TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - To get in the spirit of one of southern Arizona’s oldest traditions, the Tucson Rodeo brought some of their most popular entertainers — the clowns, aka Cowboy Protectors — to visit children at Tucson Medical Center on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Tucson Rodeo General Manager, Gary Williams, said he was looking for a way to make a difference for the children in the community.
"We wanted to give them a little time where they can escape what they're going through," Williams said. "We want to brighten their day and make a difference for the kids and their families."
The visit at TMC's pediatric unit provided entertainment, laughter and cowboys hats. TMC's Child Life development also led a rodeo-themed craft session for the children.
It was the Tucson Rodeo’s first visit to the hospital, but one that Williams hopes will become a long-standing tradition.
The Tucson Rodeo, or La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros, runs through Feb. 23 at the rodeo grounds on South Sixth Avenue. For more information, click HERE.