Who We Are

Our Mission Statement:
“The specific and primary purpose of the Rodeo Boosters shall be to promote the welfare of the rodeo program of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo by encouraging young people to attend Cal Poly and participate in the sport of rodeo through financial and other assistance”.

Founded in 1972, Rodeo Boosters is the sole organization devoted to the promotion and preservation of the rodeo program at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. Rodeo Boosters maintains constant communication with Cal Poly’s President and the College of Ag, lobbying within the state school system as well as providing necessary funds to secure the future of the rodeo program. When the program was in danger of being shut down, it was Rodeo Boosters that stepped in. Our all-volunteer Board of Directors includes Rodeo Coach, Ben Londo along with student and parent representatives, ensuring decisions made are in the best interests of the program. When the facility was slated to be bulldozed, Rodeo Boosters was responsible for rebuilding and refurbishing the stalls.

Rodeo Boosters focuses its attention on four areas: hosting fundraising events to raise money for scholarships and the rodeo program, facility maintenance & improvement, recruiting direct donors to the program, and maintaining relationships with Cal Poly and the College of Ag. To see all the different avenues please head over to our Donate page by clicking Donate at the top.

Board of Directors

  • President – Ron Bass
  • Vice President – Chris Niederhauser
  • Treasure – Leeann Bettencourt
  • Secretary – Leah Cochrane
  • Director at Large – Thomas Switzer
  • Director at Large – Nita Vail
  • Parent Representative – Robert Durham
  • Parent Representative – Tom Nino
  • Student Representative – Travis Smith
  • Shannon Jones-Marcom
  • Outreach & Development – Kindra Fulton
  • Technology – Ricky Brown
  • Honorary Adviser – Randy Arseneau
  • Honorary Adviser – Joanie Ketcham
  • Honorary Adviser – Kathy Loftus
  • Honorary Adviser – JoAnn Switzer

Contact Us

Rodeo Boosters
P.O. Box 13727
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

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