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Mandan Rodeo declares July 3 ‘Patriot Night’ to raise funds for veterans

Mandan Rodeo Days is again assisting charities that support military veterans and their families with its 2011 activities and by designating its July 3 rodeo performance as “Patriot Night.” Rodeo spectators are also encouraged to wear red, white and blue on July 3 to show support for the U.S. military and to participate in the fundraising activities at the rodeo.

Spectators and contestants will have an opportunity to help “fill the barrel” with cash and to bid on auction items during the July 3 rodeo to help raise money for charities that support military veterans and their families. Proceeds will be donated to Soldier Angels and Service Dogs for America.

Soldier Angels is an organization of volunteers who assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways including care packages, emergency aid and flights for military families in need, and even voice-controlled, adaptive laptop computers for severely wounded service members. For more information, visit http://www.soldiersangels.org.

Service Dogs for America, through the Great Plains Assistance Dogs Foundation and its training facility in Jud, ND, helps veterans in need of service animals for assistance with mobility, to compensate for hearing or sight disabilities, and other challenges. For more information, visit http://www.greatplainsdogs.com.

The premier auction item at the July 3 rodeo is a red, white and blue guitar signed by country music artists. The Mandan Rodeo Committee will match up to $1,000 on the bid price. Other items up for bid are a helicopter ride from Double M Helicopter Rides and a pair of Justin boots.

Artists who have signed the guitar are those who have performed at Prairie Knights Casino in the past year, including legends George Jones and Charlie Pride. It is donated by Nightlife Music and Limousine. Photos of the guitar and more information about where it will be displayed will soon be available at http://www.mandanrodeo.com.

A similar guitar sold in 2010 for $2,700. Combined with the $1,000 match from the Mandan Rodeo Committee and the “fill the barrel” activity, rodeo fans helped raise $5,000 for the Salute America’s Heroes Coalition to assist injured veterans.

Mandan Rodeo Days is again assisting charities that support military veterans and their families with its 2011 activities and by designating its July 3 rodeo performance as “Patriot Night.” Rodeo spectators are also encouraged to wear red, white and blue on July 3 to show support for the U.S. military and to participate in the fundraising activities at the rodeo.

Spectators and contestants will have an opportunity to help “fill the barrel” with cash and to bid on auction items during the July 3 rodeo to help raise money for charities that support military veterans and their families. Proceeds will be donated to Soldier Angels and Service Dogs for America.

Soldier Angels is an organization of volunteers who assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways including care packages, emergency aid and flights for military families in need, and even voice-controlled, adaptive laptop computers for severely wounded service members. For more information, visit http://www.soldiersangels.org.

Service Dogs for America, through the Great Plains Assistance Dogs Foundation and its training facility in Jud, ND, helps veterans in need of service animals for assistance with mobility, to compensate for hearing or sight disabilities, and other challenges. For more information, visit http://www.greatplainsdogs.com.

The premier auction item at the July 3 rodeo is a red, white and blue guitar signed by country music artists. The Mandan Rodeo Committee will match up to $1,000 on the bid price. Other items up for bid are a helicopter ride from Double M Helicopter Rides and a pair of Justin boots.

Artists who have signed the guitar are those who have performed at Prairie Knights Casino in the past year, including legends George Jones and Charlie Pride. It is donated by Nightlife Music and Limousine. Photos of the guitar and more information about where it will be displayed will soon be available at http://www.mandanrodeo.com.

A similar guitar sold in 2010 for $2,700. Combined with the $1,000 match from the Mandan Rodeo Committee and the “fill the barrel” activity, rodeo fans helped raise $5,000 for the Salute America’s Heroes Coalition to assist injured veterans.


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