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Caldwell Night Rodeo raises awareness and gives back

Tie-down roping is just one of several main events at the Caldwell Nights Rodeo, Aug. 14-18.
Tie-down roping is just one of several main events at the Caldwell Nights Rodeo, Aug. 14-18. Idaho Statesman file photo

Shine up them boots and bust out your favorite hee-haw hat, because it’s rodeo time!

The Caldwell Night Rodeo brings five action-packed nights to Canyon County, pitting professional cowboys and cowgirls against equally talented animals.

The rowdy fun kicks off Tuesday, Aug. 14, and continues through Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Caldwell Night Rodeo Arena, 2301 Blaine St.

Each day features top junior qualifiers from the Canyon County Fair competing in the junior rodeo at 6:30 p.m., the fan-favorite junior bull riding from 7 to 7:30 p.m., and then the main events.

Not only will you get your bull-riding, steer-wrestling, barrel-racing fix, but the CNR also offers the opportunity to raise awareness and support nonprofits. Can I get a “Yee-haw”?

The special nights are:

“Man Up Crusade” Family Night on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Wear purple and take a stand against domestic violence.

“Power of Pink” Night on Thursday, Aug. 16. Wear pink and support breast cancer awareness. A portion of the proceeds from the night will benefit the Power of Pink Program with Saint Alphonsus Medical Center and West Valley Medical Center to provide free mammogram screenings for women who are uninsured, underinsured or underserved in the Treasure Valley.

“Patriot Night” on Friday, Aug. 17. Wear your red, white and blue and salute our military and their families. A portion of the proceeds go toward CNR’s Military Relief Fund, which supports the needs of wounded or fallen service members/veterans and their families in the Treasure Valley.

Tickets are $15 general, $12 seniors, $8 children younger than 12, for Tuesday-Thursday; and $25 for Friday-Saturday; at

At the gate, prices are $18 general for mid-week (senior and children prices remain the same), and $28 for Friday-Saturday.

Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 14 and 15, are Family Nights — up to four children are admitted free with each adult ticket.

Don’t forget to start your rodeo night out right with a good ‘ole buckaroo breakfast served from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Friday, Aug. 14-17, and 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Caldwell Events Center, 2207 Blaine St.

Cost is $6 general, $4 seniors, free for children younger than 11.

Call for volunteers

Are you interested in meeting new people, giving back to the community and being a part of a great organization?

The Morrison Center is looking for volunteers to provide usher and other support to its performances.

Stop on by for the New Volunteer Coffee at the Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Enter the doors on the river side of the building. Park in the parking garage (you will have to pay).

Call 208-861-7082 for more information.

Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451