The Northern Bull Riding Tour (NBRT) Champsionship Finals return to the Sioux Falls Arena September 29, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. during the annual Make-A-Wish Special Event Weekend.
The event includes third and final go-rounds of the NBRT Finals and the final round of the Young Guns. Bull riders range from the ages of 14 to 32-years-old and are from towns across South Dakota. This year’s NBRT includes a bull competition with ten contractors bringing their top three bucking bulls from the region.
Besides an opportunity to witness some of the best bull riders around, the weekend features Make-A-Wish children as the special guests of the NBRT, a tradition for the last nine years. Make-A-Wish and the NBRT have had a relationship for more than 20 years.
Make-A-Wish kids, who have received a wish in recent years, and their families are the guests for the weekend and enjoy a pizza party, entertainment, breakfast and swimming at the Ramada Inn & Suites along with mini-golf and go-cart rides at Thunder Road. On Saturday, September 29, friends of the Northern Bull Riding Tour will give horseback and wagon rides to the Make-A-Wish kids, followed by dinner. That evening the wish kids are featured in the Grand Entry parade at the Northern Bull Riding Tour, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Arena. The weekend is made possible by the Northern Bull Riding Tour, who holds events to raise money for Make-A-Wish throughout the yaer, sponsors across the state and major sponsors Sanford Health, South Dakota Peace Officers Association, Ramada Inn & Suites and Spader’s RV Center.
“This is a family-friendly event you don’t want to miss,” Paul Krueger, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish South Dakota said. Come celebrate our amazing Make-A-Wish kids while seeing some of the area’s best bull riders in action in Sioux Falls.”
Tickets to the general public for the NBRT Finals are available at the Sioux Falls Arena, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000, or at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for adults range from $15 to $30. For each adult ticket purchased, you get a free children’s ticket good for a child 3-12 (upper balcony only). Tickets for children are $10 and $15. Order your tickets early and save $5 per ticket, reserved seating. For additional information contact Paul Gropper at 605.462.6478 or Make-A-Wish South Dakota at 605.335.8000.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The chapter granted 65 wishes last year and more than 965 wishes since its founding in 1984. Find out mroe at www.southdakota.wish.org