About the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Our Mission

TheDays of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank is a private, nonprofit, volunteer, charitable organization. Our mission is to honor Utah’s pioneer heritage and educate Utah’s youth. To learn more about the events associated with the Days of ’47 celebration, click here.

Days of ’47 Timeline

The Days of ’47 Rodeo is one of Utah’s longest-standing traditions – celebrating Utah’s heritage since 1857. The rodeo, and other Days of ’47 events, commemorate the day – July 24, 1847 – when a determined company of Mormon pioneers realized their dreams upon entering the Great Salt Lake Valley. For more, visit http://heritage.utah.gov.

Our Current Sponsors

The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank would like to thank our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:



Pioneer Donors:
USC-Horizontal    Heritage and Arts    life elevated


Gold Medal Level Sponsors:


Silver Medal Level Sponsors:


Bronze Medal Level Sponsors:





Ribs & Rodeo Sponsors

Babcock Design
Cottonwood Title
Craig Peterson
Dan and Paula Shaw
Days of ’47 Inc
Ensign Engineering
Gardner Development
Gardner Plumb
Gold Cross Ambulance
Hamilton Partners
Health Equity
Intermountain Health Care

Kem and Carolyn Gardner
KUTV 2 News
Larry H. Miller Dealerships
LDS Church
L&T Construction
Lawn Butler
Mike Shultz Castle Creek Homes
Mountain America Credit Union
OC Tanner
Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
Swire Coca Cola
Tom Whitaker
Tom Welch
University of Utah
Utah Office of Tourism
Utah Sports Commission
Wasatch Group
Zions Bank




Executive Committee

Chairman-Kem C. Gardner
Vice Chairman-Scott Anderson
President & CEO-Dan Shaw
Senior V.P.-Tom Whitaker
V.P.-Cliff Blonquist
Secretary-Chantelle Martin

Director-Alex Dunn
Director-Craig Peterson
Director-Bruce Bingham
Director-Deirdre Naff
Director-Derreld Yost
Director-Heidi Walker
Director-John Pfisterer
Director-Kim Wilson

Director-Lane Beattie
Director-Lane Summerhays
Director-Luz Escamilla
Director-Matt Wiese
Director-Paul Gibbons
Director-Governor Spencer Cox
Director-Tom Welch
Director-Vicki Varela

Contact Us

For more information about the Days of’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo, contact:

Tommy Joe Lucia
Email: tlucia@daysof47cowboygames.com
(844) 436-4788 [844-4DO-47UT]

Chantelle Martin
Email: info@daysof47rodeosaltlake.com
201 South Main Street #2000, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Media Contact: Chance Boekweg and Ann Bleiker
Email: chance@boncom.com, ableiker@yahoo.com

Sponsor Contact: Liv Moffat
Email: lmoffat@daysof47cowboygames.com

To apply for national media credentials, please email ableiker@yahoo.com

To apply for local media credentials, please email chance@boncom.com

Animal Welfare and Safety

The safety and welfare of animals is of the utmost importance. We are devoted to the humane treatment of the animals involved and believe they should be treated with respect. All animals are inspected and evaluated for illness, weight, eyesight and injury prior to the rodeo. The greatest care is taken to guarantee the health and well-being of the animals involved.

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