Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:47:33 GMT — Amarillo is about to be in the national spotlight again?|this time for rodeo.The Tri-State Fair and Exposition will play host to a nationally televised rodeo event.At a press conference Tuesday morning at the Chamber of Commerce, it was announced the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Champions Challenge will be here.It will be televised on Great American Country, the GAC channel.Commitments have been received from all eight reigning PRCA World Champions.Amarillo Mayor Paul Harpole says, "It??s going to be a great event for us in Amarillo, but it??s also going to be televised nationally.?? So we??ll get exposure that is extraordinary for our town."The event takes place during the Tri-State Fair on September 18th.
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