JULY 17, 2013

Cave Creek Pro Rodeo gives back

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After a very successful 2013 event, the Cave Creek Pro Rodeo (CCPR) Committee announces their board nominated 2013 charitable recipients. Over $7,000 has been distributed back into the community to the following organizations (l-r):

cave creek pro rodeo CCPR Director Robbie Hall presenting to Erin Robinson, 4-H Desert Hills Wranglers
CCPR Arena Director Bill Buckles presenting to Pam DiPietro, Foothills Food Bank
CCPR President Traci Casale presenting to Col. Sam Young (ret), Veterans Medical Leadership Council through the Wrangler National Patriot program
Scott Gara presenting to Liz Kaplan, AZ Chapter, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in memory of Lindsay Gara
CCPR Director Beth Carnell presenting to Ed Carona, Outdoor Experience for All
CCPR Director Tina Hayden presenting to Mary Hadsall, Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship
CCPR Director Patty Byerly presenting to local Boy Scout Troop #124

In addition to the above-mentioned charities, the CCPR Committee quickly raised over $1,000.00 by matching individual contributions to honor the 19 fallen Hot Shot firefighters who lost their lives in the Yarnell Hill fire.

“We are extremely proud to be in the position to give back to our community,” said Casale during the award ceremony. “To date,” she continued, “this is the largest contribution recorded by our Association and it truly reflects our membership’s spirit of volunteerism. Volunteerism is the basis for what we do every year in producing the Cave Creek Fiesta Days™ Rodeo.

Volunteerism is the greatest thing you can do for your community and these donations bring us full circle in our mission.”

Bill Buckles commented on the fact the Board of Directors worked hard to find local charities to support. “We like that we know who we are helping. This money stays in Arizona and helps Arizonans. We may not know them personally, but we probably know someone who does,” added Buckles.

For more information on the Cave Creek Pro Rodeo Committee please visit www.cavecreekprorodeo.com.

Courtesy Photo / Bryan Black, Photographer for CCFDR

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