The High School Rodeo Roundup is a unique fundraising tour that is partnering with cattle auction barns across Texas to generate scholarship funds for the rodeo athletes of the Texas High School Rodeo Association.
As guests arrived that evening, they were greeted by high school rodeo athletes from Region VIII who served each guest a free steak dinner with all the trimmings. Finding their seats under the big 40’x100’ tent, guests sat back and enjoyed presentations given by the ranch-related sponsors that graciously agreed to make the Three Rivers High School Rodeo Roundup possible: Ram Trucks, Case IH and Novartis Animal Health.
At the end of the presentation, a collection was taken that will benefit The Texas High School Rodeo. More than $1,700 was collected that night. Two other auction barns in Region XIII, Pleasanton and Alice, also hosted the steak dinner. The three dinners combined raised $5,000.
The THSRA is a non-profit, independent, student athletic organization that is the largest, most prestigious state high school rodeo association in the nation. It is a part the National High School Rodeo Association, which has participants in 41 states. Established back in 1947 in Hallettsville, the THSRA now sanctions more than 125 rodeos per year throughout ten regions across Texas and a “Texas-sized” THSRA Finals Rodeo in June. Every opportunity available to the students involved in THSRA is a direct result of fundraisers and the organization’s faithful sponsors. Since the primary goal of the organization is to increase the number and size of college scholarships that can be awarded to deserving seniors, the High School Rodeo Roundup provides an amazing opportunity to help this goal become reality.