SALINAS VALLEY — California Rodeo Salinas will support the Man Up Crusade in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, with a belt buckle drawing and more.
The Man Up Crusade is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating public awareness on the issue of domestic violence. The Man Up Crusade chose professional rodeo and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) as its vehicle of choice to spread the word about the epidemic of domestic violence and teen dating violence.
Participating rodeos choose a local charity to fund. California Rodeo Salinas has been working with YWCA of Monterey County for the past few years, and the two organizations will join forces again in October to sell tickets for a drawing for a Man Up Crusade belt buckle while also generating awareness via social media and within the local community.
“The YWCA of Monterey County thanks the California Rodeo for their commitment to raising awareness of the community scourge that is domestic violence. If you or anyone you know are experiencing an abusive relationship, please call our 24-hour crisis line at 831-372-6300,” said Christine Duncan, CEO of YWCA Monterey County.
Donations can be made until Tuesday, Oct. 31, at midnight at carodeo.com/events/2023/man-up-crusade-buckle-drawing. The buckle drawing will take place Nov. 1.