Two Great Charities, One Great Event! Two outstanding organizations committed to preserving Western Heritage in the Fort Worth Stockyards are coming together for one great event, the American Cowboy Gala, on Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at River Ranch.
This unique fundraising event will honor Fort Worth native, and WBAP/820 AM News Radio host Hal Jay in recognition of his 35 years of dedication to preserving western heritage in the city of Fort Worth through support & promotion of the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District.
Additionally, we will be recognizing two well deserving gentlemen and their pivotal role in managing the Fort Worth Herd program from its inception in 1999 until transferring ownership to the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2010. From the City of Fort Worth Parks & Community Services Department; Director, Richard Zavala, and Retired Assistant Director, Harold Pitchford will be presented with the 2016 Outriders Award.
The American Cowboy Gala will raise funds to provide support for:
- Friends of the Fort Worth Herd - provides in-kind and monetary support for the Fort Worth Herd twice daily cattle drive, established to provide an authentic interpretation of the history of the cattle industry and its impact on the growth and prosperity of the City of Fort Worth. Previous year's event funds were utilized to support the Herd's educational programming which serviced over 15,000 school children last year, as well as the purchase of a new trailer to safely transport livestock for special appearances.
- Friends of Cowtown Coliseum - provides funding for the restoration of the Historic Cowtown Coliseum. Last year's funds provided funding for the historic timeline and legendary Bill Pickett memorabilia that is now on display for guests inside Cowtown Coliseum.
The evening will feature dinner, complimentary beer & wine, musical entertainment by Mikki Daniel, raffle, silent and live auction, appearances by the Fort Worth Herd, memorobelia display by Cowtown Coliseum & more!
Visit www.cowboygala.com for more information including how to purchase tickets and sponsorships.
500 North East 23rd Street
Fort Worth, TX 76164