The Stirling Memorial Ranch Rodeo event will not be held in Fort Pierre this year due to the challenges of COVID-19. This would have been the Stirling Rodeo’s 23rd year.
“Cancelling the rodeo this year was a most difficult decision to make,” said Brett Stirling. “Because of the virus, we decided the protection of our Cancer Warriors and their families and friends was more important than holding the fundraising event.”
Although the rodeo was cancelled, the family is still committed to families fighting cancer, and their efforts remain more steadfast than ever.
“The Stirling family is still fundraising as the need for supporting Cancer Warriors continues and is even more important for them during these incredible times,” he said. “We recognize the financial challenges for many during this time.”
All monies raised from the Ranch Rodeo Fundraising will go directly to Cancer Warriors who are fighting this deadly disease and any denomination is welcome. The funds are used by cancer patients for uninsured medical treatment costs, travel expenses to seek treatment, or whatever the family needs at the time they receive the gift.
The Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo was originally started as the Dick Stirling Memorial Team Penning in Oct. 1998 as a memorial to Dick who had lost his courageous battle with cancer.
Though the 2020 event is cancelled, the family fully intends to have the rodeo again in 2021. Interested parties can get more information or donate at: www.stirlingfamilyranchrodeo.com.