** Thanks for an Awesome Season **
** National Finals Rodeo – Des Moines, IA **
This is what our kids have been working for all year — Team Alabama! We are a week away from making our trip to Iowa.
This year has been an exceptional year for all our kids and their accomplishments continue to amaze us all. I would like to thank each and every kid for their hard work this year, respect, help, thoughtfulness and the character they have each developed over this season.
To all the “PARENTS”, wow! Each of you has done an exceptional job this year with your kids and the association, without your commitment this would not be possible. The association is successful because of each of YOU!!!!
Please keep an up with FB and the website as we will be posting information about Nationals when available.
Again thank you all
Jeff L. Hodges
April 25, 2015
Hotel Information if anyone is interested
To: All Junior High National Directors & Secretaries
Junior High National Student Officers
NJHFR Rodeo Personnel
NHSRA National Sponsors & Special Guests
As you are all well aware, the 2015 National Junior High Finals Rodeo is in Des Moines, Iowa. The dates of the Finals are June 21st thru the 27th at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Like last year, hotel room accommodations are to made on your own – there is no housing block. I have attached a list of hotels the Des Moines CVB have reached out to, and have been able to secure special rates on room nights. To receive this special pricing, all you have to do is call the number of the hotel, tell them you are needing to make a hotel reservation for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo, and they will make you a reservation under their RODEO block pricing. You can also visit thewww.catchdesmoines.com/rodeo website for the list of hotels, a hotel location map, ticketing information, etc. The hotels are making reservations on a fist come, first serve basis, so don’t wait too long to make your reservation, as I know the hotels are already filling up quickly.
Camping – If you plan to camp with the NHSRA, please let me know as soon as possible. I will put your name on our master list, and as soon as the camping forms become available, I will be sure to send you one in the mail. It is very important that your name is included on our list, so we can be sure to allocate camping spots accordingly. If you plan to camp with your state, be sure to submit your camping form to your state secretary at the completion of your state finals. Your camping form will be sent in with the contestants camping forms to be sure you are placed with your state.
Prairie Meadows Hotel – Austin has reserved the right for all of you to make your hotel room reservations at the Prairie Meadows this year!!! It is the nicer of the hotels in the area, and the information is not being given out to anyone else except for our National Directors, Rodeo Personnel, National Sponsors & Special Guests. He have a total of 75 rooms that need to be booked at this hotel. They have been a big supporter of National High School Rodeo, and it would be great if we could support them during our event.
The Prairie Meadows is 5 miles from the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The hotel has 3 restaurants, and the rate is $112.00 per night.
The address is:
1 Prairie Meadows Drive
Altoona, IA 50009
You can call them and tell the reservation desk you would like to make a reservation for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo, and they will book your reservation in the block.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of us here in the office.
Thank you, and have a great day.
NHSRA Administrative Assistant
12011 Tejon, Suite 900
Denver, CO 80234
303-452-0912 – fax
NJHFR – Des Moines, Iowa
June 22nd – 28th, 2014
June 21st – 27th, 2015