The American Military Celebration with Charly Crawford Draws the Top 15 Headers and Heelers in the World to Stephenville on Veterans Day

Wanting to give back to those who put their lives on the line to serve our country, Charly and Jackie Crawford started putting on a Veterans Day roping school several years ago, inviting vets to come learn to rope at their house in Stephenville, Texas.

This year they decided to take it one step further. Teaming up with American Hat Company, they’ve expanded it into a three-day American Military Celebration, with a roping school, a pro-am roping, and a celebrity invitational, all as a benefit for Building Homes for Heroes, an organization that builds homes for injured veterans and their families.

“I thought, What a better time than now to celebrate and say thank you to our veterans and first responders,” says Charly. “If we can raise $50,000 and build two homes for somebody, we made a difference in somebody’s life, and that’s what I want to do. … I feel like I have a great platform right now to do good, and this is where I’m going to go with it.”

Following Monday and Tuesday’s roping school, tonight the action will move to the Lone Star Arena in Stephenville, where the Top 15 headers and heelers in the World will go head-to-head in five full rounds. “So the guys in the military who can’t go to the NFR — whether they can’t afford it or can’t take the time off — I’m going to bring the NFR to them,” says Charly.

The NFR Shootout will are live tonight on The Cowboy Channel and Cowboy Channel+ app at 8PM ET.

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