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On Thursday August 18th the California Rodeo Salinas presented non-profits with over $400,000, much of that total amount being money earned by staffing events held at the Salinas Sports throughout the year. Many of the groups handled important tasks during the Rodeo in July, Monster Jam in May, 4th of July event and more. These groups parked cars, sold programs, cleaned pens, sold food and performed various other tasks that help the events run smoothly.

Checks were presented to local non-profits along with youth and rodeo related causes. The grand total so far for the year is $406,581.98 and that number will continue to grow with events like the Central Coast Motorsports Spectacular coming up on October 2nd. Some of the organizations that received checks included: Monterey Bay Veterans, YWCA of Monterey County, North Salinas High School, Gil Basketball Academy, Sun Street Center, Ag Against Hunger, National Little League, Hartnell Little League and Salinas Bobby Sox Softball. A full list of non-profits that receive funds can be found at The grand total donated includes payments to these hard-working groups, ticket donations to non-profit groups for fundraising activities, discounted rentals of facilities, tip monies collected and divided throughout the events and more. Learn more about the California Rodeo Salinas’ community involvement at

About California Rodeo Salinas

The 107th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 20th – 23rd, 2017. The California Rodeo Association is a not for profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns almost $300,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.

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