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Rodeo World Stunned by Remarkably Successful Fundraising Event

Published 09/20/2023, 7:26 AM EDT

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The recent event, ‘The Broken Arrow Bulls N Bash,’ in western Alberta, which took place on September 15th this year at the Bighorn Stampede Grounds, was for a great and noble cause. While hearing the name ‘The Broken Arrow Bulls N Bash’ might evoke images of heart-stopping bull rides, this event was definitely related to rodeo, but there is a hidden story behind it—a purpose that transforms this rodeo into something beyond just a show.

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 Rodeo is undoubtedly a daring and dangerous sport. Riders face tough challenges while riding powerful animals. Moreover, they are surrounded by dust and adrenaline. However, what makes the Broken Arrow Bulls N Bash rodeo event truly extraordinary is that it isn’t just about the thrill. Instead, it serves a noble cause – fundraising.

The heartfelt Facebook post


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In a recent Facebook post shared by Real Pat King, the force behind this event, he expressed his gratitude for the success of this event. Furthermore, the post filled with appreciation, discussed the primary goal for this event which was only and only raising money. Additionally, he praised everyone for the hard work they put in.

The post thanked many people, like Northcott and the Northcott Rodeo Inc. family, the World Pro Bull Riding (WPB) group, and Dennis Halstead, who made the rodeo unforgettable. It also mentioned Karizma Entertainment and artists like Carmen Coe, Elektrik Lady Land, Reed Salmon, Jayme Knyx, and Sweet Tequila Randy J Martin, who added to the fun with their music. The Bikers Church Family, including Melissa McKee and Rob McKee, also got a shoutout for their support.


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He also added “And let’s not forget the amazing and wonderful group of people who volunteered to help make this event such a success. There are so many names I can’t put them all in here but just know I LOVE YOU ALL AND I’m FOREVER IN YOUR DEBT”. The post ended with a promise to come back next year, continuing to support the important cause. However, beneath all the excitement and gratitude, we can’t ignore the inherent danger of this game.

 A heartfelt question: Is Rodeo worth the risk?

Even though this event was mainly focused on raising funds, which is a commendable and vital cause, we cannot overlook the inherent dangers associated with this game. Here’s the actual story of a man who lost his life just a few months ago. A tragic incident occurred at the Chiniki Rodeo Grounds that shook the entire rodeo community- the tragic passing of Seth Saulteaux, who was a talented bull rider.


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Seth Saulteaux, a talented bull rider, wore a helmet but still suffered a severe head injury when he was thrown by the bull. This injury led to instant death, underscoring the perilous nature of bull riding. It serves as a reminder of the potential dangers involved in such recreational activities, even when safety measures are in place.

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The heartfelt Facebook post by the “Real Pat King” expresses gratitude to those who made it successful, from rodeo organizers to musicians and volunteers. Yet, beneath the celebration, the tragic loss of Seth Saulteaux, a talented bull rider, raises a poignant question: Is the thrill of bull riding worth the inherent danger it holds?


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Written by:

Maleehah Shakeel


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Maleehah Shakeel is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports.She is an avid sports enthusiast and comes with a staunch background in content writing. A holder of a master’s degree, Maleehah has created a penchant for all things and delved into the world of sports.
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Yeswanth Praveen