Dear IGRA Members,
As you know, IGRA chose Scottsdale, AZ and the West World Arena as the venue for World Gay Rodeo FinalsŪ 2018. However, after a review of the contract, the related finances and budget, and, some misinformation about the potential City of Scottsdale grants funding process, the board convened a special meeting and discussed the financial realities, pros and cons of the Scottsdale choice based on the updated information. The budget and contract for West World did not contain sufficient clarity for the IGRA BOD to confidently recommend signature of the contract by the president at this time. Alternates were thoroughly discussed and, due to a sense of urgency to initiate a financially viable plan for a well-organized WGRF 2018, it was decided, by a unanimous vote to relocate WGRF 2018 to Denton, Tx where IGRA has full control over all the revenue producing elements needed to make a financially successful event.
The board fully recognizes the potential impact to contestants, who were hoping and expecting to travel to Scottsdale for WGRF 2018, however the best interests of the organization was the driving force for the decision.
The Board of Directors is asking for your understanding and support of this decision, your participation the WGRF 2018 and we hope to stage a fun and profitable event. Please speak with your Trustee if you have questions or email me directly.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Candace Pratt, IGRA President