Proceeds from Jan. 7 Mexican rodeo to benefit Denver Catholic en Espanol

Denver Catholic Staff

The National Western Stock Show of Jan. 7 will be dedicated to Catholic families and will serve as a fundraiser for the Archdiocese of Denver.

Those who attend will enjoy a night of Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza, with cowboys, mariachis, folkloric dances, horses, and much more. As in previous years, the night will feature the show of “charro” (cowboy) horsemanship by Gerardo “Jerry” Diaz, “el charro de corazón.”

Diaz belongs to the fourth generation of “charros,” continuing the family tradition began by his great grandfather 150 years ago.  He is best known for his experience and skill in horseback riding, and for his dedication to the “charro” tradition as member of the National Western Stock Show.

The National Western Stock Show, established in 1906, is a 16-day event during the month of January. It’s among the most popular professional rodeo shows in the world and one of the biggest in the country. The event is considered the greatest commercial fair in Colorado, drawing more than 650,000 visitors every year.

The cost per ticket is $19, of which $3 will be donated to the Archdiocese of Denver. Each ticket includes grounds admission for the whole day. To buy tickets, visit www.tinyurl.com/NWPROMO and use the promo code [Catholic].

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