37th George Paul Memorial Bull Riding office open!
Monday, February 3, the furniture was moved in, phone lines connected and the business of professional bull riding was underway for the 37th time at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds as preparation was in full swing for the internationally recognized oldest, continuous bull riding in the world, The George Paul Memorial to be held April 25 & 26, 2014.
Event producer and brother of George Paul, the only bull rider to ride 79 consecutive bulls in a row, a world record, Bobby Paul advised that work on the thirty-seventh edition of the bull riding had been under way since the last bull was bucked last year. Paul said, “We really never have a time to fully relax. During the event the George Paul staff is constantly busy and proposals are being made for the next year along with running the current event. The phone rings all year with a variety of proposals and suggestions for the next year. Summer you would think things would slow down but that’s not the case. John Ludlum, our marketing director and Championship Bull Riding board member and I are going to events and meeting new contract acts, looking at bucking bulls and planning how to make our event improve. Your would think after 37 years we would have the event down pat but making changes and improving is an ongoing process. The world of entertainment changes real quick and we have to make changes along with it”.
Ludlum continued, “We have a list of sponsors that we communicate with year round and of course new sponsors that want to be a part of an internationally recognized event. Preference is given to past sponsors to continue a relationship with the George Paul however, new opportunities for sponsors open up when someone drops out which is infrequent. We have a range of sponsorship options and I can be contacted through the bull riding office at 830-775-9595. Martha Bass, secretary of the George Paul can always find me or tell you how to get in contact with me. Please contact me through Martha if you have an interest in being part of the 37th George Paul Memorial Bull Riding and I will be glad to let you know what is available for 2014. Once again we are televised on Fox Sports Network which reaches millions of viewers and is a great way to get you message out to folks all over the country.”
Paul advised, “Please call our office at 830-775-9595 for ticket information and with any questions you may have. The office, located at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds, hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday until the first of April when the office will be open longer hours. Once again, title sponsor for the 37th George Paul Memorial Bull riding is Ram Country Dodge who has been with the George Paul Memorial Bull Riding for 14 years.