Each of the four upcoming California Rodeo Salinas performances July 18th through 21st will have a different theme. Get into the spirit and participate by wearing a shirt or other clothing items that match the cause.
Thursday, July 18th is Rabobank’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) Night. Wrangler founded the TETWP campaign to help rodeos raise funds and support for breast cancer causes in their local communities. Fans are encouraged to wear pink and $1 from each ticket sold that night will benefit the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. Cancer survivors will release the doves during the Grand Entry that night between 6 and 6:30pm.
Friday, July 19th is Church Brothers Farms Fight Hunger Night. A produce mascot race on the track benefits Ag Against Hunger, a non-profit that harvests leftover produce from fields to donate to food banks. A very unique rodeo event, giant fruits and vegetables race down the track for bragging rights and a belt buckle. This year’s racers are: Church Brothers Farms, Dole, Oceanmist, Pacific International Marketing, Sakata Seed America, Taylor Farms, The Nunes Company and Vilmorin-Mikado.
Saturday, July 20th is Salute to Military Day brought to you by Tanimura & Antle. Active Military and Veterans receive free admission with current identification. Wear red, white and blue to support the Military and the Wrangler National Patriot Program (WNPP). The WNPP was created to provide funding and support for America’s wounded and fallen soldiers and their families. The Monterey Bay Veterans takes Veterans fishing and scuba diving on their specially outfitted boats. To kick off the salute, Veteran James ‘Guido’ Davis will parachute into the arena with a giant American Flag during the Grand Entry. This will happen on Sunday, also.
Sunday, July 21st is the Pendleton Whisky Day of Champions and Man Up Crusade Day. The winners of each event receive their belt buckles and awards and the local YWCA of Montery County will have a booth to raise awareness for the services they provide for victims of domestic violence. The Man Up Crusade is a national program that shows support for victims and advocates to honor those who have lost their lives at the hands of someone they once loved. Fans are encourages to wear purple to support the cause. Money raised by selling tickets to win a Man Up Crusade belt buckle will be donated to the YWCA of Monterey County; they are the only sole-source provider of domestic violence services in Monterey County.
Learn more about all of the cause partnerships and events surrounding the California Rodeo Salinas by visiting www.CARODEO.com. The Salinas Sports Complex Box Office is now open daily from 10am to 6pm until July 17th. During the Professional Bull Riding July 17th and the California Rodeo Salinas July 18th-21st the box office will close approximately 45 minutes before each Rodeo performance ends. Call 800-549-4989 to purchase tickets via telephone, walk up to the window at 1034 N. Main Street in Salinas or order online.
Photo by Phil Doyle
About California Rodeo Salinas
The 109th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 18th-21st, 2019. 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 $500,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to www.CARodeo.com or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CARodeoSalinas or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.