During the summer, all of us here at Avalanche Harley-Davidson were lucky enough to enjoy the company of two young cowboys! Colton and Clayton Lance both qualified for the 2013 Youth Bull Riding World Finals, and although their skill had earned them a spot in the competition, their mom (with the hopes of teaching her boys good values) said they still had to earn the money it would take for them to travel from Colorado to Texas, where the competition was to be held.
They came into the dealership one afternoon, accompanied by their mom of course, and asked to talk to someone about a job. They brought in their portfolios, stacked with awards, pictures from competitions, and all their levels of training. They offered to come and help out around the shop in any way we could let them, so they could earn money to make it to Texas for the finals.
We got creative and gave the boys their own lemonade stand at our Bike Nights. They served lemonade in their full riding get-up in exchange for donations. Needless to say they were a huge hit and people were offering up contributions for their trip left and right.
At each appearance, they brought their portfolios, trophies, belt buckles, and chaps. The boys put out a tip jar, and as they served, were able to tell each guest about their goal to go to finals. As guests learned of the cowboys’ goal, they kindly filled the tip jar, hoping it would help get them closer to what they needed.
Once again the biker community’s extreme generosity helped out a good cause, and the two were able to travel to Texas to compete in the World Finals! One of them even finished third in average!
Where are the boys now? Staying busy. With Bull Riding practice a few nights a week and football practice the others…the boys (and their parents) are staying active. We can’t wait to hear more about their successes in the future!
To follow the boys journey – like them on facebook @ The Brothers Lance Rodeo!