Help Keep a Cowboy in the Saddle

-Introduction
     Hey everyone! I am raising money to help pay for rodeo expenses, and I would be extremely grateful for any help you can give. Most of the top successful rodeo competitors have sponsors. Y'all's sponsorships will go a long way "Keeping Me in the Saddle."

     For those of you who don't know me, my name is Jon Keith Collins. I currently attend Murray State
University and compete on the rodeo team.



 -Bit of History
     I have competed in rodeo since 2013.  I started riding Bareback Bronc as a junior in high school, going on to win the title of 2014 Kentucky Bareback Champion, and eventually qualifying and riding in the 2014  National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyoming. 

     I continued to ride bareback in college for Murray State, in the Ozark Region, the collegiate rodeo conference including Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama.

(2014 Murray State Racer Roundup)

     My bareback riding career ended suddenly when a qualifying ride turned into a nasty wreck, leaving me with 13 screws and 48 stitches in my right arm. As they say, when you rodeo it's not if you get hurt, but when you get hurt. Though my bronc riding career came to an end, it was an experience worth every risk.

     I took a year off from rodeo, to recover from my injury and decide what direction I should go next, and in the fall of 2016 I was once again riding for Murray State in the Ozark Region, this time as a Steer Wrestler.

(Murray State Racer Roundup 2016)



-Present day
     Fast-forward to 2018, I have steer wrestled for a year-and-a-half and am gaining steam. I'll continue to rodeo for Murray State until I graduate, at which time I'll pursue rodeo professionally. 

-Reasons for this campaign
     Rodeo is not cheap, and there are many expenses to getting us up and down the road. If you are interested in making a donation, here are the expenses your money will go toward:
-entry fees
-fuel
-lodging
-food
-tack/equipment
-horse
-feed
-vet bills
-routine care
 

-What you can do
     If you would like to help you can make a donation here at Go-Fund-Me. No donation is too small, and believe me when I say EVERY dollar helps!

-Why help
    Rodeo has become a major part of my life, and in many ways, my way of life. God has blessed me with the opportunity and ability to pursue something I love. If y'all are able to help, I will be extremely grateful. And regardless, I'm grateful for the blessing to know many of you and call y'all friends! 

    I'd appreciate it if you'd help me get the word out, by sharing this link to your Facebook Timeline!”

www.gofundme.com/help-keep-a-cowboy-in-the-saddle

     "Thanks for keeping me in the saddle!"
              -Jon Keith Collins



Donations ()

  • Kevin Smith 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Michael and Lisa Brady 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Craig and Stephanie Perry 
    • $1,000 
    • 27 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Deena Archey 
    • $50 
    • 27 mos
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Organizer

Jon Keith Collins 
Organizer
Hardin, KY
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