Members of the Armed Forces will enjoy free tickets to the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) rodeo event at Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines this weekend. The tickets are located in a special Military Zone seating section, sponsored by Monsanto.
The Military Zone sponsorship is the second year that PBR and Monsanto have partnered together to offer 400 tickets to American servicemen and women. The tickets are located in lower level seating with a view facing the chutes of the PBR Built Ford Tough Series.
Thanking the men and women who serve our country
"Monsanto is thrilled to partner again with PBR and Global Spectrum to offer Military Zone tickets to local soldiers," says Angela Allen, customer advocacy manager at Monsanto. "We are excited to help provide a fun evening for the men and women who serve our country as one small way to thank them for their dedication."
Tickets for the Military Zone will be given away from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 at the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office, 233 Center Street in Des Moines. Service men and women may show their Military I.D. to receive two free tickets to Saturday or Sunday's PBR event while supplies last. PBR rider Tanner Byrne will also be in attendance for photographs.
In addition to Military Zone seating, Monsanto will randomly select two soldiers in attendance to view a round of competition from PBR's Shark Cage seating. The Shark Cage provides an up-close view of event in a protected steel cage located in the center of the dirt floor with bulls bucking around them.
Apply for 400 free tickets on Thursday, April 23 to the Military Zone
"Global Spectrum and PBR recognize and thank all of the men and women in our Armed Forces," says Global Spectrum's Chris Connolly, general manager of the Iowa Events Center. "We are appreciative of Monsanto for their tremendous gesture in providing tickets for our servicemen and women to attend PBR in Des Moines."
The PBR Built Ford Tough Series starts at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wells Fargo Arena. Tickets are still available through iowaeventscenter.com/, calling 866-553-2457, or by visiting the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office.
About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc.
The premier bull riding organization in the world, the PBR began as a dream of 20 bull riders 22 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. PBR broadcasts reach more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attend live events each year. The PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. Three circuits, the televised Built Ford Tough Series, the BlueDEF Velocity Tour and the Touring Pro Division have paid more than $140 million in earnings to its athletes.
Twenty-seven men have earned more than $1 million, including three-time world champion Silvano Alves who, in just 54 months, won more than $5.2 million to become the richest Western athlete in history. 2013 World Champion J.B. Mauney and two-time World Champion Justin McBride have also surpassed $5.1 million in winnings. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.