Capital Crossroads donates $8,000 to Saddle Pals
On August 28, 2009, Sacramento’s Capital Crossroads Gay Rodeo Association (SCCGRA) presented Saddle Pals, a program of the United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Sacramento, with a check for $8,000. The presentation took place at the W-Bar Ranch in Elverta, CA. Saddle Pals was selected to be the beneficiary of funds raised at by Capital Crossroads 9th Sierra Stampede Rodeo and Festival, held June 5-7, 2009.
Saddle Pals is a therapeutic horsemanship program that provides services to children and adults with physical or developmental disabilities. Established in 1993, the program is accredited through the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). For additional information Saddle Pals’ website is:http://www.ucpsacto.org/saddle
“We appreciate the hard work and support of Capital Crossroads Gay Rodeo Association. This is the second year in a row that they have been able to raise money in support of UCP’s Saddle Pals program. This achievement speaks volumes to their determination to support the community and organizations providing program and services for children and adults living with development disabilities.” said Doug Bergman, President/CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Sacramento.
Sam Van Galder, Rodeo Director for the 2009 Sierra Stampede Rodeo and Festival, said “This year, the Association and its hard working members and volunteers have overcome many challenges to produce one of the best rodeos ever for Sacramento.”
The purpose of Capital Crossroads Gay Rodeo Association is to promote the sport of rodeo, the Western lifestyle and culture. SCCGRA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Capital Crossroads is a member association of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA). The IGRA has 28 member associations spread throughout the United States and Canada.
Capital Crossroads’ 10th Sierra Stampede Rodeo and Festival is set for June 11-13, 2010.