The California Rodeo Salinas started its Hall of Fame in 2010 as part of the centennial anniversary of this annual western event. The Rodeo has long been supported by loyal volunteers who work on over 60 committees during the event, personnel, contestants and performers whose talents enhance the show, and after 100 years of business it was past time to honor those who helped build the organization and elevate the California Rodeo to one of the top 20 professional rodeos in the United States and the largest in California. The California Rodeo accepts applications each year with inductions taking place every other year. Inductees have been nominated in the following categories: Committee Members, Performers/Personnel, Livestock, Contestants, Notables and Supporters/Contributors.
The 2021 inductees are:
Barbara Balentine - Supporter/Contributor
Joe Baumgartner - Contract Personnel
Bill Martinelli - Contestant
Click HERE to read full biographies for each inductee.
An Induction luncheon will take place on Thursday, September 23rd on the Mike Storm Director’s Patio at the Salinas Sports Complex at 1034 N. Main Street at 11:30am. Tickets are $30 per person and include lunch and beverages as well as the ceremony during which each inductee is honored and receive their trophy. To reserve your seat, call 831-775-3100 between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday. Tickets will not be mailed-your name will be on a list at the door.
This luncheon is generously sponsored by the Jim & Sally Martins Family.