Honorees from across the state will be recognized at the Annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner to be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Casey Tibbs S.D. Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre.
This years' honorees include, Troy Brown of Harrold, as Rodeo Cowboy Great who won the Badlands Steer Wrestling Championship three times; Lisa Lockhart, of Oelrichs, as Rodeo Cowgirl Great who is a six-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier in barrel racing; Ralph Maynard originally from Dupree, as Past Rodeo Great who competed at the Rodeo Cowboys Association National Finals Rodeo four times in bronc riding; Singer Kyle Evans, formerly of Wessington Springs, as Rodeo Promoter, who performed for more than 40 years at rodeos all over the country; John Jack Carr Family Ranch of White River, as Ranch Cowboy Family, who has ranched for nearly 70 years; and Stallion Walter Mitty, as Rodeo Animal Athlete. Mitty is owned by Delbert and Lois Stinson of New Underwood. The Stallion won Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, and numerous other titles.
Now in its 23rd year, the Tribute Dinner is an opportunity for friends and families in the ranching and rodeo communities to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of South Dakota cowboys, cowgirls , families and animals. Their photos and biographies are added to the Wall of Fame each year, located in the Rodeo Center.
Dinner tickets can be purchased by phone or by visiting the Rodeo Center. Advance purchase required and seating is limited to 250. Contact the Casey Tibbs S.D. Rodeo Center at 605-494-1094 for ticket information.