ST. PAUL RODEO "GIVE A HAND UP" TO INJURED RODEO ATHLETES
A check in the amount of $23,045 was presented to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund at the Columbia River Circuit meeting in Kennewick on October 5, 2019. Tom Glause, PRCA COO was on hand to accept on behalf of the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund from St. Paul Rodeo General Manager. This check brings the St. Paul Rodeo total donation to to JCCF to more than $160,000 over the last 9 years.
A large part of the St. Paul Rodeo's mission is to "give back." Every year the community and non-profits benefit from the St. Paul Rodeo to the tune of more than $250,000. The Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund has been a charity near and dear to the St. Paul Rodeo in order to "give a hand up" to rodeo athletes who are injured through their participation in rodeo.
All tips collected from the Tack Room Saloon Outpost and Beer Stands go to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.
Each year the St. Paul Rodeo hosts PRCA World Champions, top competitors, and those with a dream of rodeo fame. Considered one of the most dangerous and difficult sports in the world, the rodeo athlete puts his well-being on the line in each and every event. With no guaranteed salaries or injured reserve provisions in rodeo, these athletes are often left with no place to turn when faced with serious, sidelining injuries and the accompanying financial hardship. This is where the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund steps in! The JCCF provides need-based assistance to those injured through their participation in the sport of rodeo until they are able to get back on the road and compete again. For more information about JCCF see http://www.justincowboycrisisfund.org.