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Giveback Program

Elks Recreation, Inc. is a not-for profit organization that gives back to our community in various ways to support local area non-profit organizations by donating the use of Event Center property and/or equipment for their events; and supporting local non-profits with raising funds for their organizations. We will continue to update our “Giveback” list as we continue our efforts to benefit our community.

Here is a partial list of some of the non-profits and programs that have benefitted since 2019:

  • Annual Queen Contest - $15M raised and distributed to the non profit organizations.
  • Cross country high school teams in Santa Barbara and SLO Counties – donate use of Event Center for races and meets.
  • HEET (Horse Emergency Evacuation Team) – donate use of Event Center for training for large animal emergency evacuation.
  • The Event Center is the emergency evacuation site for large animals in cooperation with the Animal Services of Santa Barbara County.
  • Hosted drive-thru graduations for local schools in cooperation with City of Santa Maria Recreation & Parks.
  • Mini Rodeo – host 5,000 third graders to attend Mini Rodeo performances (2019 and prior years, Mini Rodeo will return 2024).
  • U.S. Army – host push-up challenge during annual Rodeo and donate to local high schools.
  • Youth dance– provide venue for multiple youth dance groups to perform during Christmas in the Country and have held recitals and performances.
  • Hosted multiple equestrian recreation days during pandemic for families.
  • Free Family Drive-In Movies – partnered with the City of Santa Maria Recreation & Park Department.
  • Fourth of July firework celebration in partnership with the City of Santa Maria Recreation & Parks Department.
  • Donate over 100 tickets annually for children battling cancer and their families to attend the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo.
  • Donate Rodeo tickets daily for active military members and their families.
  • Donate use of Event Center for Mini Rodeo qualifier for youth contestants.
  • Santa Maria Chamber – donate “Visit Santa Maria Valley” sign to promote tourism.
  • Local school districts – provide bus parking storage at Event Center during COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Host Jr. Breakaway during annual Rodeo
  • Dellos Performing Arts Center
  • California High School Rodeo Association District 7
  • Allan Hancock Rodeo Team
  • C.A.R.E. 4 Paws – hosted pet food drive
  • Miss Rodeo California Clinic
  • West Coast Junior Rodeo Association
  • Black Student Union
  • Antlers of Santa Maria Elks Lodge
  • P.L.A.Y.
  • Orcutt Academy Cheer
  • Orcutt Academy Boosters Club
  • Pioneer Valley High School Cheerleaders
  • Pioneer Valley FFA
  • Santa Maria FFA
  • SLO Vet Center
  • USDA Forest Service – Los Padres National Forest
  • Golden Circle of Champions
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