ProRodeo raffle to help Coreys; congrats in order for announcer Randy Corley and Purple Cowboy Wines are raffling off a pair of Gold Buckle seats for the Dec. 4 performance of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegasto help Clint Corey and his wife, Diana, with the mounting costs of Diana’s cancer treatments. Clint, a Central Kitsap grad and 1991 world bareback champion and Hall of Fame cowboy, grew up in Silverdale and is now living in Oregon. His parents, Coleta and Nick Corey, founded the annual Corey Day at the Farm for special-needs children. They’ve been giving back for over 40 years.

Now’s a good time to give back to the Coreys.

Each raffle ticket is $25. The winner gets the two tickets plus airfare and lodging to Vegas. To participate, go to and click on the “Send Money” link. You will be asked for an e-mail address where you want the money directed; type in, add your e-mail address in the next box and follow the instructions from there.

In happier rodeo news, Silverdale’s Randy Corley, is a finalist, once again, for Pro Rodeo’s Announcer of the Year award. He’s a 10-time winner and anybody’s who’s attended a performance at the local Kitsap Stampede knows why.

Robbie Hodges, the comedy act at this year’s Stampede, is also a finalist. So is Haley Schneeberger, the efficient and likeable rodeo secretary who tracks the results, gets the cowboys paid and keeps everyone happy.

Here’s the list of 2011 Year-End Award nominees.
Announcer: Wayne Brooks, Lampasas, Texas; Randy Corley, Silverdale, Wash.; Mike Mathis, Lufkin, Texas; Andy Stewart, Collinston, La.; Bob Tallman, Poolville, Texas.
Bullfighters: Travis Adams, Gary, Texas; Kenny Bergeron, Iota, La.; Clay Collins, Garland, Texas; Dusty Tuckness, Meeteetse, Wyo.; Cory Wall, Burlington, Colo.
Clown: Rudy Burns, Smithdale, Miss.; John Harrison, Soper, Okla.; Keith Isley, Goldston, N.C.; Troy Lerwill, Payson, Utah; Cody Sosebee, Charleston, Ark.
Comedy act: Ash “Crash” Cooper, Senlac, Saskatchewan; John Harrison, Soper, Okla.; Robbie Hodges, Buchanan, Ga.; Keith Isley, Goldston, N.C.; Mark Swingler, Austin, Texas.
Dress Act: Tomas Garcilazo, Oak Hills, Calif.; Jason Goodman, Mount Pleasant, Texas; Jennifer Welch Nicholson (Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls), Exeter, Calif.; Jerry Wayne Olson, Auburn, Neb.; John Payne, Shidler, Okla.
Secretary: Linda Alsbaugh, Alamosa, Colo.; Sunni Deb Backstrom, Congress, Ariz.; Edie Longfellow, Hermiston, Ore.; Mildred Farris, Addington, Okla.; Haley Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla.
Stock Contractors: Beutler & Son Rodeo Company, Elk City, Okla.; Classic Pro Rodeos, Waskom, Texas; Harry Vold Rodeo Company, Avondale, Colo.; Sankey Rodeo Company, Joliet, Mont.; Stace Smith Pro Rodeos, Athens, Texas.
Small Rodeo Committee: Athens (Texas) MDA Benefit Rodeo, Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.), Elizabeth (Colo.) Stampede Rodeo, Goliad County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Goliad, Texas), Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo
Medium Rodeo Committee: Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.), Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76, Rooftop Rodeo (Estes Park, Colo.), Cattlemen’s Days (Gunnison, Colo.), Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days
Large Indoor Committee: Rodeo Austin (Texas), National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver), Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show (Ft Worth, Texas), American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.), San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo
Large Outdoor Committee: Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo, Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo, Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up, California Rodeo Salinas, Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.)

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