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February 2013

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San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Voted PRCA'S Large
indoor rodeo of the year for eighth consecutive year!

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is honored to announce that the eighth banner for Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association's (PRCA) Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year will proudly be displayed in the AT&T Center for the 2013 Stock Show & Rodeo. The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has been named the recipient of this prestigious industry award for eight years consecutively since 2005.

Each year, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association honors the best of the best in rodeo professionals, stock contractors and rodeo committees during their annual Contract Personnel Awards Banquet at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The banquet is held prior to the kick off of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, "Superbowl" of all rodeos. Because nominees and winners are voted on by their peers, this honor is considered one of the greatest by industry professionals and those associated with rodeo worldwide.

The honor was received by S.A.L.E. Executive Director & CEF Keith Martin, who commented that "(the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo) is an extremely blessed organization" before giving humble thanks to the 5500+ S.A.L.E. volunteers who made this honor possible.

In addition to the honor or PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year, the prestigious PRCA Veterinarian of the Year award went to San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo's own Dr. Jake Wells. The field of 21 outstanding nominees was narrowed down to five and Dr. Jake Wells emerged as the deserving recipient. Dr. Wells has been a dedicated volunteer of the San Antonio Stock Show & rodeo since 1976.

The San Antonio Stock Show & rodeo has been an innovator to the sport of rodeo by hosting only rodeo's top competitors, recruiting world-class animal athletes from North America's best stock contractors and increasing its purse size to over $1.2 million! This makes the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo one of the top paying regular season rodeos in the world.

Come experience the 64th annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, February 7-24, 2013 at the AT&T Center/Freeman Coliseum grounds. Tickets may be purchased online at sarodeo.com, ticketmaster.com, at the AT&T Center Southwest box office, any Ticketmaster location or by calling 1-877-63-RODEO.

This year the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has committed over $10.1 million to education. This amount represents scholarships, grants, endowments, junior livestock auctions, a student western art auction, Calf Scramble programs, and show premiums paid to youth in the state of Texas. This brings the total amount that the organization has committed since inception to over $123 million.

For more information, visit www.sarodeo.com or call 210-225-5851. Follow the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube today!

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