Go for the Gold

Golden Circle of Champions…

We asked JB Stacy, General Manager of the Red Bluff Round-Up, a few questions about Golden Circle of Champions.

Enjoy: Tell us about Golden Circle of Champions.
Stacy: The nearly 20 official Golden Rodeos across the country promote the cause by speaking on the group’s behalf at the National Convention held in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo held in Las Vegas. A huge part of the success of the Golden Circle of Champions is the contestants, who represent the best of the best in the rodeo business. They consist of the top 15 cowboys and cowgirls in each of the events held at the Finals. What started with about 20 contestants the first year has grown to more than 60. Each child now gets at least three contestants to be their special Golden Teammate during the finals.

Enjoy: What role do volunteers play in the success of the Golden Circle of Champions?
Stacy: There are so many opportunities available for volunteering. Locally, amazing volunteers Gary and Liz Ramos have dedicated their time here in Red Bluff to the Golden Circle of Champions. Gary is on the Red Bluff Round-Up committee and has been a rodeo fan for decades. They are our liaison and help with every step of the way. They are involved with the selection of the Golden Child and spend a year preparing for their visit to the National Finals.

Enjoy: How can someone become a volunteer?
Stacy: Go to our website,, and go to the “Get involved” tab to complete a volunteer form.

Enjoy: How does one become a Golden Champion?
Stacy: We enjoy a wonderful partnership with the organization, Alyssa Araiza Wings of Angels Organization, which was formed by Donna Araiza in memory of her daughter Alyssa. Donna and her organization provide us families who she feels are a good fit. They do not have to be rodeo fans, but I guarantee after a year spent with us, they will become fans of rodeo and the western way of life.•

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