HUNTINGTON MARKETING

Industry Hills Pro Rodeo

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2304 Huntington Drive, Suite 218

San Marino, California 91108

Contact:  Kaity Van Amersfort

Phone:    (626) 292-1400

Fax:        (626) 292-1094

E-Mail: kaity@huntingtonmarketing.com

 

Attn: Planning Desk- News Coverage/Photo Opp

‘Community Kids Day,’ October 11, at the 28th Annual Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo, City of Industry

A morning of rodeo just for children from local schools.

When:      Friday, October 11, 2012. Prime action visuals available from 9:00 am-11 a.m.

Where:     Industry Hills Expo Center, 16200 Temple Ave., west of Azusa Avenue,
in City of  Industry. Arena is covered for all-weather enjoyment.

What:       More than 4,000 children, 3rd through 5th grade, from 22 surrounding
schools districts are invited by the Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo Committee
have the chance to preview a professional rodeo before the public opening
the following day.

                 Through their classroom teachers, children will receive a special booklet that gives
the history of the West including information about rodeos. Community Kids
Day precedes two days of action-packed rodeo competition that is open to the public
Saturday October 12 starting at 6pm (gates open at 4pm),  and Sunday October 13
at 2pm (gates open at noon). Cowboys and Cowgirls compete in seven major events.

Price:       Tickets for the Rodeo on Saturday and Sunday are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 60+,
and $6 for children ages 3-11. Parking is free. Gates open 2 hours prior to the Rodeo
start time.

Info:         Contact Kaity Van Amersfort to get a press pass (only people with press passes will
be allowed in the venue on any of the three days) and to receive a press kit.
626-510-4085, kaity@huntingtonmarketing.com

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Action Packed Rodeo helps San Gabriel Valley Kids In Need

City of Industry – Tickets are on sale for the 28th Annual Industry Hills Pro Rodeo at the Industry Hills Expo Center, 16200 Temple Ave., City of Industry, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13. Top performers of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will compete for $34,000 in prize money.

Cowboys and cowgirls will compete for prizes in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronco riding, calf and team roping, barrel racing, bull riding and best all-around rider.  Participants will compete for prize money and points, depending on their placement in each event, which help them to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December.

Special entertainers at this year’s Pro Rodeo include top floreador (trick rope artist), and Tomas Garcilazo of Mexico City.  Garcilazo and his family have made the Mexican sport of “La Charreria” a family tradition. This historical art has enjoyed decades of popularity in Mexico.  Garcilazo has devoted his life to sharing Mexico’s National Sport of La Charreria with the world and has even introduced his young son Tomas Jr. to the sport.  Tomas has been performing since he was five.

Frankie “Punkintown” Smith will perform again at the Industry Hills Rodeo this year. Punkintown has been a rodeo clown for over 16 years and has performed all over the United States.  He loves the Rodeo arena and is sure to entertain attendees of all ages.

A new Motocross performance has also been added to the Rodeo this year. Justin “Airtime” Ayres grew up in Oregon with horses and cattle his entire life. He took part in bareback riding in Junior and High School rodeos where he won many competitions. He started the Motocross sport in 2007 itching to find his next passion. Justin’s daredevil acts on motorcycles consistently entertain and get the crowd roaring. Past attendees will enjoy this addition to the 2013 Rodeo.

 The Industry Manufacturers Council is the major sponsor for the rodeo. The Council is City of Industry’s Chamber of Commerce.  They are joined by more than 150 businesses and individuals sponsor the Rodeo each year.

The Gabriel Foundation, the Rodeo producer, has helped as many as 20,000 young people in the East San Gabriel Valley who are mentally challenged, physically handicapped or come from disadvantaged or abusive homes. Since its inception in 1985, the Gabriel Foundation has contributed nearly $1.9 million from Rodeo proceeds to various charities helping these children in need. The Industry Hills Pro Rodeo is the Foundation’s annual fundraiser.

The rodeo is held at The Expo Center which boasts a beautiful covered arena, ample grandstand seating, an electronic scoreboard, great sound system, and even a misting system for very hot days.  Open on all sides, the arena allows expansive views of the city and hillsides while making year-round activities even more enjoyable.

Gates open Saturday at 4 p.m., and families can enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, clowns, and vendors selling Western-theme items. Food and beverage concessions will be available. The Rodeo begins at 6 p.m., followed by the Rodeo Dance at 8 p.m. Dance tickets are $5. Music provided by Anthony Rivera and his “Raining Horseshoes.” Dancing will continue through midnight.  Gates open at noon on Sunday and the Rodeo starts at 2 p.m.

Rodeo tickets are $15 for an adult that includes parking, $10 for seniors 60 +, $6 for children 3-11 years old and $5 per person for the Rodeo Dance. To reach the Expo Center, exit the 60 Freeway at Azusa and head north to Temple.  Turn left (west), for the Center.  Or, exit the 10 Freeway at Azusa Ave. and go south to Temple and turn right (west), to the Center. Special parking is available for handicapped persons directly adjacent to the covered expo center.

For more details or to purchase tickets visit industryhillsprorodeo.org or call the Rodeo office at (626) 961-6892.
                                                              

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Action-packed 27th Annual Industry Hills Pro Rodeo

Raises Funds for Children, Seeks Sponsors

City of Industry – Sponsorships are currently being sought for the 27th Annual Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo at the Industry Hills Expo Center!  The Charity Pro Rodeo is open to the public Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, and has a special free performance for local school children the day prior.  The Industry Manufacturers Council is the major sponsor for the rodeo. But, organizers are seeking more businesses and individuals to sponsor the Rodeo this year which benefits the Gabriel Foundation. If an organization or club would like a presentation on the Rodeo and how it helps the foundation, they are urged to contact Larry Hartmann at 626-824-5695 or larryhartmann1@aol.com.

The Gabriel Foundation was founded in 1985 and is a non-profit organization consisting of business, professional, and service people living and working within the San Gabriel Valley. The major purpose of the Foundation is to raise funds for various service organizations dealing directly with disadvantaged children—the mentally challenged, physically handicapped, and abused children located within the East San Gabriel Valley.

Since its inception in 1985, the Gabriel Foundation has contributed nearly $1.9 million to various charities helping these “Special Children in Need.” The Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo is the Foundation’s annual fundraiser and over $87,000 was donated last year with proceeds from the 2011 Rodeo.  Each year the Rodeo helps more than 30,000 young people in our surrounding communities, helping many of them realize their dreams.

Top performers of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will compete for $34,000 in prize money that weekend in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronco riding, calf and team roping, barrel racing, bull riding and best all-around. Depending on their placement in each event, their standing may help them qualify for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December.
Special entertainers at this year’s Pro Rodeo include top floreador (trick rope artist), Tomas Garcilazo of Mexico City.  Garcilazo and his family have made the Mexican sport of “La Charreria” a family tradition. This historical art has enjoyed decades of popularity in Mexico.  Garcilazo has devoted his life to sharing Mexico’s National Sport of La Charreria with the world and has even introduced his young son Tomas Jr. to the sport.  Tomas has been performing since he was five.

Frankie “Punkintown” Smith will perform again at the Industry Hills Rodeo this year. Punkintown has been a rodeo clown for over 16 years and has performed all over the United States.  He loves the Rodeo arena and is sure to entertain attendees of all ages.

The Expo Center has a beautiful covered arena and grandstand with an electronic scoreboard, great sound system, and even a misting system for very hot days. Open on all sides, the arena allows expansive views of the city and hillsides while making year-round activities even more enjoyable.

Tickets go on sale September 1, 2012. Gates open Saturday at 4 p.m., and families can enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, clowns, and retail vendors selling Western-theme items. Food and beverage concessions will be available. The Rodeo begins at 6 p.m., followed by the Rodeo Dance at 8 p.m. Dance tickets are $5. Music will be provided by Anthony Rivera and his “Raining Horseshoes.” Dancing will continue through midnight.  Gates open at noon on Sunday and the Rodeo starts at 2 p.m.

Rodeo tickets are $15 for an adult that includes parking, $10 for seniors 60 +, $6 for children 3-11 years old and $5 per person for the Rodeo Dance. To reach the Expo Center, exit the 60 Freeway at Azusa and head north to Temple.  Turn left (west), for the Center.  Or, exit the 10 Freeway at Azusa Ave. and go south to Temple and turn right (west), to the Center.
For more details or to purchase tickets visit industryhillsprorodeo.org or call the Rodeo office at (626) 961-6892.
                                                                 

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