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Copper Spring Classic helps MT ranch families

Three deserving Montana ranch families received $2,400 checks from last June's Copper Spring Classic Barrel Race.

During the two-day benefit barrel race at Circle L Arena, $7,200 was raised to benefit needy ranch families of western heritage. The events attracted 337 racers from Montana and the surrounding states and provinces. More than two dozen sponsors stepped up to support the Classic.

The Copper Spring Classic was organized by Copper Spring Ranch managers Brian and Lisa Anderson as a western lifestyle event which included the competition, a horsemanship clinic, exhibitions, and church services.

The Classic followed a long-standing tradition of combining rodeo events with a benefit program to
assist ranch families in need. At the same time, the Classic provides a vehicle to offer Christian fellowship to the rodeo and ranching community.

The classic was sanctioned by Women's Professional Association (WPRA), the Northwest Barrel Racing Association (NWBRA), and the "U" Barrel Racing Championships (UBRC).

The 2013 annual Copper Spring Classic is scheduled for May 31, June 1 and 2.

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Funds are being administered through the 501©3 Western Crisis Fund of the Bridger Community Ministries of the First Baptist Church of Bozeman.

Check out CopperSpringRanch.com for upcoming information. F

–Copper Spring Ranch

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