Montana Silversmiths cares about our youth growing up in the western way of life. Supporting rodeo in our community helps bring that opportunity to both young and young at heart. With that goal in mind, we’re proud to host the first Champions for a Cause Youth Rodeo prior to the MontanaFair Yellowstone River Roundup PRCA Rodeo at MetraPark on Aug. 20 from 1-3 p.m. Hosted by Montana Silversmiths, the MontanaFair Yellowstone River Roundup PRCA Rodeo at MetraPark runs Aug. 18-20 from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Champions for a Cause initiative focuses on “Bringing Business Home” and raising money for a new manufacturing facility at the Special K Ranch near its headquarters in Columbus with other events through Aug. 18-20.
More than 60 contestants, ages 7-18, and their families will be at MetraPark Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1-3 p.m. to compete for Montana Silversmiths prizes. We partnered with two local rodeo associations in Billings – Tomorrow’s Rodeo Champions and Young Riders Series – who will qualify their youth members and select the top six from each association in each of the five events to compete at the youth rodeo.
Events include: Barrel Racing, Flag Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, and Breakaway Roping. Join us for exciting rodeo action complete with Professional Rodeo Announcer Jody Carper; country music and RFD-TV star, Susie Dobbs, who will sing the National Anthem; and Grand Entry and Parade of Flags with Miss Rodeo Montana, Lorissa Harris; and special guests from Special K Ranch.
Fairgoers can support the fundraising efforts by shopping the silent auction items and by attending the Yellowstone River Roundup PRCA Rodeo, as $1 from every ticket sold at the rodeo goes to the Special K Ranch. Events on Saturday conclude with a Rodeo After-Party with country entertainer, Susie Dobbs, who also is the executive producer and co-host of Beyond Rodeo on RFD-TV with Hadley Barrett. Admission into the Youth Rodeo is free; however, donations to support the Special K Ranch building initiative are encouraged.