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Santa Maria Elks Rodeo - Santa Maria, CA

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The Santa Maria Elks Rodeo told Cowboy Channel's Amy Wilson that they are small but mighty and they put on an extraordinary event.

Twenty-five children and their families were invited to the first performance of the rodeo. Each child received a buckle and a hat, and they sat in special seats at the rodeo called the Golden Section. The Santa Maria Elks Rodeo has donated more than $125,000 to local families that have been affected by childhood cancer while their Elks Rodeo Queen Contest has raised over $15 million to benefit other youth recreation programs.

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Red Bluff Round-Up - Red Bluff, CA

"Each year at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the Red Bluff Round-Up is teamed up with Las Vegas Events, Santa Maria Elks Rodeo, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), and Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation to honor children and their families fighting life-threatening cancer through the Golden Circle of Champions. Founded in 2016, a total of 20 families are chosen each year. This year the RBRU Directors chose 14-year-old Madi Swann as our Golden Circle Champion."


California Rodeo Salinas - Salinas, CA

Meet California Rodeo Salinas' 2022 Champion: "Olivia Ingram, ten years old, of Salinas California is the very definition of grit. Watching her play with her friends at her recent birthday party you would have never guessed it, but Olivia was diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of two and a metastatic brain tumor at the age of three. Proving herself a fighter she has undergone three stem cell transplants and six rounds of intensive chemo. She has had multiple brain surgeries that have required her to relearn to walk and talk three times since she was born. This early fight has taught her to never use the word quit. When she was six years old she went to visit her dad in the hospital, after he nearly lost his leg, and her first words for him were “you’ll be fine”. Olivia excels at school and loves sports. At home she is the middle child with two brothers who are very close in age. She loves them both dearly, but they know who the boss is. Her passion is teaching her cat Chloe new tricks, art projects and she admires architecture, with aspirations of one day being a fine home architect."


Sheriff's Rodeo - San Bernardino, CA

Meet one of San Bernardino's Champions: "Tristen Crouser is an 18-year-old cancer-survivor, who aspires to compete as a professional roper on the rodeo circuit. With the help of Deputies Amy Kennedy and Carlos Ortiz and the Sheriff's Rodeo, he is getting closer to his goal and learning how to teach young children the art of roping."

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Gunnison Cattlemen's Days Rodeo - Gunnison, CO

"Gunnison’s Cattlemen’s Days — the fourth oldest rodeo in the nation — is excited to announce that it will be hosting a 'Golden Champion' child, Brody Pitt, from Crested Butte to attend the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Brody is 6 years old and has battled for the past year and a half in his quest to beat medulloblastoma, a rare type of brain cancer. He will be joined in Las Vegas by his parents, Casey and Tyler Pitt, along with his brother Jackson."

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