American Hero

American Hero

Land of the Free and Home of the Brave


The Cowboy Capital Pro Rodeo Association was very proud to present the 2nd annual American Hero Night during the first PRCA Rodeo performance on Friday, September 23. Through a selection process involving the late Chris Kyle’s family, the CCPRA has chosen to honor one of our areas local veterans, CJ Armstrong. The CCPRA accepted gift cards, monetary donations, goods/services, and any other items as way to say “thank you” to CJ and his commitment to our country. In addition, a portion of Friday nights total ticket sales was donated to our hero too. This is a very loving and genuine “hands up” gesture in a time of need and definitely not a hand out. An act so minimal compared to the enormous sacrifice our military service men and women make every day.

Through a group of very giving people who make up the Stephenville community, the CCPRA was able to present CJ and his family with a check for $17,000! This amount is combined efforts from a exciting live auction at the Sponsor Gala, donations, and rodeo ticket sales. THANK YOU ALL!

The Cowboy Capital Pro Rodeo Association invites you to join us in saying THANK YOU to our American Hero and all of our military service men and women for their dedication and sacrifice in keeping us the ‘Land of the Free’ and the ‘Home of the Brave!’

If you or your business would like to participate in this cause in 2017, please see any CCPRA committee member or contact:

Casey (361) 894-3904 /

Sheila (254) 485-1263 /

2016 Participating Sponsors

Nebraska Furniture Mart

Hard Eight BBQ

Tumbleweed BBQ


Stephenville Golf Carts

2016 Sponsor Gala Live Auction – September 13

Hard Eight BBQ Gift Basket: Easter Heat and Air – $425

Chris Kyle Caps and Mug: Twisted J – $225

Chris Kyle Sunglasses: Capital Hatters – $200 (resold*)

Chris Kyle One-of-a-Kind Cooler: Mitchell Pipe and Supply – $500

Chris Kyle Sunglasses: First Financial Bank – $300 (resold*)

Chris Kyle Sunglasses: Twisted J – $225 (resold*)

Chris Kyle Sunglasses: Mitchell Pipe and Supply – $225

Chris Kyle Sunglasses: Allied Body & Frame – $1,400

Chris Kyle Sunglasses: UBBI/Randy Schmutz – $1,400 (gifted to CJ)

Hard Eight Steak Dinner for 50 people: Texas Bank/Beau Mayo/Charles Solieau/Key’d Up Rodeo – $5,100