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Community Events for July 2022

Jun 17, 2022

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Community Events for July 2022

Community Events for July 2022

Texas Special Olympics Paper Torch Campaign | Texas | 7/1 – 7/31

Cavender’s is proud to support the Special Olympics of Texas each summer through our Paper Torch Campaign. This fundraising campaign allows our customers to support Special Olympics of Texas by making donations at checkout. These funds support the mission of Special Olympics to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, which allows them to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in friendship with other Special Olympics athletes and community.

Belton July 4th Rodeo | Belton, TX | 7/1 – 7/3

Since the 1850s folks from all over Texas have come to celebrate the 4th of July in Belton. This week-long celebration draws over 50,000 and features one of USA Today’s Top Ten Parades in the country!

Lee County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo | Giddings, TX | 7/3

The Lee County Sheriff’s Posse was founded in 1953 by volunteers of Lee County, Texas. the Lee County Sheriff’s Posse still upholds our founding volunteer’s dream by preserving western heritage and promoting the Sport of Rodeo. The LCSP believes in the Youth and the future ahead of them. We teach them to promote good fellowship and sportsmanship through the teachings of good horsemanship.

Koben Puckett Invitational | Amarillo, TX | 7/9

Koben Puckett was born and raised in a rodeo family in New Mexico. From an early age, he was involved in the sport of rodeo, competing in jr. rodeos, high school rodeos, amateur rodeos, and open events, winning at all levels. However, on September 6, 2008, at the age of 19, Koben’s career was cut short by a life-altering spinal cord injury while competing in a PBR classic. Since then, the majority of his time has been spent on pursuing recovery.

In 2014, Koben was inspired to get back involved in the sport he loved, by hosting a bull riding event in Amarillo, Texas. With the help of great friends and amazing sponsors, the event has grown every year since and was sanctioned by the PBR in 2015. Due to Covid, the 2020 event was skipped, but my event came back stronger than ever in 2021 with over 2,100 people in attendance and $30,000 funds raised for the Press On Foundation. Read more about Koben’s story here.

WRCA Youth Ranch Rodeo | Council Grove, KS | 7/9

In March of 1995, a group of people from across the western United States created the Working Ranch Cowboys Association. WRCA produces the World Championship Ranch Rodeo as a means to showcase the skills of the working ranch cowboy and to raise funds for the WRCA Foundation.

International Finals Youth Rodeo | Shawnee, OK | 7/10 – 7/15

Established in 1993, the International Finals Youth Rodeo is an internationally recognized high school rodeo. Known as the world’s richest youth rodeo, the IFYR is held annually in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and attracts the greatest high school rodeo athletes from around the world. Events include cowgirls barrel racing, cowgirls pole bending, cowgirls breakaway roping, cowgirls goat tying, team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronc riding and bareback riding. The IFYR consists of two long go-rounds and the short go. All contestants compete once in each of the long go-rounds. The top 15 averages in each event will compete for half the prize purse in the short go, plus championship saddles, buckles and more.

Texas FFA Convention | Fort Worth, TX | 7/11 – 7/15

The FFA (Future Farmers of America) is a dynamic student-led organization that changes the lives of its members by providing premier leadership opportunities, personal growth and career success through agriculture education. FFA develops members’ potential and helps them discover their talent through hands-on experiences that gives them the tools to achieve real-world success.

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo | Colorado Springs, CO | 7/13 – 7/16

The best in PRORODEO are coming to Colorado Springs as the 81st Cinch Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo welcomes the 2022 NFR Open, July 13-16, 2022 at scenic Norris Penrose Event Center! The inaugural NFR Open powered by RAM will be one of the biggest rodeos of the 2022 PRORODEO season with $1 million in payouts.

More than 200 contestants from each of the 12 U.S. Circuits (plus Canada) will be competing in Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-down Roping, Breakway Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding, culminating with a semifinals and finals on Saturday, July 16 when the national circuit champions will be crowned.

TK Pro Rodeo – Mid America Pro Bull Riding | Jay, OK | 7/13

TK Pro Rodeo produces sanctioned professional rodeos and bull ridings across the country. Based out of Jay, OK the TK Ranch is perfectly located In the North East tip of Oklahoma. With years of experience and plenty of gold buckles in the arena we have now turned our focus into putting on world class events. In 2018 the rodeo contestants of the American Cowboys Rodeo Association voted TK Pro Rodeo to have the “Best Rodeo Of The Year”.

National High School Finals Rodeo | Gillette, WY | 7/17 – 7/23

Like most amazing inventions and developments, the National High School Rodeo Association began as a simple, logical idea which over the course of a few short years, took shape into something quite incredible.

The effort that would eventually become the NHSRA was the brainchild of Claude Mullins, a Texas educator who was a big fan of the sport, and an even bigger fan of the youth he worked with almost every day. Mullins grew up around horses and cattle and sports of all different kinds during the 1920’s. In the 1930’s, small rodeos began to spring up in the area and he became an instant fan.

Today, Claude Mullins’ dream has evolved into an organization that probably could not have been foreseen when he first saw those young boys innocently practicing their roping skills so many years ago. Mullins passed away in 1990. Yet his legacy of support for youth, and his love of rodeo, continues to have a dramatic difference in the lives of over 10,500 students in the United States, Canada, and Australia. And what was once a national finals that featured 121 entries has now grown into a National High School Finals Rodeo that features over 1,500 students on a regular basis and has become known as the “World’s Largest Rodeo.”

Cheyenne Frontier Days Sidewinder Saloon | Cheyenne, WY | 7/22 – 7/31

It’s the sounds, the lights, the competition or the experience of a lifetime. Everyone comes for a different reason but leaves a modern cowboy. Bringing western culture to your life with Professional Bull Riding, an unforgettable night show and an overall event you are not soon to forget.

National Day of the Cowboy | United States | 7/23

National Day of the Cowboy, on the fourth Saturday in July — falling on July 23, this year — is here to prove to us that cowboy culture, despite the misconception that it has faded away over the years and been beaten down by the Information Age, is alive and well.

16th Anniversary National Day of the American Cowboy Parade | Fort Worth, TX | 7/23

The Stockyards District is proud to continue the National Day of the American Cowboy parade tradition as part of the annual “Summer Up Stockyards” festivities. The destination has experienced record attendance at recent events, and it’s expected that this event will be no different. Riding clubs, horse-drawn wagons, trucks, antique automobiles, military units, marching units or bands, girl scouts, boy scouts – you name it, we want you to be a part of the fun!

National Barrel Horse Association Youth World Championships | Perry, GA | 7/25 – 7/30

The National Barrel Horse Association, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is the largest barrel racing organization in the world. In 1992, the NBHA revolutionized the barrel racing industry by pioneering the divisional format, which allows riders of all skill levels a chance to win money and prizes in barrel racing competition.

NBHA has thousands of members of all ages across the United States and affiliates in various countries including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Ozark Empire Fair | Springfield, MO | 7/28 – 8/6

Conveniently located off of Interstate 44, the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Event Center offers diverse facilities with ample parking capacity. Over 100,000 square feet of indoor space on our 76 acre complex enables us to handle any type of event. The facility is home to the Annual Ozark Empire Fair and over 100 other events year round.