Caldwell Night Rodeo's Man Up Crusade brings awareness to domestic violence

Posted at 6:53 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 20:53:33-04

The Caldwell Night Rodeo and the Man Up Crusade is teaming up in an effort to fight back against domestic violence.

Every day in the United States on average five women and one man gets killed in domestic violence incidents.

Rodeo cowboys and cowgirls showcase toughness and grit making the rodeo a perfect venue to tackle a tough subject, the Man Up Crusade chose professional rodeo venues to spread the message when the organization formed six years ago.

One of the leaders in the movement Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue said he's proud to be at his hometown rodeo where the Man Up Crusade attempts to make a difference against domestic violence.

We can talk about it, we can take action, we can do something and we can change the next generation of children that are coming up and these men and women are those kids heroes," said Sheriff Donahue. "They are coming out to see those cowboys and cowgirls compete at a professional level.”

Another domestic violence fact is that children who grow up in a household where they witness domestic violence are twice as likely to become abusers themselves.

The Caldwell Night Rodeo continues through Saturday, doors open at 5:30, the pre-rodeo events start at 6:30 and the main event kicks off at 8:30.