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GOLDEN NIGHT - 1st Sunday of NFR

The first Sunday of NFR is Golden Night to honor the Golden Circle of Champions' families. New for 2022, the Thomas & Mack Arena was blanketed in Gold Bandanas to help raise awareness of pediatric cancer.

A HUGE thank you to the Wrangler Bucking Cancer Program!


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The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada starting on the first Thursday of December. The top-ranked cowboys and cowgirls from across the country gather to compete during the 10-day event. Fans flock to attend this Superbowl of rodeos to cheer their favorites on during competitions.

The events during each performance include six sanctioned PRCA events (bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping, and bareback riding) and one WPRA event (barrel racing).

NFR has joined with the Golden Circle of Champions to raise awareness of pediatric cancer by helping us honor 20 children and their families. Rodeos from across the country select a child and send them to Las Vegas to meet the top-ranked cowboys and cowgirls and to learn about the events.


NFR's Introduction of Golden Circle of Champions

For the first time in 2018, the National Finals Rodeo partnered with the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo to host the Golden Circle of Champions. The event brings in 20 children and their families from around the country that have previously or are currently fighting life-threatening cancer and diseases.

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