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Bleacher project underway


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Pictured is the 2019 Three Forks Rodeo.

Since 1946, Three Forks has hosted an annual rodeo. The tradition, now more than seventy years old, has become a significant part of our town's identity and continues to grow in popularity. Aside from the crowd-pleasing NRA Rodeo held each third weekend in July, the arena hosts various events throughout the summer and shoulder seasons. Nearly every weekend is filled with events that bring people into town, positively impacting our local economy.

The arena itself was built with community and volunteer support and seating for spectators was donated 40 years ago when Montana State University upgraded gymnasium bleachers inside the fieldhouse. Those indoor seats have long outlived their prime and for the last 18 years, the board of directors has been setting aside funds in a goal to replace them, and the time has come.

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There was lots of great action in 2019.

The Three Forks Rodeo Arena Board of Directors (TFRABoD) is excited to announce that Phase I of the Grandstand Replacement project is underway. New, ADA compliant aluminum and steel frame bleachers will replace the current wooden ones this year! New seating will not only be safer and easier to maneuver, but when combined with two existing sections that came from Three Forks High School, will provide an additional 800 seats. Total project costs for Phase I come in at $570,000. TFRABoD has allocated $150,000 in reserved funds toward the project and secured a loan for $310,000. An ambitious fundraising campaign is now underway to meet the difference of $110,000 by May 1st of this year.

Your tax-deductible contribution towards this project will have a significant impact throughout the community. Please consider a monetary donation in whatever amount is comfortable to you. All business/corporate contributions will be considered a purchase of event advertising and publicly acknowledged unless a request for anonymity is made. If remaining anonymous, your gift will be considered a tax-deductible contribution toward our non-profit and will be followed up with an appropriate tax document.

Thank you in advance for considering this important community effort. Feel free to contact us at the information above with any questions or to make arrangements for your contribution.


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