Just like football players, hockey players, soccer players, etc, professional rodeo cowboys get hurt, too. Sometimes badly and without the protection of over-sized pads. They are athletes in every sense of the word, and when they are knocked out of the competition due to injuries, their paychecks take a big hit, too.
That’s where the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund (JCCF) comes in. The Justin Boot Company teemed up with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association to form the JCCF as a non-profit charity organization.
To learn more: https://www.justincowboycrisisfund.org
From the JCCF website:
“JCCF had awarded nearly $8 million in need-based financial assistance to almost 1,100 injured rodeo athletes and their families.
100% of all proceeds go to eligible athletes.”
I love that. 100%.
Who hasn’t heard of big name charities who pay their CEOs hundreds of thousands of dollars in bonuses and benefits and who rake in millions of dollars to pay fancy overhead when the donors think they are helping the needy? They are, of course, but on a smaller level and not as much as they think they are.
Also from the JCCF website:
“This uncommon practice for a charitable organization (100% of proceeds) is made possible by the joint commitment of the Justin Boot Company and the PRCA, which underwrite all administrative costs associated with managing the JCCF, leaving all monies received through contributions (and as investment earnings) to serve their intended purpose.”
And that’s where the rest of us come in. Raising the funds to help the JCCF do their wonderful and charitable works of which 100% goes to qualifying professional rodeo cowboys.
Well . . . it just so happens that TODAY Shanna Hatfield is hosting her 6th annual “Cowboys and Christmas Facebook Party” and it’s bigger than ever. I have the honor of kicking off the festivities, and I’ll be joined by sister filly Kit Morgan–and Shanna, of course. Fifteen guest authors in all.
“The party gets underway Thursday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (so that’s 11 Mountain, Noon Central, and 1 Eastern). Entries for giveaways will remain open until the following morning, so even if you can’t participate in the party during all the action, you can still check in after the fact and get in on the goodies!”
Trust me. There will be a TON of goodies.
Please come! Just click – Cowboys and Christmas – to join the group!
It’ll be fast-paced and fun. Here are the particulars:
We hope to see you there!
Do you have a favorite charity? Do you try to give to the less fortunate at this special time of year? Are you coming to Shanna’s party? (I know some of you are!) Are you a little cautious about donating to big-name charities because of their high overhead?