South Point Arena and Cox Charities Partner for 2014 Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding Event
Local charity benefits from Vegas Shootout at South Point on Saturday April 19
South Point Arena partners with Cox Charities to celebrate the return of the Championship Bull Riding (CBR) tour’s Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout, on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. Cox Charities, an initiative focused on improving the quality of life for children and families of Southern Nevada, will receive a charitable contribution of $3 for every ticket sold to the rodeo event.
“For 36 weeks of the year, South Point is home to some of Las Vegas’ largest western events,” said Ryan Growney, general manager of the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa. “Our ongoing relationship with Cox Charities provides us the opportunity to give back to the community that supports us, by donating a portion of the proceeds from one of our top rodeo events.”
Cox Charities is an employee-run philanthropic initiative enabled by local cable operator Cox Communications. Having given away nearly $1 million to local nonprofits since its inception, Cox Charities is dedicated to supporting organizations which benefit children, families, education – particularly STEM focued initiatives, and diversity.
“It’s obvious that the South Point and Tuff Hedeman are as supportive of the local community as are the 1300 Cox Las Vegas employees,” said Stephanie Stallworth, director of Public Affairs for Cox Communications. “Our employees love raising money to benefit local non-profits through Cox Charities. Our partnership with the CBR will help even more charities right here in Southern Nevada.”
This year’s CBR Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout, presented by Boot Barn, showcases the world’s top 24 riders competing during three rounds of an “8-second formation” competition. The tour will include Aaron Pass, all-star rider and current CBR champion, Cole Echols, the newly crowned 2013 CBR World Champion, and Cody Teel, the 2012 PRCA World Champion. Guests can watch the best of the best in bull riding as participants compete for record-setting prizes and the opportunity to participate in the “The Road to Cheyenne CBR Tour Finale.”
Tickets for the Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout are now on sale, beginning at $20. Discount coupons are available for all military, children and senior citizens at Boot Barn, Cox Solution Stores and other South Point sponsor locations. For more information on special room rate packages or to make a reservation, please call 866-791-7626 or email [email protected]southpointcasino.com and reference “2014 CBR Package.” For more event information, please visit the South Point Arena event website or visit the CBR website.
About Cox Charities
Since 2007, Cox Charities has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to Southern Nevada non-profit organizations that support children, families and education, with a focus on STEM initiatives. The program was created as a result of employees’ interest in the giving strategies of the company. Cox Charities is a partnership with United Way of Southern Nevada and is funded primarily by Cox employee contributions and a variety of fundraisers including an annual Cox Charities Golf Tournament. A committee, comprised entirely of Cox employees, reviews all grant applications and selects the recipients. The Cox Charities Advisory Board, also employee-led, approves the grants and awards the monies. For more information about Cox Charities, or to apply for a grant, please visit www.coxcharitieslv.com.
About The CBR
Led by bull riding icon, Tuff Hedeman, Championship Bull Riding, Inc. (CBR) is a nationwide, professional bull riding organization. The CBR Tour events are professionally produced live shows designed to be an adrenaline rush the whole family will enjoy. CBR is broadcast primetime, nationwide, on FOX SPORTS NETWORK (FSN) with over 26 weeks of gripping, television seen by more than 14 million viewers annually. Combined with its subsidiary tour, the Horizon Series, CBR will visit over 70 venues throughout the United States reaching more than 250,000 fans in live attendance this year. CBR is the home of THE REAL COWBOY SPORT™ – the best bull riders and bulls in the world. We are committed to the riders, the fans, corporate sponsors, and all those involved in the professional bull riding industry. For more information on CBR, please visit http://www.CBRbull.com or call us today at 817.626.BULL (2855).
About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a race and sports book area featuring separate viewing areas for both horse racing and general sporting events; a wide variety of dining options, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room; the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon; a fabulous 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment; a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center; and a 165,000-square foot convention center. In addition, South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, which features more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.