World Championship Bull Rider Charlie Sampson will be in Chadron Feb. 21 and 22 speaking as part of the college’s celebration of Black History Month. Sampson, a native of California who used horses as a way to escape violence, will be sharing his inspirational story with the public Feb. 21 in Memorial Hall at 7 p.m. Tickets are not required.
Laure Sinn, co-organizer of the Sampson’s visit to Chadron said, “I was so excited to talk to him directly and hear his enthusiasm about coming to Chadron and being a part of our week’s activities.” In addition to his public presentation, Sampson will be speaking to students at the Western District History Day Competition and the CSC Rodeo Team. Sampson will also be attending the Black Tie Calf Fry, the CSC Rodeo team fundraiser Feb. 22.
“Our ability to attract celebrities, such as Mr. Sampson, speaks to the reputation of the area’s rodeo tradition and the college’s commitment to the history of the region,” said Sarah Polak, director of the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center and C. F. Coffee Gallery.
For more information about Sampson’s visit, contact Sarah Polak at (308) 432-6401 or Laure Sinn at (308) 432-6455. For tickets to the Calf Fry, contact CSC Rodeo Coach Dustin Luper at (308) 432-6286.
Sampson’s Feb. 21 presentation is made possible by underwriting from the CSC Campus Activities Board, CSC Diversity Committee, C. F. Coffee Gallery, CSC Office of Student Activities, and Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center.
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