United Rock Products Has Gone Country!
October 5, 2009
United Rock Products was a corporate sponsor at the San Dimas Western Days Rodeo, which was held on October 3-4. 2009. This successful PRCA event was held at the Tex Shoemaker Arena located in San Dimas, CA. Events included Bronc Riding, Bareback Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and Barrel Racing. Becoming a Rodeo Sponsor means becoming a supporter of scholarships for agricultural and art students, the Challenged Buckaroos Rodeo for special needs children, Ride for Life for Cancer Awareness, Blood Drives with the American Red Cross, Hippotheraphy programs for children & adults and programs assisting adults with special needs. United Rock Products was proud to be a part of this event and supplied the Horse Arena Sand before and after the event.
The most exciting part of the weekend was the Challenged Buckaroos Rodeo Event. Special needs children in San Dimas and surrounding communities participated in real rodeo events at the 2009 San Dimas Challenged Buckaroos Rodeo. Events included bull riding, bareback riding, calf roping, and barrel racing. Children are paired with a professional cowboy or cowgirl to assist them with the different events. Instead of riding real bucking bulls and horses, the children ride stick horses, rope “dummy” steers and ride a specially designed, hand-rocked bareback horse and bull. All the children who participated in the San Dimas Challenged Buckaroos Rodeo received a T-shirt, bandana, lariat rope and a photo taken with their cowboy/cowgirl partner.
"The Challenged Buckaroo Rodeo is an opportunity for some very special kids to Cowboy-Up and Rodeo! Experience the excitement of meeting real cowboys and cowgirls and cheered on by their fans in the arena and in the grandstands. It is a wonderful way for rodeo fans and the Rodeo Committee to give a great day to some great kids", says Bob Hardcastle, this years Buckaroo Rodeo Chairperson.