The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) recently awarded a $7,805 South Dakota Fund grant to Camp Crook Roping Club. Funding will support updating the Camp Crook Rodeo Arena. The planned upgrades include the addition of back pens and gates, the addition of bathrooms, and a set of movable bleachers.
“We are so excited to partner with the South Dakota Community Foundation. With their help we can build new pens and repair others for our rodeo arena. This will ensure efficiency and safety for the participants, volunteers, and the animals during our rodeos,” says Karen Stevenson, Camp Crook Roping Club President.
Camp Crook Roping Club's events draw contestants and spectators from all over the Midwest, making the organization's reach much larger than just the county lines. The Camp Crook Roping Club is a key organization in the community committed to teaching youth the value of hard work, promoting the love of rodeo, and creating family friendly events that bring the community together. Camp Cook Roping Club's mission is to offer families a fun place to practice rodeo events and preserve the western way of life.
“This is a good opportunity to preserve the cowboy way of life and its values. The SDCF is pleased to saddle up with Camp Crook Roping Club in making the arena safe and accommodating, a necessity for the growth of the Club and the Camp Crook Community,” says Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer.
SDCF is a public non-profit organization established in 1987. SDCF, with offices in Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Aberdeen administers 1,200 funds benefiting hundreds of charitable organizations annually. The Foundation distributed nearly $31 million in grants in 2023 which made a tremendous difference in communities statewide. This would not have been possible without the generosity of our donors. If you have a specific cause you would like to support or would prefer to give for the general good of our state, please visit https://sdcommunityfoundation.org/giving to learn more or call 1-800-888-1842.