Reno Rodeo Legacy Dinner to honor Cotton Rosser, Flying U Rodeo for over 50 years of service
The 2014 Reno Rodeo will celebrate its 95th year in June and 56 of those years have included the production assistance of PRCA Hall of Fame stock contractor Cotton Rosser and Flying U Rodeo. Guests and celebrities will speak about Rosser and recognize his 56 years of contribution to the Reno Rodeo tonight at the Inaugural Reno Rodeo Legacy Dinner held at the Livestock Events Center. The Reno Rodeo has commissioned Buckeye Blake, a locally known artist, to create a bronze statue of Cotton Rosser to be placed on the rodeo grounds. Funds raised from the dinner will assist in developing a Reno Rodeo Museum. Contact: Steve W. Schroeder, Reno Rodeo Dir. Comm. (775) 825-2665
For Immediate Release
April 16, 2014
Dinner is Sold Out
Tonight, April 16, 2014
Time: 05:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Reno Rodeo South Exhibit Hall, Reno Livestock Events Center, 1350 N. Wells Ave
The 2014 Reno Rodeo will celebrate its 95th year in June and 56 of those years have included the production assistance of PRCA Hall of Fame stock contractor Cotton Rosser and Flying U Rodeo. Reno Rodeo is holding a dinner tonight to honor Cotton Rosser of Flying U Rodeo. Guests and celebrities will speak about Rosser and recognize his 56 years of contribution to the Reno Rodeo. Cotton Rosser oversees the horses, bulls and cattle at the rodeo and the overall rodeo production in the arena. Rosser is an entertainer and learned about the value of entertainment from Gene Autry. Flying U Rodeo bareback, saddle bronc and bulls have earned World Champion status and performance invitations from the PRCA National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. The Reno Rodeo has commissioned artist Buckeye Blake, born in Carson City who now lives in Weatherford, Texas to create a bronze statue of Cotton Rosser to be placed on the rodeo grounds.
The Reno Rodeo, “The Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West,” is one of the largest and richest rodeos in North America, with over 150,000 fans traveling to watch 800 professional athletes compete for 10 days for over $2.5 million in prize money. Fans are guaranteed to see the World’s Top cowboys and cowgirls compete for prize money and the coveted Silver Spurs. The Reno Rodeo, which began in 1919 is now the longest running Northern Nevada event and brings in over $42 million in economic impact to the community. Proceeds from the rodeo are given as college scholarships and to children with extraordinary needs through the Reno Rodeo Foundation.
Tickets to the 95th Reno Rodeo June 19-28 are available at Lawlor Events Center ticket office on UNR campus, www.renorodeo.com or call 1-800-325-7328 . Tickets range in price from $12 – $27 based on seating and performance date. The Reno Livestock Events Center is located at 1350 N. Wells Ave., Reno, Nevada. “Rodeo is America!”