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Mandan Rodeo donates $6,000 to charities aiding injured military veterans

Courtesy photoMandan Rodeo Committee Chairman Neil Ness presents the patriotic guitar to buyer Dale Pahlke of Dakota Community Bank and Trust.

The Mandan Rodeo Committee has announced that through “Patriot Night” and other fundraising projects this year it is donating just over $6,000 to charities that support military veterans and their families. Checks are being provided to Soldier Angels and Service Dogs for America.

The Mandan Rodeo Committee conducted several fundraising activities for injured veterans in association with the 2011 rodeo including a live auction, silent auction and “fill the barrel” to collect cash for injured veterans.

The premier auction item was a red, white and blue guitar signed by country music artists and donated by Nightlife Music and Limousine. The buyer was Dale Pahlke of Dakota Community Bank and Trust for $1,700. The Mandan Rodeo Committee had agreed to match the purchase price up to $1,000. Other auction items included Double M Helicopter Rides sold to Neil Ness and a pair of boots donated by Justin and Walton Scoreboards. The buyer was Bob Bullinger.



Additionally, the rodeo committee is donating half the proceeds from a gun raffle that raised $3,000. The other half of the proceeds will be used for future arena and equipment improvements for the Mandan Rodeo. Winners of the commemorative rifle and pistol were Jerome Werlinger, Bismarck, and Carrie Burt, Mandan. The firearms were donated by Gun Hutt, Mandan. The custom holster and scabbard were donated by Vi’s Gun Leather & More, Mandan, and laser engraving was provided by Dakota Awards, Bismarck.

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, visit http://www.greatplainsdogs.com.

The Mandan Rodeo has raised thousands of dollars over the years for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society through Tough Enough to Wear Pink activities and more recently for injured veterans through “Salute America’s Heroes” and “Patriot Night” activities.

The Mandan Rodeo Days Celebration is a Fourth of July tradition. For more information, visit http://www.mandanrodeo.com.

The Mandan Rodeo Committee has announced that through “Patriot Night” and other fundraising projects this year it is donating just over $6,000 to charities that support military veterans and their families. Checks are being provided to Soldier Angels and Service Dogs for America.

The Mandan Rodeo Committee conducted several fundraising activities for injured veterans in association with the 2011 rodeo including a live auction, silent auction and “fill the barrel” to collect cash for injured veterans.

The premier auction item was a red, white and blue guitar signed by country music artists and donated by Nightlife Music and Limousine. The buyer was Dale Pahlke of Dakota Community Bank and Trust for $1,700. The Mandan Rodeo Committee had agreed to match the purchase price up to $1,000. Other auction items included Double M Helicopter Rides sold to Neil Ness and a pair of boots donated by Justin and Walton Scoreboards. The buyer was Bob Bullinger.

Additionally, the rodeo committee is donating half the proceeds from a gun raffle that raised $3,000. The other half of the proceeds will be used for future arena and equipment improvements for the Mandan Rodeo. Winners of the commemorative rifle and pistol were Jerome Werlinger, Bismarck, and Carrie Burt, Mandan. The firearms were donated by Gun Hutt, Mandan. The custom holster and scabbard were donated by Vi’s Gun Leather & More, Mandan, and laser engraving was provided by Dakota Awards, Bismarck.

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, visit http://www.greatplainsdogs.com.

The Mandan Rodeo has raised thousands of dollars over the years for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society through Tough Enough to Wear Pink activities and more recently for injured veterans through “Salute America’s Heroes” and “Patriot Night” activities.

The Mandan Rodeo Days Celebration is a Fourth of July tradition. For more information, visit http://www.mandanrodeo.com.


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