November 2011

Ropin' Dreams bring smiles to children


This year Ropin’ Dreams will mark 10 years of bringing smiles to children across Texas.  The 501-3 children’s charity is based out of Marion, TX  whose focus is to bring “a day of smiles” to children who are facing daily struggles through illness, accident or just a life situation.   Ropin’ Dreams is a 100% volunteer organization and has been able to continue to help children in South Texas and are expanding each year.

This year Ropin’ Dreams was honored to team up with the CBR to sponsor the “Ropin’ Dreams Name the Bull Contest”.  It was through this contest that was televised on GAC each time the CBR was televised has given Ropin’ Dreams the exposure to 500,000 households resulting in children being nominated throughout the country.  Ropin’ Dreams will create “dreams” next year in many states and has made the commitment to help these children experience, often times, a once in a life time experience. 

Such was the case of Sheelbe Roberts from Seminole, TX.  Ropin’ Dreams was introduced to 6-year-old Sheeble at the YBR World Championship Finals in Abilene in August of this year.  Sheelbe has a brain tumor and has been undergoing treatment at MD Anderson in Houston, and it was discovered that every time Sheelbe went through San Antonio, she cried because she wanted to go to Sea World.  Upon learning about this, Ropin’ Dreams along with some very generous assistance from Sea World brought her to San Antonio for a VIP experience at Sea World, going behind the scenes, petting dolphins and seeing a side of Sea World few ever get to experience.  It was a time for the family to spend some quality time away from the hospital environment and spend time together, making memories for all as a family.

On November 5th, Ropin’ Dreams will be having its 10th annual fundraiser with the Central Texas Cowboy Gathering at the Comal County Fairgrounds. There will be Team Roping on Friday night, and Saturday is action-packed.  Beginning with the Horsehoe/Washer Tournament at 10 a.m to the Ranch Rodeo beginning at 1 p.m.  Chuck Wagons will be serving world famous Cowboy Stew & Cornbread and at 6 p.m. the action moves back into the arena with MUTTON BUSTIN, followed by the Bull Riding at 7 p.m, with a dance to follow at 9 p.m.  This is the only fundraiser for the year that allows Ropin’ Dreams to reach children through out the coming year.

This year alone Ropin’ Dreams has impacted over 75 children and their families across Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi and has children nominated from across the country.  For more information about the organization or how to become involved, visit their website at www.ropindreams.com or find them on Face Book at Ropin’ Dreams.