Wednesday, February 23, 2005
The UPRA welcomes the PAFRA
(Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association).
According to PAFRA President Bruce McCormick, due to
deployments many members are not getting an opportunity to enter enough
rodeos in the PAFRA. "Some of the guys are getting back from overseas
late in the season, they don't have enough rodeos to get qualified for
the finals. If we can offer additional rodeos it will give members of PAFRA an additional opportunity to get to the finals."
Beginning immediately PAFRA members can enter UPRA ground rule
rodeos on their PAFRA membership cards.
"We'd be happy to have the members of the Armed Forces rodeo
with us, compared to what these men and women do and have done for each
and every one of us and our country, this is the least we can do for
them", UPRA President James Heflin.
The 2005 Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association Finals
will be held in Fort Worth, Texas at the Historic Stockyards.
purposes for which the Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association was
a. To act as a non-profit, non-political and non-denominational
organization for the purpose of rodeo as a sport, striving at all times
to insure honesty and fairness to both the contestants and the
producers; to create an amicable relationship between committees, stock
contractors and contestants; and to sanction and advertise rodeos being
sponsored in accordance with Association standards.
b. To cultivate interest and promote understanding to the public of the
sport of rodeo, with emphasis upon the military cowboy around the world.