American Soul Charity Rodeo
– a multi-cultural event for the entire family.
The American Soul Charity Rodeo will celebrate and honor all cowboys of color and their contributions to building the west.
We will highlight the irrefutable global appeal of Cowboys of Color in the West and the stories behind a sub-culture that is still strong today.
The “American Soul Charity Rodeo” serves as a cultural event and opportunity for Cowboys, Cowgirls and Celebrities to showcase their skills and compete to win prize money and to support their favorite Charities. With an entertaining Pre-show event to include a cultural history presentation.
We will feature Celebrity appearances, performances and highlights with rodeo clips of the past and present along with significant interviews of Western icons and footage of some classic western movies featuring Cowboys of Color on the big screen.
The families will enjoy entertainment, reenactments, education and culture during the special Pre-Show Program. The American Soul Charity Rodeo will showcase cowboys and cowgirls of all ethnicities as they come together and help raise money to continue the programs for our supported charities in surrounding communities.
The ASCR is an event developed by the Women of Color Initiative (WOCI) a 50l(c)(3) Organization which provides, health education, screenings, fitness programs and resources to support women and their families. Through a collaboration, this event supports “Camp Gid D Up” and “Rodeo Wranglers”, of which both organizations provide educational and recreational programs for underserved youth as well as grants for students wanting a career in the animal sciences or that want to compete professionally. It also provides an opportunity for other participating partners and charities to raise money for their organizations through event participation and/or event ticket sales.
The Entertainment value of the American Soul Charity Rodeo features a star-studded celebrity gathering that embraces the cowboy culture.
Cowboys and Cowgirls of all ethnicities will complete in several rodeo events for cash and prizes while participating Celebrity Teams will complete for prize money that will be donated to their favorite or personal charity. The event creates a blend of western adventure and excitement, cultural history, western icons and celebrity participants mix all this with exciting music, special performances and more.
The American Soul Charity Rodeo is a multi-cultural event for the entire family. This rodeo introduces the element of Black Western Heritage into our present day experience with family fun, education and celebration.
2014 Celebrity Rodeo Participants
The American Soul Charity Rodeo was attended by a host of Hollywood’s entertainers and performers, not only attending the event, but participating in several pre-show and halftime events as well as actual rodeo events.
Glynn Turman, Founding Event Chair & Grand Marshall, Co-Grand Marshalls - James Pickens, Jr., Oba Babatunde, and Reginald T. Dorsey,
Each year we have celebrity guests that lend their talents to perform or participate in and event in support of raising money for our charities.