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Re: [RC] Suicide race - heidi

Looking at the web page for the Stampede and rodeo, I found a sponsor
list. I'd think that if one really wanted to "do something", that
letting the sponsors know you are displeased with them supporting such
an event would do more than complaining to organizers.

This event has been going on since 1935, and has strong foot holds in
the community, especially the local Colville Tribe. You can find a bunch
of info on line about it. Anyway, here are a few links.

Jonni, you are right--well-thought-out letters to sponsors are likely the
best leverage to stop this sort of thing.

Keep in mind that this is just one event of the Omak Stampede, and that
the sponsors are sponsoring the entire event.  The best approach would
probably be to not knock the rest of the rodeo, but to ask corporate
sponsors if they are aware of what happens in this one event.  That gives
them some options.

It is interesting to note that many of the "local" sponsors are part of
larger business chains, and I would suspect that letters to their
corporate headquarters might do as much or more than letters to their
local outlets.

Heidi



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