Sep 19, 2010 8:49 PM
30 of the nation's top bull riders are competing in the national bull riding championship finals at the silver dollar fairgrounds. Events include ranch bronc riding, muttin busting, a calf chase race and a dress up contest for the kids. Also there's something brand new for this years 16th annual event. Megan, Diamond Productions Event Producer, says "Something very exciting and unique, we have America's only Matador. So he will be doing a bull fighting demonstration. An American bloodless bullfighting demonstration. It's really a beautiful thing to see."
The event not only benefits diamond productions, it also benefits many local charities. "All our events are a benefit for our foundation Western Miracles Foundation, which is a wish granting foundation" Megan explains. Wishes for children in our community facing different adversities. Other proceeds will benefit the Enloe cancer connections, think pink team of butte county and the chico police department's k9 unit.
The event also generates lots of money for local businesses in chico. Megan states that, "We're bringing in just a ton of people from outside the area that will use our restaurants, our hotels so that will have an economic impact on our community."
One local hotel clerk says business is booming. "We are sold out this weekend. So it definitely kind of helped us out a lot."
Wilkinson says the event itself is also a money saver for locals. "It's a very affordable way to provide family entertainment for a whole family to come out and do something together on a Saturday night."
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