The 31st Pro Rodeo League of Women Style Show and Luncheon is a great event during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. The event is at South Point Grand Ballroom at the South Point Hotel and Casino from 11 AM to 2 PM on Thursday, December 13. If you are a rodeo fan this event is a must attend as most of the contestants from the NFR will be there and you can chat and even get a few autographs.
The incredible event has raised over $1.5 million for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, which is a staggering amount that has gone to help out a lot of injured cowboys. Each year over 1,000 attendees come together to help raise money for the JCCF and celebrate rodeo’s fashion. Wrangler and Rock and Roll Cowgirl showcase their latest styles and clothes that they plan to release the following year. The models at the event are WNFR contestants and WNFR contestants’ wives.
The alcohol for the event is provided by City Lights Shine and Purple Cowboy Wine. The event is hosted by Michael and Paula Gaughan and they have been incredible hosts for the luncheon. The luncheon has great food and great drinks, which is worth the entry price of the ticket.
The event gives away over 200 raffle prizes that are donated by Cowboy Christmas, Cowboy Marketplace, Country Christmas and the South Point Western Gift Show which is a great way that the entire community rallies around the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund and ensures that the rodeo cowboys are taken care of. Carla Harrison and Pecos Tatum auction off all of the raffle prizes and they always do an amazing job.
“I can’t say enough about everyone who contributes to this event,” said Cindy Schonholtz, CEO of the JCCF. “Every year, this just gets better. We raise more money and are able to help more people. It’s amazing.”
The JCCF helps cowboys out when they get injured and are unable to compete in any rodeos. It saves many of the cowboys from having to file bankruptcy when they are unable to compete. The JCCF has paid out over $7.8 million to injured Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association members that have been injured. The NFR is a great place for this fashion show and luncheon to take place. One hundred percent of the proceeds for the luncheon go directly to injured cowboys.
“The help that the crisis fund provides is unexplainable,” said bareback rider Casey Colletti. “If it wasn’t for them, I possibly would have had to file bankruptcy. They helped me when I had knee surgery after and again when I injured my neck. I don’t know what would have happened without them.”
At the 2017 luncheon, the event was able to raise over $100,000 which is the most they have raised in one year. The National Finals Rodeo adds so much to rodeo fans all over the world, giving to this cause is a great way to show appreciation to all the cowboys that are competing in the WNFR.
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The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo brings together the rodeo community in a way that does not happen at any other time in the year. The community comes together and donates to a lot of different charities and makes the world a better place. The tickets are $50 and you can get them at the South Point Box Office but get them fast because they always sell out before the event.