Maybe it was the bright lights of Vegas, Lady Luck or Good Odds, but whatever it was you’ll be glad of the bold move of the NLBRA Executive Board at its December meeting. Increasing the scholarship awards has been on the minds of board members for years and it has finally become a reality. The Executive Board Meeting the Board unanimously approved DOUBLING the World Event Scholarship Awards beginning 2015.
For years the awards have been $500 Champion, $350 Reserve and $100 for Third Place. The increases, across the board, are now $1,000, $700 and $200. “The focus of the board for nearly a decade has been to improve all aspects of the Association and that includes increasing the scholarship fund. After all, with a growing scholarship fund, the board remains focused on its mission to support the post-secondary education of our members’ education,” said Kimber Solberg, NLBRA Executive Director. “Helping to shape these kids, growing the future of the sport of rodeo and our western lifestyle is very important to Little Britches Rodeo; and, providing financial support as they further their education after high school is the best use of our money.” 2015-05-31
$15,500 ADDED MONEY
NLBRA Optional Jackpot
- Each event costs $75 to enter the jackpot for each event you have qualified for Finals in.
- Enter on site at National Office
- Entries close: July 19th 5 p.m.
- All payouts will be calculated by the National Finals Rodeo Secretary Office.
- 100% entry fee payback plus ADDED $$$$$$
- Payback will be 30% First Go, 30% Second Go, 40% Short Go
- Payback percentage will be based on the NLBRA payback in Rulebook, Format C
- In the event that there are no qualified runs/rides in a particular event the money will move into the next round. If there are no qualified runs/rides in the second round the money will be added to the short round. If there are no rides in the short round, ground money will be paid to short round contestants entered in the jackpot.
World’s Largest Added
National Finals Youth Jackpot --$15,500
Deadline to enter: July 19 5 p.m.
What's the catch?
Well, we believe we may have come up with a resourceful idea. If members of your rodeo committee will volunteer work at the 2015 National Finals Rodeo we will off you credits toward future franchised rodeos. If you’ve been to Finals before you have seen the amount of work that that board does to produce the entire event from beginning to the end.
We have a limited number of Franchise opportunities and we’re looking for a few good men, and women, willing to give of themselves for the good of their NLBRA franchise as well as the production of the National Finals Rodeo. Tasks include, but are not limited to: 6 pole setters, 3 barrel setters, 10 check in escorts (those familiar with the fairgrounds to get new folks to correct stalls and spots), Hope Counts clean out station (4 hours shifts to raise money for Hope Counts with as many people as it takes), 4 flag race assistants (2 for each side) 4 trail course obstacle workers, 4 goat switcher outers, 2 people to operate the timed event stripping chute and timed event arena out gate, 3 people for each arena (total of 9) to gather the event contestants, 1 to get them into preparation area in order and 1 to open the gate. We’re sure we can find a task that fits your needs. The requirements will be fulfilling your obligation for an entire round (possibly 5 performances) then the NLBRA will credit that group with 2 $75/franchise fees, total $150. If your franchise would prefer to work one day (2 performances) then we could offer 1 franchise fee credit, total $75.
If this is of interest, please contact Kimber at the NLBRA National Office and get your franchise involved.
The NLBRA and Montana Silversmiths are strengthening their partnership. Montana Silversmiths will increase its sponsorship based upon online sales as part of member benefit promotion to the NLBRA at the end of the calendar year.
It will be very important to use the special NLBRA code provided by Montana Silversmiths. This new value added sponsor benefit of our Montana Silversmiths partnership is available to all NLBRA memberships. The NLBRA code represents a 20% discount on ALL online purchases of Montana Silversmiths regularly priced product 24-7-365 days a year, it’s a win-win!
Please visit the NLB RA website for a direct link to shop Montana Silversmiths – Brand of Champions to take advantage of this member benefit.
Beginning June 1st, the Big R stores in Pueblo and Colorado Springs will be selling the week long pass to the 2015 NLBFR for $10.
Visit one of the store locations and pick up your pass cheaper than through the
NLBRA National Office or NLBFR ticket gate.
165 Fontaine Blvd.
Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm
Saturday 8am to 7pm
Sunday 9am to 5pm
Colorado Springs Store
1020 Bonforte Blvd.
Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm
Saturday 8 am to 7 pm
Sunday 9 am to 5 pm