Howdy Friends and Supporters, As we celebrate our 10th Anniversary, The James Pickens Jr Foundation would like to acknowledge our sponsors and partners for their generous support in helping us to impact the lives of underserved and at-risk youth. These organizations include Hands 4 Hope LA, that provide after school programs and Camp Giddy Up, which allows disenfranchised children to attend a Western Style Summer Camp for free and the Clovis Rodeo Foundation. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to the Clovis Rodeo committee, the volunteers, team ropers and fans. Thank you for your artistry, hospitality and assistance, making the 10th Annual James Pickens, Jr. Foundation Charity Open Roping a success. See you next year! Gina and James Pickens, Jr. James Pickens, Jr. Foundation Founders
The goal of The James Pickens Jr. Foundation is to bring increased value to the lives of people of this generation and the generations that follow. The organization seeks, selects, supports and/or partners with individuals and community groups that work tirelessly to revitalize local communities. Key areas of interest for the foundation are: Faith-based programming, Arts, Cultural, Humanities, Education, Health and Human Services. James Pickens, Jr. is well known to television audiences as Dr. Richard Webber on the ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy, and for his recurring roles on hit series including The Connors, NYPD Blue, The X-Files, The Practice, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Six Feet Under, The West Wing, Roseanne, and Beverly Hills 90210. On the big screen, James has been featured in Traffic, Nixon, Ghosts of Mississippi, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back to list a few. A Broadway performer, Gina Taylor-Pickens was featured in Eubie and Dreamgirls; she debuted as a “triple threat” in the Broadway production of Leader of the Pack. In recent years, Gina provided background vocals for Kelly Clarkson, Barry Manilow, Toto, Anita Baker and Jennifer Holiday. She was featured as the lead vocalist of Pandora’s Box, and on motion picture soundtracks for films Deliver Us from Eva, Sister Act 1 and 2, and The Lion King 1 ½. Married for 35 years, James and Gina live in California’s San Fernando Valley. They have a son and a daughter.
10th ANNUAL CHARITY
Schedule of Events REGISTRATION OPENS 8:00AM BREAKFAST BEGINS 8:00AM PRO-AM 9:00AM (Prizes awarded 30 minutes after Pro-Am finishes) LUNCH BEGINS 11:30AM CALCUTA (During Lunch-Near Food Tent) Grand Entry 12:45 OPEN BEGINS 1:00PM (Prizes awarded 30 minutes after Open finishes} SPECIAL EVENTS & ACTIVITIES ROPESMART KIDS DUMMY ROPING CONTEST Registration 1:00PM ~ Contest Starts 1:30pm (Prizes awarded 30 minutes after Contest) Kerry Hoff Massage Therapy Sessions Available ($1 per minute)
We also thank the following for their extraordinary support of this production.
We would also like to give a special thanks to the following individuals for their support in making this 10th Anniversary Charity Roping a success: Lauren Tobin | Amber Brockman Gary Bower | Alfreda Sabasto Erin Lasquade | Kwanis Rope Smart Team | Clovis Rodeo Team Commander Frank Ducar and the American Legion Post #147 Shirley Neal
FOUNDERS & RODEO PRODUCERS Gina & James Pickens, Jr. GENERAL MANAGER Neal Williams EVENT COORDINATORS Margo Wade LaDrew Michelle Johnson PHOTOGRAPHER Sal Owen Photography GRAPHIC DESIGN Jody Gilbert/Kolorgraphix Kip Taylor STOCK CONTRACTOR & ARENA STAFF Sam Habib Cattle Company RODEO ANNOUNCER Lane Karney Brenda Robbins – Secretary Sheena Robbins – Timer Christina Richman – Entries Sherri Gibson – Entries Sami Jo Robbins – Awards/Sales
Production Assistants Roy Johnson and Lawrence LaDrew Massage Therapist - Kerry Hoff Commander Frank Ducar and the American Legion post #147 Robyn Wells-McLeroy Grand Entry Coordinator Grand Entry Participants: Maren Powers and the Fresno State Bulldoggers Rodeo Team Jason Cade - National Anthem