BIG SKY – Big Sky’s Biggest Week and PBR was a week full of energy and excitement once again with many memorable highlights. Along with three nights of professional bull riding, in which we saw rookies rise to fame and some of the world’s best bulls buck, several of the week’s events held charity close to heart, donating to several local nonprofits and rodeo-related organizations.
With a grand total of $292,106 raised for local organizations, it was one of the most successful fundraising years in Big Sky PBR’s history.
“I’m honored that Outlaw Partners is able to give back to so many outstanding and influential organizations while also providing the Big Sky community and visitors with such an incredible event year after year,” Eric Ladd, chairman and CEO of Outlaw Partners said. “Being awarded the PBR Event of the Year for the ninth year in a row is an incredible attribute to what Big Sky PBR brings to our community, and that includes our charitable ethos.”
PBR’s 50/50 raffle and wildly popular Calcutta brought in a total of $170,900 for the Montana Civil Air Patrol, Western Sports Foundation, Make-A-Wish foundation, Montana State University Athletics and the MSU Rodeo Team, Big Sky Search & Rescue and Big Sky Bravery. Big Sky Bravery’s contributions included a live auction of a commemorative flag and call sign patches for $20,000. The pieces were presented and worn in combat by Officer Marshall, a participant and volunteer for the nonprofit that has helped him and other active duty Special Operations Forces.