Ropin' Rascals: A Charity Event for Children with Special Needs

Ropin’ Rascals is an annual one-day sponsored children’s charity event for special needs children that takes place on the Huwa Family’s working cattle ranch in Keenesburg. Our generous volunteers safely guide the special needs children through a unique venue of eight stations, each showcasing a different activity, from therapeutic horseback riding and roping to stagecoach or tractor rides around the ranch. In the past, Ropin’ Rascals has raised over $100,000 for charities like Make-A-Wish Colorado and Colorado Suns with Special Needs.

Helping the Children of Keenesburg

Ropin’ Rascals is an annual children’s charity event that transforms special needs children into cowboys and cowgirls for a day. The charity event occurs in a setting resembling the Old West at the Huwa Family Ranch, a working cattle ranch in Keenesburg. The children build mental and social skills like focus, emotional awareness, impulse control, assertiveness, setting boundaries, being in the moment and social connection. The event is only a day long, but the children acquire memories to last a lifetime.

The Events at the Keenesburg Ranch

The Ropin’ Rascals children’s charity event is split in two sessions: morning and afternoon. There are eight volunteer-run stations that focus on activities like therapeutic horseback riding (equine therapy), roping lessons, John Deere Gator rides, tractor rides, barrel racing on a stick-horse and stagecoach tours. All the activities are designed to stretch and strengthen muscle tone and increase flexibility; and to build confidence by developing balance, impulse control, interpersonal relationships, self-actualization, self-regard, motor skills, focus, emotional awareness and coordination.

Successful Past Events in Keenesburg

Our most recent event in Keenesburg saw over 450 guests which included 37 sponsors and raised over $100,000 for charities like Make-A-Wish Colorado and Colorado Suns with Special Needs, among others. There are still many sponsor and volunteer opportunities available for this year’s event. Sponsorship packages range from the Showmanship package at $1,800 to the Grand Champion Package at $15,000. Sponsorship can also be ordered a la carte. The silent auction is always a hit, past items have included hunting and fishing trips, slot machines, and more.

Get Roped into Ropin’ Rascals

Help the annual Ropin’ Rascals one-day children’s charity event continue to grow! Sponsors and charity event volunteers help special needs boys and girls transform into cowboys and cowgirls for a day. The event occurs in a setting mirroring the Old West at a working ranch in Keenesburg. The children will build memories to last a lifetime, and the proceeds benefit local charities. To register your child or to donate either time or money, please contact us today!

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