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Meet the Stars of the PBR at Bass Pro Shops in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Meet the Stars of the PBR at Bass Pro Shops
Second-Round Bull Draft Followed by Autograph Signing

Broken Arrow, OK - (July 13, 2010) Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) fans are invited to Bass Pro Shops in Broken Arrow from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on July 17th to be a part of the FREE PBR Fan Zone.  Fan Zone event includes family-friendly activities of stick-bull racing, bull roping, face painting and mechanical bulls for all ages.  Fans will also enjoy seeing the #19 race car sponsored by Air Force, the Bass Pro Shops #3 Silverado Truck and the #1 Bass Pro Shops race car.  Two of the Express Clydesdales will also be on display. 

The second-round bull draft will be held on the Cooper Tire stage, in the Bass Pro Shops parking lot at 101 Bass Pro Drive, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.  The top 40 bull riders in the world including #1 Renato Nunez and Oklahoma natives #2 Austin Meier and #6 Ryan McConnel will be present as well as fan favorites J.B Mauney and Brian Canter, both of who are returning from injuries.  McConnel will sign autographs outside at the Air Force car display on FRIDAY, July 16th from 11am to 1pm.  Other select riders will sign autographs inside Bass Pro Shops on Saturday, July 17th from 12-1 p.m. 

PBR in-arena announcer and experienced angler Clint Adkins will host a fishing seminar at 1:30 p.m., while Brandon Bates, an announcer for the PBR and host of “The Elk Chronicles” on the Outdoor Channel, will host a hunting seminar at 2 p.m.

Bass Pro Shops is proud to hold the FREE PBR Fan Zone during the PBR elite Built Ford Tough Series; July 16-18 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. with the Express Classic presented by Cooper Tires and brought to you locally by Troy-Bilt and Blue-Emu.

Tickets for the PBR Express Classic are available starting at $10 and can be purchased at the Arby's Box Office at the BOK Center, at Reasor’s locations in Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Claremore, Jenks, Langley, Owasso, Sapulpa, Tahlequah and Tulsa, online at www.bokcenter.com and by telephone at (866) 7-BOK-CTR. Bull riding begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 17 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 18.

For more information on the Professional Bull Riders, please visit www.pbr.com or contact Jack Carnefix at (719) 242-2800 or jcarnefix@pbrnow.com or Sara Broun at (719) 242-2800 or sbroun@pbrnow.com.  Join the PBR on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TeamPBR or on Twitter at @teampbr

About the PBR:
More than 100 million viewers tune in each year to the PBR on FOX, NBC, ESPN, VERSUS, and on a host of foreign networks across the globe.  With approximately 500 hours of prime time programming annually, PBR ranks among the most prolific sports on air, in addition to attracting over 1.7 million live event attendees each year with it multi-tiered event structure which includes the prestigious Built Ford Tough Series, the Copenhagen Bull Riding Challenger Tour, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Tour, and the Discovery Tour, designed specifically for entry level contestants.  The PBR is headquartered in Pueblo, Colo., with additional offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico.  The PBR prides itself in its 1,000 plus stock contractor relationships and over 1,200 PBR bull riders competing in more than 300 PBR sanctioned competitions in five countries.

About Bass Pro Shops:
Headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, Bass Pro Shops, also an international catalog and internet retailer, currently has 56 retail locations in 26 states and Canada visited by over 109 million people per year. In addition, Bass Pro Shops, also provides products and services for thousands of independent dealers world wide through its subsidiary company, American Rod & Gun. Bass Pro Shops gift cards can be purchased at over 132,000 retail outlets across America. For more information regarding Bass Pro Shops store locations, products or special events, please visit www.basspro.com. To request a free catalog call 1-800-BASS PRO.

Contact: Chris Koeninger, General Manager (918) 355-7600

 



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