stand on animal rights. During the cattle roping competition, they were insistent that they did not want to hurt an animal and solicited instruction as to how to complete their assignments safely for the cow. They patiently waited until the competition was over and then kindly asked for help with an instructor to learn how to rope the cow with security, not in fear. Although this cost some of the race time, they stood on principle, and wanted to raise the most money for the causes…and succeeded.

Kudos to TEAM ROSE for standing their ground and being good “animal samaritans”!

4 Responses to Team Rose Competes In “The Great Raise”

  1. Rae Wood

    March 7, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Yea Team Rose, if you log unto the GreatRaise, you can vote for team Rose, to win the overall competition, which is also a vote for animal thoughtfullness!

  2. Stanley Cunning

    March 8, 2009 at 3:31 am

    How refreshing to hear that animals were put first, I am sure the pet psychic would agree, the cow just needed some symphony, and maybe a longer look at the pretty contestants.

  3. George Johnson

    March 8, 2009 at 3:34 am

    Touching story, two people gave up a chance at winning, to consider the animal’s thoughts, and won anyway. Now we know blondes have brains.


    March 10, 2009 at 3:23 am

    I hope they got a medal for that kindness