Friday night I attended my first Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. Some of you may ask why after being in the Springs for four years is this your first rodeo? Well, I don’t have a good answer for you, but I guarantee I will be making this a family tradition in future years.
The community support for our military brethren in my opinion could be the best of any city in the world, and some of the military leadership have expressed a similar opinion. Proceeds from the rodeo goes to assist local military charities.
This year’s rodeo set attendance records with more than 5,500 attending Saturday night. Every night the rodeo surpassed 2006 attendance numbers. The rodeo has raised more than $1.5 million since 1937 for local military charities.
I still need to go to Lorig’s Western Wear and get “cowboyed up” with the hat, the wranglers and boots that aren’t too pointy. You can read about my western wear debacle from the Pikes Peak Posse trip by clicking here.
The rodeo is just one more reason I am proud to call Colorado Springs home. Kudos to Bill Tutt and all the volunteers that make the rodeo happen. It is no small undertaking.