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Here you'll find information about volunteer opportunities. Join one of our San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Volunteer Committees today.
The Ambassador Committee promotes the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo throughout South and Central Texas by participating in festival, fair and holiday parades from March through mid-December. The Ambassadors also participate in a series of goodwill tours each January. The tours assist in developing interest, participation and attendance at all S.A.L.E. events. The Ambassadors also host Rodeo Star Experience patrons during each Rodeo performance. The Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive Sub-Committee coordinates the Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive in conjunction with the city of San Antonio. Crowds gather to see the majestic longhorns as they make their way through the downtown streets to Alamo Plaza.
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The Auction Committee solicits cash pledges and pre-sale orders for the purchase of animals during the Junior Livestock Auction. By supporting the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Junior Livestock Auction, contributors help Texas youth in their agricultural and educational endeavors. Contributions may be made online or in person during the auctions, or by calling 210-225-5851, ext. 221 or 222 on auction days. One may "add on" amounts to an animal’s selling price after the auction dates by calling 210-225-5851.
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The Bar-B-Que Committee produces and coordinates the Annual BBQ Cook-off and Festival. As one of the larger S.A.L.E. committees. This committee welcomes new volunteers anxious to network and help produce one of the largest S.A.L.E. fundraisers and BBQ cook-offs in the state of Texas. Their event is held in September each year and welcomes nearly 300 cooking teams, making the event the 3rd largest in the nation!
The Calf Scramble Committee's primary purpose is to raise funds for the Calf Scramble Program. The committee also coordinates the Calf Scramble event held during each Rodeo performance. The committee is dedicated to supporting FFA and 4-H students in the purchase of a breeding animal to be raised and exhibited the following year at the Stock Show. In addition, the committee organizes and oversees the annual Boots 'N Shoot fundraising event which supports the Calf Scramble program.
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The Cowboy Church Committee provides an opportunity for fellowship by coordinating a non-denominational worship service held on Sundays during the Stock Show & Rodeo. A special effort is made to reach out to exhibitors, patrons and S.A.L.E. volunteers who give their time on Sundays during the Rodeo and rodeo contestants who are on the road and unable to worship at their home churches. In addition to helping with Sunday services, various committee members reach out to the other committees to offer pre-meeting prayers and meal blessings. The Cowboy Church mission: To glorify God by sharing His spirit throughout all aspects of the Rodeo. We will accomplish this mission by offering relevant worship opportunities, raising the awareness of Cowboy Church to our five primary audiences, being fiscally responsible with the resources provided and maintaining a strong volunteer base.
The Exhibits Committee assists the commercial exhibitors who provide San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo patrons with a diverse shopping experience. Farm and ranching equipment and supplies as well as the latest fashions in western clothing, furniture, jewelry and art are all exhibited during the Show. Volunteers of the Exhibits Committee assure continued excellence, quality and diversity of the exhibits. The committee also hosts the Annual Stock Show Stampede, a 4 mile run or 1.6 mile walk held on the first Saturday of the Stock Show. Proceeds from the Stock Show Stampede benefit the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund.
Fajita Corral Committee
The Van De Walle Fajita Corral began serving fajitas in 1986 to raise money for the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund. The group did not become an official committee of S.A.L.E. until 2005. Volunteers have cooked and sold thousands of fajitas, tacos, ribs and more. All proceeds have benefitted the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund. The efforts of the committee volunteers, along with volunteers from the San Antonio business community have contributed over $2 million to the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund.
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Fall Fest Committee
The Fall Fest Committee produces the annual Ace in the Hole Casino Night event filled with great food, Las Vegas-style gaming for fun and live & silent auctions. They also host Bar-B-Q Cook-off and Festival activities including mutton bustin'.
The Fall Fest Committee also oversees the Cowboy Classic Golf Tournament during the annual Stock Show & Rodeo. Proceeds from the Golf Tournament benefit the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
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The Family Fair Committee helps organize and support the events and grounds entertainment that patrons have come to enjoy each year during the Stock Show & Rodeo. The Family Fair area is comprised of the carnival, educational displays, the Food Court and pavilions. Along with supporting the exhibitors and assisting with the activities in the Family Fair area, the committee is also responsible for the landscaping and overall grounds development and presentation.
The Go Rodeo Roundup Committee hosts the can’t-miss San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo event of October! The Go Rodeo Roundup is one of the largest fundraisers for the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund; it is the hard work and dedication of this committee that makes it all possible. Guests enjoy gourmet catering, a full assortment of beverages and entertainment from some of country music’s greatest entertainers. The committee is made up of people of all ages, professions and backgrounds. Committee member duties include coordination and solicitation of door prizes, silent and live auction items, decoration and theme planning, pre-selling tickets to the fundraiser, and of course, inviting your friends, family, colleagues and clients to attend the big event!
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The Grounds and Security Committee serve as the first welcoming point for volunteers, rodeo participants, personnel and media who enter the Stock Show & Rodeo. The committee is also responsible for distribution of parking stickers, gate passes and committee badges. The Grounds and Security Committee handles general questions about parking, items left or misplaced on the grounds and the overall rules and regulations of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The Grounds and Security Committee office is located inside the West Gate entrance adjacent to Police Headquarters and is open 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. daily during the entire run of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
The Hall of Fame Committee is responsible for gathering and organizing all information regarding the history of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The committee hosts the Annual Hall of Fame Induction. They receive nominations for individuals to become Hall of Fame inductees. Inductees are individuals who have contributed to the development and success of the Stock Show & Rodeo. During the show, the Hall of Fame Committee mans the Hall of Fame building and helps patrons, sponsors and donors who are passing through, learn about those inducted into the Hall of Fame, the origins of the Stock Show & Rodeo and the rich history of the show.
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The Horse Show Committee coordinates and manages the horse shows and horse sales during the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The committee also handles the unloading, stalling and loading of horse show exhibitors and PRCA contestants and their animals. This includes checking animal health papers on all horses entering the grounds. The committee operates the feed store that supplies needs for the horse and livestock exhibitors, the PRCA contestants and the Petting Zoo and Family Fair animals. The committee also educates visitors about the equine industry through the Horse Discovery exhibit located in the Expo Hall.
The Hospitality Committee extends a warm welcome to guests as they enter and move about the grounds. It is the goal of the Hospitality Committee to ensure that all guests enjoy their rodeo experience. This is accomplished by being highly visible, extremely helpful and very approachable. The committee supports the efforts of the S.A.L.E. Marketing Department by providing attendees with up-to-date information, schedules and maps, as well as aiding guests in locating their destinations, ATM machines, lost family members and more. The Hospitality Committee embodies the true spirit of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo by delivering extraordinary service with a smile.
The International Committee strengthens relationships with leaders of Mexico and other visiting countries with agricultural interests. The International Room is designated for meetings and filled with pertinent information on various subjects related to Texas, livestock and agriculture. The information provided and relationships built by the committee benefit and promote S.A.L.E. and the agricultural industry.
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The Let's Rodeo Ball Committee produces one of the major fundraising events for the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund. The Ball is held in January in the Freeman Coliseum and provides a spectacular night of first-class entertainment, dining and dancing.
The Livestock Committee assists with all aspects of the Livestock Show. From welcoming contestants as they arrive on the grounds, to the operational set-up of the show rings, the Livestock Committee has a place for everyone among its 16 subcommittees. They assist with over 12,500 contestants and more than 25,000 livestock entries that pass through the gates each year. Committee Volunteers vary in background. Some possess no previous livestock experience, while others are experts in the field. Duties may include: leading contestants through check-in, distributing information, assisting in the loading and unloading of animals and equipment, and assisting with the S.A.L.E. auction and scholarship ceremonies. During the Show, many of the subcommittees run 24 hours a day, allowing volunteers the flexibility to work around their daily schedules.
The S.A.L.E. Medical Committee is made up of medical professionals, including physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, athletic trainers and others with medical training. The committee provides emergency services to visitors, volunteers, committee members, exhibitors, staff and competitors during the annual Stock Show & Rodeo, as well as during several other fundraising events. Membership is subject to specific guidelines for the Medical Committee.
The New Frontier Club Committee provides support and oversight of the restaurants and clubs for rodeo patrons, volunteers and life members. There are both public and membership-only venues for guests and rodeo fans to enjoy during the Stock Show & Rodeo. These venues include The Saddles and Spurs Club, The Terrace Club and The New Frontier Club. Membership fees help support the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund, the Junior Livestock Auction and the student Western Art Auction.
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The Operations Committee is made up of dedicated, hard-working members that work before, during and after the Stock Show. The primary responsibilities of the Operations Committee include setting up, maintaining and breaking down the rodeo arena inside the AT&T Center, and the various facades and signs around the show grounds. They acquire the equipment needed by all committees for the setup and maintenance of their various S.A.L.E. events, acquire and distribute supplies and materials for S.A.L.E. committees, provide signage for various S.A.L.E. events and committees, perform minor construction for various S.A.L.E. projects throughout the year, and assist other committees as needed. The main objective is to keep the Show running as smoothly as possible.
The Public Affairs Committee has the responsibility of gathering information from patrons for a marketing survey. The committee is also responsible for the media check-in and transport of all media crews. In addition, the Public Affairs Committee acts as a liaison to the city, county and military organizations, encouraging their participation in the Stock Show & Rodeo and its annual events. The Public Affairs Committee also promotes and manages the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo's "Rodeo Wrangler Kid's Club." This fun, interactive group of youngsters enjoys being the first to hear announcements from the Stock Show & Rodeo, as well as receive invitations to pre and post rodeo events. The committee also produces a show highlights video that is shown during each Rodeo performance in the AT&T Center. The Communications Sub Committee consists of volunteers and media personnel whose function is to provide information and publicity to promote the events of the Stock Show & Rodeo. In addition to developing public service announcements for radio and television, the sub-committee serves as the voice for announcements made on the grounds as well as frequently serving as Master of Ceremonies for many of the annual fundraising events.
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The Raffle Ticket Committee sells tickets for the annual raffle held during the final performance of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The committee supports Texas youth by raising funds for the purchase of animals during the Junior Livestock Auctions. Throughout the calendar year, this committee sells raffle tickets to individuals and companies wishing to enter for a chance to win an array of prizes. The committee also sets up at various locations during the Stock Show & Rodeo to sell raffle tickets to "last minute" purchasers.
The Ranch Rodeo Committee hosts the Annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo's South Texas Ranch Rodeo Finals. The top six teams from the previous year's Ranch Rodeo circuit qualify for an invitation to this prestigious event for an opportunity to compete for the Championship Title. The fast-paced events included in the Ranch Rodeo are exciting to watch and guaranteed to make you want to see more. Ranch Rodeo events are backed by hundreds of years of ranching heritage that showcase the cowboy athletes who will do just about anything to claim the Championship Title. A limited number of tickets are available for this event. Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships benefit the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund.
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The Rodeo Contestant Hospitality Committee provides a warm Texas-size welcome to all PRCA and WPRA contestants and their immediate family during the annual Stock Show & Rodeo. The committee strives to provide a family environment for the contestants and their family members while they are competing in San Antonio. They serve over three hundred warm, nourishing meals per performance in the comfortable, cozy, and friendly Hospitality Room. The committee hosts a contestant autograph session, which enables contestants to interact with the fans. The Rodeo Contestant Hospitality Committee is also responsible for organizing and hosting Mutton Bustin’ participants. The greatest hospitality in Texas is offered in the hopes of making contestants feel welcome in hopes that they would like to return to our Show in the future.
The Rodeo Program Committee raises funds for the S.A.L.E. scholarship fund by: (1) selling advertising in the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Souvenir Program and (2) selling advertising on the benches and barrels located throughout the Stock Show & Rodeo grounds. The committee compiles, sells and distributes the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Souvenir Program in the AT&T Center and at other locations throughout the grounds. The annual Souvenir Program contains comprehensive information about the Stock Show & Rodeo and provides "behind-the-scenes" details on the people, places and events held during the entire run of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
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Rodeo Ticket Committee
The Rodeo Ticket Committee meets monthly from August through February and is a high energy committee. The members come from all walks of life, such as retirees, service members, educators, entrepreneurs, sales professionals, bankers, ranchers, students and business people. The goal of the committee is to share the rodeo experience and sell rodeo and carnival tickets. This dedicated group of volunteers work with area businesses by providing online links for ticket purchases; being present at remotes taking place at various places of business to sell tickets; performing general ticket sales to companies and individuals, as well as performing other community outreaches to numerous civic, military, professional, and charitable organizations.
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The S.A.L.E. for Kids Committee is made up of young professionals with strong ties to the San Antonio community and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Many of the members are second and third generation volunteers of the S.A.L.E organization. Every fall, the committee hosts a fundraiser which includes a live and silent auction, fully catered dinner, live music and dancing. The S.A.L.E. for Kids event proceeds are donated to the Junior Livestock Auction and to the S.A.L.E Scholarship Fund. The committee welcomes new members in March and April of every year.
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S.A.L.E. Invitational Golf Tournament Committee
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo's Invitational Golf Tournament Committee organizes and hosts the annual S.A.L.E. Invitational Golf Tournament in September. The tournament consists of 36 teams of five players each. Proceeds benefit the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund.
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The Scholarship Committee promotes and reviews scholarship proposals submitted by colleges, universities, agricultural-focused organizations and associations that assist in the development of Texas youth to assure the fulfillment of the S.A.L.E. mission. The committee provides annual recommendations to the Executive Committee for consideration and approval. Committee members represent the volunteers of S.A.L.E. at scholarship award presentations during the Stock Show & Rodeo, as well as throughout the year at special events and ceremonies that recognize the S.A.L.E. scholars.
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School Tours Committee
The School Tours Committee offers a fun and educational program designed for young people to learn about the rodeo, livestock and the important role agriculture plays in the economy. Kindergarten through third grade students are guided around the Stock Show & Rodeo by local FFA, 4-H and FCCLAA high school tour guides. The students get a taste of Texas heritage and witness first-hand the fun and excitement offered at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The School Tours Committee also hosts the annual Youth Day competitions and festivities on the grounds at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
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The Souvenir Committee is dedicated to promoting the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo by selling the official S.A.L.E. merchandise. This committee runs four booths during the Show that stock a myriad of items. A partial list of the items includes caps, T-shirts, insulated mugs, koozies, buckles and jackets. Proceeds benefit the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund.
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Trail Blazers Committee
The Trailblazers Committee is comprised of former S.A.L.E. Chairmen and leaders who bring years of dedication and experience to the Show. Their annual event - "Get to Know Your Rodeo" - is held during the Show and brings people from the area to see behind the scenes of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Scholarship recipients speak and share their story of how S.A.L.E. and its volunteers have literally changed and molded their lives with their generous scholarship giving.
Trail Ride Committee
The Trail Ride Committee works with the Trail Riders Association in its efforts to promote the Annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. More than 3,500 riders from 12 locations in South and Central Texas give up the comforts of home and take to the open road on horseback and in wagons to celebrate our western heritage. The ride concludes on the first Saturday of the Stock Show & Rodeo in grand fashion as each of the trail ride groups are recognized as they ride into the AT&T Center.
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The Western Art Committee is an eager committee who looks forward to putting their efforts into our local, inner-city, and surrounding communities' high school students and their western artwork. The committee’s goal is to judge the artwork submitted during the December competition and display the top pieces for patrons to enjoy during the annual Stock Show & Rodeo. The majority of the committee’s preparation is accomplished from August to the start of the Rodeo so everything is ready for presentation of the art during the rodeo. The annual Western Art Auction is held on the last day of the Stock Show & Rodeo to raise scholarship dollars for the top 25 artists’ artwork pieces that are auctioned off.
Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive Committee
The Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive Committee helds produce an annual parade held in January prior to the start of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. This parade hosts an array of entries from beautiful longhorn cattle to colorfully decorated wagons and dancing groups. Many infantry groups and native heritage groups are also a part of this amazing display of western heritage and culture at its finest. The parade begins at Christus Santa Rosa on Houston Street in downtown San Antonio and proceeds down Houston Street to Alamo Plaza where children can enjoy games and activities.
Wildlife & Natural Resources Committee
The Wildlife and Natural Resources Committee produce the Texas Wildlife Expo. It is the goal of the committee to help ensure that future generations are provided ample opportunities to understand, appreciate, learn to protect, and enjoy the great outdoors. The Expo has an array of attractions and demonstrations designed to create fun, inviting ways to learn about the Texas outdoors. The Wildlife and Natural Resources Committee was formed so that wildlife and natural resources, integral elements of agriculture, could be showcased along side of, and in the same manner as traditional agriculture.
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The S.A.L.E. Wine Committee produces a wine competition each fall in which hundreds of the finest native Texas wines, and wines from across the United States are showcased, sampled and judged by an exclusive panel of hand-selected judges. In addition to this competition, the committee produces and manages a "Wine Garden" during the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo where patrons can taste and purchase award winning wines from the competition. The proceeds from the wine sales benefit the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund and viticulture programs for the youth of Texas.