Our Commitment to Northern Nevada

We Rodeo for The Kids – Here in Reno, we believe in supporting the youth of our community!
Our 2011 President, Mike Lucke, introduced the tagline, We Rodeo for The Kids! The Reno Rodeo Association focuses on identifying new and innovative ways to support the youth of the local and regional community. Some of the more recent examples of how the Reno Rodeo Association has directly supported local community needs include the following:

  • 2018 

    • $20,050.00 gift to Applied Behavior Technologies in support of services for autism and other disabilities including parent training, home therapy, and social skills groups
    • $30,000.00 contribution to Northern Nevada RAVE Family Foundation in support of respite for families caring for children with special needs, while training high school students to work with these children
    • $27,500.00 check to Life Changing Community Outreach in support of a playground and resource center for inner-city children
    • $30,000.00 gift to JUSTin Hope Foundation in support of families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopment disorders
    • In April of 2019, the RR Association will present its 2018 annual check to the RR Foundation (estimated to be at least $225,000.00)
  • 2017 

    • $250,000.00 awarded to the Reno Rodeo Foundation for its general fund which supports children in 14 Northern Nevada counties
  • 2016 

    • $250,000.00 awarded to the Reno Rodeo Foundation for its general fund
  • 2015 

    • $156,000.00 awarded to the Reno Rodeo Foundation for its general fund
  • 2014 

    • $276,000.00 awarded to the Reno Rodeo Foundation for its general fund
  • 2013 

    • $179,000.00 awarded to the Reno Rodeo Foundation for its general fund
    • $91,200.00 check to the Marvin Picollo School (Reno) for a new therapeutic preschool playground and indoor equestrian facility upgrades