A member of the Odessa City Council takes his shot at 8 seconds on the back of a bull and it is all going for a good cause too.

According to NewsWest 9, Malcolm Hamilton is an Odessa City Councilman in District 1 and Wednesday Night he tried his luck at lasting 8 seconds on the back of a bull at the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo.

It began as a joke when Hamilton said he would only approve more funding if they would let him take his shot at bull riding at the rodeo.

He had to practice for a few months before getting to ride a bull but it is not Hamilton's first rodeo so to speak.

“One of the fondest memories I have is spending time with my grandfather after church, " Hamilton said. "Every Sunday, we would rush home and get out of our church clothes basically to look at the rodeo.”

Hamilton says the proceeds made during his ride on Wednesday will go to benefit the Odessa PAL Program which he was a mentor for the program when he was in his teens.

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