Over $497,000 was Donated to these Groups in 2018
SALINAS, CA, August 16, 2018 – The August Director’s Meeting of the California Rodeo Salinas is dedicated to presenting local non-profits with funds that most of them earned by working during one of the annual events that the California Rodeo Inc. produces at the Salinas Sports Complex. Those events include the Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering, Monster Jam, Rodeo Kick Off Concert, the Professional Bull Riding in July and the California Rodeo Salinas. The non-profit groups assist with tasks that come along with hosting large events such as parking cars, selling food, transporting attendees and more.
The grand total of donations so far this year is $494,797.93, up 20% over the 2017 total to date. Some of the groups who were present to receive their checks on Thursday, August 16th were the Ag Against Hunger, Hope, Horses & Kids, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Sun Street Centers, The Ernie Camacho Foundation, Friends of Rodeo, North Salinas High School Music Program, Monterey County Sheriff’s Posse and Hartnell Little League. A full list of non-profits that receive funds can be found at http://www.carodeo.com/p/about-us/community/spenthere. The final donation number includes payments to groups that work during events, ticket donations to non-profit groups for fundraising activities, discounted facility rentals, tip monies collected and more.
The Bulls of Summer event coming up on Saturday, August 25th is another Professional Bull Riders event that will give a few more non-profits the opportunity to raise more money and so will the Central Coast Motorsports Spectacular on Sunday, October 14th. Tickets for both the bull riding and motorsports events can be purchased at www.CARODEO.com, by visiting the Salinas Sports Complex Box Office Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm or by calling 800-549-4989 during those same business hours. Information about the Bulls of Summer can be found here: https://www.carodeo.com/events/2018/bulls-of-summer-pbr.
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