About Us

Our Purpose

Founded in 1972, Rodeo Boosters is the sole organization devoted to the promotion and preservation of the rodeo program at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. Rodeo Boosters maintains constant communication with Cal Poly’s President and the College of Ag, lobbying within the state school system as well as providing necessary funds to secure the future of the rodeo program. When the program was in danger of being shut down, it was Rodeo Boosters that stepped in. Our all-volunteer Board of Directors includes Rodeo Coach, Ben Londo along with student and parent representatives, ensuring decisions made are in the best interests of the program. When the facility was slated to be bulldozed, Rodeo Boosters was responsible for rebuilding and refurbishing the stalls.

Rodeo Boosters focuses its attention on four areas: hosting fundraising events to raise money for scholarships and the rodeo program, facility maintenance & improvement, recruiting direct donors to the program, and maintaining relationships with Cal Poly and the College of Ag

Scholarships
Karl Giacomini Memorial Scholarship

Karl was part of the Cal Poly Rodeo Program in the late 1990s and early 2000s. We lost him tragically this past summer, and want to honor his memory for the hard work and dedication he gave to the Cal Poly Rodeo program throughout the years. This scholarship will be awarded each year to a student who demonstrates many of the qualities that Karl possessed, including going above and beyond to help with tasks around the rodeo arena.







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Smooth Mouth Memorial Scholarship

Over the years, the Smooth Mouth group has lost a number of classmates, and so in memory of those who have gone before, they have set up a memorial scholarship fund to be used by the rodeo coach to help recruit a deserving student who will complement the rodeo team with their athletic talent and be a good representative of the university.







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John McDonald Memorial Scholarship

John McDonald was part of Cal Poly Rodeo in the 1970s and was a member of the last Cal Poly National Men’s Championship Team. His rodeo talent led him to work both ends of the arena, and this scholarship is awarded each year to a student who does the same.







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Capital Improvements
Hay Barn

We are well on our way to finalizing the design and planning process for the new “Rodeo Barn”. This will provide livestock cover, hay/grain storage, and a much needed improved livestock handling facility for our program. 




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Other
  • Donated materials and efforts to redesign and reconstruct the roping chute, lead up and roping back pens

  • With the elbow grease of many volunteers and Coast Corral, the new stalls are up and running. Between the existing stalls we fixed last fall and the new ones we built over the summer there are 84 stalls in full operation







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VIP Tent

Please join us in the VIP Tent at Poly Royal for exclusive seating and refreshments, and view Cal Poly rodeo history and memorabilia.

Our Location

Rodeo Boosters

P.O. Box 13727,

San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Phone. 805-540-7154

Email. info@rodeoboosters.com

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