One of the Foundation's goal is to provide scholarships to area youth in the ranching and farming industry, but it also provides more economic impact to San Angelo and the surrounding communities than any other single event. As always you are helping to sponsor a local foundation that is a charitable organization to better serve West Texas youth. Endowments, individual and corporate gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible.
One direction was in the idea of a trail ride. Trail ride co-chairman, Lynn Donaho, grew up in south Texas and remembers as a boy, the trail ride coming through town. Lynn thought this would be a great way to help promote the stock show and rodeo to the surrounding areas and to benefit the scholarship fund.
He assembled a group of volunteers and the work began. It kicked off its inaugural ride in Coleman, TX on February 16, 2004 with just a handful of volunteers and participants. That first year proved that hard work and dedication, an idea can become a reality.
Over the previous 16 years we have become more of a family than a trail ride. From wonderful participants, who return year after year and bring along more friends, to wonderful sponsorships.
Due to the continued support and contributions and the success of the Santa Fe Trail Ride, the Foundation has been fortunate to grow the total amount of scholarships awarded by the Association annually, for the past several years. For more information on the Foundation, please contact the stock show office or mail to the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo office: SASSRA Foundation, 200 West 43RD Street, San Angelo, Texas76903.