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
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.