Kristy Lee Cook, star of the popular American Idol TV show, and some of the top rodeo cowboys in the country will join amateur bowlers in the inaugural WNFR Celebrity Bowling Tournament. The tournament will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m, at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.
The event will pair cowboys and cowgirls in town for the 50th Anniversary Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) – as well as a variety of other new and well-known celebrities – with fans from around the country. Participants and teams will be joined by a celebrity to compete for a variety of prizes, as well as bragging rights. A silent auction and raffle will add to the festivities.
The entry fee is $175 for individual bowlers or $500 per team. Event sponsorships also are available. Boyd Polhamus, winner of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Announcer-of-the-Year Award, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the afternoon. In addition to Cook, veteran actor Mickey Jones of Home Improvement TV show fame will join three-time world champion bareback rider Will Lowe, six-time NFR qualifier Royce Ford and two-time and reigning world champion bareback rider Bobby Mote in this inaugural event.
Making a difference in a child’s life is the focus of Speedway Children’s Charities. SCC strives to do this in collaboration with the non-profit organizations it supports nationwide. Last year, the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities granted $314,000 to 67 local children’s causes during its annual grant distribution ceremony.
The Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund was established in 1989 in a cooperative effort between the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Justin Boot Company. The overall purpose of the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund is to provide need-based financial assistance to persons injured through their participation in the sport of professional rodeo.