San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo commits $11.8 million to educating Texas youth

SA RodeoThe San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (S.A.L.E.), a volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas, has built a reputation for being one of the largest family-friendly events in the state featuring livestock and horse shows, interactive exhibits and shows, PRCA Rodeo action, carnival and live entertainment. Additionally, S.A.L.E. has a direct influence on the lives of thousands of individuals pursuing a higher education.

IMG_7357aThis year, the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (dba the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo) has committed $11.8 million to educate Texas youth. This amount represents scholarships, grants, endowments, junior livestock auctions, a youth western art auction, calf scramble program, and show premiums paid to the youth of Texas. This year’s total giving represents a record commitment, topping 2013’s $11.3 million by over a half million dollars. This brings the total amount the organization has committed since inception to $147.9 million. Keith Martin, Executive Director and CEO, made the announcement during the organization’s annual membership meeting, May 13th at the Expo Hall of the Freeman Coliseum/AT&T Center grounds in San Antonio, Texas.

Keith Martin commented, “We owe the show’s continued success to the support and efforts of over 6,000 S.A.L.E. volunteers. Their contributions of time, energy and skills make it possible to give so much back to the youth of Texas. And that’s what we are about, transforming lives, giving these kids an opportunity to improve their futures and the generations to come.”

S.A.L.E. has a rich tradition and history of stewardship to the community and the agriculture industry. With a clear vision of the future, a successful past and continual dedication from over 6,000 volunteers, S.A.L.E. will continue to provide wholesome family entertainment and be a pillar of strength and support to the youth of Texas.

The 2015 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo will be held February 12th – March 1st at the Freeman Coliseum/AT&T Center grounds.

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