The first official remote event for Battle Scars Podcast supporting Cowboys Helping Cowboys Charity Events
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Special Thanks: Fred's Texas Cafe. They donated 15% of sales from both locations to the Cowboys Helping Cowboys Charity Event.
Cowboys Helping Cowboys:
Cowboys Helping Cowboys (CHC) began as a charity golf tournament benefiting rodeo cowboys facing financial hardship in the event of extensive medical needs. Rodeo athletes do not accrue sick or vacation days. They risk life and limb for the thrill and the hopes of that eight-second paycheck.
Just like any other professional athlete, if they sustain severe injuries, healing can be ongoing. The longer they remain out of the chute the scarcer their financial resources become. This can have a significant impact on them and their families.
CHC is not a fancy charity with well-paid executives, but simply a grassroots effort from real rodeo athletes and community giving a hand up to support their fellow cowboy and competitor in need.
Over the years we have been able to create a small groundswell allowing us to expand past our once a year golf tournament and raise funds throughout the year with a variety of different fundraising events.
Dave Samsel, may have been born in Kansas and raised in Nebraska, but this self- taught bull rider moved to Stephenville, TX as soon as he could.
Late in the fall of 1994 Dave started a bull riding career at the age of 23 that would span an amazing 20 years and earn him over $1.3 million earnings.
In 1996 Dave headed for the Cowboy Capital in search of new traveling partners and to follow a dream of becoming a Professional Bull Rider that would take him across the US, Canada, Australia, and Brazil…
Dave soon qualified 6x for the PBR Finals 1999-2004, CBR Finals 5x’s and the NFR in 2007. Career highlights consisted of:
PBR International Champion in Australia 2000 Bullnanza PBR Champion 2001
PRCA Wrangler Tour Champion 2007
The only bull rider to have won the Bull riding title in Salinas, CA in both the PBR (2001, 2003) and the PRCA (2007).
A consistent top 15 rider at every level Dave retired in 2012 only to make a return to competition in 2014, to win the world Bull riding championship in the Professional RoughStock Series at the age of 43.
Since then Dave stays active in the rodeo industry by hosting his own charity events, benefiting injured rodeo contestants, judging, and teaching bull riding clinics across the USA.
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