Sweetwater County Raises Funds for Cowboy Joe Club

April 28, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming's Cowboy Joe Club announced today that Sweetwater County volunteers helped raise $51,045 towards educational and operational costs of UW student-athletes in just two weeks. This coupled with the already renewed memberships brings Sweetwater County's total giving to just over $122,000, making it the fourth largest contributor out of all 23 Wyoming counties.

"Sweetwater County increased its giving last year by over 65%, and that was a testament to these volunteers' hard work and to Coach Joe Legerski and the Women's Basketball program," Associate Athletic Director and Cowboy Joe Club Executive Director Josh Rebholz said. "This year they have already generated more funds than all of last year, and again we cannot thank the great folks of Sweetwater County for their tremendous support."

Volunteers Randy and Connie Stonebraker, of Green River, were awarded an autographed Heath Schroyer Cowboy basketball and sideline passes for a football game of their choice by earning the most points of the fund drive. Other notable volunteers included John and Laura Grossnickle, Tom and Amy Allen, Greg Erramouspe, Josh and Cyndi Johnson, Mark and Tara Nelson, Eddie Pacheco, Lolita Sains, and Blaine Tate.

The Sweetwater County Fund Drive, which was co-chaired by Cowboy Joe Club Board members Charlie Van Over and Bruce Pivic, lasted two weeks and featured enormously dedicated volunteers who went out in Sweetwater County and solicited new memberships, renewals, and increases to Cowboy Joe Club donations.

If you are interested in joining the Cowboy Joe Club or becoming involved in one of the many state-wide fund drives, please call the Cowboy Joe Club office at (307) 766-6242.