The Stampede Wranglers, a volunteer support organization for the Greeley Stampede, is now accepting applications for new members to help with the 95th annual event.
Community members are invited to be part of Northern Colorado’s largest community celebration by volunteering and becoming a Stampede Wrangler. New members must be at least 18 years or older and be available to volunteer during the 12-day event. Volunteer areas include admissions, beverages, fundraising, grounds, hospitality, music, parades, parking, rodeos, security, special events and vendors.
“The Stampede Wranglers are the backbone of the event.” said Justin Watada, Greeley Stampede General Manager, “They are the reason that the Greeley Stampede runs so smoothly every year.”
The Wrangler organization started out as a handful of members in 1977 and currently has more than 300 active members. In addition to producing the annual summer celebration, the Wranglers host monthly meetings and special membership events like the holiday party, post-event appreciation party and chili cook off contests.
“I started as a Wrangler 17 years ago as a way to give back to the community” said Kevin Carbaugh, Wrangler Vice President, “The Wranglers are now like family as I have created life-long friendships and countless unforgettable memories.”
The Stampede Wranglers are hosting an information open house on Saturday, March 5 from 1-3pm at the Stampede Office at 600 North 14th Avenue in Greeley. Interested community members are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Wrangler volunteer organization. The deadline for applying to become a Stampede Wrangler is April 1, 2016. Applications and more information is available online at www.greeleystampede.org