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Saddle Bronc Chute-Out to be held in White River on Sept. 3

If you’re a fan of roughstock rodeo events, or a fan of clean, wholesome family fun, then White River, SD will be the place to be on Saturday, Sept. 3.

The Michael Glynn Memorial Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of underage alcohol and drug abuse, will be hosting a Saddle Bronc Chute Out the Saturday afternoon of Labor Day weekend.

The Saddle Bronc contest is open to anyone – from high school riders to professionals.

“We already have some of the top riders in the SDRA and MSRA entered,” commented Joyce Glynn, Project Director for the Coalition.

The Chute Out is open to the first 25 paid entries, which close on Aug. 26. Competitors can still enter by calling Glynn at 605-344-2533 or 605-441-5389 for more information.

A $5,000 purse will be added, and there will be a 100 percent payback on the entry fees.

“We’re hoping that such a large added purse will entice a lot of up-and-coming riders, too,” Glynn commented. “It would be hard to pass up riding for that amount of money, and we want to make it worthwhile for the contestants as well as the spectators.”

In addition, a Youth Bull Riding contest will be held prior to the final round of saddle bronc riding.

“Michael’s passion was bull riding,” Glynn said. “And we just felt we needed to offer that at any rodeo held in his memory.”

The youth bull riding is open to the first eight contestants to enter who are of high school or early college age and are a current or former member of a high school rodeo association. There is no entry fee for these young riders, and an engraved buckle will be awarded to the winner. Entries for this event also close on Aug. 26, and more information can be obtained by calling the numbers listed above.

As for the spectators, an action packed afternoon is planned – one you won’t want to miss.

There will be an opportunity for anyone – youth and adults – to sign a card pledging to stay alcohol-free that weekend. They will be given a wristband, and throughout the afternoon, those wearing one of the wristbands will be given special treats.

A drawing for door prizes will also be held.

A number of small games and contests will be available for the youth, including a Candy Scramble, Kid Dressing Contest, and a Frozen T-Shirt Contest. These will be held in between the three rounds of bronc riding, and prizes will be awarded.

There will be activities and small gifts given to youth in attendance in the concession area of the rodeo grounds. And, there is a possibility of the National Guard bringing inflatable games and their paint-ball guns for spectators to enjoy.

“We’re so excited to be able to offer an event such as this to the area,” Glynn added, “and focus on making it fun, safe and alcohol-free. We want to send a strong message to everyone that you can have fun without the effects and dangers of alcohol. We think this is going to be a lot of fun, and an opportunity to see some outstanding saddle bronc and bull riders.”

The Saddle Bronc Chute-Out and Youth Bull Riding will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3, beginning at 1 p.m. CST at the White River, SD rodeo arena. The Calcutta of saddle bronc contestants will start at 12:30.

Gate admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for youth ages 6-12; up to age 5 is free. Concessions will be available on the grounds. No drugs or alcohol will be allowed, nor will anyone be allowed in who appears to be under the influence of alcohol.

For more information, contact Roger or Joyce Glynn at 605-344-2533 or 605-441-5389, or e-mail rjglynn@gwtc.net.

The Michael Glynn Memorial Coalition was formed following the death of Michael Glynn in 2006, who died in an alcohol-related car crash the morning after his high school graduation. Michael was a rodeo athlete whose passion was bull riding. The mission of the Coalition is to offer opportunities for youth and adults to become or stay alcohol-free, and avoid the dangers and tragedy that surround underage alcohol use.

If you’re a fan of roughstock rodeo events, or a fan of clean, wholesome family fun, then White River, SD will be the place to be on Saturday, Sept. 3.

The Michael Glynn Memorial Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of underage alcohol and drug abuse, will be hosting a Saddle Bronc Chute Out the Saturday afternoon of Labor Day weekend.

The Saddle Bronc contest is open to anyone – from high school riders to professionals.

“We already have some of the top riders in the SDRA and MSRA entered,” commented Joyce Glynn, Project Director for the Coalition.

The Chute Out is open to the first 25 paid entries, which close on Aug. 26. Competitors can still enter by calling Glynn at 605-344-2533 or 605-441-5389 for more information.

A $5,000 purse will be added, and there will be a 100 percent payback on the entry fees.

“We’re hoping that such a large added purse will entice a lot of up-and-coming riders, too,” Glynn commented. “It would be hard to pass up riding for that amount of money, and we want to make it worthwhile for the contestants as well as the spectators.”

In addition, a Youth Bull Riding contest will be held prior to the final round of saddle bronc riding.

“Michael’s passion was bull riding,” Glynn said. “And we just felt we needed to offer that at any rodeo held in his memory.”

The youth bull riding is open to the first eight contestants to enter who are of high school or early college age and are a current or former member of a high school rodeo association. There is no entry fee for these young riders, and an engraved buckle will be awarded to the winner. Entries for this event also close on Aug. 26, and more information can be obtained by calling the numbers listed above.

As for the spectators, an action packed afternoon is planned – one you won’t want to miss.

There will be an opportunity for anyone – youth and adults – to sign a card pledging to stay alcohol-free that weekend. They will be given a wristband, and throughout the afternoon, those wearing one of the wristbands will be given special treats.

A drawing for door prizes will also be held.

A number of small games and contests will be available for the youth, including a Candy Scramble, Kid Dressing Contest, and a Frozen T-Shirt Contest. These will be held in between the three rounds of bronc riding, and prizes will be awarded.

There will be activities and small gifts given to youth in attendance in the concession area of the rodeo grounds. And, there is a possibility of the National Guard bringing inflatable games and their paint-ball guns for spectators to enjoy.

“We’re so excited to be able to offer an event such as this to the area,” Glynn added, “and focus on making it fun, safe and alcohol-free. We want to send a strong message to everyone that you can have fun without the effects and dangers of alcohol. We think this is going to be a lot of fun, and an opportunity to see some outstanding saddle bronc and bull riders.”

The Saddle Bronc Chute-Out and Youth Bull Riding will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3, beginning at 1 p.m. CST at the White River, SD rodeo arena. The Calcutta of saddle bronc contestants will start at 12:30.

Gate admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for youth ages 6-12; up to age 5 is free. Concessions will be available on the grounds. No drugs or alcohol will be allowed, nor will anyone be allowed in who appears to be under the influence of alcohol.

For more information, contact Roger or Joyce Glynn at 605-344-2533 or 605-441-5389, or e-mail rjglynn@gwtc.net.

The Michael Glynn Memorial Coalition was formed following the death of Michael Glynn in 2006, who died in an alcohol-related car crash the morning after his high school graduation. Michael was a rodeo athlete whose passion was bull riding. The mission of the Coalition is to offer opportunities for youth and adults to become or stay alcohol-free, and avoid the dangers and tragedy that surround underage alcohol use.




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