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Rodeo Fun in Gunnison
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cattlemens Days TETWP program is dedicated to providing local funding for breast cancer awareness, education, support, breast screenings and equipment. One hundred percent of the monies raised during the TETWP program will stay in the community of Gunnison, Colorado. Cancer knows no boundaries.

Since October of 2006 Gunnisons TETWP has distributed over 221,176.38 dollars to Gunnison area residents including 253 mammograms and ultrasounds, 14 biopsies, and 5 families of breast cancer survivors assisted with their expenses. The Gunnison valley Hospital has also been awarded 100,000.00 dollars to upgrade its digital technology platform.

It is our sincere intention, that through our partnership with the Tough Enough To Wear Pink program, a team effort of the Professional Rodeos Cowboys Association and Cattlemens Days, Inc., we can make a much needed difference in the Gunnison Community for the families effected by the tragedy of breast cancer.

Come on out for an evening of rodeo fun, dancing and auction, and help us help others.

A message from Jim Swaim

Welcome to the 111th anniversary of the Cattlemens Days Rodeo; Colorados oldest rodeo.  This event draws people from all over Colorado and the country, and is a major economic factor in our area’s summer business.  Currently Gunnison is ranked 128th out of 710 rodeos in the nation and 7th out of 47 rodeos in Colorado.

Cattlemens Days is one of the top 101 western events in the country for 2011 as recognized by American Cowboy magazine. In their Best of the West section an arena photo of Cattlemens Days adorns the page with the caption Founded in Gunnison in 1900, Cattlemens Days, July 14-16, is the Oldest Rodeo Celebration in Colorado.

Cattlemens Days volunteers annually support this county celebration.  Visitors, reunions, weddings, 4H livestock auctions, horse shows, horse racing and PRCA rodeo all help to kick start the summers economy.  Cattlemens Days annually reminds us of our ranching and colorful western history with a celebration of past, present and future.

Gunnison County Cattlemens Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink PRCA rodeo ranked as the number 1 breast cancer fund raising rodeo in the industry having raised over 560,000 dollars in five years.  Because of this, your Cattlemens Days TETWP rodeo was featured in a full page article in the National Finals Rodeo NFR Program, reaching an audience of approximately 100,000.

In the spirit of Gunnisons western history we all hope you will make yourself comfortable.  Walk around the rodeo grounds; say hi to the cowboys and cowgirls, your neighbors or a smiling face and experience being part of the heritage and history of Cattlemen’s Days.

Let er Buck

Jim Swaim
      President, Cattlemens Days Inc.
Check out the full schedule of events at the Cattlemens Days Rodeo on their website at http://www.cattlemensdays.com/schedule.htm

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