ADELANTO—After working side-by-side with hundreds of other volunteers helping evacuate families, save lives of horses and various types of animals by personally transporting them to a safe staging area at the San Bernardino County Fair Grounds, Adelanto Mayor Richard Kerr was convinced that more needed to be done to help fire victims.
“I have never been so proud to be a resident of the High Desert as I was after seeing the community come together as we did, from first responders to business owners, to everyday citizens and the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds’ staff,” said Kerr.
So moved by the outpouring of support—and seeing the tremendous need by so many residents—Kerr directed the Adelanto Rodeo Committee and City staff to assist the families that lost everything in the fires. “We will be taken donations through our city’s non-profit Adelanto Community Benefit Corporation and a portion of the profits from the rodeo will be set aside to assist in rebuilding the lives of our High Desert residents affected by the Blue Cut Fire,” said Kerr.
It is still to be decided which group will be used to disburse the rodeo funds.
“I realize that numerous individuals and organizations from throughout the High Desert have pledged support, but I’m hoping that what we’re doing with our rodeo will inspire the Town of Apple Valley, and the cities of Hesperia and Victorville will also find a creative way to also assist fire victims.
Adelanto’s 2nd Annual National Police Rodeo Association (NPRA) is scheduled for October 21-22, 2016 at Adelanto Stadium. Last year’s rodeo had over 3,000 attendees and raised $3,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project. “We haven’t determined yet what portion of the profits will be donated, but it’s the least that we could do to help,” said Kerr.
For more information on how to support the City of Adelanto’s rodeo or to obtain tickets visit AdelantoRodeo.com or contact Sergio Quesada at (760) 843-3300 or email