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Realizing costs associated with the rodeo were tremendous and ticket sales would probably not besufficient to cover the costs, the rodeo committee sent letters to local businesses solicitingcontributions in exchange for various sponsorships. Exhibiting Sponsorships are $1,000 to exhibitproducts or services, while Major Sponsorships are $600, and Chute Sponsorships are $500 to havethe name of the sponsor's business on one of the six bucking chutes. For a contribution of $100,individual sponsors will be included in a Friends of Rodeo list found in the rodeo programs.A local youth group will be contacted to provide concessions to the public and divide the profits withthe Circular Club. The Auburn Circular Club Pro Rodeo Roundup will be held on June 1, 2, and 3.The cost of an adult ticket is set at $8 in advance or $10 at the gate; the cost of a ticket for a child 12or younger is set at $6 in advance or $8 at the gate. Tickets are not date-specific. Rather, one ticketwill admit an individual to one performance of his or her choice-- Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Therodeo committee is able to secure a location through the county supervisors' board at a nominal costto the Circular Club. The arrangement allows for the use of the county fair grounds and arena for a
one-week period. Several months prior to the rodeo, members of the rodeo committee were notifiedthe bleachers at the arena would hold 2,500 patrons. On Saturday night, paid attendance was 1,663,but all seats were filled due to poor gate controls. Attendance was 898 Friday and 769 on Sunday.The following revenue and expense figures relate to the first year of the rodeo.ReceiptsContributions from sponsors $22,000Receipts from ticket sales $28,971Share of concession profits $1,513Sale of programs $600Total receipts $53,084ExpensesLivestock contractor $26,000Prize money $21,000Contestant hospitality $3,341*Sponsor signs for arena $1,900Insurance $1,800Ticket printing $1,050Sanctioning fees $925Entertainment $859Judging fees $750Port-a-potties $716Rent $600Hay for horses $538Programs $500Western hats to first 500 children $450Hotel rooms for stock contractor $325
Utilities $300Sand for arena $251Miscellaneous fixed costs $105Total expenses $61,410Net loss $ (8,326)*The club contracted with a local caterer to provide a tent and food for the contestants. The cost of

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