a legendary Ponoka cowboy
Tom Butterfield “Creating Cowboys” Sponsorship
In Memory of Tom Butterfield, a legendary Ponoka cowboy, the Ponoka Stampede with the help of western artist, Inge Sybrandi created the Tom Butterfield “Creating Cowboys” Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to one boy and one girl based on academic standing.
As a Sponsor of the Ponoka Stampede Youth Foundation you will receive:
Your name listed in your sponsorship category on the Ponoka Stampede Youth Foundation Plaque that will be displayed in the Main Ponoka Stampede Grandstand and another plaque will be displayed at the Calnash Ag Event Centre, Home of the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.
“The Ponoka Stampede Youth Foundation is a great stepping stone for rodeo athletes attending post secondary school and competing in the rodeo world. After graduating this year from Hobbs College in New Mexico I saw the scholarship support that the athletes in the USA receive and think it would be awesome if we could get the same support in Canada.”
- Logan Bonnett, Ponoka, AB. Team Roper and business student at Olds College
“It’s very important for the community of Ponoka to give back to the rodeo world. A perfect example is the new Calnash Ag Event Center. This facility is a perfect place right in our backyard that young rodeo athletes can train, compete and build the best rodeo skills and experience possible. I feel its very important for young kids especially in the rodeo world to have opportunities as scholarships, every athlete needs a career to look forward to after competing.”
- Jordan Smith, Ponoka, AB. Team Roper, Business student at Central Arizona College
“It’s important for rodeo athletes to have scholarships available because many kids can simply not afford this type of education or have these opportunities. When I complete high school in Ponoka I plan to attend Central Arizona College and work towards a business degree. I want to have a career to look forward to after competing in rodeo”.
- Walker Galloway, Ponoka, AB. Team Roper, Ponoka Secondary Student