The Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Office will accept entries for the 72nd Annual Elks Rodeo Team Roping Event beginning Monday, March 30th and will close on Friday, May 1st.

Entry forms are available at the Elks Rodeo Office located at 1309 North Bradley Road in Santa Maria or online at www.elksrec.com. The 2015 Elks Rodeo will be held at the Elks Unocal Event Center, Thursday, May 28th – Sunday, May 31st.

Entrants will be required to show proof of a valid Elks membership card.  All entrants must be a member of one of the West Central Coast Elks Lodges and current on membership dues.  Both team members must sign a release of liability. The entry fee is $150.00 per team.  Entries are limited to two Elks members or a member with their wife, child or grandchild, age 18 or younger.

Any Elk Healer, 55 or older, can tie on. PRCA and Elks Team Ropers may only compete in one of the team roping events – NOT BOTH, unless they are a PRCA Gold Card Holder. All entries must be completed and entry fees paid by deadline.

Entrants will compete for $1,000.00 added purse money and awards. The registration deadline is Friday, May 1st, 2015 @ 5:00 pm.

For more information, call the Elks Recreation Office at (805) 925-4125.

About Santa Maria Elks Rodeo and Parade

The Elks Recreation Foundation was established in 1943 when it held its first fundraising event, a dance at the Veteran’s Memorial Building. They used the funds raised from that event to stage the first Elks Rodeo June 3-June 4, 1944. The initial two day event was preceded each day by a mounted parade from the Vet’s Memorial Building to the Santa Maria Fairgrounds. The first Rodeo netted Elks Recreation nearly $3000.00 that first year and a long history of fundraising to support local youth sports and recreation was born. Since that time, Elks Recreation, Inc. has raised and donated over $10,500,000 to the local community.