June 21, 2012
The Working Ranch Cowboys Foundation (WRCF), headquartered in Amarillo,TX, will donate $10,000 to Mesalands Community College for the installation of 20 new horse stalls, that will be located adjacent to the Farrier Barn. Join us as we celebrate during a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 am on June 27, 2012. The ceremony will be held on the east side of the Farrier Barn, just south of the wind turbine.
The donation by WRCF will be used to expand facilities for the Equine Studies Program and the Rodeo Program at Mesalands. These academic programs will provide high quality education and training for students interested in career opportunities within the horse industry and related agri-business enterprises. In addition, Mesalands will offer equine career training, life-long learning, and sustainable education through hands-on practicum, promoting quality community service and responds to the diverse equine needs of the region. Equine Studies courses will be offered Fall Semester 2012.
Representatives from the WRCF and the Working Ranch Cowboys Association (WRCA) will present Mesalands with the $10,000 check on June 27. WRCF is the benevolent arm of the WRCA and the Foundation has been providing assistance to ranch families for 14 years. The WRCF provides scholarships for working ranch cowboys and their family members and crisis assistance to injured or ill ranch cowboys or their families.
WRCF works to preserve the heritage and lifestyle of the working ranch cowboy. A big part of that is preparing the next generation to succeed in an increasingly challenging environment, and WRCF is doing its part by partnering with institutions like Mesalands and by continuing to provide scholarships. Currently, 32 students are in the WRCF scholarship program.
WRCF’s charitable endeavors are funded by events like the recent WRCA Ranch Bronc Riding Championship and the annual World Championship Ranch Rodeo, held each November in Amarillo. Visit www.wrca.org to learn more.