Professional Bull Riders event at Bass Pro Shops

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) and Bass Pro Shops are bringing family fun to Bass Pro Shops stores located across the United States and Canada. PBR’s popular event will be held under the tent July 20-28, 2013, and will feature giveaways and chances to win a VIP trip to a PBR event, live bull displays, free family activities, and the opportunity to meet a professional bull riding expert.
Fans can enter throughout the event for a chance to win a VIP trip to the PBR Cooper® Tire Invitational in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., which includes two ‘top of the chutes’ tickets each night, VIP pre-party access, and a VIP backstage tour with PBR rider, Luke Snyder. The trip also will include a fishing trip with Luke Snyder, PBR announcer Clint Adkins, and three-time World Sailfish Champion, Peter Miller ($4500.00USD value). See store for details and official rules or visit Bass Pro Shops website.
Beginning the weekend of July 27-28, the first 100 customers each day will receive a free cowbell. Plus, each day from noon to 4 p.m. kids can enjoy a variety of activities such as stick bull riding, bull roping, and face painting to look like Flint “The Entertainer” Rasmussen, who is PBR’s entertainer extraordinaire. Kids also can try their hand at making a free leather wristband craft (while supplies last).
Fans may have a chance to see live bulls from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 at some locations, while other locations may give fans a chance to meet a professional bull riding expert and learn more about bull riding from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Kids can come dressed in their best cowboy or cowgirl attire to take part in the best dressed “Cowboy or Cowgirl Contest” on Sunday, July 28. Judging will begin at 2:30 p.m. and one lucky participant can win a $50 Bass Pro Shops gift card, which will be awarded at 3 p.m.
Activities, appearances and crafts vary by store location. Appearances are subject to change. Please visit Bass Pro Shops website and click on your local store or visit your local store for details. Branson, Mo. and Miami, Fla. locations are excluded.
About the PBR:
More than 100 million viewers annually watch over 400 hours of primetime PBR programming on tune in each year to the PBR on VERSUS, NBC, CBS and networks around the world. The PBR has awarded over $100 million in prize money and 20 riders have over $1 million including Justin McBride with $5.5 million, the most of any western-sports athlete in history. The PBR was nominated as 2010 Sports league of the Year at the Sports Business Journal Sports Business Awards alongside the National Football league, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. Nearly two million fans attend the Elite Built Ford Tough Series and Touring Pro Division events each year. For more information on PBR, go to or follow PBR on Facebook at or on Twitter at @teampbr
PBR contact: Jack Carnefix at or 719-242-2800.
About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops® currently operates 77 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada visited by more than 120 million people annually. Bass Pro Shops® also conducts an international catalog and internet retailing operation-the American Rod & Gun® wholesale division–which sells to more than 7,000 independently, owned retail stores worldwide. Outdoor World® Incentives also sells Bass Pro Shops® gift cards through more than 132,000 retail outlets across America. The Bass Pro Shops® restaurant division has 28 locations. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® ( manufactures and sells Tracker®, Nitro®, SunTracker®, Tahoe®, Grizzly® and Mako® boats through Bass Pro Shops® retail stores and more than 400 dealers worldwide. The Resort Group ( features Big Cedar Lodge® and other resort properties including restaurants and golf courses. For more information regarding Bass Pro Shops® store locations, products or special events, please visit To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook at
Contact: Tammy Sapp, Bass Pro Shops Director of Communications (417) 873-5022

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