Stampede donations to top previous years |

Stampede donations to top previous years

The Greeley Stampede put more than $980,000 back into the community after the 95th annual event.

The donations from the 2016 event are nearly 10 times that of previous years, according to a news release from the Stampede.

The Stampede annually partners with community organizations to help with fundraising and awareness campaigns. Donors are assigned event tasks in exchange for the donations, which go to help with community outreach and to make capital improvements such as the Buckle Club and Aven’s Village.

This year’s partnerships included designated rodeo nights, such as “Tough Enough to Wear Pink,” which benefits the North Colorado Medical Center’s Breast Center. Events such as the Western Art Show, golf tournament and Big Buckle Ball benefit the Stampede Foundation, which in turn offers education-based scholarships to local youth. The Weld Food Bank also partnered with the Stampede to offer the CanSculpture Challenge. During the event, a discount on the carnival wristband in exchange for canned foods helped collect more than 500 pounds of food. A number of community organizations benefited from these efforts.

For information on how to involve your group contact or visit Dates for next year’s event have been tentatively set for June 23- July 4, 2017.

-Staff reports

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