Bass Pro Shops Hosts Free PBR Family Event at Stores Across the U.S. and Canada

PBR Family Event
PBR Family Event
Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops

Springfield, MO -( The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) and Bass Pro Shops are teaming up to host a free PBR family event April 11-12, 2015, at participating Bass Pro Shops stores* across the U.S. and Canada.

This event, which is held from noon to 4 p.m. each day, will include free crafts, face painting, steer head roping, giveaways and a chance to win a free trip to Brazil as part of the PBR Brazil The Longest Ride Getaway.

Participating Bass Pro Shops stores will offer the following activities on April 11 and 12 from noon to 4 p.m.:

  • Flint the Entertainer face painting
  • Steer head roping
  • Stick bull riding
  • Cowboy puzzle craft
  • A free giveaway to the first 100 customers each day.

Plus, on Sunday, April 12, kids can come dressed in their best cowboy or cowgirl attire to take part in the best dressed “Cowboy or Cowgirl Contest.” Judging will begin at 2:30 p.m. and one lucky participant can win a $50 Bass Pro Shops gift card, which will be awarded at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11.

PBR Family Event
PBR Family Event

To celebrate the cowboy movie “The Longest Ride,” which hits theaters April 10, customers can enter a chance to win a trip to Brazil. The PBR Brazil The Longest Ride Getaway sweepstakes features a 7-day/6-night trip for one winner and a guest to Rio de Janeiro and Barretos. The trip includes VIP passes to a PBR event in Brazil and a one-day fishing trip with retired PBR rider, Luke Snyder. The second place prize includes a private screening of “The Longest Ride” for one winner and up to 50 guests. Plus, one winner in every participating Bass Pro Shops store will receive one pair of Ariat boots and two tickets to “The Longest Ride” movie.

Activities and crafts vary by store location and are subject to change. For more information, please visit and click on your store page. *This event is not available at Bass Pro Shops in Branson, Missouri; Miami, Florida; Islamorada, Florida; and the Outlet Store in Springfield, Missouri.

Bass Pro Shops, which was founded in 1972 by avid outdoorsman and conservationist Johnny Morris, is a leading retailer of equipment for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and other outdoor pursuits. Bass Pro Shops has 90 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year.

Bass Pro Shops is dedicated to inspiring people, especially youth and families, to love, enjoy and conserve the great outdoors.

About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)

The premier bull riding organization in the world began as a dream of 20 bull riders 23 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. PBR broadcasts reach more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attend live events each year. The PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. Three circuits, the televised Built Ford Tough Series, the BlueDEF Velocity Tour and the Touring Pro Division, have paid more than $140 million in earnings to its athletes. Twenty-seven men have earned more than $1 million, including three-time World Champion Silvano Alves who, in just 54 months, won more than $5.2 million to become the richest bull rider in history. 2013 World Champion J.B. Mauney and two-time World Champion Justin McBride have also surpassed $5.1 million in earnings.

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About Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 90 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group (, a leading brand of fishing boats for more than 36 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge (, voted number six by Travel + Leisure Magazine as World’s Best Hotels for Families. To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook at

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