The Reno Rodeo 2012

Watch my fun and exciting video of the Reno Rodeo: http://animoto.com/play/cy8vf21ylEq2Lqdy9PCChQ

Talk about fun and wild for almost 10 days in Reno.  You know it’s Rodeo time in Reno when everyone pulls out their cowboy boots and hats.  The whole town embraces this time.  I went three times for this years rodeo.  And all three times that place was packed.  I remember going in 2005 and there were a lot of seats available but not now.  I say for next year don’t be late of you wont have a seat at the Wildest Richest Rodeo in the West. 

 This was another successful year for the Reno Rodeo.  Everynight the rodeo was packed with fun-loving people to cheer on their favorite cowboy or cowgirl.  There was so much to do at the rodeo.  From the first Thursday that this event truly started with the crowd favorite Xtreme Bulls, bull riding, Bareback, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc, Team Roping, Tie-Down Ropingand WPRA Women’s Barrel Racing.  There was shopping, amazing rodeo food, the Jack Tent for the adults, and of course carvial rides for the kiddo. 

 My favorite part of the Reno Rodeo has to be the Mutton Bustin’.  This event lets the kiddos get into the action by trying to stay on the back of a sheep. This year I did notice that the sheer had more wool.  They didn’t sheer them, which gave the children a better advantage. Another fun event that gets the community more involve is the Businessman Steer Decorating. This event has two people from that businesses team try to tie a bow on the steer’s trail.  Yep that’s right; it’s a hilarious event that has the crowd laughing.

The Reno Rodeo is also one the biggest contributors to giving back to the community. They have been doing this for the last 26 years.  They have a Denim Drive, which you can get you company to participate in.  Below I have include what the Reno Rodeo does for our area and different that you and your company can help.  The Reno Rodeo not only is it tons of fun for all ages, it also help our community. 

  The Reno Rodeo Foundation

“For 26 years, the Reno Rodeo Foundation has been making a difference to children and families in Northern Nevada.  Started as a private foundation in 1986 with the sole purpose of distributing the proceeds from the annual Reno Rodeo through scholarships and community grants, the Reno Rodeo Foundation is now a 501 (c) (3) public charity offering a much broader range of support to those in need in our community.

 Provided $50,000 in merit-based scholarships to students from rural Nevada to attend the University of Nevada, Reno for the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters.

 Distributed over $100,000 to community organizations who offer direct services to children and families with extraordinary needs in our community.

 Facilitated a highly-successful Reno Rodeo Denim Drive to provide new jeans, new socks and new underwear to children and teens who have been rescued from abusive homes.  The Reno Rodeo Denim Drive serves youth in 13 Northern Nevada counties.

 Developed and launched a life and career coaching program for aging-out foster youth.

 Partnered with the Reno Rodeo Association to develop and implement a new literacy program for first grade students in Washoe County – the Reno Rodeo Reading Roundup.

Participated in dozens of community events through our “Team 355” partnership with the Reno Rodeo Association.

 The Reno Rodeo Foundation is the heart of the Reno Rodeo and we are always looking for new friends.  Whether you want to volunteer or offer support in other ways, we would love to have you join us as we reach out to those in need.

 If you’re interested in volunteering with the Foundation or with the Reno Rodeo, please complete and submit a Wrangler Application or contact us at info@renorodeofoundation.org to be added to our volunteer list.

 We also hope you’ll show your support by selecting the Rodeo State Charitable License Plate for your vehicle and by bringing your friends and family to the 2012 Reno Rodeo, June 14 – 23. 

 The Reno Rodeo is more than just 10 days of world-class entertainment in June, it is an event that provides behind-the-scenes support to thousands of children and families each year.  

 Thanks for visiting and we’ll see you at the Rodeo!”

This information is from their website: http://www.renorodeofoundation.org/

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