Red Desert Rodeo Board Donates to Sweetwater County Search and Rescue

Pictured from left to right, Captain Ron Orr, Captain Russ Hemmert, Rodeo Vice President Kim Little, Rodeo President Travis Garrison and Commander Chris Schutz.

SWEETWATER COUNTY– The Red Desert Roundup Committee Board of Directors expressed its appreciation this week to Sweetwater County Search and Rescue during a special presentation in which rodeo board members donated $500 to the volunteer organization.

Rodeo President Travis Garrison and Vice President Kim Little presented a check to Search and Rescue Commander Chris Schutz, Captain Ron Orr and Captain Russ Hemmert at a meeting on Monday night, thanking Search and Rescue for its assistance with the 2018 Red Desert Roundup Rodeo and inviting them to participate in the upcoming 2019 Red Desert Roundup Rodeo.

Founded in 1978, the Red Desert Roundup Rodeo is one of the most popular events in Rock Springs. Held annually during the last full weekend of July at the Sweetwater County Events Complex, the rodeo itself is a PRCA sanctioned, professional rodeo and the event includes a parade and golf tournament.

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Sweetwater County Search and Rescue exists exclusively as a volunteer organization and has served our community for over 50 years. Much like Search and Rescue, the Red Desert Roundup Committee Board of Directors survives on the volunteer efforts of its members, working year-round to find sponsors and supporters to fund and make the event happen.

Without the selfless efforts and unbridled energy of these volunteers, providing these important services and hosting these special events for the benefit and enjoyment of the citizens of Sweetwater County would not be possible.

The men and women of Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office extend their gratitude to all of the volunteers from both organizations for helping to make our community a safer and more enjoyable place to work and live.