Cowboy Up 2013 slated for Saturday, October 12

Wanted: Your presence at Cowboy Up! Here’s your chance to put on your boots and hat, and party with a purpose. Mosey on over for a very special Wild West hoedown – y’all won’t want to miss it! Shown are(Back Row Left to Right): PYR Board Members – Josh Stanka, Sam Morris, Roger Camp, Pat Somers, Mark Eyring, Joe Chirco. (Front Row Left to Right): Kavita Self, Cowboy UP Chairman; Shannon Bloesch, PYR Executive Director; Karl Drefke, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Agent; Bill Rohrbach, PYR Board President.

Since 1952, Texas Farm Bureau has been protecting members’ moments – the big, the small and the everyday.

Karl Drefke with Texas Farm Bureau says they are “proud to support the Parks Youth Ranch mission of providing an emergency shelter, counseling and life-changing services to at-risk and homeless youth in Fort Bend County.”

The Fred and Mabel R. Parks Youth Ranch (PYR) opened its doors in March 2011 to address a gap in services for homeless youth.  PYR is a 20-bed emergency shelter located in Fort Bend County that is able to accommodate 10 boys and 10 girls, ages 7 to 17, referred by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and by the local community.  Cowboy Up 2013 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 12, at The George Ranch Historical Park Arena, with all proceeds from the event going towards meeting these needs and providing “Home for Today, Hope for Tomorrow!”

Local support includes Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey and his wife, Theo, as Honorary Co-Chairs and Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson as the Event Auctioneer.  The unforgettable event will feature live music by Kim & Bill Nash from Nash3, BBQ with all the fixins’, dancing, cash bar, live auction and much more.

Here’s your chance to put on your boots and hat, and party with a purpose. A variety of sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, from $250 to $10,000, are available.  General admission tickets are also available for $75 each.

For more information on sponsorship or general admission tickets, please visit the PYR website at or contact Parks Youth Ranch Executive Director & Cowboy Up Co-Chair, Shannon Bloesch ( or Cowboy Up Co-Chair, Kavita Self (

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