Wednesday, October 7, 2009

the Tom Butler Memorial Bronc Riding Scholarship and Foundation

You are at the Tom Butler Memorial
Bronc Riding Scholarship and Foundation Web Site!
The TBMBR event was initially organized by cowboy and saddle maker Jeff Gray as a way to honor Tom Butler, of Guthrie, Texas. Butler was an 18-year-old Texas Tech University student when his life was tragically ended in a vehicle accident in February 2006. Butler was one of the shining stars of the cowboy and ranching community, having earned many awards and titles in ranch rodeos and horse competitions, as well as athletic and scholastic activities.

Even though he had yet to reach his 20th birthday, Butler was already a legend in many respects. He was one of those rare individuals that had a memorable, positive impact on everyone he met, young and old. He lived life with infectious passion and purpose, with the wisdom of someone three times his age. At the young age of 17 he prophetically wrote: “We focus so much on what we're waiting for that we miss or forget to appreciate what we have.”

The TBMBR is one small way to keep his legend alive. Make plans now to be in Post, Texas on October 17th, 2009 to be a part of this special event. Donations to the TBMBR scholarship fund are always accepted and appreciated.

For more information, or to obtain an entry form, contact Traci Butler at 806-596-4632 or by e-mail at


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