CALIFORNIA RODEO DEBUTS 2022 COMMEMORATIVE POSTER
THE POSTER HONORS FAN-FAVORITE FREESTYLE BULLFIGHTER ROSS HILL
Fred Hooker became the President of the California Rodeo Salinas and debuted the 2022 commemorative poster last November at the Rodeo’s annual stockholder dinner. The colorful poster honors late Freestyle Bullfighter Ross Hill who was a fan-favorite known as the ‘Alabama Slamma.’ Hill competed in the freestyle bullfights in Salinas for many years, winning the championship in 2007, 2008 and 2018. Over the years he made numerous friends and fans across the Salinas Valley who were saddened to hear the news that 38-year-old Hill had passed away in an accident in March of 2021.The California Rodeo Salinas has donated to Hill’s foundation that his family established to carry out his wish to help children reach their full potential as a small token of appreciation and to further the cause. More information can be found at www.RossHillBullfighter.com. “It warms my heart for the California Rodeo to be able to honor Ross in this way. He meant a lot to our committee and community,” said Rodeo President Fred Hooker. The poster was created from a photograph taken by Phil Doyle and designed by Tracy Hopper of Hopperopolis.
Posters are $20 and are available at the Rodeo’s Official Merchandise booth during the Xtreme Bulls and California Rodeo as well as in the California Rodeo Office at 1034 N. Main Street in Salinas Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm (closed Fridays from 11:45am-1:15pm) and on www.CARODEO.com.