“It would help our rodeo club a lot if we had the facility here at the school so we could practice,” Hascon said. “Right now, all the funds we raise have gone for traveling money and entry fees. We represent Greyhills Academy, our community and the Navajo Nation when go out and compete in other rodeos.”
The rodeo club officers, along with 35 members and three sponsors, have been working hard this fall to raise money for their organization. Officers include President Samantha Joe, Vice President Carlando Dodson, Secretary Charmayne Dash and Treasurer LeSandra Hascon. The sponsors for the club at the school are Alex Secody, Alma Nez and LaRonda Bedonie.
“Our rodeo club is very active and we participate in rodeos,” said Hascon. “Our club is a member of the Arizona High School Rodeo Association, and we will be traveling down to Phoenix, Parker, Wilcox and surrounding areas for rodeos.”
The rodeo club at Greyhills Academy got back on its feet this year after taking a hiatus for a number of years.
“Our club is the only club that is really active,” Hascon said. “We meet as a club every Tuesday and Thursday during our lunch time.
“We are doing everything we can to raise money to support our team with traveling money and entry fees. We have our own concession stand, we sell at rodeo events, and we have sponsored several country and western dances.”
Hascon said that most of the support to date has come from the club members and their parents. It’s an expensive sport that requires the students to provide their own horses, trailers and rodeo gear.
Hascon expressed appreciation to National Star Incorporated from Louisiana and the Westerner’s Feed Store in Tuba City for sponsoring the club’s activity during the Native American Week at Greyhills Academy. The club was able to get caps and ropes for the roping competition they sponsored that week.
Hascon said anyone who would like to make a donation to the Rock’n G Rodeo Club should contact their sponsor, Alex Secody at 928-283-6271, ext. 162 or P.O. Box 160, Tuba City, AZ 86045.