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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
  • Bass Pro Shops hosts free Professional Bull Riders family event at stores across the U.S. and Canada

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  • The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) and Bass Pro Shops are teaming up to host a PBR family event July 26 and 27 that will include free crafts, face painting, costume contests, bull roping and free gifts. At participating stores, visitors can meet professional bull riders and see a live bull, too.
     
    “With PBR Days, Bass Pro Shops continues to go beyond the expected to support our sport,” said PBR Chairman and CEO Jim Haworth.  “The PBR Days event is one of the most interactive and engaging activities our sponsors produce. It serves our core fan base, a large sector of which is the outdoor enthusiast, and cultivates new fans by bringing the PBR experience to everyone in person at Bass Pro Shops.  We’re really looking forward to this year’s event, as it coincides with the National Day of the Cowboy.”
     
    In addition to the PBR event, customers can take advantage of the Bass Pro Shops storewide tent sale and clearance event. From July 19-27, selected items from men’s and women’s apparel, footwear, archery equipment, fishing gear, marine accessories and more will be 20 percent to 50 percent off regular prices.
     
    At select Bass Pro Shops stores, PBR fans will get to see live bulls fromnoon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. In addition, some stores will give fans a chance to meet a professional bull riding expert and learn more about bull riding on Saturday, July 26 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. More information about which store locations offer these opportunities is available athttp://www.basspro.com/pbr.
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    Plus, kids can come dressed in their best cowboy or cowgirl attire to take part in the best dressed “Cowboy or Cowgirl Contest” on Sunday, July 27.  Judging will begin at 2:30 p.m. and one lucky participant can win a $50 Bass Pro Shops gift card, which will be awarded at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27.
     
    Other free activities the kids can enjoy include:
     
    • Stick bull riding
    • Bull roping
    • Flint the Entertainer face painting
    • Cactus cowboy craft
     
    In addition to the fun activities, a free cowboy hat light-up key chain will be given to the first 100 customers on each day of the PBR family event.
     
    Rider expert appearances, activities and crafts vary by store location and are subject to change. For more information, please visit basspro.com/pbr and click on your store page or visit your local store for details. The following locations are excluded from this event: Branson, Missouri; Miami, Florida; Islamorada, Florida; and the Outlet Store in Springfield, Missouri.
     
    Bass Pro Shops, which was founded in 1972 by avid outdoorsman and conservationist Johnny Morris, is a leading retailer of equipment for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and other outdoor pursuits. Bass Pro Shops has 87 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 116 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops is dedicated to inspiring people, especially youth and families, to love, enjoy and conserve the great outdoors.

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