Entering the arena, the sights, sounds, and smells of rodeo quickly envelope our participants. As they make their way on the arena floor, the bright lights above, animals, and volunteers elevate the anticipation. The exhilaration is contagious on their faces. Coming into the arena is an opportunity for inclusion among new friends.
Behind each child and family is a story. One that includes many layers of hard work, perseverance and consistent dedication. One that includes their fair share of challenges and uphill battles. Being in the arena helps put aside those hard moments for a morning of inclusive fun.
In this episode of Open Book, we hear from Liz Bronson to continue telling the Rough N Ready Challenge Rodeo story.