May 16, 2010

Pala bull-riding tournament

Rodeo action, country dancing at inaugural Pala bull-riding event

By Dan BennettThe first Pala Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division competition happens May 22 and 23 at a temporary arena built on a pasture next to the Pala Casino Spa and Resort. Some 8,000 people are expected to attend and witness not only some of the best bullriders in the world hanging on with all their might, but also a skydiving event and a free country dance party.

"This is the largest special event in the history of our casino," said Bill Bembenek, CEO of Pala Casino Spa & Resort. "We really feel like we are adding a new dimension with this event, and establishing a precedent for other exciting events as we move forward."

Seventy riders will compete in the bull-riding tournament over the two days, aiming for championship points and more than $25,000 in prize money.
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