Check out all the pink shirts on the cowboys. They are participating in the Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign in the fight against breast cancer. In 2006 the PRCA rodeo, affiliates and other Western industry presented a check for $1 Million dollars to Tough Enough to Wear Pink founder and breast cancer survivor, Terry Wheatley.
It was nearly 90 degrees in the shade but we were so transfixed with the nonstop action, we hardly noticed until I stood up to stretch during a technical problem with the PA system and my shorts were totally wet and stuck to my body! Yuk!! I went through some embarrassing contortions to straighten out my clothing but since I didn’t know a soul in the entire audience I decided “oh well” and went back to watching the triumphs and the “aw shucks” as the cowboys and cowgirls gave us their all. Can you imagine how much it must hurt to fall off a horse (or a bull or a bucking bronco) at a dead run?
Later that night we saw the one local cowboy from WSS who participated in the bull riding at the restaurant where we ate dinner. He was pouring down painkiller from a tall, brown bottle—I hope someone was with him to drive him home!