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The Ben Richey Boys Ranch of Abilene, Texas will have its 13th annual "Tribute to Youth" telethon on Saturday, March 1st. The telethon airs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on KTAB-TV from Abilene.

Over the past 13 years, the telethon has become one of the major fundraisers for the Boys Ranch, and is a key event each spring. "It's a two-hour, primetime special that showcases the best in up & coming local and area talent and is a vehicle for telling the story of Ben Richey Boys Ranch, and gives viewers throughout the Big Country an opportunity to call their phone bank to embrace the Ranch with their financial support," says Kerry Fortune, president of the Ben Richey Boys Ranch.

Fortune notes the telethon gives viewers a chance to see how the Ranch helps the boys find a better life. You can learn more about Ben Richey Boys Ranch by calling 325-692-2500, or by visiting

About the Ben Richey Boys Ranch

Ben Richey Boys Ranch is a Christian based, private, nonprofit basic child care facility. Ben Richey Boys Ranch will provide a clean, comfortable and safe home for each boy at the Ranch. Through the nurturing and guidance of house parents and staff, each boy will develop confidence and learn to take responsibility for his actions. Upon completion of a boy?s tenure at the Ranch, it is our intent that he be a contributing, responsible member of society.

The 80-acre Ranch, located in south Abilene at 501 Ben Richey Drive, consists of three homes, one relief cottage, gym, pool, livestock pens, administrative center and more.

The Ben Richey Boys Ranch also has a satellite campus located 1 1/2 miles south of Albany, Texas. It is situated on 80 acres and consists of a home for 8 young men, a relief home, livestock pens, and an Ag barn/shop facility.



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Ben Richey Boys Ranch is designed to provide a warm, loving family-like atmosphere, with the goal of nurturing and guiding each boy toward a Christian life. The intent of the Ranch is to ensure that each boy will develop to their full potential and lead a productive life as a contributing, responsible member of society.

Learn More about the Ranch

Ben Richey Website
Boys Pictures Page
History of the  Ranch
Education and Activities
Schedule of Events
Donations and Fundraisers
Other Giving Opportunities
Employment Opportunities
Family Care