Good Vibes

Spin to Win Rodeo - - At The Barrier - Team rop­ers mak­ing the world a bet­ter place.

Sam’s Posse founders Deb­o­rah and Buck Burt be­gan the 501(c)3 or­ga­ni­za­tion with the mis­sion to en­rich the lives of chil­dren liv­ing with in­tel­lec­tual and phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties by sup­port­ing other non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions with the same goal. Through their fundrais­ing ef­forts, in­clud­ing a sold-out barn dance they hosted this Septem­ber at San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia’s Bernardo Win­ery, they’ve raised more than $100,000 to­ward that goal. The Burts, who are ac­tive rop­ers and fans of the rodeo, formed Sam’s Posse in mem­ory of their son, Sam, who died in 2013 from di­lated car­diomy­opa­thy. In his short 19 years on this earth, Sam, who was both phys­i­cally and in­tel­lec­tu­ally chal­lenged, em­braced life and took ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to ed­u­cate the pub­lic on the im­por­tance of ac­cep­tance and in­clu­sion for peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties. Through Sam’s Posse, Sam’s fam­ily con­tin­ues to fiercely ad­vo­cate for and sup­port or­ga­ni­za­tions like the Mir­a­cle League, the Make-A-Wish Foun­da­tion and Mor­gan’s Won­der­land. sam­sposse.org

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