Proceeds from this rodeo will help benefit the area through the services the Shriners provide. The Shriners are more than just a group of men who wear funny hats. They truly are a brotherhood of unsung heros. They serve their communities through endless philanthropic work with children. In 1922 the very first Shriners Hospital was opened in Shreveport, La. There is now a network of 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children internationally. Children, up to the age of 18, are treated for cleft lip & palate, burn injuries of any degree, orthopedic conditions and spinal cord injuries. All services are "provided at no charge, regardless of the child's financial need or relationship to a Shriner".