Stirling Family Ranch Rodeo set for Sept 21 in Ft. Pierre
Join the Stirling family for the 16th Annual Stirling Family Ranch Rodeo on Sept. 21, 2013, at the Stanley County Fairgrounds, Fort Pierre, S.D. They look forward to hosting an action packed day of ranching fun and making a difference in the lives of families with cancer. The event will provide a little bit of something for everyone – whether you want to enter as a contestant in the rodeo, help out with ranch chores or ride/walk in the Memory Walk – you can be a part of a day that celebrates the lives of those folks who fight the good fight!
The Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo began as the Dick Stirling Memorial Team Penning in October 1998. It was
a memorial to their father who had lost his courageous battle with cancer one year prior. Dick was a lifetime SD rancher, rodeo supporter, community member, and incredible family man to eight children. It was the family’s desire to not only honor their dad’s incredible memory but also, his love of family and rodeo events. From this came the creation of a fun-filled day to work hard and play hard, as well as raise funds to support other families that were experiencing the need to be cancer warriors. Over the years, the Team Penning evolved into the Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo and recognizes many family members that have lost their fight and those that are struggling with cancer. Expect to see Calf Branding, Range Doctoring, Trailer Relay Race and Ranch Bronc Riding plus action packed family chore time at the rodeo grounds. The funds raised by this event go directly to families that are in the midst of the battle to assist with anything they have a need for whether it be gas money for trips to the doctor, a special family outing, Christmas gifts, or whatever the need may be. Money raised from this fun event has helped 108 families throughout the years.
For more information go to http://www.stirlingfamilyranchrodeo.com or call Carrie (Stirling) Kelly at 307-763-2435.
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