Now more than ever, it is SO important to know how to support your local rodeo. In a time of uncertainty, rodeos are having to find alternative ways to raise money for their communities the way they used to. The economic damage that has been done to the rodeo industry is catastrophic, so keep these tips in mind when you think about supporting your hometown rodeo.
Share your favorite rodeo’s social media accounts. By doing this, you are supporting their overall mission, not to mention your family and friends can easily start following them as well. This is the best way to keep in touch with recent event updates.
Attend their event. If rodeos are having events of any kind and it is safe for you to attend, please consider attending. Even if you can’t attend in person, you can catch some of the rodeos on the Cowboy Channel.
Donate to their cause. You can often find the organizations that rodeo support by heading to their website or asking on social media. Rodeos like Cheyenne Frontier Days donate to several causes within their organization so you can pick the one you would like to donate to.
Shop till you drop. More often than not, your favorite rodeo usually has some kind of merchandise for sale on their website. You can stock up on early Christmas presents or just know that you are helping the good fight by purchasing a new hat or shirt.
Post positive. Social media is a great way to show what you love. Sometimes, the best thing we can do is leave a positive review of our favorite rodeos. This gives them an overall better image to the public and encourages other folks to do the same. Always keep your words and imagery positive!
Back when rodeos were still running as normal, it’s pretty common for rodeos to be made up of non-profit organizations that raise money to give back to the community or other organizations that in line with their mission. Take for example Gunnison Cattleman’s Days in Gunnison, Colorado have a whole sector of their organization that strictly raises money for Tough Enough to Wear Pink. All in all, those organizations and communities that sometimes rely on the donation are struggling just as much as the rodeos. We hope that you will reach out to your local rodeo and see what you can do to help their cause. We are all in this together!
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