This dress up western award dinner will honor one individual or group with the first ever “Paladin” Award. The Paladin term has long been used to recognize the “hero of a cause” and in this case it has a western heritage theme. The winner of the recognition is a closely guarded secret and will be announced at the dinner event, following a presentation of “Pride in the Saddle”, the history of gay rodeo in Nevada.
The Gay & Lesbian Rodeo Heritage Foundation™ (GLRHF) was established in 2009 and has federal 501(c)3 status. A portion of your ticket to the dinner is tax deductible. As a charitable organization, the Mission of the GLRHF is to serve the broader community by preserving, maintaining, promoting and communicating the role of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender individuals in the sport of rodeo and the western lifestyle.
This Mission is achieved through private donations, application for grants and hosting educational and cultural events. Funds raised will be used to support projects designed to document and preserve relevant historical events, rodeo training schools, scholarships, lectures, workshops and rodeos, with an emphasis on outreach to the younger rural GLBTQ community.
The Paladin Award is given annually. This year has significance as the inaugural award presentation. The event is happening Sunday November 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm at the Tuscany Hotel in Las Vegas, immediately following the 2012 International Gay Rodeo Association Convention. Individual tickets are $100.00 and a group rate is available.
More information on the Foundation and the dinner event is available at www.glrhf.org. Individual, couple or group tickets may be purchased on the IGRA Convention website at www.igra.com or by email request to email@example.com.