The Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund was created to provide need based financial assistance to rodeo professionals injured through their participation in the sport. Assistance is not retroactive and if you qualify for assistance it will be awarded based on the date of your application, not your injury. Additionally, the JCCF is designed to help individuals and their families through a crisis situation and the maximum period of assistance is 12 months. The review process is extensive so it may take a period of time to review your application, you will be contacted when the process is complete. Because JCCF does not have an extensive endowment, historically the fund has not covered medical bills but has concentrated on assisting with basic monthly living expenses for those who qualify for assistance.
The board of directors takes the following into consideration when awarding assistance:
- The nature, duration and success of your involvement with or your contribution to the sport of rodeo;
- The nature and severity of your injury;
- Your ability to do work other than rodeo to support you and/or your family;
- The extent to which you have other means of support;
- Your current assets and liabilities.
Your case cannot be reviewed until we receive the fully completed application, a statement from your doctor, a statement from you outlining your needs and information regarding other assistance you may be receiving. The statement from your doctor needs to state how the injury occurred, the treatment of the injury, the prognosis for recover, and the time required until you can return to work and or rodeo. If you have applied to another organization for assistance, JCCF will not process your application until the other organization(s) has reviewed you case and made a final decision. The fund is in regular contact with other groups providing assistance.
To receive an application contact Cindy Schonholtz at 719-440-7255 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and leave an email address, fax or mailing address to send an application.