Carlsbad Laguna Temecula Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the nationally renowned Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo recently partnered yet again for the 35th annual Bill Picket Rodeo.
While the rodeo entertained families, the Nupes added entertainment including an after party called “Kick’in in the Dirt with the Nupes.”
For over 35 years, the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo has toured throughout the U.S.A. entertaining millions with thrilling professional rodeo competitions of the most skilled and entertaining Black cowboys and cowgirls worldwide.
Carlsbad Laguna Temecula Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi celebrates 10 years of achievement this year. The Nupes had two limo-buses filled with community friends and families headed to enjoy thrilling Calf Ropin’, exhilarating Bareback Ridin’, Bull Doggin, Ladies Barrel Racin’, Junior Barrel Racin’, Ladies Steer Undecoratin’, and gripping Bull Ridin’. “It was a great weekend of high family entertainment and scrumptious food!” the chapter told Watch The Yard.
The Carlsbad Laguna Temecula Alumni Chapter added community support by adding its Guide Right program which aids local foster youth. The chapter sponsored a bus full of foster youth making a splash in the lives of these young children. The foster youth were able to see the returning official Grand Marshals, renown actors Glynn Turman, and Reginald T. Dorsey, along with returning Deputy Marshals James Pickens, Jr., and Oba Babatunde.
In addition to the Bill Picket Rodeo, the Carlsbad Laguna Temecula Alumni Chapter was informed that the Bill Picket Rodeo Board would be using all of its marketing videos to increase Divine Nine attendance across the country. The Bill Picket Rodeo entertains thousands of school-aged children exposing them to animals, cowboys, and cowgirls.
This increase in attendance and experience teaches kids about the importance of Black Americans in the development of the West, and confirm that there are Black cowboys and cowgirls, which is something often missing from history books, television and movie screens.