ROCK, Ride on Center for Kids held its 2nd Annual Cowgirl Bruncheon “Courage & Grit” on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, at the Merlin Hoppe arena from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. ROCK was excited to welcome women from throughout the local business community for an inspirational afternoon with emcee and Cowboy Hall of Famer, Patti Colbert, and keynote speaker Rear Admiral Christina M. “Tina” Alvarado Shanahan. Guests found themselves captivated as Shanahan shared her experiences in the Navy, her deep affection for Paint horses, and the inner spirit of Courage and Grit that fueled her. ROCK also pleased to announce the first recipient of the Dr. Barbara Brightwell Courage & Grit Award, a tribute to Dr. Barbara Brightwell’s enduring lifetime of service which was established last year. This distinguished accolade was bestowed annually in honor of her exceptional contribution and was awarded at the Cowgirl Bruncheon.
The event, hosted for the local women’s business community, featured brunch, mimosas, raffles, a keynote speech, and a special table decorating competition. Attendees had the opportunity to decorate their tables prior to the start of the event, where three winners were selected by a panel of judges.
Thank you once again to everyone who attended the 2nd Annual Cowgirl Bruncheon this past Saturday. We hope you had a wonderful time with all your cowgirl friends and hope to see you next year. Please save the date for Saturday, November 2, 2024 (the first Saturday in November each year).
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