We are happy to announce that the 2nd Annual Saddling Up For Prevention Rodeo this OCTOBER 12 & 13, 2018 will benefit SADD youth and their programs of Monroe County. Gates open at 6pm and this year will feature THE RAWHIDE AND DUSTY SHOW as well as feature Bulls of HEAVY DOSE Bull from 2015 PBR & HOLLYWOOD SLINGER Bull from the “Longest Ride”
This Rodeo is a Southern Rough Stock Rodeo Association event and is expected to grow even bigger this year with participants from all over the state. We are proud of our community and want to showcase our local businesses and partners throughout the event. The following are some of the ways that you may be involved in this. If there is another way that you would like to contribute, please contact us at 423-545-3015.
Sponsorship Packets available
Sponsorships are crucial to this rodeo supporting youth in Monroe County. SADD Clubs- Students Against Destructive Decisions is a nationally known, active organization that equips teenagers across the country with the tools they need to resist temptation because of their knowledge and positive peer pressure. Students meet at 6 schools in our county and unite monthly for “County Club” to discuss the issues facing youth and ways to combat them. These students are trained locally and on a state & national level, to create evidence based strategic plans for positive change in their communities. Monroe County Health Council sponsors all 6 SADD clubs, and a staff member that meets with the clubs at each school.
Through SADD Clubs, students have engaged their peers to make healthy choices and to seek alternatives to destructive decisions. These students have been leaders in their schools and are recognized as an important part of the schools’ environment, as shown on the County Schools’ state of the school videos as well as in principals share with advisers how important these students and their work is. In one school, there was a recent troubling behavior of the students misusing candy and the principal asked the SADD students to create a campaign about how dangerous this was. The SADD Club did and it was a great success with teachers and students involved.