REDMOND — The High Desert Stampede, Sisters Rodeo and Crooked River Roundup committees have joined with Bridwell Pro Rodeos and Deschutes County Fair and Expo to support and encourage stock contractors, athletes and contract personnel, according to a press release.
It will be Sept. 15-19 at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo grounds in Redmond.
"While we are still exploring the details of how we can achieve this, the Cascade Chute Out is beginning to take shape," the release said. "Spurred by the vision of Tim and Haley Bridwell (Bridwell Pro Rodeos), and the desire to see rodeo survive the COVID-19 pandemic, our like-minded rodeo committees from across Central Oregon have come together."
"We are excited to share a unique team challenge — rodeo vs rodeo and stock contractor vs stock contractor — in this two-go rodeo experience unlike any other."
"Our primary aim is to support the individual stock contractors that each of our rodeos utilize year after year. More than their company names of Bridwell Pro Rodeos, Four Star Rodeo and Corey and Lange Rodeo, these are people and friends that have been pushed into an uncomfortably tough spot," the release said. "Our stock contractors guarantee the animal athlete stars at the heart of each of our rodeos every year, and because of that we want to recognize their efforts and give back."
Audience and participant safety and health are the first concern. The group is working with state and local public health representatives to draft a safety plan. Until the group has all the specifics on how tickets for the event will work, the group is accepting donations and offering sponsorship opportunities to support athletes and contractors.
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