for your generous support of the
Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club!
We are gearing up for our 2022 Rodeo Season with our Summer Series and our 59th Annual Rodeo which will be held on Friday, July 22nd & Saturday, July 23rd, 2022. As we work to make final preparations for our scheduled events, we are reaching out to the community to offer some great sponsorship opportunities which will enable us to continue the mission of the Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club. Our sponsors are recognized on our website, Facebook page, on the radio, during all of our scheduled events with the help of our announcers and rolling digital advertisements, and also have the ability to display a sponsor-provided banner at all of our events. We are proud of our community and sponsors and make every effort to promote and recognize our sponsors who are instrumental to the success of the club.
The Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a supportive, family-friendly environment while educating the Uvalde and surrounding area youth about the sport of rodeo, horsemanship, and sportsmanship. In the past, we have been able to offer some invaluable learning opportunities through clinics sponsored by the Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club. Some of those clinics include hosting Amber Crawford, a qualifier in The American, one of the most prestigious rodeo events in the country, who spent three days with our members and their families leading a breakaway clinic. We have also enjoyed working with Billy and Cindy Camarillo of Camarillo Performance Horses, who offered the knowledge of decades of experience working with horses. They volunteered their time to help our members and their families gain knowledge about properly equipping their horses for competition. We believe these clinics are essential to cultivating the skills needed for young athletes to continue their equine-related endeavors and position them for the opportunity to become a College National Finals Rodeo competitor or a National Collegiate Athletic Association athlete, both of which have been products of the Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club, and even secure scholarships that will help pay for their college education.
Our 58th annual rodeo brought over 130 contestants who made more than 500 runs and was one of the largest rodeos in many years. We had competitors who ranged from 5 to 18 who competed in cloverleaf barrels, straight barrels, pole bending, goat slapping, goat tying, breakaway roping, ribbon roping, tie-down roping, and team roping. We had the privilege of awarding some wonderful prizes including custom buckles and custom saddles in addition to some other great prizes for our young competitors. This event brought many families from surrounding areas to our community who purchased meals from our local restaurants, filled up with fuel at our local gas stations, stayed overnight at our local hotels, purchased feed from our local feed stores, and shopped at our local small businesses. They were also able to learn about the sponsors whose contributions allowed this event to happen. Events like this help put our little community on the map and help build a positive reputation for our wonderful Uvalde County Fairplex.
Our sponsors are one of the biggest reasons we have the opportunity to make this organization so incredibly successful and for that, we are truly grateful. Thank you for considering reaching in your pockets to help make such a positive impact on our community and on our youth. We have had the privilege of receiving multiple compliments about our community, our families, our facility and our club and we want you to know those compliments extend to our sponsors as well.