The following Rodeo Kids Sponsors donate items EVERY TIME we have a Rodeo Kid! Please contact Jackie@dreamingofthree.com to become a sponsor!
The Rodeo Kids Program came about when Founder, Jackie Harris, first started her journey with Dreaming of Three. When her Step Father first was diagnosed with Cancer, given 12-18 months to live, Christmas was right around the corner. She wanted to give him a night out without worry as his Christmas gift, to forget all the treatments, Dr. visits, and everything that was going on that revolved around the illness and to just give her mother and step father an evening out, full of smiles and laughter and making memories. So she decided to get her mother and Step Father tickets to a Broadway show and dinner at Ruth Chris! That night, the smiles on their faces, they seemed to forget all and her mother still talks about that evening today.
She was watching the National Finals Rodeo, and there were alot of St. Jude Children's Hospital commercials. She had already decided what she'd do in 2012, to donate her winnings. But the idea of giving "experiences", "memories", to these kids, touched her heart. Why not find some families perhaps going through the same tough times, but the unthinkable, with a child. She wanted to be able to reach out on a more personal level, to take families to a rodeo, to show them the sport she loved so much. She would get the producers of the rodoe involved, the contestants, Rodeo Queens, Companies,Team DO3 members, followers, the entire Community who wanted to reach out to say "We care" to the families, and to show the family and child the best time ever! A night without worry! A night showered with gifts! A night to be a King or Queen of the Rodeo! A Super Star! A night where our followers, friends and family can put a face to why they ride every weekend, or through the week donating to the charities, to bring a personal touch of their own for these kids. We all have a little Superman, ready to take flight! It's an opportunity to come together, to make a very special night for a very special child and their family.
Companies and individuals can send in a gift or another special outting for the family, signed cards or messages of encouragement.
If you or your Company would like to become a sponsor of our Rodeo Kids program, please contact Jackie@dreamingofthree.com
Salem Stampede Rodeo
2022 - Virtual
If you would like to help TEAM DO3 make Iryl's moment very
special, showered with gifts, please contact Jackie@dreamingofthree.com.
Hunter Presgrave, Rodeo Kid #7 .
Her mom shared below about Iryl:
"We knew Iryl had a heart defect in utero, but once she was born we found out there was much more. She was born at 34 1/2 weeks, with heterotaxy- missing, misplaced and mishapen organs, sacral agenesis- her spine ends early and she has no sacrum. She had 1 surgery to repair duodenal atresia and malrotation of the intestines at 4 days old and has had 4 open heart surguries."
If you have a child you think would love to go to a rodeo with some of our Team members, please contact Jackie, at Jackie@dreamingofthree.com. We typically work with Children's Hospital, Make A Wish, Ronald McDonald House and other organizations that work directly with the families.