The 1st Saturday every February the people of Park County put on their western finery and bring their checkbooks to the Rodeo Gala hosted by the Northwest Rodeo Council at the Cody Auditorium. The money raised at this event provides extra rodeo schooling, pays for the team’s travel expenses, and funds NWC rodeo scholarships.
In addition to fund-raising activities, the Gala is also the time when academic achievement awards are presented to athletes in front of a cheering, appreciative crowd. The communities surrounding Northwest College show up in record numbers every year to show their support for the team and to get to know the athletes personally. Many team members’ parents are also on hand for the festivities.