Welcome to our 2019 Elks Rodeo Queen Campaign Page.
This year, we are excited to participate in our second Elks Rodeo Queen campaign to raise funds for Home for Good Santa Barbara County.
This year's United Way Elks Rodeo Queen Candidate is Emily Sabedra, a sophomore at St. Joseph High School. She enjoys cheer, swimming, and community service. We want her to win the crown, and we think you do too! That's why we're all here!
To support Emily's efforts, please purchase raffle tickets, purchase event tickets, or donate by clicking here.
Last year, we raised over $60,000, thanks to Seyenna Cavazos, her family, and everyone who supported them and us throughout the campaign. The Elks Rodeo Queen campaign is an incredible fundraiser for non-profits in Santa Maria and the surrounding area. Our "competition" includes Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria, Kiwanis Club of Guadalupe, and VTC Enterprises. The work these organizations do is incredible, and we encourage all of our donors to look into the great work they do.
However, we are here to ask for your support. The highest ranking candidates receive substantial scholarships from Elks Recreation, and we hope to help our 2019 candidate win the top scholarship. The winner of the Queen Contest is the candidate who raises the most money for her charity.
Last year, we took part in a Rodeo Queen season that raised $627,367 for the five non-profits involved in the campaign. Elks Recreation runs this Queen Campaign each year, giving participating organizations a change to fundraise in Santa Maria and beyond. This is an incredible opportunity, and we are so thankful that we get to be a part of it again this year.
This is where you come in.
Become a sponsor or purchase tickets (links above) to support our efforts to raise money for Home for Good Santa Barbara County and to win our candidate the scholarship she deserves.
For information about Home for Good, please visit our Home for Good SBC page on this site. Home for Good Santa Barbara County is the lead agency in Santa Barbara County's Coordinated Entry System. Home for Good features a Funders Collaborative that meets each quarter, which consists of members from all sectors and geographical areas in Santa Barbara County. The Collaborative ensures that the funds received do the most good, and Home for Good makes sure that works gets done. Home For Good Santa Barbara County supports a Coordinated Entry System, a no-wrong door, countywide system that engages and connects individuals and families experiencing homelessness to the optimal resources for their needs. We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to call home for good.
Bull Rider Sponsors
"In Memory of Robert and Dixie Choate"
"In Memory of Juan and Carmen Sabedra"
The Sabedra Family
Bronc Rider Sponsors
Joe and Carol Freitas
Calf Roper Sponsors
Torrance Elks Lodge #1948
Mutton Buster Sponsors
J&L Real Estate
Dr. Mark Adam, DDS
Mary and Joe Reinartz
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Seyenna Cavazos, United Way Rodeo Princess 2018