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National Western Stock Show offered free admission to help local furloughed workers

DENVER –   In an effort to give back to the people currently out of work due to the ongoing government shutdown, the National Western Stock Show offered free admission on Tuesday.

People of all ages can enjoy a variety of activities including:

  • petting farm with llamas, ducks, and four newborn goats
  • fake goat roping contest
  • bull riding
  • pedal tractor races
  • various livestock shows, and much more

Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse on Tuesday night during the qualifying bull riding event. 25-year-old Mason Lowe from Exeter, Missouri was killed after sustaining injuries during his bull ride.

Lowe was ranked 18th in the world and had been a professional bull rider for seven years.

The National Western Stock Show says the Professional Bull Riders Finals will still be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Denver Coliseum where they will have a special fundraiser in the arena for the Lowe family, according to a news release.

You and your family can visit the National Western Stock Show located at 4655 Humboldt St. in Denver now through January 27th.

Click here for a complete schedule of events.

Ashlynn Worley

Ashlynn Worley

Ashlynn is a Digital Content Producer for KOAA News5.
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