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What is The Cowboy Roundup?

Photos in Article by Michael Magill Photography and Ellee Hageman
Photos in Article by Michael Magill Photography and Ellee Hageman

By Ellee Hageman for The Cowboy Roundup

SHAWNEE, Wyoming (Nov. 9th, 2022) — Picture this: you are in the stands of your favorite outdoor rodeo. It’s warm but not too hot, there’s enough of a breeze that as the announcer asks you to stand for the national anthem you can see Old Glory in all of her beauty. With your hand over your heart, listening proudly, you hear the sound of the bucking horses impatiently kicking the chute waiting for their turn at your attention. The announcer comes across the speaker asking you to bow your head, you pray for a safe and exciting performance. As the pickup men enter the arena and the prayer closes you realize this is rodeo, it’s the only sport that truly thrives in its love of God, Liberty, & Country. The Cowboy Roundup was created to protect this moment for generations to come.

The Cowboy Roundup is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in place to safeguard youth in rodeo through cowboy gatherings with rodeo, family, and friends sharing and fellowship to conserve the western lifestyle across the US. Our organization brings experience and knowledge to the youth that want to see Rodeo continue and to protect the traditions that have shaped the sport. 

Jr Championship Roughstock Rodeo Gillette WY - Photo by Michael Magill Photography
Jr. Championship Roughstock Rodeo Gillette WY – Photo by Michael Magill Photography

The Cowboy Roundup currently awards 9 scholarships to youth 7-24 years old to attend rodeo clinics and further their skills and education. The scholarship is up to $1,500 and can be used toward the cost of the clinic, transportation, lodging, and safety equipment. With huge hopes for growth every year. 

Jr. Championship Roughstock Rodeo Gillette WY – Photo by Michael Magill Photography

In order to accomplish all of this we need your help. This week from November 9th – November 11th we are holding a virtual silent auction with great items including, hand painted stemware, one of 3 Crooked Nose posters in circulation, a 60th-anniversary NFR Contestants Jacket, and many more. You can visit the link here; https://app.galabid.com/tcrsilentauction/register

You can also find out more information and make direct donations on our website found here; https://www.thecowboyroundup.com/get-involved

Thank you from all of us at The Cowboy Roundup.

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