UW Rodeo team hosts Bucking Horse Gala fundraiser

A rodeo team member is in saddle atop a horseUniversity of Wyoming alumnus and 2007 World Champion steer wrestler Jason Miller of Lusk is the guest speaker at the Bucking Horse Gala in Laramie Saturday, Feb. 23, a dinner and auction to raise money for the UW rodeo team.

Team members are hosting the gala at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, 222 South 22nd St.

This will be a night to not only raise money for the rodeo team, but to also recognize the student-athletes and the hard work they put in, said UW rodeo coach Beau Clark. Funds will support student scholarships and operating costs for livestock used for rodeo practice.

A silent auction and cocktail hour begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a live auction.

Tickets can be purchased by Feb. 15 at http://uw.uwyo.edu/rodeodinner. Tickets are $55 per individual or $500 to sponsor a table. Tables are for seven individuals, and one student will be at each table.

There are five rodeo contests this spring semester. Practice for the spring season is already underway with the first rodeo in Gillette March 15-17. The season concludes in Laramie April 26-28. Qualifying athletes will compete at the College National Rodeo Finals in Casper this June.

For more information, contact Sophia Garcia 307-766-2315.


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