The South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa was the place to be on December 13th for the Pro Rodeo League of Women Style Show & Luncheon! The fashions on display by Wrangler and Rock and Roll Cowgirl were amazing with the models being NFR Contestants and their wives, 1000 attendees enjoyed a tasty lunch and the wine, courtesy of the Cactus Family of Companies, and the Pendleton Rodeo Ritas flowed! Gift bags courtesy of Gypsy Soule and t-shirts from Wrangler were given to each attendee.
PRCA Rodeo Clown Cody Sosebee joined the fun to give out over 200 prizes in the drawing supplied by the great vendors at Cowboy Christmas, Country Christmas and Cowboy Marketplace. The saddle drawing for the beautiful Martin Saddlery Sherry Cervi saddle was a highlight and the silent and live auctions were a huge hit! Carla Harrison served as the auctioneer and the high selling item was a spectacular Vintage Coin operated Rodeo Pony donated by The Ride Guys -Jim Hallstrom and the winning bid was $10,000 with the buyer being Michael Gaughan! Pam Minick and Sharon Camarillo served as the emcees for the afternoon.
The annual gathering began 25 years ago when the ladies of Pro Rodeo wanted to get together to help give back to the rodeo community. Tracy Hedeman and Stacey Custer have continued to organize the event long after their husbands, Tuff and Cody, retired from Professional Rodeo competition. Tracy, Stacey and a host of volunteers work to insure this event is successful and that a substantial amount of money is raised to assist injured rodeo athletes.
Thanks to all who sponsor and support this important fund-raiser, which has raised more than $1.3 million to give injured rodeo professionals “A Hand Up.”