I just found out about a great event that is being put on in Lake Havasu City by Special People Like You. The 1st Annual Exceptional Rodeo will take place on Saturday March 8th, 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Sara Park Fairgrounds. Here is the information from their flyer:
“The mission of the Special People Like You Exceptional Rodeo is to provide an annual fun filled day of Western / Rodeo-like activities and entertainment for mentally and/or physically challenged people and their families that they otherwise would not be able to experience. We go out of our way to instill in each person a sense of belonging and the belief that they are special each one in their own way.
Each pre-registered participant will get an event T-Shirt, a participation back number and other goodies as a memento of a great day. They will be able to encounter horses, and depending on their capabilities, ride or sit on one, and play lots of other rodeo games on the ground, such as racing around a barrel and pole mini pattern in their wheelchairs or on stick horses, take part in dummy cow roping, get their faces painted, meet a Rodeo Clown, participate in art and crafts activities making pipe-cleaner horses, and much more. Get a picture taken with the 2013 Special People Like You Rodeo Queen and a real cowboy.
Free popcorn and water/soft drinks will be provided to all participants and volunteers. This event is 100% free for these special people and their families.
Register early to secure your event T-Shirt (no later than February 14th 2014) either by phone, call Maria Boody at 928-208-5842 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
UPDATE – January 31st, 2014
Seems like we are also going to have a donkey at the event.
Also, the Pet Partners will be there with a booth and several of their sweet dogs to meet and love on.
We will have a Raffle at the rodeo with lots of cool prizes and giveaways! You can purchase your raffle tickets ahead of time or at the event, one for $ 1, 6 for $ 5 or 13 for $ 10.
Several food vendors will be at the event.”
All these details and more can be found on their website at www.SpecialPeopleLikeYou.com.