(November 8, 2012. Brawley) The 24th annual Cattle Call Mini Rodeo was held at the Brawley Cattle Call Arena Wednesday, November 7.
With over 400 in attendance, the weather cooperated with a beautiful, sunny day for the event.
Founded by Joanie Moore, a member of the Brawley Cattle Call Rodeo Committee, the Mini Rodeo is an outreach to disabled students, the elderly, and other who may have special needs from all over the valley that might not otherwise have the opportunity to see a rodeo.
“We couldn’t do it without the help of all the volunteers and the generous sponsors of the event,” said Julie Reeves.
Reeves and Karen Reed co-chair the event.
The Mini Rodeo has events just like a real rodeo only on a smaller scale and a shorter time frame. The hour and a half event started at 10:00 a.m.
“It went really well,” said Reeves. “The kids had a great time. Jack in the Box was a new sponsor this year and gave backpacks filled with goodies to all the children. A coloring book program was also donated to the children in memory of David Rutherford. NAF sent out a crew of 10 again to assist with getting the children and those in wheelchairs into the stands. We also had the BUHS Rodeo Club out in full force helping in the arena, in the stands and at the park serving drinks to the children afterwards. Professional Rodeo Clown Charlie ‘Too Tall’ West was here this year and assisted our young local clowns in their humorous actions. We had a fine bunch of adults and students that are the competitors and they do a great job performing the events for the audience. A big thank you to all the volunteers who help make this rodeo such a huge success.”