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California Rodeo Salinas Hall of Fame Nominations due February 27, 2015

Add Your Nomination to Pool of Potential Inductees

2014 was a big year for the California Rodeo Salinas’ Hall of Fame. Along with five new inductees, the committee oversaw the construction of a ‘Wall of Fame’ behind the California Rodeo Heritage Museum. The wall will permanently house plaques honoring each of the members of the Hall of Fame and was funded by a generous donation from the Joe Gheen Family. The Hall of Fame was established in 2010 during the centennial year of the Rodeo. Members have competed here, worked here, served on committees and so much more, leaving their impression on this not-for-profit organization. Fundraising is still ongoing for the plaques, but plans include having the class of 2010 plaques installed before the 105th Rodeo starts July 16th.

The goal of the Hall of Fame is to preserve the heritage, history and traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas along with showcasing individuals, organizations and livestock whose distinctive contributions to the California Rodeo Salinas have helped keep the traditions of the West alive. The Rodeo is calling for members of the local community and rodeo industry to nominate potential Hall of Fame members again this year by filling out a nomination form and submitting it by February 27th.

Nomination forms can be found at www.carodeo.com by clicking on ‘Get Involved’ and then ‘Entry Forms & Applications.’  You can also pick up or request a nomination form at the California Rodeo Office at 1034 N. Main Street in Salinas, Monday –Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Fridays from 9am to 11:45am and 1:15 to 5pm; call 831-775-3100 with questions. Categories for induction include: Committee Members, Livestock, Contestants, Contract Personnel/Performers, Notables, Supporters/Contributors and Staff.

Each year the inductees are honored at the Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon during Big Week. The luncheon will take place on Thursday July 16th at 11:30am on the Mike Storm Director’s Patio at the Salinas Sports Complex at 1034 N. Main Street. The 2015 Induction Luncheon is sponsored by Jim Martins and Clifford & Marguerite Happy.  For more information and a full list of current members by year, please visit our website at www.carodeo.com and click on ‘About Us’ then ‘History’ and ‘Hall of Fame Members.’


About the California Rodeo

The California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 16-19, 2015. 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 between $200,000 and $300,000 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.


California Rodeo Salinas Hall of Fame Nominations due February 27, 2015

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