Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Rodeo
September 5, 2020
A young boy with a sparkle in his eye nods as the shoot opens and the calf starts running. He gives his horse a kick and starts swinging his rope. Later, a cowgirl leans into the sharp turn as she reins her horse around the barrel. She hears the cheers from the stands and smiles.
Daring performances by young competitors are all part of the fun of Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Rodeo near Amarillo.
Held on Labor Day weekend, this popular annual event brings together thousands of spectators as young cowboys and cowgirls compete in roping and riding rodeo events.
adventureFEST and a barbecue lunch (where beef raised at Boys Ranch is served) take place before the rodeo. This is one of Cal Farley's Boys Ranch signature fundraising events to support their mission to “provide professional programs and services in a Christ-centered atmosphere to strengthen families and support the overall development of children.” Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch helps at-risk youth and the Boys Ranch Rodeo is a heartwarming event that will call you back year after year to cheer on these kids.
At this youth rodeo, these participants experience adventure, along with safety, belonging, achievement, power, and purpose. Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch helps them to reach their fullest potential and thrive. We watch as they persevere, work hard, and strive to improve. For one day at the Boys Ranch Rodeo, these kids turn into mutton busters, rodeo clowns, bronc riders, and barrel racers.
About Cal Farley's Boys Ranch
Since 1939, Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch has worked to serve the needs of at-risk children and families. Services are free of charge to those served, thanks to the organization’s supporters that make it one of the largest privately-funded family service organizations in the country. Provided care and activities align with the values of Cal Farley’s Model of Leadership and Service: safety, belonging, achievement, power, purpose, and adventure. Cal Farley's Boys Ranch has dramatically grown from the original nine boys it served in ’39. In 2008, the Alumni Independent Living Center opened to provide transitional apartments for former residents establishing their lives after leaving Boys Ranch.
Amarillo, TX 79101