Pro Indian relay races: Buffalo, Wyo., June 11-12
Buffalo Days Indian Relay is taking over the Johnson County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12 and the community is buzzing with excitement about the event. Many area business and organizations have rallied to help make this event a success by working with the organizers, the Professional Indian Horse Racing Association (PIHRA) and their assistance is greatly appreciated by the organizers. This exciting event staged in historical Buffalo, Wyoming is hoped to be the annual PIHRA opening race for the future.
Twenty adult Indian relay teams are expected to compete at the Buffalo Days Indian Relay; in addition, there will be kids relay races, junior relay races, Warriors races and Ladies races. The event will last 2 ½ hours each day and will begin Saturday evening at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday at 1 p.m. Large crowds are expected, so spectators are encouraged to arrive at least one hour before the event. Gates will open two hours before the event each day. The races will take place rain or shine. Parking for the event is free. Day sheets with schedule and team descriptions will be available for $3.
Three levels of tickets are available. Box Seats are available at $30 per day or two days for $50. General Admission Adult $20 per day or two days for $30; Kids under 12 General Admission are $12.50 per day or two days for $20. Infield tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Seating is limited in the infield and spectators may bring chairs.
Tickets are available now online at http://www.letsrelay.com and at the following locations in Buffalo: Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, Sagewood Gifts and Café, and Sports Lure; in Sheridan, at Shipton’s Big R; and in Kaycee, at the Invasion Bar and the Kaycee Sinclair Deli/Store/Motel. Ticket sales will close at these outlets in the afternoon of Thursday, June 9. Tickets will be available for sale at the event.
The event is sponsored by Shipton’s Big “R”, the Crow Nation, Comfort Inn of Buffalo, Buffalo, Wyoming Chamber of Commerce and the Johnson County Tourism Association; along with Big Horn Radio Network, Capitol Hotel Vacation Suites, and 307NetRadio. Event supporters are: Buffalo Bulletin, ANB Bank, Buffalo Inn, Big Horn Meat Cutting, Metz Beverage Company, and B&S BBQ and Catering. Event friends are: Bank of Buffalo, Big Horn Hotel, The Bank of Buffalo, Buffalo Senior Center, and Crazy Woman Liquor.
Buffalo Senior Center members will be managing parking at the event and Buffalo MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will be managing ticket transactions. Many other individuals have generously volunteered to work at the event to ensure it runs smoothly.
Buffalo Inn, Big Horn Hotel, and the Quality Inn in Buffalo are offering discounted room rates for visitors who mention Indian Relay upon booking.
B&S BBQ and Catering of Buffalo, Big Horn Meat Cutting and Metz Beverage Company are sponsoring the barbeque to welcome the competitors and families. The Johnson County Fair Board has been particularly helpful with providing their logistical expertise and resources.
On Saturday, June 11, spectators are especially encouraged to arrive early to attend the 14th Annual Pig Wrestling Championships to benefit Summit Gymnastics of Buffalo. This event starts at 5pm and ends at 7pm. Admission is $5 for this event. The relay races start promptly at 7 pm. Tickets are sold separately.
A special ticket sale will be held at the Buffalo Days Indian Relay, tickets for the 2016 All Nations Indian Relay Championships to be held on September 22-25 in Billings, will be for sale. The four-day pass will be fifty percent off.
For general up to date information about the event, call (844) 735-2977 or go to http://www.LetsRelay.com.
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