I don't even know where to begin - I could write an entire book about this man. So, I'm going to start out small. We're hosting a "fun"raiser in honor of Milo Wilson, world's greatest cowboy, rancher, gentleman, father, grandfather, and friend. As the National Day of the Cowboy approaches, the Sul Ross State University ANRS & Rodeo Exes Reunion, and the 99th Annual Ski Hi Stampede (all this weekend), we are going to donate a portion of all sales to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.
My grandfather (pictured left in 1979) served as president of the Ski Hi Stampede, as well as other positions, including arena director. My grandmother also served as the rodeo secretary (if you haven't seen the photo of Bob "Bulldancer" riding his mule into my grandmother's rodeo office, let me know). Milo was at the very first Stampede in 1919 and served as the Parade Marshall in 2001, having attended each and every Stampede until is death in 2004. Technically, this year should be the 102nd Stampede, but the rodeo was put on hold during World War II and again last year, 2020, due to global health concerns. We've always been supporters of the JCCF, but when my grandfather passed away in 2004, we experienced first-hand the organization's support and kindness. Thanks to Mike Cervi, PRCA stock contractor and family friend, donations were made in my grandfather's name and the JCCF were among the first to extend their condolences.
Next year, 2022, will be the 100th Ski Hi Stampede, and holds the title of the oldest professional rodeo in Colorado. We are excited to be going and representing our grandparents during the events of the weekend. Over the next 12 months, you will definitely be hearing and seeing more about Ski Hi and Monte (Vista, Colorado) through our stories on the blog, photos shared on social media, and some fun new products we'll be sharing this fall.
As part of the fundraiser, a portion of all sales will be donated to the JCCF through August 31, 2021. A 10% discount code is available and good through that date (COWBOYS). All purchases made through August 31 will also include a 15% discount code to be used on subsequent purchase and good through December 31, 2021.
Long live cowboys and the legacies they left behind.