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One Down Three to Go: Opening Night at the California Rodeo

Successful Performance Raised Awareness for Breast Cancer
SALINAS, CA- July 17, 2014- The opening performance of the 104th California Rodeo Salinas was a mix of new and old. New this year, the California Rodeo partnered with the Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Cowboys, cowgirls and rodeo fans donned pink to show their support for Wrangler’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) Campaign and $1 from each ticket sold tonight will be donated to the cause. 8,990 people attended and watched the arena and track action. Attendance was up 159 tickets over the Thursday performance in 2013.

Under the new direction of Henry Dill, the Track was full of highlights as Jynel Gularte from Salinas, California was crowned Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2014 and rodeo fans were treated to a new performance of Cowboy Kenny’s Steel Rodeo Tour as they completed high flying aerial stunts with three motorcycles instead of two. Other highlights included the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls Trick Riding, the popular freestyle bullfights and fireworks. Professional rodeo cowboys kept spectators’ attention in the arena with fierce competition and rodeo action; full results can be found here: http://bit.ly/1nhrnTU (click on the Rodeo Results link at the bottom of this page).

Don’t miss the Produce Mascot Race and Fight Hunger Night presented by Wells Fargo on July 18th, Salute to Military Day presented by Tanimura & Antle on Saturday July 19th or the Crown Royal Day of Champions and Man Up Crusade Day on Sunday July 20th at the Rodeo. Tickets are available at www.carodeo.com, 1034 N. Main Street or by calling 831-772-6500. Prices are $7 for children, $13 for adult general admission and $20 for adult reserved seats.

‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CARodeoSalinas or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for daily updates, photos and more.

About California Rodeo Salinas
The California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 17-20, 2014. The California Rodeo Association is a non-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 over $350,000 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.

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