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Rodeo Team Benefit Raises $19,534

Posted: March 29, 2006

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The fifth annual Western Nevada Community College Rodeo Team Fund-Raiser grossed $19,534 from dinner/dance ticket sales, silent and live auction purchases, bar sales, and cash contributions. These monies will help support the rodeo team’s expenses during the coming year, including practice arena rental, the leasing of and feed for practice stock, the part-time salary of the coach, and travel to intercollegiate rodeo competitions in Nevada and California, according to Sue Chambers, rodeo fund-raiser committee chair.

The dinner and auction on Saturday, March 27, at the Fallon Convention Center drew more than 250 supporters.

Established in 2002, the Western Wildcats rodeo team must operate entirely on private and corporate donations. More than 130 businesses, groups, and individuals provided auction items, nearly all the food and beverages, media advertising, music sponsorship, volunteer services, etc.

“The generosity of the community was overwhelming and is deeply appreciated,” Chambers said.