The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) Foundation kicked off the 365 to 125 Campaign this afternoon. This campaign will support initiatives for the 125th celebration, which is scheduled for July 23 – August 1, 2021.
The CFD Foundation is dedicated to supporting the charitable and educational aspects of Cheyenne Frontier Days™. The campaign will focus on two major projects to mark the 125th anniversary of Cheyenne Frontier Days™.
A bronze statue of Chris LeDoux will be added to the sculpture collection on Frontier Park. This sculpture is by D. Michael Thomas from Buffalo, Wyoming and memorializes the tie of Chris LeDoux to the rodeo and music worlds and his place in CFD history.
In addition, work will begin to refurbish Barn 15 to house the world-class carriage collection. These rolling pieces of history are displayed in the CFD Old West Museum galleries until they are used in the Grand Parades in July. The improvements to Barn 15 will allow the carriages to be stored in a protected environment and will keep these artifacts out of the elements between parade runs, when they are not on display.
Legendary country music entertainer Garth Brooks talked about his memories of performing with Chris LeDoux at CFD in a video he created. Brooks asked CFD organizers to supply a 125th buckle to match the buckle from the 100th annual celebration that he wears all the time.
Donations to the 365 to 125 Campaign will be matched up to $200,000. For more information, or to make a donation, please visit cfdrodeo.co/foundation or email Roger Schreiner at firstname.lastname@example.org.