Why Donate?

See some testimonials and  correspondence from injured rodeo athletes who have received assistance from the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.  Without your donations giving these cowboys a “hand up” would not be possible!

Brian Bain

View video about PRCA Bull Rider Kanin Asay’s story and how JCCF helped!

PRCA Bareback Rider Wes Stevenson talks about how the JCCF helped him.


PRCA Steer Wrestler Billy Bugenig shares his story

March 2015

A very nice note from PRCA Bull Rider Friday Wright DOC 360 Bullrider who received multiple injuries after his helmet was ripped off and he was stepped on at the Springdale, Arkansas Rodeo in 2014. Friday is still on the road back to riding bulls but took a minute to thank JCCF and our amazing donors for the help to he and his wife Morgan during his long road back:

My name is Friday Wright, I have been a professional bull rider for the last eight years and have learned to love the highs and live with the lowest of lows that the sport of rodeo may bring. I would like to take this opportunity, to thank everyone involved with JCCF. On behalf of my family, we personally know that you make a difference in rodeo families livelihood while they are not able to compete. I know JCCF does not receive the credit that they deserve within our sport but if there is ever anything I can do to help the JCCF organization, I would be honored to be a part of whatever that may be.
Thank you from the bottom of our heart for all your support during a very trying time for us. We truly appreciate it. Have a blessed year.
The Wrights

Friday Wright PT
Photo of Friday in Physical Therapy


April 2012
Dear Justin Cowboy Crisis Board,
My wife and I wanted to write and express our deep appreciation and gratitude for the help that you have provided our family.  I underwent surgery this last November on my left shoulder, as I had torn the labrum and was unable to compete.  I found myself in a difficult position that I had never faced in my rodeo career.  With the help of the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund (JCCF) I was able to recover, rehab, and get back in the arena competing within 4 months’ time.  The assistance helped me focus on a full recovery.
I now realize how important the JCCF is to rodeo and its competitors.  It makes possible for cowboys to achieve their desired goals and become true professionals in this dangerous sport.  Since my injury I have talked with a number of cowboys about (JCCF) and the important role it plays in the PRCA.
Please let me know what I can do to help.  I am willing to contribute my time and talents to help continue this great cause for rodeo. 

Nate and Meggan Baldwin
Nate is a PRCA Tie Down Roper


January 2012
Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund,
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the help during my recovery. It is a great blessing and will help me out tremendously. JCCF is a great organization and a huge help for cowboys who are out of competition for a while. I would like thank all of the people involved with JCCF, your work and donations are greatly appreciated and are truly life-saving.
Thank you very much,
Ned Cross
PRCA Bull Rider


January 18, 2011
Dear Cindy and the JCCF,

I would like to send a huge thank you for the assistance I received during my knee surgery and recovery. Without the help of the JCCF I would hate to think of the position I would be in today. Their assistance allowed me to take the necessary steps to completely rehabilitate my knee without the stress of having to go back to work too soon and risk re-injury.

Your assistance was truly appreciated and I will do whatever I can in the future to support Justin and the JCCF! Thank you very much!

Brad McGilchrist
PRCA Steer Wrestler

Dear Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund,

I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the help the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund provided. I can now be worry free and just have to wait until I heal up and am able to get back on the rodeo trail thanks to you. This is a great program.

Thank you very much,
Poncho Limas
2008 Dodge National Circuit Finals Bull Riding Champion

Dear JCCF,

Thank you so much for helping my family and me out while I was hurt. We are so grateful for the monthly assistance. Without your help we would have had financial worries.

As cowboys, we are so lucky to have such an incredible support group. Thank you guys once again for giving us a hand!

Scotty Drennan and Family
PRCA Wrangler NFR Bareback Riding Qualifier

Dear JCCF,

I am writing to thank you all for your extreme generosity in granting me financial help over the next few months while I am injured. Associations like you guys help define the term “good people” and deserve to be recognized more often. I hope to one day be in a position where I can help give back to the JCCF.

Thanks again,
Billy Bugenig
PRCA Steer Wrestler

Dear Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund,

It is with the deepest gratitude that we send you this note. Thank you so much for the assistance during our time of need. We could never explain just how much pressure was reliveved from this terrible accident once we heard you would help us. It truly has been a life saver and we are forever grateful! God bless you and everyone that gives to this wonderful fund. You have helped our family more than you will ever know!

Thank you,
Andy Bolich and Family
PRCA Bareback Rider

Dear JCCF Team,

My name is Kevin Grudin and the JCCF team saved me in a very big way. Back in 2007 I got injured. I can not even begin to describe hop much help the JCCF was, not just financially but mentally as well. The help, fact action and generosity provided by the JCCF team took such a heavy weight off my shoulders and allowed me the opportunity to focus and really work hard at getting healthy.

This last spring I was still in recovery but required a second surgery. I called up Cindy and the JCCF team to see if once again I cold get some assistance for the second time you showed support and aid. Once again, it was the help that I needed to be able and focus my energy on healing. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me.

Now after almost two years and two surgeries I am healthier then ever before and on my way back to Rodeo. It may have been a long road to get here but it was filled with good people, with big hearts. Thank you..

Kevin Grudin
PRCA Bareback Rider

Dear JCCF:

There are no words to express the gratitude that my family and I felt in receiving the contribution to our household last year. As a horse trainer and gold card member of PRCA, I have a very physically demanding career, so when I lost my thumb in a team roping accident, and had shoulder surgery last year, it created some challenges financially and emotionally.

I am happy to report; however, that last fall I was asked to participant in the Lazy E’s World’s Greatest Roper event, which was my first competition after being injured last May. I won third in that event for $10,000. That win got me stared back in the rodeo arena. This year, I have a barn full of horses in training, and was fortunate to win third in the short go and third in the average at the recently completed Cheyenne Frontier Days Steer Roping. That win catapulted me in the standings, so I am actively seeking another opportunity to make the NFSR. Once again, thanks for the blessing I received last year and I will continue to support the fund whether it is passing along the benefits to potential financial contributors, or whether it is my own small contribution to the cause.

Doug Clark
PRCA Steer Roper

Dear Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund,

My name is Tyler L. Johnston. I received financial support from your organization and would like to thank you. The support helped me get through a slow healing injury not to mention the coldest winter Montana has had in thirty years. It’s nice to know that there are still people out there that support the cowboy way of life. The hand up was greatly appreciated. If I can ever be of any help let me know.

Thanks Again,
Tyler L. Johnson


Read stories about how JCCF has helped injured rodeo athletes and their families:

2014 Wrangler NFR Program Story
2013 Wrangler NFR Program Story
2012 Wrangler NFR Program Story
2011 Wrangler NFR Program Story
2010 Wrangler NFR Program Story
2010 Wrangler NFR Program Story
2008 Wrangler NFR Program Story