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Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo

cowboys dressed in pink

The 2020 Kaw Valley PRCA Rodeo is canceled due to COVID-19.

Pack it with pink Friday night! The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association (KRVA) will host its annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink rodeo during the Riley County Fair at CiCo Park in Manhattan. Attendees wear pink and a portion of the proceeds is donated to our center.

The Kaw Valley PRCA Rodeo is held in Wells Arena in late July. It begins at 8 p.m. Friday night's Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo honors all who have ever faced cancer. Rodeo participants and spectators alike wear pink…even the horses!

We deeply thank the KVRA for holding this annual campaign since 2007!

PHOTOS of past TETWP events can be viewed on our Facebook Page (even if you don't have a Facebook account): 2017 Rodeo2016 TETWP activities, 2015 Rodeo & Dinner, 2014 Rodeo and Dinner, 2013 Rodeo and Dinner.

Big thanks to our 2017 Sponsors! 


Women's Health Group
Innovative Livestock Services, Inc., Lee Borck (steaks for KVRA Steak Fry)


Dr. David & Kathy Pauls


Dr. Mike & Barbara Finnigan


Dr. Donna Vaughan


Flint Hills Auto, Joe & Rhonda Bowers - K-State Basket, Pink Basket
Longhorns Steakhouse, Manhattan


KVRA Pink Committee
Manhattan Breast Cancer Support Group (labor)
K-State Cancer Fighters (labor)
K-State Sigma Alpha ag sorority (labor)
Mead Lumber Do-It Center (marquee message)
Community First Bank (marquee message)
Sunflower Bank (marquee message)
The Eye Doctors (marquee message)

drill team, horses wearing pink socks