The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Foundation and award-winning whisky brand, Crown Royal, have joined together to create The Hats Off Grant, aimed at supporting Black cowboys and cowgirls in the rodeo community. The purpose of this grant is to address the historical underrepresentation of Black individuals in the sport of rodeo and provide resources to help them thrive.
The program aims to achieve several goals:
- Increased Representation
- Financial Support
- Mentorship and Skill Development
- Educational Resources
- Community Building
The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Foundation and Crown Royal are committed to diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunities within the rodeo community.
To learn more about The Hats Off Grant and to apply, please click on the links below. The Hats Off Grant applications will be accepted through Monday, August 14.
For questions of clarification, please feel free to contact Ken Johnson at
CROWN ROYAL Blended Canadian Whisky. 40% Alc/Vol. The Crown Royal Company, New York, NY. Please drink responsibly and do not share with those under 21.
Download Hats Off Grant Application (PDF)
Complete Online Hats Off Grant Application
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