About Our Mission & Purpose
Cowboys Helping Cowboys (CHC) began as a charity golf tournament benefiting rodeo cowboys facing financial hardship in the event of extensive medical needs. Rodeo athletes do not accrue sick or vacation days. They risk life and limb for the thrill and the hopes of that eight-second paycheck.
Just like any other professional athlete, if they sustain severe injuries, healing can be ongoing. The longer they remain out of the chute the scarcer their financial resources become. This can have a significant impact on them and their families.
CHC is not a fancy charity with well-paid executives, but simply a grassroots effort from real rodeo athletes and community giving a hand up to support their fellow cowboy and competitor in need.
Over the years we have been able to create a small groundswell allowing us to expand past our once a year golf tournament and raise funds throughout the year with a variety of different fundraising events.
About The Golf Benefit
What evolved from a group of friends getting together for a day on the green, stealing a bit of relaxation has become a two day charity golf outing dating back to 2003.
Founder, Dave Samsel was passionate about helping his rodeo community. Therefore, it is his number one priority to see that the proceeds directly benefit an injured athlete and the affected family. No bull!
The benefit has caught the attention of national sponsors and draws in hundreds of players from around the country. Everyone comes together to rally around the cause, enjoy a few cold drinks and share some good ol’ fashion cowboy camaraderie.