Congratulations – Hot Rodeo & Country Fair!
The Greater Palm Springs Rodeo Corporation presented donation checks on June 20, 2015 to the beneficiaries of the 2015 Hot Rodeo & Country Fair.
White Rock Ranch Horse Rescue – $2,500
White Rock Ranch Horse Rescue and Retirement, Inc. was established in 2008 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by Isabel Megli and her husband. They carved the ranch out of five acres of undeveloped desert to create a nurturing habitat for the benefit of helping unwanted and abused horses. White Rock Ranch Horse Rescue has become a fully operational facility in which over 400 horses have been rescued and rehabilitated for adoption or retirement.
The Life Group L.A. – $2,500
The Life Group L.A. is a coalition of people dedicated to the education, empowerment and emotional support of persons both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS so that they may make informed choices and decisions regarding their healthcare and personal well being. David Smith, 2015 Hot Rodeo Director accepted the check on behalf of Sunny Rose-Berger and The Life Group L.A. and will be presenting it to her at their 2015 Saddle-Up L.A. event on July 11, 2015.
The Center – Palm Springs LGBT Community Center – $2,000
Front L to R: Jeff Rosenberg, President; David Smith, 2015 Rodeo Director; Ron Casidine, Program Administrator & Outreach Coordinator from The Center. Back L to R: Sammy Van Galder, VP Rodeo Ops; Ken Smith, VP Admin; Judy Galloway, Secretary(outgoing); Terry Russ, Secretary(newly elected); Gregg Harvey, Treasurer & 2015 Assistant Rodeo Director.
The mission of The Center is to enrich the lives of the LGBT community. A thriving, community-based organization, The Center provides a safe and supportive environment for members to enjoy health, wellness, educational and social programs, where people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. The Center advances their mission through senior programming, a clinical counseling and internship program, a weekly food bank, extensive social and recreational offerings, a free community cyber center, a growing volunteer program and periodic special events in the community.
City of Banning – SOARS Youth Scholarship Programs – $2,000
(Photo coming) The City of Banning and the Parks & Recreations Department provide activities and scholarships for the youth & youth programs in Banning, CA.
Greater Palm Springs Rodeo Corporation and 2015 Hot Rodeo & Country Fair
L to R: Sammy Van Galder, VP Rodeo Ops; Jeff Rosenberg, President; Ken Smith, VP Admin; Judy Galloway, (outgoing)Secretary; Terry Russ (newly elected)Secretary; Gregg Harvey, Treasurer & 2015 Assistant Director; David Smith, 2015 Rodeo Director; Glen Dickard, 2015 Assistant Director. Not pictured: Greg Brown, Assistant Director.