Wrangler National Patriot Program

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Salute to Military

Date: July 20, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
On Saturday, July 20th the California Rodeo will host Salute to Military day at the Rodeo and include the Wrangler National Patriot initiative as part of that day. Active military and Veterans gain free entry into the Rodeo with their IDs. Don't miss the grand entry where Guido Davis will parachute into the rodeo arena with a giant American flag to kick off the rodeo performance.

Wrangler is proud of the Wrangler® National Patriot™ Program, created to provide funding and support for America's wounded and fallen soldiers and their families. This program is modeled after Wrangler’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign that raised awareness and funds for breast cancer research and allowed the money raised to stay in local Rodeo communities.

The California Rodeo Salinas supports the WNPP and is honored to donate funds generated by the program to Monterey Bay Veterans, Inc., a local charity doing GREAT things to help Wounded Warriors and Veterans. 2024 will be the 14th year the California Rodeo is participating in the Wrangler National Patriot Program and donating money to the Monterey Bay Veterans, a charity started in Monterey, California, and recognized nationally for providing marine rehabilitation by way of fishing trips for wounded warriors and veterans. Visit www.mbv.org to learn more.

The California Rodeo Salinas has helped to raise over $40,000 for the Monterey Bay Veterans in the past twelve years and Wrangler donated an additional $5,000 directly to MBV for their dive boat. Please click on the links below to learn more about the dive boat and other MBV accomplishments.

Donate to MBV via the California Rodeo Salinas and WNPP here:
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