I always thought the rodeo was just another fun thing to do in San Antonio. Recently I met a Rodeo Ambassador and found out the rodeo is about so much more than entertainment. The folks over at The San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. are doing some awesome things in Texas. Their mission statement says it all: "A volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas."
Even their history is pretty interesting:
I love the history but the really exciting part is what they are doing for Texas youth and education:
Over 5,000 dedicated volunteers along with a group of sponsors, work together to ensure the success of these educational programs and the Rodeo event itself. To them I say “Rock ON!”
Oh – I almost forgot! They also organize the annual cattle drive through the streets of downtown which we attended last Saturday.
Bradyn gave it a HUGE thumbs up!
The Rodeo runs from February 3 – 20. Visit the 2011 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo website for more info.
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