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Shine the Light Jackpot Rodeo will Benefit SHINE & the Sidney Saddle Club, Sept. 17 - 18


The Sidney Saddle Club presents the ‘Shine The Light’ Jackpot Rodeo Benefit for SHINE Suicide Awareness and Prevention on September 17th and 18th at the Sidney Saddle Club, 440 Airport Rd.

The event is a collaboration between the two non-profit organizations; half of the profits will be used by the Saddle Club towards an updated tractor, while the other half will be given to SHINE which was founded in March of 2016.

The mission of SHINE, as a sub-committee of the Local Advisory Committee, is to develop, implement, and support fund raising activities for suicide prevention in Richland County and surrounding areas. SHINE utilizes local resources and best-practices when selecting projects to ensure that they have the most impact in preventing suicides. SHINE also utilizes effective programs to support survivors of suicide- children, youth and adults who have lost a relative or friend to suicide. SHINE undertakes education projects that support the work of local mental health professionals dealing with suicide as well as educational and outreach projects intended for the public. SHINE promotes a collaborative effort to create a comprehensive approach to suicide that utilizes the local resources to their fullest potential.

SHINE volunteers are supplying the manpower for set-up and takedown, and the Sidney Saddle Club is looking forward to showcasing the improvements that they’ve made, such as their recently leveled arena and black widow groomer.

The office opens to accept entries at 7:00am on Saturday the 17th. The day’s events begin with pole bending 3D, which is $20 for kids and $30 for the open race. The exhibition run is $5 per entry and will be held from 10:00 to noon. 3D is at 1:00pm, with 4D to follow and all participants must be entered by 11:30; the peewee entry fee is $10, and youth and senior entry fees are $20.

Sunday events include exhibitions from 7:00am – 10:00am, with the open race to follow at 11:00. All participants must be entered by 9:30. During the intermission, SHINE will have a presentation before the Calcutta of the slot race. The open race will resume after intermission, followed by the slot race.

There will be a silent auction and vendors at the Market Place, located next to the Saddle Club, and concessions and beer gardens will also be available.

Cash prizes will be awarded to winners throughout the day. W.L. Neu Construction Inc. has donated $1,000 to the slot race, G & A Enterprises has donated $1,000 to the open race, and Trust T Trucking has donated $750 to the jackpot; additionally, these businesses have given matching funds to SHINE Suicide Prevention & Awareness. The event wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the sponsors including The Depot, Sidney Dental, MacGrady Construction LLC, Sidney Sugars, UINTAH, Silver Mountain Web Design, Hurley’s Oilfield Service, Big Sky Siding and Windows, Richland Federal Credit Union, and Fisher Industries, and The Waterhole, which is running the Beer Gardens and donating $.50 of every beer sold to SHINE. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor can contact Tanya at 701-260-1847 or Kendra at 505-379-9067.

Go to, email them at, or visit them on Facebook for more information about rules, events, prizes, and membership. For more information about SHINE Suicide Prevention & Awareness, their resources, and how you can get involved, visit their Facebook page at SHINE Suicide Prevention and Awareness.


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